News of the day 15 December 2023
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Olivar Market in Palma, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Food and drink for a Mallorca Christmas 23% more expensive than two years ago

Popular food for Christmas, such as suckling pig, is well up in price.

Andrew Ede

Guardia Civil drugs operation in Mallorca

Latest headlines

Arrests in Mallorca linked to massive drugs seizure on the mainland

An operation was set up after a truck was intercepted in Palma in August.

Andrew Ede

Rodrigo Rato arriving in court.

Latest headlines

Former deputy Spanish prime minister could face long jail term in corruption trial

Analysis of documents showed an unjustified increase of more than 15.6 million euros in his wealth during this period, the prosecutor added.

By Jesús Aguado

News / Comment
Marga Prohens came to power earlier this year


When left means right

No radical change in government policy, easy to miss the change in Balearic government.

Jason Moore

Hundreds of people on the beach of La Concha in San Sebastian


Northern Spain looking tasty

Spain has so much to offer as a holiday destination and northern Spain is starting to attract some serious attention

Humphrey Carter

The Meat & Fish Society


Cheers to local delights and festive giving in Mallorca

Discover a unique Christmas shopping experience that supports local businesses. From gourmet provisions to exquisite wines, and a chance to give back to charities, make your holiday season special.

Richie Prior

Holiday / Lifestyle

Daily Horoscope

What does your horoscope say about you today: Friday, December 15

Many of us may be scrambling to get as much done as we can before officially checking out for the holidays

View of Palma's port with several yachts

Crew focus in Mallorca

I want to work on a superyacht. How do I get my first yacht job? Part One

The best time to get here is March to May. That’s when the majority of yachts who’ve wintered here will start looking for their summer crew...

Erica Lay

Christmas shoppers on Oxford Street in London


Christmas mobile zombies

The joy of a visit to London at this time of year is, of course, to see the Christmas lights and ingenious festive displays. I remember feeling that same sense of wonderment while visiting New York one December.

Anna Nicholas

Holiday / Airport
Long passport control queues at Palma airport.


Risk of passport control meltdown at Palma airport

Further complication for arrivals from the UK.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Travelling
MSC Fantasia cruise ship


Find out which ships are in port today

The MSC Fantasia is visiting the Port of Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Holiday rental property in Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Holiday rental prices in Mallorca have risen eleven per cent

And are forecast to increase a further nine per cent in 2024.

Andrew Ede

Weather / Latest news
Dragonera island off Mallorca

Latest news

Saturday's weather in Mallorca

The forecast for Mallorca for Saturday, 16 December.

Andrew Ede

Paperwork / Schools
Students from Queen's College during their projects


Preparations for Christmas at Queen's College

Queen's College Christmas Fair raised 11,000 euros for charities and Year 2 students explored Florence Nightingale's history with creative projects and fostering understanding.

Queen's College

Sport / Real Mallorca
Mallorca goalkeeper Pedrag Rajkovic.

Real Mallorca

Potential “banana skin” game for R.C.D. Mallorca

Let’s just hope Mallorca can get another three points to get them away from the dreaded relegation zone and up to mid-table obscurity.

Monro Bryce

Food and drink / Food and drink

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Sakana - Palmanova

I would say definitely give it a go if you love either sushi or South East Asian cuisine in general!

Mia Naprta

Edition of 15 December 2023