News of the day 19 December 2023
News / Latest headlines
Holiday villa in Mallorca

Majorca tourism

Balearic holiday rental rules exceed regional powers

Regional legislation hasn't been challenged by the Spanish government, but it could be.

Andrew Ede

Sa Foradada in Deya, Mallorca

Latest headlines

No to mooring for "cruise-type vessels" in Sa Foradada, Deya

Would entail "massive disembarkation of people in such a small cove".

Andrew Ede

An electric carriage which will replace the horse-drawn carriage

Latest headlines

Alcudia makes the move to replacing horse-drawn carriages

As it is, the first electric carriages are unlikely to appear before the 2025 season, given the long lead times.

Andrew Ede

Mercadona will make an exception and open on Sunday 24.

Christmas 2023

Christmas Eve trolley dash: Supermarket and shopping centre opening hours

For your British goodies, Nice Price in Costa d'en Blanes will be open on Christmas Eve (Sunday 24) from 10am to 2pm

MDB Digital

News / Celebs
Some of the Kate Middleton costumes for The Crown were found in Mallorca.


Kate Middleton’s The Crown wardrobe found on sale in Mallorca

Palma charity shop saved the day for costume designers.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Sean Judkins at CrossFit Mallorca


The Mallorca challenge: "Just one more, every day"

Meet Sean Judkins who has come up with a plan which everyone can join in with: the 366 Burpee Challenge.

Vicki McLeod

Daily Horoscope

What does your horoscope say about you today: Tuesday, December 19

There's a gentle vibe in the air that can be beneficial for creative purposes and humanitarian work

Holiday / Hotels
A suite at the new Hotel Formentor in Pollensa, Mallorca


Inside the new Hotel Formentor

When it reopens, the Hotel Formentor will be the most expensive hotel in Spain.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Travelling


Find out which ships are in port today

The Costa Smeralda is visiting the Port of Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Holiday / Attractions
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom | Trailer


Jason Mamoa is back with "Aquaman" sequel this Christmas

All film times and listings have been updated for the weekend.

Christina Buchet

Weather / Latest news
There was some frost on Monday night, but a glorious sunny Tuesday,

Latest news

Mallorca freezes

Temperatures during the day are above the norm for the time of year.

Humphrey Carter

Gorg Blau reservoir in Mallorca at low capacity

Latest news

Third driest autumn on record in the Balearics

And the fourth warmest autumn on record.

Andrew Ede

Frosty in Soller, Mallorca

Latest news

Wednesday's weather in Mallorca - Christmas Day looking good

The forecast for Mallorca for Wednesday, December 20.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 15 December 2023