News of the day 8 October 2021
News / Latest headlines
Heavy traffic on the Via de Cintura, Palma.

Latest headlines

10 new car parks to be built in Palma

At the moment there are 4 free deterrent car parks in Son Moix, Son Fuster, Son Sardina and Son Gibert and two that require payment in sa Riera and Manacor.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Heathrow Arrivals Terminal, London.

Coronavirus news

PCR tests for England to be scrapped by half-term

The British Government is also removing 47 countries from the ‘Red’ list, leaving just 7 that will require travellers to quarantine on arrival in England.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Easier travel

Coronavirus news

All you need to know about the new UK travel rules

"With half-term and winter sun around the corner, we’re making it easier for families and loved ones to reunite....."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Victory Nightclub in Palma.

Coronavirus news

Balearic clubs and discos reopen tonight!

Local and National Police will be on patrol in Palma to make sure no-one is flouting the rules.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Andy Murray on Instagram

International

Murray reunited with wedding ring, stinky shoes

"I'm back in the good books"

Reuters

Smoking in Palma, Mallorca

International

Spanish government set to ban smoking on terraces

There was a temporary ban during the pandemic; the government now wants to make it permanent.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Schoolchildren in Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Parents considering protests against school masks rules

Over 6,000 signatures in petitioning for an end to masks having to be worn outdoors.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Higher power bills.

Latest headlines

Why we are facing higher energy bills this winter

One of the ideas, proposed by Spain, is for the EU to buy gas jointly to take advantage of the power of its single market of 450 million consumers

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Maria Perez.

Latest headlines

Pregnant woman gets short shrift from Social Services in Palma

The Social Worker in question denies implying that Maria should move house.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tribunal Supreme Court.

Latest headlines

Food poisoning at wedding reception costs restaurant thousands

52 guests went to the doctor with gastric symptoms in the days after the wedding reception

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

SFM train in Mallorca

Latest headlines

Rail workers threatening to strike over tram operation

The government plans to contract out the tram service to private companies.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Vaccination in Mallorca

Coronavirus news

Flu and Covid jabs for over-70s from November 4

Two schedules - one for the flu jab only; the other for the Covid and flu jabs.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Vaccination centre in Ibiza

Coronavirus news

20 to 39 age group the least vaccinated in the Balearics

66.2% vaccination versus 80.8% for the whole of the target population.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
Traffic jam on the airport motorway

Comment

Traffic woes in Mallorca

Local cars driven by local people are causing the gridlock.

Jason Moore

Out of petrol in UK

Comment

Mallorca staff shortages

It’s not just the UK which is having recruitment problems, so too is Mallorca.

Humphrey Carter

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Cressida Dick

Comment

Time for Cressida Dick to leave the Met

This week Donald Trelford talks about the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Boris Johnson and England Cricket.

Donald Trelford

Holiday / Lifestyle
Tourists arrving to Minorca airport

Lifestyle

The circular tourism minister

This week in tourism: A Mallorca Hoteliers Federation roundtable discussion having come to the unsurprising conclusion that the 2022 season will be highly competitive...

Andrew Ede

Marine life under the Balearic waters

Lifestyle

Investing in marine protected areas pays off

We hope the results of this study will contribute to more and better funding.

Toni Font - Marilles Foundation

sa Calobra, Mallorca.

Lifestyle

Filming for 'The Crown' begins in Mallorca next week

The breakdown of the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles and the death of the 'People’s Princess' is at the heart of season 5

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

550 Challenge Mallorca.

Lifestyle

Top drivers take part in the 550 Challenge Rally in Mallorca

“This competition is designed to be the reference test for autumn in the Mediterranean and to serve as a benchmark for teams before the World Rally Championship.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Nisi by Giuseppe

Community

Where to eat out in Mallorca this weekend!

New restaurants are joining this week's guide. Take a look!

Laura Stadler

What's on / Films
NO TIME TO DIE Trailer – In Cinemas October 2021.

Films

Films in English for Friday 8 until Thursday 14 October

Check out the new times for this week's films that are being screened.

Christina Buchet

Weather / Latest news
Cala Agulla, Mallorca.

Latest news

Saturday's weather: Sunny day across Mallorca

Find out what the weather has in store for the next few days. Keep up to date with the latest weather all over Mallorca this weekend via our live webcams, just click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Island life / Schools
Queen's College students

Schools

Queen’s College raises money for Amiticia

A huge thank you to the Queen’s College community!

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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