News of the day 16 February 2024
News / Latest headlines
Property in Mallorca

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30% of home sales in the Balearics in 2023 were to foreigners

General agreement that there is a stabilisation of house prices.

Andrew Ede

Property in Palma, Mallorca with substandard accommodation in the basement

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Two-million-euro fine for police officer who was renting out substandard homes

The fine is the largest that the housing ministry has ever issued.

Andrew Ede

People in Palma, Mallorca

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85% of new residents of the Balearics in 2023 were foreigners

The percentage of foreign-born residents of the Balearics is the highest in Spain.

Andrew Ede

Britons in Mallorca worried about the next cup of tea.

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Britons in a panic as Mallorca runs out of tea!

Britons may have to brave a shortage of some lines of tea.

Humphrey CarterReuters

A man delivers a brutal beating to another in broad daylight in Camp Redó.

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Man beats another in broad daylight in Palma

The National Police have obtained the footage and are investigating the incident.

MDB Digital

The courthouse in Inca.

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Mallorca rat attack knocks out local courthouse

Neighbours have complained that in some streets of Inca the presence of rats “is scary”.

Humphrey CarterJavier Jimenez

School bus driver in Mallorca who was cleared of having been driving under the influence of drugs

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School bus driver in Mallorca who tested positive for drugs is exonerated

Francisco Domínguez had to endure insults and demands that he be sent to prison.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment
The Type 45 destroyer


No ships, no sailors

Admirals have been moaning that they have too fewer ships ,they should have been complaining about the one they do have.

Jason Moore

Countryside crisis


Farmers spark new EU war

It’s not just farmers from across the bloc who are taking aim at Brussels, so too are a number of governments such as Spain.

Humphrey Carter

Hiking in Mallorca


Why can’t we have nice things?

“What is it with humans trashing everything – and since when did fly tippers start hiking? The lack of respect to mother nature is just embarrassing”

Erica Lay

Carnival 2024


Carnival Capers in Mancor de la Vall

Peaceful and quiet it may be, but the inhabitants of Mancor de la Vall are far from retiring or boring.

Peter Clover

Playa de Palma, Mallorca

Majorca tourism

In search of Mallorca's tourism branding excellence

A branding guru has been hired by the Council of Mallorca's tourism department.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
On superyachts, crews often consist of individuals from various cultural backgrounds

Crew focus in Mallorca

Mastering onboard communication for new crew

For new crew members stepping into the dynamic world of luxury yachting, mastering onboard communication is a fundamental skill that transcends job titles.

Erica Lay

Daily Horoscope

What does your horoscope say about you today: Friday, February 16

The current cosmic weather calls on us to expect the unexpected

MDB Digital


What should you do if you come across processionary caterpillars in a public area?

We are currently in the peak season for pine processionary caterpillars.

Ashlee Caliz

Holiday / Airport
Palma does not have the best lost luggage record.


Palma airport loses the fifth most luggage in Europe

Airlines were losing bags last summer at the highest rate for a decade.

Humphrey Carter

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


Find out which ships are in port today

There are two cruise ships visiting the Port of Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Weather / Latest news
Cloudy skies in Mallorca

Latest news

Saturday's weather in Mallorca - Some rain likely

The forecast for Mallorca for Saturday, February 17.

Andrew Ede

Paperwork / Schools
Carnival at The Academy International School


A day of celebration at The Academy School

Carnival honors People of the Past; Valentine's Day fun; art competition winners; students excel in fashion.

The Academy International School

Sport / Real Mallorca
Mallorca-born players (L-R) Abdon Prats, Antonio Sanchez, Javi Llabres.

Real Mallorca

Muriqi’s return boosts Real Mallorca

This Sunday’s opponents have gone off the boil of late but are still formidable opponents.

Monro Bryce

Edition of 16 February 2024