News of the day 8 December 2021
News / Latest headlines
Long queues for Covid Certificates at Son Espases Hospital in Palma.

Coronavirus news

Covid vaccination of 83,000 Balearic minors begins next week

It's a holiday today, but the Covid Certificate collection points are open, although people are advised to make an appointment to avoid waiting in long queues.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

School corridor, Balearic Islands.

Coronavirus news

More than 1,500 Balearic teachers are not vaccinated

On Tuesday, the cumulative incidence rate amongst the under 16s was 414 cases per 100,000 in 14 days and 425.9 amongst the 40-49 age group.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Francoist graffiti in Son Servera, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Son Servera investigation into Francoist graffiti

The Cross of the Fallen in Son Servera was demolished in October.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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International

Spanish police officers brave frozen reservoir to rescue dog

The dog had been stuck in the reservoir in Canfranc, in Aragon, eastern Spain.

Reuters

Britain could implement tougher COVID-19 measures

International

Britain could implement COVID-19 'plan B' as early as Friday -Times Radio

Britain could implement tougher COVID-19 measures.

Reuters

Yesterday, there were reports of some flights bound to Spain from the UK were taking off almost empty.

Majorca tourism

Staying in Mallorca this Christmas may be the best option

Yesterday, there were reports of some flights bound to Spain from the UK were taking off almost empty.

Humphrey Carter

Race Against Cancer in Palma.

Latest headlines

Race Against Cancer in Palma

"This initiative is important to help highlight the Association and the disease and to remind people that more resources are needed for research.."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

PMQ session in London

International

PM Johnson aide resigns over lockdown party comments

"I will regret those remarks for the rest of my days"

Willie Walsh, Director General of the International Air Transport Association.

International

Airlines say nations overreacted to Omicron variant

IATA forecasts predict a return of air travel to pre-crisis levels from 2024.

People wearing masks in England.

International

Johnson imposes COVID-19 'Plan B' in England to contain Omicron

Johnson said the new measures were needed.

Reuters

News / Comment
“Palma was packed over the public holiday prompting fears over Covid....”

Comment

Covid fears

“Palma was packed over the public holiday prompting fears over Covid....”

Jason Moore

EU recovery aid is flooding in but I think we, the people, should be asked how it is spent

Comment

Palma needs a referendum

EU recovery aid is flooding in but I think we, the people, should be asked how it is spent.

Humphrey Carter

gift-less christmas

Comment

How about a gift-less christmas? Plus, porch pirates and bingo blues

Frank Leavers' views on some of the stories of the week.

Frank Leavers

Music in all forms is the food of local culture

Comment

If music be the food of local culture

What might seem to be missing in the Mallorcan music industry?

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Roast Beef

Lifestyle

Roast beef - Once a popular choice for Christmas Day

Andrew Valente gives us all the tips and tricks to make sure you get your beef spot on every time.

Andrew Valente

The team involved in the excavation in Ancient Egypt.

Lifestyle

Balearic Archaeologists involved in unique find in ancient Egypt

"The most exciting moment was opening a tomb that had been sealed for thousands of years..”

Wendy Urquhart

Puig Fumat & Cala Figuera in Pollensa; Puerto Valldemossa & Sa Creu bridge, between Soller and Biniaraix.

Lifestyle

How Mallorca has changed from the 19th to the 21st century

“I still do not have any‘ rephotography ’of the Pitiusas, but I am confident that this project will grow and encompass the entire Archipelago,”

Wendy Urquhart

Weather / Latest news
Mallorca Weather Forecast for Thursday

Latest news

Mallorca Weather Forecast for December 9

Thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast in Mallorca today; keep up to date with the weather all over the island by clicking here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Island life / Schools
In the Senior School we support the Oxfam Unwrapped initiative

Schools

Build up to Christmas

The Academy is getting very festive as we start the build up to Christmas.

The Academy School

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