News of the day 29 April 2021
News / Latest headlines
Ryanair plane, Ibiza.

Coronavirus news

Ryanair is offering passengers cheap PCR tests

Ryanair passengers can buy pre-departure PCR testing kits and two testing kits for when they get home.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Meliá vaccinating over 2,200 workers in Punta Cana-Bávaro hotels.

Coronavirus news

Balearic Hoteliers want to buy vaccines

For weeks, hoteliers in Spain and the rest of Europe have been demanding increased vaccination.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Madrid's Colnaghi gallery to verify and sell suspected Caravaggio painting

Latest headlines

Spanish gallery investigating possible Caravaggio

Art lovers eager to know whether a mysterious painting discovered in Spain is the work of Italian master Caravaggio, whose works can fetch millions.

Reuters

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Latest headlines

Ole! Spanish firefighters airlift bull stranded on a beach

Check out the video of the spectacular aerial rescue of "Bolero", an 800 kg (1,760 lbs) bull.

Reuters

5 cruise ships in Palma, Majorca at the same time

Latest headlines

Palma planning to reopen to cruise ships

Balearic government denies it does not want cruise ships back in local waters.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The British Ambassador, Hugh Elliott, and the president of the Balearics, Francina Armengol.

Majorca tourism

British Ambassador understands Balearic request for special treatment

Hugh Elliott: "The opening of travel from May 17 will be cautious and gradual."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A British Airways aircraft takes off from Heathrow Airport in west London

International

UK-Spain to open travel corridor discussions

“We are desperate to welcome you this summer and we’ve been having constant conversations with the UK authorities..”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Palma, Mallorca, with bars closed

Latest headlines

Balearic first quarter unemployment increased over four per cent

There were 116,800 unemployed in the Balearics in the first quarter of 2021.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Heathrow Airport, London.

International

Airlines fined for not checking Covid paperwork

The Civil Aviation Authority can fine Airlines £2,000 for every passenger they take to the UK without the correct paperwork.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pfizer-BionTech Vaccine.

International

Why is Mallorca short of vaccines when the UK can get 60 million doses?

Pfizer is working on a booster jab to quash the South Africa and Brazilian Covid variants, which is expected to be available later this year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

'Love Island' 2018

International

'Love Island' is back in Mallorca, with a surprise guest!

Filming of the ever-popular ITV show was suspended last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Pay for parking in Mallorca

International

Higher parking charges for larger cars

It will be up to town halls to decide if they introduce the higher charges.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafa Nadal presents the limited edition of a racket bag

Latest headlines

Nadal presents limited edition racket bag designed by his foundation students

“My foundation is a big part of my life and for it is great for children to have played such an important role in the design."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Passengers at Spanish airport

International

European Parliament wants free PCR tests for travel certificate

The parliament wants free tests for the certificate and a maximum price to be set for tests not linked to the certificate.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Transfer coaches at Palma's Son Sant Joan Airport, Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Slow relaxation of restrictions to ensure 200,000 summer jobs

One of the main unions is insisting that current caution needs to continue in order to save summer employment.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Sant Antoni 2020 in Muro

Comment

The Blog: Watching the Mallorcans

How did tourism affect the traditional Mallorcan community on the island? What is it like to live in the interior of Mallorca?

Andrew Ede

The city of Palma

Comment

Viewpoint: Palma

“Palma has been voted one of the best places to live in the world....”

Jason Moore

UN

Comment

Viewpoint: United Nations is where?

A number of major organisations are failing to shine at their moment of need.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Russ and Ellie

Lifestyle

Humans of Mallorca lend us their Itinerant Art

Our Columnist Shirley Roberts interviews the masterminds behind ‘Itinerant art’ in the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts

Arroz con leche

Lifestyle

Out and About: Rice ‘n’ Easy Does It!

Our Columnist Peter Clover gives us his experience trying to make a traditional Mallorcan Dessert with pints.

Peter Clover

Spanish Garlic Soup

Lifestyle

The Basque way of adding a final garlicky blast of flavour to a dish

Our Bulletin's food expert shows us how to cook the ‘refrito’ another culinary trick that adds a final blast of flavour to a dish.

Andrew Valente

The Adult Chair

Lifestyle

Healthier parenting in Mallorca

Practical Parenting this week: The Adult Chair, it’s a therapeutic group where people in our area can encourage each other to live healthier and more authentic lives.

Julie Waller

Cartier store in Plaça de Cort, Palma.

Lifestyle

Time for a change at Cartier in Palma

"At such a difficult time globally, it is time to strengthen trade and be an example of a quality tourist destination..”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Event held in February 2021, 4th Balearic Island Trophy

Lifestyle

Dancers put their best foot forward in Mallorca's Regional Championship

Fans can look forward to another day of dancing on May 16, which will feature the XXVII Trofeu FBBE

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Dominican republic

Lifestyle

The week in tourism: Ouch! - When a grand hotelier finally speaks

Barceló has broken his silence and has come out with several guns blazing, attacking the management of the pandemic in Mallorca.

Andrew Ede

Farmers' Market Puerto Portals 2019.

Lifestyle

Puerto Portals Farmers' Market postponed for 1 week

It’s the fourth edition of the Farmers’ Market, which highlights local produce and artisanal products.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

What's on / Films
Driveways - Official Trailer

Films

Films in English this week in Palma from April 30 to Thursday May 6

A wide selection of films in English to be screened on Tuesday this week both at CineCiutat in Palma and Festival Park in Marratxi.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Weather / Latest news
Weather forecast for the Balearic Islands for Friday, April 30

Latest news

Today's weather on Mallorca

Take a look at the forecast for the weekend and the next few days. To see what today's weather is like in the rest of Mallorca click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Island life / Schools
Stop motion movies

Schools

Stop Motion Movies in Year 1 at Mallorca International School

Having students from such diverse backgrounds and varied life experiences added to the plot twists!

Crestatx

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