News of the day 12 May 2023
News / Latest headlines
Music event at the Palma bullring in Mallorca

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Palma bullring German festival complied with noise regulations

Apps only provide "indicative values"; it is the police sound level meters that matter.

Andrew Ede

Party boat in Palma, Mallorca

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Palma residents denounce noise from party boat

Residents say they have been suffering from the noise for years.

Andrew Ede

Check the rules and regfulations if staying in Magalluf this year.

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Mind your Ps and Qs in Mallorca this summer

Practices that are dangerous to life are strictly forbidden.

Humphrey Carter

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Hackers sold foreigners police appointments

The leaders of the gang set up a company that rented out the bot out to intermediaries who then sold the appointments.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Buggies in a pedestrian area of Arta, Mallorca

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Buggies "invade" the centre of Arta

The mayor would like to think that it was due to "carelessness".

Andrew Ede

The road to Formentor collapsed by cars

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Formentor - Where will the traffic ‘collapse’ be this summer?

There has already been some evidence of collapse and saturation, but when the annual restrictions start on June 1, they are supposed to prevent both of these unfortunate traffic situations.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
The swim is expected to take 70 hours


In the water with... Neil Agius

He is going to attempt to swim 160 km from Mallorca around the west coast of Ibiza touching land on the eastern coast of Ibiza.

Vicki McLeod

Moors and Christans in Puerto Soller


Soller gets ready to battle it out!

“A full programme of Soller events and observances which are of equal importance in the eyes of the Solleric this weekend...”

Shirley Roberts

The Moors and Christians re-enactment in Pollensa which takes place in August


Propaganda, legend and the curious fact of the pirates of Soller

The whole of the Balearics was at the mercy of pirates.

Andrew Ede

Road works always comes with plenty of noise


Silence is Golden in Mallorca

“We always knew, even before we moved here, that Spain and Mallorca were both classified as a noisy lot, but until you live within the hub of excitement and uproar, you don’t really appreciate just how noisy a Mediterranean lifestyle can be...”

Peter Clover

Holiday / Hotels


Mallorca hotel giant reports big increase in revenue

Total revenue in the quarter stood at 396 million euros

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday / Airport
Air Nostrum is already taking industrial action.


Spanish pilots' union threatens strikes by all airlines this summer

Union wants to involve all sectors of the airline industry.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Travelling
The Costa Favolosa is in Palma today


Find out which ships are in port today

The Costa Favolosa and the MSC Seaview are scheduled to visit Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Holiday / Attractions
Countdown to MLF: Pre Parties, plus collecting your wristbands and transport


Countdown to MLF: Pre Parties, plus collecting your wristbands and transport

Avoid long queues on the day and get your wristbands in advance at Porto Pi.

Ashlee Caliz

Weather / Latest news
Hail in Cala Ratjada, Mallorca

Latest news

Saturday's weather in Mallorca

The forecast for Mallorca for Saturday, May 13.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Paperwork / Paperwork
Paper driving licences without a photograph are not being recognised.


Shock UK driving licence exchange hitch in Spain

DVLA is well aware of this latest problem and has a special British government document.

Humphrey Carter

Digital Nomad Visa


Spain’s Digital Nomad Visa and tax benefits

The new Digital Nomad Visa enables UK and other non-EU nationals to live and work remotely in Spain, plus provides tax advantages.

Cathal Rochford, Partner Blevins Franks

Paperwork / Living
The restaurant is a meeting place for young and old, locals and visitors alike, and is affectionately known as the 'Puigpunyent living room


LIVING BLUE MALLORCA offers for sale an emblematic property in Puigpunyent

This is an exceptional opportunity for those looking to invest in the island as it features a special design style from one of Europe's top designers

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sport / Real Mallorca
Muscle-bound Kang In Lee.

Real Mallorca

Will Real Mallorca be “on the beach” tonight?

Atletico Madrid are ready to make a move for their first Summer signing target, RCD Mallorca’s South Korean star Kang In Lee.

Monro Bryce

Food and drink / Food and drink
Spanish desserts: Flan

Food and drink

Simple Spanish desserts

At its heart, crème caramel or “Flan” is nothing but a winning combination of just two basic components…custard and caramel.

Marc Fosh

Edition of 12 May 2023