News of the day 5 April 2023
News / Latest headlines
One of these men, Allan Foster, is wanted for murder.

Latest headlines

One of the 24 most wanted men in the UK could be in Mallorca

“Spain is immensely popular with British people who live and take holidays there, but it is not a safe haven for criminals."

Humphrey Carter

King Felipe VI of Spain made a surprise visit to Italian restaurant Sandro

Latest headlines

Week in Review: Royal dinner, taxis queues, illegal holiday lets and hotel conversions

This week in our headlines: The King has dinner in a restaurant in Palma, taxis queues and traffic jams, plus British tourist arrested for running over two people and the sage of El Bungalow beach restaturant.

Andrew Ede

Ibiza getting too expensive.

Latest headlines

Visitors love Ibiza but complain it is too expensive

Visitors from the USA and the UK gave Ibiza the top marks.

Humphrey Carter

Hotel Formentor construction work

Latest headlines

What do you do with 75,000 tonnes of building waste?

It was finally announced that the waste would be used in creating two new car parks...

Andrew Ede

Small pier in Puerto Pollensa Mallorca that is subject to a demolition order

Latest headlines

Town hall halts demolition of small pier in Puerto Pollensa

The Costas Authority has ordered the demolition; the town hall is arguing that it has heritage importance.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment
Passports are stamped because of the new ninety day rule


Long delays

“Cameron did warn of long queues at airports if Britain voted for Brexit during the referendum”

Jason Moore

Lake Victoria in Tanzania


Price is king

According to the latest market reports, Tanzania is set to be the new party destination for Britons as they turn their backs on Mallorca.

Humphrey Carter

Socialite magazine Hola! on the news stands


Womb rentals

I may have spent nine months waiting for my little bundle to spring into full life but it was worth every second and given the choice, I’d never have had it any other way.

Anna Nicholas

Easter events in Mallorca


How interesting is Easter?

Easter is “one of the main cultural displays in the city, which is rooted among the public”.

Andrew Ede

Working from home


Working from home can turn you into a hunchback!

I wonder if you have tried to raise the hight of your laptop, or forced yourself to sit back further in your chair to nullify some of the inevitable slouching that follows even a short session of work?

Frank Leavers

Tourists in Palma.

Majorca tourism

How dare Mallorca change

There are those who are uncomfortable with change and so you get observations which basically appear to want Mallorca to fall flat on its face.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
The Edwards family: Mason, Georgia, Marnie, Lola, Portia, Sian and Paul.


Family Values

"We give everyone the same attention regardless of what they are spending."

Vicki McLeod

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Easter in Soller: The Cinderella line

Easter journeys bring many second homeowners back to the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts

Holiday / Hotels
Presentation by Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Meliá Hotels International


Meliá expecting Easter sales to be up 20% over 2019

Meliá's CEO draws attention to "quality and attractive tourism" in Magalluf.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Beaches
Lifeguards in Playa de Palma, Mallorca


Lifeguard service in Palma at risk

The contractor says that it cannot assume the cost of a 35% pay increase.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Travelling


Find out which ships are in port today

The luxury cruise ship Silver Moon will be visiting Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Calls for the Balearics to have its own airline.


Plans for Balearics to have its own airline

Should the European Union would introduce a “green tax” it will increase the cost of tickets.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Attractions
Calvia's Sheep and Goat fair


Calvia's annual sheep and goat fair returns

Complete programme for the fair is listed.

Christina Buchet

Weather / Temperatures
Low temperatures in the Balearics on April 5, 2023


Wednesday's weather in Mallorca

The forecast for Mallorca for Wednesday, April 5.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mallorca scene


Thursday's weather in Mallorca

The forecast for Mallorca for Thursday, April 6 - a public holiday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Island life / Paperwork
President Armengol is seeking reelection.


Foreign vote alert in the Balearics and across Spain

Check that you are on the current published CENSUS in order to vote.

Kate Mentink

Island life / Living


Keeping the Easter Flame Alive in a Troubled World

The lighting of the paschal candle symbolizes the resurrection and light of Christ.

Revd. Ishaneus Gusha

Food and drink / Food and drink
Bulgur wheat dish, topped with hummus and slices of grilled aubergine

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Ca n’Ela Vegan Restaurant in La Lonja

Her food was tasty, well prepared and served with love.

Mia Naprta

Food and drink

It’s newly baked hot cross buns this year!

The making of Mallorcan savoury and sweet Easter pastries is very much a family affair and it begins a week or so before Good Friday.

Andrew Valente

Food and drink

Sweet & savoury Easter treats

The customs and traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries.

Marc Fosh

Edition of 31 March 2023