News of the day 9 October 2022
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Find out which ships are in port today

The Queen Elizabeth is one of the three cruise ships visiting Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Ballot box for a Spanish election

Latest headlines

Poll indicates that the right could form the next Balearic government

One of the small parties, El Pi, could play a crucial role in forming the next government.

Andrew Ede

Controlled burning to prevent fires in Mallorca

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Record temperatures, but a record low for fires

The amount of land affected by fires this summer was the lowest since current records began.

Andrew Ede

Migrant boat, Mallorca

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Two arrests for skippering migrant boat

Both had previously been detained in Spain for illegal entry.

Andrew Ede

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal accident in Mallorca

Latest headlines

Tourist killed on Llucmajor motorway was lying on the road

No indication that he had been hit by another vehicle.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle


We all need time for a reset

"People like walking around things don’t they? I think islands were made for that purpose."

Vicki McLeod

Holiday / Travelling
José Hila, the mayor of Palma, Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Palma's mayor on tourism: "I understand the complaints, but it's what we live from"

There has been a feeling of "being saturated", but "you have to find a balance".

Andrew Ede

Weather / Latest news
Flooding in Manacor, Mallorca

Latest news

More weather alerts for rain and thunderstorms in Mallorca

The forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday isn't great.

Andrew Ede

Weather / Temperatures
Weather alerts for the Balearics (11 October), issued 9 October, 2022


Monday's weather in Mallorca

Sunny for much of the island but with cloud building up later on; yellow alerts for Tuesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Food and drink / Food and drink
The very crunchy chipirones.

Food and drink

Good food at very old bar in Palma

The cooking is done by Lupe Reyes, who has been at the Bar Martí for the past 26 years.

Andrew Valente

Food and drink

Seedy autumn fruit makes early return

The pomegranate has a cherished place on the Mallorcan culinary calendar, and islanders are very fond of them.

Andrew Valente

Food and drink

The Perfect Curry

The term curry derives from kari, a Tamil word meaning sauce and referring to various kinds of dishes common in South India made with vegetables or meat and usually eaten with rice.

Marc Fosh

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