News of the day 14 October 2022
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Find out which ships are in port today

There will be four cruise ships visiting Palma today

Cathy Caliz

The BMWi7, being exhibited in Palma, Mallorca

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Palma, the place to exhibit new cars

BMW and Mercedes are exhibiting new models in Palma.

Andrew Ede

The Mallorca-based planes said to have been ready to fly refugees from the UK to Rwanda.

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Activists present ‘worst airline award’ to Palma-based airline involved in UK-Rwanda refugee deportations

The airline has become known as the UK government’s ‘airline of last resort’ for their willingness to conduct deportation flights that other airlines refuse.

Humphrey Carter

British pensioners in the Balearics having to watch their pennies and cents.

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British pensioners living in Spain 17% worse off due to the depreciation of the pound

"The fall in the value of the pound is significantly reducing their living standards."

Humphrey Carter

Spanish Finance Minister addresses media at 2022 Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank

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Spanish Finance Minister Calvino says drop in inflation is accelerating

Inflation has begun to ease and is now expected to drop to around 3% next year.

The yellow and amber alerts of Tuesday into Wednesday produced deluges in parts of the north and northeast of the island, but these weren't as threatening as those of a few days before.

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The stories that made the headlines last week in Mallorca

If there are contradictions at a social level in Mallorca, then the island's weather can certainly be contrary.

Andrew Ede

The scene of the incident in Minorca.

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Briton found dead in Minorca

One of the theories is that the man suffered a blow to the head.

Covid cases rising slightly in the Balearics.

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Balearics detects a slight spike in Covid, dismisses the situation in Germany

Total number of cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in the Balearics stands at 300,301.

Humphrey Carter

The Guardia Civil arrested the teenager.

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Drunk Briton arrested for trashing Magalluf hotel

Briton banned from leaving Mallorca until he pays up.

Humphrey Carter

Police seized more than 400,000 euros in cash and cryptocurrency accounts worth 1.5 million euros, as well as 11 luxury cars and significant quantities of cannabis.

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Spanish police dismantle Europe's largest drug 'bank'

The criminal ring was the largest such gang in Europe.

Two men arrested in Palma, Mallorca for sexual assaults on a minor

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Two arrested for sexual assaults on an 11-year-old girl

The girl's parents found messages of a sexual nature on her phone.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Electric scooter in Ibiza.

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Traffic directorate to demand insurance for electric scooters

There have been calls for this type of insurance for some time.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
"Let's act for the ocean and the future"


"Let's act for the ocean and the future"

Save The Med believes that by rejecting plastic as “the norm” and choosing to reduce, reuse and redesign our wasteful system, we can create a positive wave of change.

Save The Med Foundation

Holiday / Hotels
Hotel Formentor in Pollensa, Mallorca - what it will look like after reconstruction


Tourism department gives Hotel Formentor project the go-ahead

Modification of the licence for full demolition is said to be "a formality".

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Travelling
Passengers at Palma Son Sant Joan Airport, Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Balearics best Spanish tourism figures compared with 2019

Meanwhile, there is further criticism of the tourist tax.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Attractions
Giants dancing in Llucmajor, Mallorca


What's on in Mallorca on Sunday

Final weekend for the Oktoberfest; Llucmajor's final fair and more ...

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Weather / Temperatures
Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca


Saturday's weather in Mallorca

A high on Friday of 30C, and the same is forecast for Saturday. Balearic Webcams (

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Island life / Schools


A great start to the new academic year!

We are so lucky to have such great outdoor areas and the good weather allows for lots of different outdoor learning experiences.

The Academy International School

Island life / Paperwork
The British Ambassador is determined to reach a solution and soon.


British driving licence solution expected in a matter of weeks in Spain

"What we are asking for is for British residents to be able to exchange their driving licence for a Spanish one without having to take a new test."

Humphrey Carter

Island life / Living


The Tale of Unsung Heroines

The idea of honouring rural women with a special day was put forward at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995.

Revd. Ishaneus Gusha

Sport / Real Mallorca
Antonio Sanchez consoles Muriqi after news of his two-match suspension.

Real Mallorca

Muriqi gets a two match suspension

Sevilla are having their worst start to a season for many years.

Monro Bryce

Edition of 14 October 2022