News of the day 20 March 2024
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Photo of Vox representatives in the Son Banya shanty town in Palma, Mallorca

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Operation Checkmate - Police investigating Vox councillor meetings in Son Banya

A Vox councillor at Palma town hall is said to have a close association with the gypsy federation headed by one of 23 people arrested last week.

Andrew Ede

One of the new towers located on the beach of Can Pere Antoni

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Drastic change in the lifeguard towers on Palma's beaches

Since the beginning of March, the old towers have been removed and replaced by new American-style towers.

MDB Digital

Palma, Mallorca

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Over 4,000 people on the waiting list for Balearic government housing

The number of properties the government has is clearly insufficient to meet demand.

Andrew Ede

Former FC Barcelona player Dani Alves in court

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Spanish court sets 1 million euro bail for Dani Alves to be released from prison

The case has attraced significant attention.

MDB Digital & Reuters

The municipal brass band took part in the Salvem sa Rosassa 2024 solidarity event

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Who would steal from the Sa Pobla church collection box?

Some 3,000 euros were raised for repairing damage that was caused by Storm Gloria in January 2020.

Andrew Ede

Agents of the UCO, leaving the headquarters of the Spanish Football Federation

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Spanish police search soccer federation HQ in corruption probe

Police were carrying out a total of 11 searches on unspecified locations across Spain.

MDB Digital & Reuters

News / Comment
Police shortages can arise for a variety of reasons


Summer policing - reasons to be sceptical

The unions have pointed out that policing needs, be these for winter or summer, have changed markedly over the years.

Andrew Ede

An obese person


Fat shaming - or just telling the uncomfortable truth?

Obesity is becoming a long term problem for much of western society.

Frank Leavers

Holiday / Lifestyle

Daily Horoscope

What does your horoscope say about you today: Wednesday, March 20

There's an opportunity for encouraging and healing conversations to take place today

MDB Digital

Holiday / Airport
Passengers at Palma Son Sant Joan Airport, Mallorca


Big fall in the number of international flights at Palma this Easter

The reason seems to be that airlines will still be operating winter schedules.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Travelling


Find out which ships are in port today

There are no cruise ships visiting Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Holiday / Attractions
The Banner Procession in Palma


Holy Week 2024: Times and routes for Palma's processions

Palma is decked out for Holy Week, an event that brings together thousands of the faithful and more and more tourists every year.

Christina BuchetMDB Digital

Weather / Latest news
Arta, Mallorca

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Thursday's weather in Mallorca

The forecast for Mallorca for Thursday, 21 March.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 15 March 2024