News of the day 29 December 2023
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Son Busquets, old military barracks in Palma, Mallorca

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Squatters charging for rooms at old barracks in Palma

Son Busquets has been abandoned. At the old military barracks there is no security.

Andrew Ede

The ministry has reiterated that vaccines are safe.

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Balearic Health Ministry issues flu and Covid warning

The ministry has urged people to avoid going to work if they have symptoms of illness, whenever possible.

Humphrey Carter

Mercadona will be open in some areas of Mallorca on New Year's Eve.

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Which shops are open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Mallorca?

Mercadona will be open on Sunday from 9am to 3pm in Andratx, Marratxi and Inca.

MDB Digital

Lenny, a Labrador who was poisoned in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca

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Owners of a Labrador poisoned in Puerto Pollensa launch a campaign for justice

The dog played with a ball that had a hole; inside the ball was poisoned cotton.

Andrew Ede

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MAGALUF. TURISMO. Magaluf cierra el mes de julio con números que anticipan su mejor temporada turística. Buenos registros Tant


The Brits are coming to Mallorca next year

What is very clear this year is that the Brits love Mallorca and they will continue to travel to the island.

Jason Moore

The national flags of the member states of the European Union


The future of the EU

The European Union appears to showing a few cracks as it pays tribute to Jacques Delors, the father of European integration.

Humphrey Carter

Violent Night - Official Trailer


Christmas cinematic heroes

“The truth is that watching them is like donning a pair of comfy slippers or a cosy cashmere sweater.”

Anna Nicholas

Mary Earps with her award for Sports Personality of the Year


The buzz around BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

I grew up watching Sports Personality of the Year. It was one of the programmes I always looked forward to at the end of the year.

Richie Prior

Celebrating your birthday over the Christmas holidays


Don’t worry, it’s almost over!

I have to say that I always feel sorry for people who have a birthday over the Christmas holiday period, don’t you?

Frank Leavers

The Sant Silvestre runners in their bright red t-shirts


Countdown to 2024: Weddings, celebrities, and new beginnings in the Soller Valley

New Year’s Eve starts with Sant Silvestre Fun Run from the Marina Tramontana, in Puerto Soller at 4 pm.

Shirley Roberts

New Year's Eve celebrations in Palma


Joy of the Twelve Grapes

According to the ritual, each individual grape, swallowed on a bell strike, guarantees the joy of prosperity through one coming month of the New Year.

Peter Clover

Holiday / Lifestyle

Daily Horoscope

What does your horoscope say about you today: Friday, December 29

Today, we might find that we're craving more fun, adventure and experiences that fuel our sense of hope

Holiday / Airport
Be prepared for new travel rules and regulations next year.


Top tips for travelling to the Balearics next year

UK travellers have been warned that they could end up facing delays and long queues.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Travelling
The MSC Fantasia is one of the ships visiting Palma today


Find out which ships are in port today

The MSC Orchestra is one of the cruise ships in Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Holiday / Attractions
Mississippi Gospel Choir


Mallorca events: What's On from Monday to Thursday

Mallorca hosts concerts, ballet, and events across cities in early January.

Andrew Ede

Weather / Latest news
Mallorca scene

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Saturday's weather in Mallorca

The forecast for Mallorca for Saturday, 30 December.

Andrew Ede

Sport / Real Mallorca
Finishing touches to the South end.

Real Mallorca

Here’s to a better 2024 for R.C.D. Mallorca

The loss of Muriqi with his all-over-the-pitch involvement has been “cataclysmic.”

Monro Bryce

Food and drink / Food and drink
Edition of 29 December 2023