News of the day 22 December 2023
News / Latest headlines

Christmas 2023

Palma's markets to open on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

The vast majority of orders will be collected on Friday and Saturday.

MDB Digital

Residents at a meeting of Alcudia council in Mallorca

Latest headlines

Consensus sought for route of mainland electricity cable in Alcudia

Residents' representatives had a meeting with the mayor and Balearic government officials on Thursday.

Andrew Ede

Dining room at a Mallorca primary school

Latest headlines

Palma school hit by food poisoning

Sixteen children have been affected.

Andrew Ede

Christmas Lottery winners in Palma, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Eights and zeros - El Gordo strikes lucky in Mallorca

The El Gordo numbers are for lottery outlets in five places in Mallorca.

Andrew Ede

Smoking on a bar terrace in Palma, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Tax reduction for no smoking on Palma bar terraces

If establishments 'ban' smoking, they will get five per cent off their tax bills.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment
Many use the "Plaza" for those Christmas Eve lunchtime drinks.

Christmas 2023

Merry Christmas from Soller

Everything will be opening by mid-February...

Shirley Roberts

Balearic Government budget approval


Government in minority in the Balearics

Prohens must just hope that Vox’s wish list gets shorter otherwise she has a big problem.

Jason Moore

Tourists seen on the beach in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands


Learn to love tourists again

Mallorca appears, well for the large part, to have got over its visceral anti-tourism stance but now other parts of Spain have got issues.

Humphrey Carter

Graffiti is a massive problem all the way around the ring road


Navigating Palma's Via Cintura

Now I’m not called Dad Taxi for nothing, I drive that road more or less once a day 7 days a week and sometimes twice.

Richie Prior

Are you ready for your Christmas dinner?


The Christmas day cooking crisis!

“ do wonder what all the fuss has been about - don’t you; but it was worth it wasn’t it…wasn’t it?"

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle

Daily Horoscope

What does your horoscope say about you today: Friday, December 22

We should be able to take care of whatever's on the agenda with efficiency and ease

My biggest advice to any crew, new or old would be to make the most of every experience

Crew focus in Mallorca

Navigating the seas and shores: A yacht chief mate's journey in Mallorca

Meet British Chief Mate Sam Dacombe who has been based in Mallorca working on MY C-Side, a 35m Feadship built in 1972 since 2020.

Erica Lay

Jon Chambers in action racing for Great Britain.


British cycling champion pedalling for the preservation of Mallorca

“I strongly believe that together we can make a lasting impact on preserving the natural beauty of Mallorca and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.”

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Travelling
MSC Orchestra cruise ship


Find out which ships are in port today

The MSC Orchestra is one of the ships visiting the Port of Palma today

Cathy Caliz

The British passport is no longer as powerful as it used to be.


Spanish passport is the most powerful in the world

Bottom of the list is Somalia with Afghanistan and Syria.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Attractions
El Gran Cassanyes magic show


Mallorca events: What's On from Monday to Thursday

Celebrate Christmas in Mallorca with diverse events on December 25-28. Enjoy parties, concerts, comedy, and magic shows across various locations, offering a festive atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

Andrew Ede

Many will eat churros after a night out on New Year's Eve.

Christmas 2023

Where to eat the best churros in Mallorca this Christmas

The island offers numerous places where one can enjoy this delicious sweet.

MDB Digital

Weather / Latest news
Mallorca scene

Latest news

Saturday's weather in Mallorca

The forecast for Mallorca for Saturday, 23 December.

Andrew Ede

Sport / Real Mallorca
Celebrations for Real Mallorca.

Real Mallorca

Best game of the season as Mallorca win 3-2

The second half was a real edge-of-the-seat thriller.

Monro Bryce

Food and drink / Food and drink

Christmas 2023

Christmas Cocktail Hour: El Neo Tapas & Cocktails – Palma

The atmosphere of the bar complemented the innovative food and drink perfectly.

Mia Naprta

Edition of 22 December 2023