News of the day 31 March 2023
News / Latest headlines
Terraces in Palma, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Mallorca restaurants concerned by drop in March business

This said, March last year was an unexpectedly good month.

Andrew Ede

Against tourist lets in Palma, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Doubts raised as to plan to tackle illegal holiday lets in Palma

The method is legal, but the evidence gathered may prove to be insufficient.

Andrew Ede

Home in Mallorca.

Latest headlines

Dream Mallorca home for legendary goalkeeper

He intends to spend long periods on the island.

Jason Moore

Latest headlines

Outcry in Spain over Mum at 68

Surrogate pregnancies are banned in Spain, although children from such pregnancies can be registered.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The scene of the accident.

Latest headlines

50-year-old tourist critical after Mallorca balcony fall

For the moment, the police do not know if it was an accident or if the man tried to commit suicide.

Humphrey Carter

Iñaki Urdangarin

Latest headlines

The former Duke of Palma is back in Mallorca

Iñaki Urdangarin's divorce from Princess Cristina, King Felipe's sister, will be finalised later this year.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment
At war with at least one family member


Families at war: why not negotiate a truce?

I have this theory that very rarely do family members have big bust-ups, mostly we just drift apart slowly, nothing to do with ill-will, just the pressures of life in general.

Frank Leavers

News / Celebs


Mark Wright puts nightmare aside and enjoys Mallorca dream!

"I bought an apartment just over a year ago, and left it in the hands of some builders that I didn't know, it wasn't that I wasn't happy with the look..."

Jason Moore

Holiday / Lifestyle
I originally came up with the idea for Connected Mallorca in 2017, but it wasn’t until 2021 that I put it into practice


Evolving with Mallorca

Meet Shane, former Magalluf bar manager and, Connected Mallorca owner.

Vicki McLeod

The communal well "Pozo de Hero"


The Hero of Santa Margalida

It is nevertheless possible to say that there was something heroic about Hero in the sense of the effort that must have been made to create the well - a “magnificent communal well”.

Andrew Ede


Alcudia gets tough on quads and buggies

Town halls have been introducing bylaws to cover areas that don’t have protected status, such as the Albufera park...

Andrew Ede

Héctor Gómez, the new tourism minister


The islands take over tourism

Having a minister and a secretary from the Canaries and the Balearics reflects the importance of the two regions to Spain’s tourism.

Andrew Ede

An expert arrived to decide on the best site for our well


Dragons in the pipework

“He’s waiting for the sticks to tremble uncontrollably before crossing over each other.”

Peter Clover

Easter in Puerto Soller


Easter is a great time to visit us here in the Soller Valley

“What will the visitors of this year find in Soller and the Port that is different to last year?”

Shirley Roberts

Holiday / Hotels
Holiday / Airport
Private jets at Palma airport.


Palma is one of the busiest private jet destinations in Europe

"A ban on private planes would be a good sign of justice for Balearic citizens in the context of the current climate emergency."

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Travelling


Find out which ships are in port today

There are no cruise ships scheduled to dock in Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Holiday / Attractions

What's On

Grabbing a bite at Port Adriano's XIV Street Food Festival

The event will be held at Easter, between April 7 and 9 in the central square of the port, from 12pm to 12am.

Ashlee Caliz

Magalluf beach.

What's Open?

Welcome April, welcome the season!

The official tourist season kicks off this month.

Ashlee Caliz

Weather / Latest news
Some unsettled weather in Mallorca over Easter.

Latest news

Slight nip in the air for Easter in the Balearics, slim chance of snow

From Easter Wednesday onwards, there could be a significant change in the weather.

Humphrey Carter

Weather / Temperatures
Highs in the Balearics on March 31, 2023


Saturday's weather in Mallorca

The forecast for the first of April - temperatures down on what they have been.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Island life / Schools
Science week at Queen's College


Queen's College Science Week 2023

Each year the pupils at Queen's College work together in celebration of "Science week".

Queen's College

The Academy International School trip to Fira del Fang


Activities in Marratxí, our municipality

This week: school trips, road safety activities, celebrating World Maths Day and St Patrick's Day.

The Academy International School

Island life / Paperwork
Expatriates who have UK pension funds above £1 million


UK 2023 budget abolishes the pension lifetime allowance

Your lifetime allowance is the amount you can hold in combined UK pension benefits (excluding the state pension) before incurring additional tax charges.

Cathal Rochford, Partner Blevins Franks

Food and drink / Food and drink
Slow cooked spring lamb shanks with rosemary

Food and drink

Spring lamb for Easter

Looking for something different for Easter this year? Here are three lamb recipes to share with family and friends.

Marc Fosh

LAB - Cocktail bar, Food & Bartending solutions is located in Santa Catalina

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: Lab in Santa Catalina

“The best cocktail bar in Santa Catalina”.

Mia Naprta

ree House’s signature roll comes with salmon, avocado, cream cheese, fried onion and teriyaki

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Tree House in Palma

Open-air sushi lounge with breath-taking views.

Mia Naprta

Simple roast chicken

Food and drink

Roast chicken must be kept very simple

When properly done to a delicious golden colour, this French classic served with a mound of chips and a green salad is one of the world’s great dishes.

Andrew Valente

Edition of 31 March 2023