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Andrew Ede
Andrew Ede

Background in business publishing. Started an online blog about Mallorca in 2005, which went daily in 2007, covering culture, environment, history, politics, tourism and more. Became a regular contributor to the Bulletin in 2010 before joining the staff a few years later.

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 19-25 June

The fiestas really crank up now. The feast day for Sant Joan is Saturday. There is Palma's Nit de Foc with ten demons' gangs on the Friday night. Deya's correfoc is on Sunday. Sant Pere fiestas start in Puerto Alcudia on Thursday; Sant Marçal in Marratxi on Friday. The Hairy Johns are out in Felanitx, Sant Joan and Sant Llorenç on Saturday. For World Music Day (Wednesday) there are two major free, open-air events in Palma. Tinie Tempah is in Magalluf on Tuesday.

Andrew Ede 18/06/2017 00:00

Majorca

Kit-off and failed kidnapping: the week in Majorca

Tourists behaving badly were seemingly everywhere. A British holidaymaker said a woman attempted to snatch her two-year-old daughter. Hotel security was in the spotlight. And the Guardia Civil were determined to "destroy" the sale of drugs.

Andrew Ede 18/06/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 12-18 June

The summer fiestas are now with us. The Sant Joan Fiestas are the first major ones, and Muro gets things off with a real bang on Friday night with a demons' spectacular. The BH Mallorca season in Magalluf gets under way on Thursday with Steve Aoki. The excellent Summer Pie weekend of indie/folk rock returns to Es Baluard, and The Beach Boys are at Son Fusteret on Sunday.

Andrew Ede 11/06/2017 00:00

Majorca

Police on the beaches: the week in Majorca

The Guardia Civil intervened in beach unruliness, there were worries about the lack of local police, the fight against false compensation claims was having some success, and there was a curious plan for the bay of Palma.

Andrew Ede 11/06/2017 00:00

UK election

Bulletin readers make it May by a landslide

The Tories obtained well over 50% of the votes.

Andrew Ede 08/06/2017 00:00

Majorca

Cursach, rentals, drugs: the week in Majorca

The Cursach affair was constantly in the news, the government was seeking a solution to illegal selling, the holiday rentals' legislation was debated in parliament, and there was yet another drugs operation.

Andrew Ede 04/06/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 5-11 June

Marina Day at Puerto Alcudia's Alcudiamar on Saturday. Selva has its "herbs" fair, with myrtle the star attraction on Sunday and demons about at midnight on Saturday. Son Servera has a night of art on Saturday and its fair on Sunday. One of the world's finest Elvis acts is at Palma's Trui Theatre on Saturday, and Spain's National Dance Company teams up with the Balearic Symphony Orchestra for Johan Inger's interpretation of "Carmen" at the Teatre Principal in Palma.

Andrew Ede 04/06/2017 00:00

Law

False compensation claims are now an "epidemic"

People acting on behalf of the claims farmers in resorts are on commissions of one hundred euros per claim.

Andrew Ede 31/05/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 29 May-4 June

Manacor's second weekend of its spring fairs, with cossier dancers on Sunday. Lloseta has its shoes fair. It's Arta's beer festival on Friday evening and all Saturday. Sa Pobla goes gastronomic with potatoes. British pianist James Rhodes is in Palma on Sunday. Ricky Martin at Palma Arena on Wednesday is sold out.

Andrew Ede 28/05/2017 00:00

Majorca

Poor image and illegal activities: the week in Majorca

There was a poor image - at the airport and on the beaches. There were illegal properties and there was illegal selling.

Andrew Ede 28/05/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 22-28 May

Can Picafort's nautical fair and seafood gastronomy this weekend. Cossier folk dancers in Alaro and Manacor, a prehistory fair in Arta, ecological fair in Puigpunyent, the orange fair in Soller, the Posidonia Festival in Deya on Saturday, and the Palma book fair in the Passeig Born starts on Friday. Cala d'Or jazz over the weekend.

Andrew Ede 21/05/2017 00:00

Majorca

Murder, immigrants and "touristification": the week in Majorca

There was a brutal murder in Sencelles, there was an assault in Soller, there were illegal immigrants. There was also a new word - "touristification" - and much about tourism quality.

Andrew Ede 20/05/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 15-21 May

Capdepera's hugely popular mediaeval market from Friday to Sunday. Wine days all week in the Binissalem region. The festival of traditional tattoo in Santa Ponsa from Wednesday, and Alcudia's Andalusian Feria de Abril is also from Friday until Sunday.

Andrew Ede 14/05/2017 00:00

Majorca

Flags, tax and plastic: the week in Majorca

Blue Flags were being awarded or taken away, bans on plastic were announced, and the government was looking at a higher tourist tax.

Andrew Ede 14/05/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 8-14 May

Soller's fair (note that the Moors and Christians are on 15 May) plus fairs in Campanet (demons' fire-run on Saturday night), Campos, Felanitx, Lloret, Son Carrió. Inca's Dijous Gros fair on Thursday. The Mallorca Live Festival in Magalluf with The Charlatans, Placebo and many others. And the Mallorca Wine Days week starts on Saturday.

Andrew Ede 07/05/2017 00:00

Majorca

Detectives, Airbnb and fires: the week in Majorca

Private detectives were heading for Majorca, the university defended Airbnb, Palma was back on the bikini trail, Magalluf was being favoured, and fires greeted the start of the fire-prevention campaign.

Andrew Ede 06/05/2017 00:00

Emergencies

Alcudia mountain blaze

There was a fire on Monday evening on the Sant Martí mountain in Alcudia.

Andrew Ede 01/05/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 1-7 May

A packed week. One of the oldest, if not the oldest of Majorca's fairs - Sineu's on Sunday. Europe Day in Palmanova, the Pollensa Wine Fair at the weekend, Beer Palma all week, the Moscow Ballet on Wednesday, and a weekend of street circus in Alcudia.

Andrew Ede 30/04/2017 00:00

Majorca

Noise and death: the week in Majorca

They were protesting about sound limiters in Calvia, they were limiting traffic, and the hoteliers were making threats. In Magalluf, Adrian O'Kane lost his life.

Andrew Ede 29/04/2017 00:00