News of the day 18 August 2023
News / Latest headlines
La Fortalesa on the Bay of Pollensa, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Visits by the public to Pollensa's La Fortalesa closer to becoming a reality

Members of the public can't visit but La Fortalesa is a venue for 'VIP' weddings.

Andrew Ede

Police in Playa de Palma, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Over 400 arrests in Playa de Palma this summer

The joint National and Palma Police operation started in June.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

A view of Calvia.

Latest headlines

Mallorca home to the most expensive streets in Spain

In the Balearics, the most expensive street is Paseo del Mar, in Calvia,

Humphrey Carter

The protest in Alcudia.

Latest headlines

Anti-tourism march in top Mallorca resort

Fears that Alcudia is "losing its identity in leaps and bounds and the residents are being displaced”.

Humphrey Carter

Colonel Alberto Sevilla Seguí and Mayor Martí March discussed various issues of collaboration between the two institutions

Latest headlines

Fancy staying at Puerto Pollensa’s military base?

The base is rarely open to the public, while the neighbouring La Fortalesa is only open to TV series production crews and actors as well as to brides and grooms plus guests for sports personalities’ weddings.

Andrew Ede

Mallorca summer tourism

Majorca tourism

Mixed messages: What actually do Mallorca’s hoteliers want?

Palma Son Sant Joan counted 4,378,210 passengers in July, an increase of 5.9% compared with last year.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment
The city’s hydrogen buses are not working


When communicating Mallorca’s hydrogen bombs

Truly staggering that the government knew nothing about the Lloseta plant fault.

Andrew Ede

NIt de l'Art in Soller


Soller Fiesta Frenzy: Preparing for the ultimate celebration!

“Come and see us today and stay for the great ‘Night of Art’where music and art combine around every corner...”

Shirley Roberts

FIFA Women's World Cup semi-final - Australia vs England


Women's World Cup: It’s the Lionesses versus La Roja on Sunday

I’m in a little dilemma, my country of birth is going to play in the Women’s World Cup Final against the country that has been my home for the last 34 years. Where will my allegiance fall?

Richie Prior

Tattoos on everywhere and everyone


Please tell generation Z that ageism cuts both ways!

It is my task today to list certain things that we the more mature elements of society - say and do, that may, or may not, get on the nerves of a younger generation.

Frank Leavers

News / Celebs
So who has been spicing up Ibiza?


Spice Girl gets Sporty in the Balearics

Chisholm is the female artist with most songs at number one in the UK ranking history.

Humphrey Carter

British star James ‘Arg’ Argent will be in Palmanova this weekend


Diary of a news and celebrity photographer in Mallorca

For years, photographers who work in Mallorca looking for celebrities have been saying that in August, once the King and Queen of Spain finish their stay at the Marivent, it seems that the celebrities disappear.

Joan Llado

Jeff Bezos's new super yacht in the Bay of Palma.


Amazon founder’s billionaire cruise which began in Mallorca continues

Bezos took possession of the 500 million dollar Kudos in the Bay of Palma.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Hundreds of tourists on the beach in Benidorm


Bag that sunbed in Mallorca!

“For years, the sad ritual of ‘claiming’ sun beds within the hotel industry has long been a problem, worldwide...”

Peter Clover

Holiday / Airport
Flights to Mallorca from Gatwick are not expected to be disrupted this weekend.


Good news for Britons heading for Mallorca, Gatwick strikes off

Strike action planned from Friday August 25 until Monday August 28 could still go ahead as scheduled.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Travelling
Eurowings plane at Palma Son Sant Joan Airport, Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Germany's Eurowings increasing summer and winter flights to Mallorca

"Winter looks great on the island," says the CEO of Eurowings.

Andrew Ede

Weather / Latest news
Sea temperatures in Mallorca higher than usual.

Latest news

Mallorca sea temperature is 28ºC, three degrees above normal

Next week will begin with a rise in temperatures on Monday.

Humphrey Carter

Island life / Paperwork
The UK has endured persistently high inflation


Inflation update and planning ahead to protect our savings

It has been two years now since inflation began to climb and we were soon noticing the higher cost of living. Prices peaked last autumn and the situation is improving now.

Cathal Rochford, Partner Blevins Franks

Sport / Real Mallorca
Dani Rodriguez (R).

Real Mallorca

Darder “fever” to hit Son Moix tonight

Another weapon Mallorca have this season is the height of some of our players.

Monro Bryce

Sport / Other Sports
Cata Coll in action in Sweden.

Other Sports

Mallorca all set for Spain v England World Cup final

Growing up Mallorcan 'keeper played as a centre half.

Humphrey CarterReuters

Edition of 18 August 2023