News of the day 17 August 2021
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Former Afghan translator for Spanish troops says "nobody should be left behind\


'It breaks my heart,' Afghan in Madrid fears for relatives in Kabul

"My family is my life. If they arrest my family I'll have to commit suicide ... Here in Europe or in Spain we can't do anything for them. It's like being in prison."


Caroline had a swimmer alongside for about three of the six hours

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Former Royal Engineer completes Cabrera to Majorca charity swim

She moved to Mallorca three years ago and is passionate about helping to protect the marine environment

Humphrey Carter

The Palacio de Congresos in Palma, Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Palma's conferences sector on the road to recovery

Twenty-seven corporate events at the Palacio de Congresos in September and October.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The Balearics prepared to welcome Afghan refugees

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Podemos wanting Palma to receive Afghan refugees

The Balearic government has offered to welcome women and girls from Afghanistan.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

People in the street in Palma, Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Balearics coronavirus figures for Tuesday

More cases, but the test rate is down almost two per cent.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearics posidonia surveillance service

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Balearics still waiting for additional environment agents

The Spanish government has promised nine new environment agents and three new boats.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Guardia Civil in Mallorca detain migrants

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Police indignant at interior minister's migrants statements

The police refute the claim that there is the "necessary infrastructure" to cope with migrants.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Afghanistan conflicts - Jalalabad situation


Viewpoint: Nightmare

“The U.S. and its allies should bow their heads in shame at the debacle in Afghanistan.”

Jason Moore

I find it hard to understand why there are so few intensive care beds in the Balearics


Viewpoint: Shortage of hospital beds

I find it hard to understand why there are so few intensive care beds in the Balearics.

Humphrey Carter

The Balearic government, was not planning a reduction in traffic but he added that this couldn’t be ruled out


The Blog: Sustainable mobility - limiting cars on the roads

"Watch out, drivers, here come vehicle limitations...and who knows what might follow"

Andrew Ede

Me presenting the event for the prestigious boat company RIVA.


Summer Blog: Having alternative plans and finding them quickly

Find out what happened to our contributor when her plans almost went wrong!

Amanda Jeffrey

Holiday / Lifestyle
Soller politics are engaging us this week and it’s all about the car park


Spotlight on Soller: St Bartholomew isn’t so busy this year

Local headlines congratulate the Soller Valley on being so busy but... is it true?

Shirley Roberts

Curlew bill


Wild Mallorca: Down in the bill

This week in wild Mallorca: Can you identify the differences between these two birds?

Neville James-Davies

What's on / Coming soon
Jansky - SEMPITERNA (live)

Coming soon

What's On Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 August

Find out what summer fiestas are taking place this week and which concerts are coming.

Christina Buchet

Weather / Latest news
Mallorca Weather Forecast

Latest news

Mallorca Weather Forecast for August 17

Strong winds are expected in the Balearic Islands. Get the latest weather forecast for the whole island by clicking here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sport / Real Mallorca
Iddrisu Baba (C), Mallorca’s man of the match.

Real Mallorca

Fan's view: Bizarre own goal sees RCD Mallorca draw 1-1

Monro Bryce's view on Real Mallorca's return to the top flight of Spanish football.

Monro Bryce

Edition of 17 August 2021