News of the day 12 September 2022
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Find out which ships are in port today

Two cruise ships are expected in Palma's port today.

Ashlee Caliz

Passengers at Menorca Airport

Majorca tourism

Housing and clean energy - government priorities for the tourist tax

Decisions on spending this year's tourist tax revenue will be made in around three weeks' time.

Andrew Ede

Pupils at a secondary school in Ibiza

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Return to school in the Balearics

And a return to normality following the pandemic.

Andrew Ede

Guardia Civil traffic control in Mallorca

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21-year-old dies in Tramuntana motorbike accident

The woman was thrown from the bike when the rider lost control.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Emergency services and police at the scene of the accident.

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Briton injured after hitting his head on the rocks in Mallorca

Briton was seriously injured after hitting his head on the rocks.

Humphrey Carter

The President of the Balearics, Francina Armengol, today signed the book of condolence.

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Balearic president signs the book of condolences for the death of Elizabeth II at the British Consulate

The book of condolence will be available for the general public to sign from 10.00 to 15.00 from Monday to Friday.

Humphrey Carter

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Supermarket giant accused of short-changing consumers with 30 euro food basket

Spain's government has already committed 30 billion euros to measures aimed at high energy costs such as with fuel rebates and VAT reductions for gas and electricity.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

European Central Bank Vice President Luis de Guindos

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Spanish economy could take $5 bln blow from temporary taxes, think-tank warns

The banking sector expects to lose 35,000 jobs, or around a fifth of its total.


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Pedal power raises 100,000 euros for Ukraine in Mallorca

This year the amount raised will be donated to UNICEF to support children affected by the war in Ukraine.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Spain supermarkets reject call to freeze price of basic essentials

With annual inflation clocking 10.3% in August, Spaniards have become increasingly concerned about the cost of living.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Horse carriage being driven in Palma Mallorca despite a heat alert

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Heat alert yet a horse carriage was being driven in Palma

Animal-rights party Progreso en Verde is to denounce the driver.

Andrew Ede

Former king, Juan Carlos, and the Queen Mother, Sofia, in Spain's parliament

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Juan Carlos will attend the Queen's funeral

The former king, the Queen Mother, Sofia, and King Felipe and Queen Letizia will all attend the funeral.

Andrew Ede

Horse carriage in Palma, Mallorca

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Palma chosen for electric carriage pilot scheme

A Spanish government scheme; the electric carriages are likely to be available in the first quarter of 2023.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment


In Truss we trust?

With 132,000 vacancies in the NHS, one in nine on a medical procedure waiting list, and with A&E departments overrun, she’ll have her work cut out.

Anna Nicholas


Turned out nice again, hasn't it - How's the weather with you?

The truth of the matter is that this obsession with the weather i.e. any weather, is a very British thing.

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle
Welcome to Soller!


All Things Soller: Changing of seasons

The past 20 years has seen an explosion in the schools in Mallorca available using the English language.

Shirley Roberts

Holiday / Airport
A busy August at Palma airport.


Over four million people flew in to Mallorca in August

So far this year, Palma airport has handled 19,940,440 passengers

Humphrey Carter

Weather / Latest news
Storm Danielle starting to affect Spain on Monday

Latest news

Storm Danielle affecting the mainland, but will it hit Mallorca?

Weather stations point to a change in the weather from Wednesday.

Andrew Ede

Weather / Temperatures
Weather map for the Balearics and eastern Spain, September 13


Tuesday's weather in Mallorca

Yellow alert again for high temperatures. The remains of Storm Danielle expected to affect the island from Thursday. Balearic Webcams (

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sport / Real Mallorca
Muriqi celebrates his goal.

Real Mallorca

Brave Mallorca lose to world class Real Madrid 4-1

Real Madrid then did what they always do nowadays, dusted themselves down and responded with a brilliant equaliser just before half time

Monro Bryce

Sport / Other Sports
Carlos Alcaraz wins the US Open

Other Sports

Carlos Alcaraz - "A dream since I was a child"

Rafa Nadal was one of the first to congratulate Alcaraz, the new star of Spanish and world tennis.

Andrew Ede

Food and drink / Food and drink
The elegant pastel de merluza.

Food and drink

Old wineshop is a great survivor

Tapas bars don’t come much smaller or noisier than Bodega Morey but there are compensations — such as the quick turnover of tables and Malika’s excellent cooking.

Andrew Valente

Food and drink

Berries from heaven!

With an exquisite blend of acidity and sweetness, underpinned by that floral, rose-like aroma…let’s be honest, whats not to like?

Marc Fosh

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