News of the day 20 May 2022
News / Latest headlines
Motorhomes parked in Sa Coma, Sant Llorenç, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Motorhome owners demanding camping spaces

There is to be a protest on Saturday to demand campsites and facilities.

Andrew Ede

Holidaying Spanish students at an event in Palma

Majorca tourism

Spanish student "study trips" generate 30 million euros

One of the main organisers has held a meeting with local authorities to address problems.

Andrew Ede

National Police in Mallorca

Latest headlines

Woman arrested after leaving her daughter home alone for two weeks

Two people were hired to look after the girl, but this care was only limited.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

PCR testing

Coronavirus news

Doctor accused of issuing false PCR tests is cleared

The doctor was the subject of a German TV investigation last year.

Andrew Ede

Deaths toll remains at 1,401 in the Balearics.

Latest headlines

Covid figures in the Balearics for Friday

Positivity rate is 14.83 percent for seven days.

Humphrey Carter

Monkeypox orginated from Africa

Latest headlines

21 cases of monkeypox in Spain, 14 in Madrid

Spain is assessing different therapeutic options, such as antivirals and vaccines.

Jason Moore

Former Spanish King Juan Carlos is in Spain

Latest headlines

Warm welcome for Spanish king

Juan Carlos, 84, will not stay in the Zarzuela palace in Madrid, the king's official residence, the statement said.

Jason Moore

The Mallorca garden at the Chelsea flower show.

Latest headlines

A Mallorca garden, one of the star exhibits at the Chelsea flower show

All design elements are handcrafted and sourced from the UK – a testimonial to the appreciation of artisan products on an island.

Jason Moore

A whale caught in net off Mallorca

Latest headlines

Whale entangled in fishing net off Mallorca

The whale was sighted around a mile off the Cala Millor shore.

Andrew Ede

Fire at a bar terrace in Arenal, Mallorca

Latest headlines

German tourists arrested for Arenal fire

The bar terrace caught fire immediately.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment
Tourists in Punta Ballena

Comment

Party is over in Mallorca

“The local authorities are not messing around. If you are coming here just to get drunk...please go elsewhere...”

Jason Moore

Noise in Santa Catalina over the weekends

Comment

The party for votes

Palma’s nightlife is getting out of control, but is there more to this than meets the eye? Is it political?

Humphrey Carter

Grand Final - 66th Eurovision Song Contest in Turin

Comment

Eurovision and Ukraine

This week Anna Nicholas talks about the Eurovision Song Contest, Dame Deborah James and working from home, is it still an option?

Anna Nicholas

News / Celebs
New Top Gun filmed on US warship which came to Palma.

Celebs

New Top Gun star visited Palma

USS Abraham Lincoln visited Palma just after filming on board.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Police patrols are going to be stepped on Palma's sea front.

Lifestyle

Palma's sea front bars given a warning

Crackdown on bars along Palma's Paseo Maritimo

Humphrey Carter

Vlogger Eva in Palma this week

Lifestyle

Mallorca is a honeymoon paradise for South Koreans, they love the colour of the sea

“Koreans love being able to chill on the beach by the crystal clear blue water in Mallorca and the food, they travel to eat.”

Humphrey Carter

Map of the world.

Lifestyle

Celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 21 is a day dedicated by the United Nations to celebrate cultural diversity for dialogue and development.

Revd. Ishaneus Gusha

Holiday / Airport
Stand-off between cabbies and minibus drivers at Palma airport today.

Airport

Transport chaos at Palma airport

Palma police called in to investigate.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Travelling
A hectic summer in store for the Balearics.

Travelling

Mallorca bookings taking off for this summer

Figures are not far off the record year of 2019

Humphrey Carter

Ryanair plane taking off in Palma, Mallorca

Travelling

Pilots' unions threatening Ryanair strikes this summer

Pilots' representatives in Spain and elsewhere are calling for "substantial change" to cabin crew working conditions.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Attractions
The Social Club in Palma.

Attractions

Let's go out: Nightlife in Mallorca for the weekend

Find out what's happening on the scene this weekend on Mallorca.

Ashlee Caliz

Completion of the Elizabeth Line at Paddington Station in London

Attractions

Mallorca celebrates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee

Events planned across the island to mark Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee. From Friday June 3 to Sunday June 5.

Christina Buchet

Weather / Latest news
Weather / Temperatures
Island life / Schools
Students at BIC

Schools

The Baleares International College receives an award

At BIC a high percentage of our students have English as an additional language.

Baleares International College

Island life / Living
Johan and Nathan infront of Palma Thai Kitchen

Living

A small piece of Thailand in Palma with a Nordic connection

This week in Nordic Spotlight we meet a Swedish/Thai couple who have opened a restaurant in Palma.

Jessika Ekman

Sport / Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca will be hoping Abdon pulls it off again.

Real Mallorca

500 fans join Real Mallorca's trip to salvation in Pamplona

All attention is focused on the fight for survival between us, Granada and Cadiz.

Monro Bryce

Sport / Other Sports
Bale has won three LaLiga titles and four Champions League crowns since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.

Other Sports

Ancelotti calls on Real Madrid fans to recognise Bale's contributions

The Welshman scored twice, including a stunning overhead kick, in the 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool.

Dhruv Munjal

Edwin Weindorfer, CEO of e|motion group and Pep Cañellas owner of FERGUS Group

Other Sports

Mallorca Championships announces FERGUS Group as official hotel chain partner of the tournament

Nick Kyrgios can not wait to play in Mallorca next month

Mallorca Championships

Rafa award from government.

Other Sports

Rafa plays down chances of winning 14th French Open title

The 35-year-old says he has never felt less prepared for his favourite tournament after being hampered by a rib injury and a chronic foot problem since winning the Australian Open.

Jason Moore

Food and drink / Food and drink
Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea

Food and drink

Join us for a Summer Party at the Castillo Hotel Son Vida

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and a refreshing gin & tonic

Cathy Caliz

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