News of the day 18 August 2021
News / Latest headlines
Juan Jose Segura-Sampedro at Son Espases hospital

Latest headlines

MBE for Mallorca doctor for his work to reduce balcony deaths in Magalluf

He will be presented with his honorary MBE by the British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott, in Palma later this year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

An eleven-day-old baby male Bornean orangutan is held by his mother Suli

International

Baby orangutan at Spanish zoo delights visitors, conservationists

The World Wildlife Fund considers them critically endangered, one notch above extinction in the wild.

Reuters

British holiday makers are not convinced that Spain will remain on amber

Majorca tourism

British visitors to Spain getting nervous over new traffic light

British holidaymakers are now starting to get worried about what could happen when the next review is carried out on August 25.

Humphrey Carter

International

85% of Spain's pilots still on the ERTE furlough scheme

The pilots union claims that airlines are activating and deactivating ERTE according to days when there aren't flights and when there are.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Covid vaccination

Coronavirus news

Balearics coronavirus figures for Wednesday

Five more deaths have been reported; number of new cases the same as Tuesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Spain is now leading Europe’s vaccine roll out while the UK appears to have stalled.

Comment

Viewpoint: Vaccines are the future

Spain is now leading Europe’s vaccine roll out while the UK appears to have stalled.

Humphrey Carter

Afghan evacuees crowd the interior of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft flying from Kabul

Comment

Viewpoint: Morally wrong

“The events of the last days have shown that the West learnt little about Afghanistan...”

Jason Moore

Aena plans to increase the number of passengers at Palma Son Sant Joan

Comment

The Blog: An end to airport growth?

What do you think of the plans to increase the number of passengers at Palma Son Sant Joan airport?

Andrew Ede

Cap Repic esplanade

Comment

Summer Blog: Ah, how I wish I might join them all...

Our contributor Anna Nicholas shares her experience of what it's like to live in Mallorca all year round.

Anna Nicholas

Holiday / Lifestyle
Mahon cheese in sauce

Lifestyle

Food for thought: Cold sauces - with the help of a few of these tangy sauces

Our bulletin food expert unveils his favourite selection of cold sauces that fit in with every summer meal.

Andrew Valente

Weather / Latest news
Mallorca Weather Forecast for August 18

Latest news

Mallorca Weather Forecast for August 18

Possibility of occasional and isolated showers in the afternoon in Mallorca. Get the latest weather forecast for the whole island by clicking here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Island life / Schools
A summer of island adventure, superheroes, theatre, music and sport!

Schools

Queen’s College Summer School 2021

A summer of island adventure, superheroes, theatre, music and sport!

Queen's College

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