News of the day 13 January 2023
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Find out which ships are in port today

There is just one cruise ship scheduled to visit Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Presentation at the yacht club in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

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Plans for the environmental recovery of Pollensa Bay

Previous reports have highlighted the degradation of the seabed and contamination by the wastewater network.

Andrew Ede

Atraco en Calvià a punta de pistola

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Calvia supermarket held up at gunpoint

For the moment the gunmen remain on the run.

Humphrey Carter

Three Kings in Sineu, Mallorca

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The week's round-up of news in Mallorca

Non-Spaniards, aka foreigners, have been dominating the news in one way or another; and the Three Kings didn't go entirely to plan.

Andrew Ede

Some good news for consumers.

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Spain's inflation slows, ends 2022 at 5.7%

Spanish inflation has fallen 5 percentage points in five months.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Apartment affected by fire in Palma, Mallorca

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Apartment block residents wanting restraining order against alleged arsonist

Fire engulfed apartments on C. Alfons el Magnànim in Palma on Thursday night.

Andrew Ede

Sandro Putignano, whose restaurant in Palma Mallorca has twice been visited by Morgan Freeman

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The Palma chef who now offers two Morgan Freeman menus

Morgan Freeman dined at Sandro Putignano's restaurant twice in the space of three days.

Andrew Ede

Pay negotiations at the Balearic ministry for the economic model, tourism and employment

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Agreement on new pay deal for the Balearic hospitality industry

Risk of any industrial action would appear to have been averted.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment



Local political parties work long and hard to court the foreign vote - in many cases in English and German so that language is not a problem.

Jason Moore


Foreign vote trap

The proposed property restrictions have not gone down well in the Balearics nor abroad with either business in general or potential house hunters.

Humphrey Carter

Deya, Mallorca


If you ever thought the Balearic tourist tax was nuts ...

What if Mallorca's town halls could decide not to apply the tourist tax?

Andrew Ede

News / Celebs
Zoe Saldaña in Mallorca


Zoe Saldaña: From Avatar to Lioness in Mallorca

Nicole Kidman is understood to have requested tighter security arrangements.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporterPhoto: Julian Aguirre

Holiday / Lifestyle
POLLENÇA - Elegidas por sorteo las quince personas que día 11 participarán en la tala del Pi de Ternelles.


New Heights of Entertainment: The Climb of the Pine

The naked, silky smooth pine is then covered with a thick layer of soap before being winched up to its full height, using a primitive system of knotted ropes and elbow grease, by hearty volunteers ensconced at the top of the said church tower.

Peter Clover

Holiday / Hotels
Hotel in Mallorca making changes to use of grounds


Hotel conversion to social housing - not a single taker

The law stipulates that 50% of hotel conversion to residential accommodation must be for social housing.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Attractions


Sant Antoni celebrations: the warmth of tradition

Sant Antoni barbecues in Calvia.

Ashlee Caliz

Weather / Temperatures
Island life / Schools


Twas the night before Christmas - Festive Events - Queen’s College

An array of events took place at Queen's College throughout the Christmas period, helping raise funds for charity

Queen's College

Sport / Real Mallorca
Mallorca have fifth best defence in La Liga.

Real Mallorca

Mallorca to play three games in six days

Looking back over the years, after 16 games we’re one of the best teams in our 106 year history.

Monro Bryce

Edition of 13 January 2023