News of the day 16 August 2023
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Tourists at a hotel reception in Ibiza

Majorca tourism

Government looking at refunding tourist tax payments by Balearic residents

The formula would involve deductions from income tax declarations.

Andrew Ede

Francina Armengol, ex-president of the Balearics and now a deputy in Congress

Latest headlines

Ex-Balearic president set to become the next speaker of Spain's parliament

Francina Armengol has good relations with parties in Catalonia and the Basque Country.

Andrew Ede

One of the suspects in custody.

Latest headlines

Jail for French gang which allegedly raped Briton in Magalluf

The young men recorded the group sexual assault with their mobile phones.

Humphrey Carter

Wildfire burns on the Canary island of Tenerife

Latest headlines

Wildfire in Tenerife national park prompts village evacuations

In a few hours, the fire has spread to over 300 hectares and there are many secondary fires.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The suspect arriving at court today.

Latest headlines

Mallorca pyromaniac firefighter jailed

All the fires were minor thanks to the rapid response of the fire-fighting services.

Humphrey Carter

Protective fence for turtle's nest on Cala Millor beach, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Volunteers wanted for Cala Millor turtle's nest surveillance

Eggs are due to start hatching towards the end of August.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Francesca holding one of her books


In the S'Arraco studio... with Francesca Pallicer Saballs

Meet local artist Francesca who has drawn a delightful triplet of what essentially seem to be children’s colouring books but sends a message to the visitors to our island that we have a rich cultural history and traditions both in our ways and in our food.

Vicki McLeod

Holiday / Hotels
Sir Richard opening his new hotel in Mallorca.


Sir Richard Branson has trouble with the name of new Mallorca hotel

“Richard Branson’s New Mallorca Hotel Is An Island Paradise"

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Attractions
Sant Bartomeu fiestas in Consell


Mallorca events: What's On from Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 20

This week we celebrate Mare De Déu d'Agost, Sant Bartomeu, Sant Agustí and Sant Joan fiestas. Plus concerts, summer fiestas and LaLiga kicks off on Friday at home with Real Mallorca against Vilarreal.

Andrew Ede

Weather / Latest news
Sport / Other Sports
MLS: Leagues Cup Semifinal-Inter Miami CF at Philadelphia Union

Other Sports

Messi nearly breaks his Mallorca record

Measuring 36.3 yards, Lionel Messi’s 20th minute goal against the Union was one of his longest goal in a club match.

Humphrey CarterReuters

Food and drink / Food and drink
Edition of 11 August 2023