News of the day 29 March 2024
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Cala Major in Palma, Mallorca

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Beachfront hotels and homes could be expropriated because of rising sea level

The Spanish government is understood to be drafting amendment to coastal regulations.

Andrew Ede

The Balearic Port Authority (APB) has installed a steel screen to prevent noise from reaching the city

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The foghorn that woke up Palma's residents is active again

The device was first connected in November and had to be disconnected a day after it was first used, due to complaints from neighbours.

MDB Digital

The Good Friday procession in Palma was marked yesterday by good weather

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Timetable and route for the procession of the Sant Enterrament in Palma

The solemnity and recollection that characterise the procession of the Sant Enterrament make this one of the most moving and spectacular events in Palma's Holy Week.

MDB Digital

A super luxury cruising experience.

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The 400 million euro super yacht heading for Mallorca

The first Four Seasons Yacht features 95 suites with remarkable custom design.

Humphrey Carter

NATO will have a larger presence in the Balearics.

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NATO opens new naval base in the Balearics

Mahon will play a crucial role in Operation Sea Guardian, which focuses on deterrence and protection against terrorist attacks, among other missions.

Humphrey CarterMenorca desk

El Corte Inglés de Jaime III is open on Sunday

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Easter Sunday: Which shops are open?

Many shops are taking advantage of holy week and are closed until Tuesday, 2 April.

MDB Digital

Extra National Police on the beat.

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Easter security ring of steel in Mallorca

The police presence has been increased in various parts of Palma.

Humphrey Carter

Via Crucis on their way to Ses Voltes

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Palma re-enacts the Crucifixion of Christ

A thousand people watched the Easter tradition.

MDB Digital

The municipality of Campanet in Mallorca

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The stressed housing areas of northern Mallorca

What do Alcudia, Buger, Campanet, Pollensa and Sa Pobla have in common?

Andrew Ede

News / Comment


Reborn babies

There are countless reasons why women aren’t having babies any more, but perhaps the overriding one is based on economic constraints.

Anna Nicholas


Leaving money to family members? - Stand-by for a punch-up!

You don’t have be among the usual recognisably rich to any extent - if, when you die may have in terms of property and savings a few hundreds of thousands of pounds to pass on to assorted family members.

Frank Leavers

Gran Via Boulevard in Soller


Easter in Soller: Tradition, tidings, and tasteful delights

In preparation for the returners at Easter the workforce has been busy tidying and finishing projects.

Shirley Roberts

News / Celebs
The three amigos who share a Mallorca connection.


Hollywood legends who love Mallorca get together for dinner

Keitel had plans to shoot part of a film on the island.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
An adult Little Grebe


The red-collard fast sinker

Tucan Marsh in the north of the island is a great place to see them.

Neville James-Davies


Going NoLo – Breaking up with Booze

The alcohol-free drinks market may be comparatively small, but has been growing steadily over the last five years and predicted to keep growing.

Sarah Forge

Daily Horoscope

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

If there's important work to be done, we might want to try and save it for a little later in the day

MDB Digital

Easter bunnies and colourful eggs


Easter Eggstravaganza

And like most fiestas and celebrations here on the island, Easter is also a time for friends and families to reflect, get together.

Peter Clover

Holiday / Beaches
Es Trenc is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca.


Beach bar battle breaks out on Es Trenc

Campos council says it needs extra revenue.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Airport
Pirate taxis cause tension every summer at Palma airport.


How to avoid a 600 euro taxi fine in Mallorca

“Only use official registered or licensed taxis, or reputable transport companies you recognise."

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Travelling
The Marella Explorer 2 is one of the cruise ships visiting Palma today


Find out which ships are in port today

There are three cruise ships visiting Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Weather / Latest news
Cala Bona, Mallorca

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Saturday's weather in Mallorca

The forecast for Mallorca for Saturday, 30 March.

Andrew Ede

Sport / Real Mallorca
Javier Aguirre could be Mexico's coach for a third time next season.

Real Mallorca

Mallorca fans take trains, boats and planes to Seville

Real Mallorca, with nine games left to play, look to be on track to stay in top flight Spanish football for a fourth successive season.

Monro Bryce

Food and drink / Food and drink

Food and drink

Cocktail Hour: The Jazz Lounge by Florencio Cruz - Palma

“The magic of jazz as it was meant to be heard – live, passionate, and infused with the spirit of a bygone era, yet eternally relevant to the present."

Mia Naprta

Food and drink

Eating out in Mallorca: Sa Fumata - Palma

I love trying new cuisines and discovering new flavours in Mallorca.

Mia Naprta

Edition of 29 March 2024