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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

Scotland's flights and hotel prices: the week in Majorca

Ryanair dropped something of a bombshell, the hoteliers and tour operators continued to row, the British Consulate was involved in the holiday compensation claims scam, and the president of the Balearic parliament copped for criticism.

Andrew Ede 19/03/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 20-26 March

The Son Ferriol (Palma) fair on Sunday. Abba - Dancing Queen show at Palma's auditorium on Friday, and "Cinderella" on Saturday and Sunday (also at the auditorium).

Andrew Ede 19/03/2017 00:00

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Andrew Ede 16/03/2017 00:00

Majorca

One more time, it's saturation: the week in Majorca

Politicians, hoteliers, tour operators were arguing over saturation and prices in Berlin. Palma hoteliers were having a pop at the town hall. The taxi drivers were planning a vote. And a luxury yacht was no more.

Andrew Ede 12/03/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 13-19 March

It's Saint Paddy's Day on Friday, but Santa Ponsa will be waiting until Sunday for the celebrations. On the day itself, Shamrock on Palma's Paseo Marítimo has a night of Irish music (and some which isn't). The Balearic Symphony Orchestra season at Palma's auditorium continues this Thursday with a performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging concertos of them all.

Andrew Ede 12/03/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 6-12 March

The Classic Car Rally returns: three days Thursday to Saturday. Marratxi's ceramics fair and Palma's funfair continue. Palmanyola's fair is at the weekend and features a demons' fire-run on the Saturday evening.

Andrew Ede 05/03/2017 00:00

Majorca

Cursach, cockerels and foreigners: the week in Majorca

The startling story of the week was the arrest of Tolo Cursach. In Palma they were agonising over foreign property buyers and holiday rentals. The government made another announcement about Son Dureta. And animal-welfare stories concerned the Pollensa cockerel and the bull of Fornalutx.

Andrew Ede 04/03/2017 00:00

Majorca

Strikes, flights and Urdangarin: the week in Majorca

The husband of Princess Cristina was at liberty, everyone seemed to be planning on going on strike, there were worries about an increased number of flights, and it was revealed that it will cost half a million euros to change the name of the airport.

Andrew Ede 26/02/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 27 February-5 March

Celebrations for Balearics Day, which is 1 March but stuff is happening before then. Carnival comes to an end with the "burial of the sardine" (the ceremony in Portol, Marratxi is the best known). Marratxi is the place for one of Majorca's more important fairs - the "fira fang" (ceramics), which starts on Saturday.

Andrew Ede 26/02/2017 00:00

Majorca

Carnival what's on in Majorca: 20-26 February

Carnival weekend coming up. Listed here are times for parades, balls, etc. for most places in Majorca. Highlights otherwise include the return of Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang, who is at the auditorium in Palma on Wednesday.

Andrew Ede 19/02/2017 00:00

Nóos trial

The Nóos verdicts: no real surprise

"We have endured years during which corruption has taken its toll, and now is the time to clean up the wounds of that corruption."

Andrew Ede 18/02/2017 00:00

Majorca

Forces of nature, goats and rentals: the week in Majorca

The consequences of bad weather and olive ebola were more evident. There was outrage over a secretive goat cull in Calvia. And Palma's mayor was wanting the state to intervene in holiday rentals.

Andrew Ede 12/02/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 13-19 February

The Lebanese violinist Ara Malikian is now playing three dates at the Trui Theatre - Thursday and Sunday are not sold out; Brothers in Band (Dire Straits tribute) are at the auditorium on Saturday; and Tomeu Penya continues his intimate acoustic tour with two dates in Sa Pobla at the weekend.

Andrew Ede 12/02/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 6-12 February

Highlights of the week: the fine Ibiza-based jazz funk outfit Lemon Emigrants at the Sala Fornal in Manacor on Saturday; pianist Brenno Ambrosini as part of the Beethoven Festival at the Sa Nostra Cultural Centre in Palma on Wednesday; and a tribute concert for Rafel Nadal (the tennis player's grandfather) featuring the Balearics Youth Orchestra at the Manacor Theatre on Sunday.

Andrew Ede 05/02/2017 00:00

Majorca

Floods, pestilence and protest: the week in Majorca

There was confusion over flood aid; olive ebola began to look deadly serious; the transport ministry had designs on central reservations and continued to lock horns with taxi drivers; town halls were being insulted; and they were crying over an ice-cream kiosk.

Andrew Ede 04/02/2017 00:00

Entertainment

The legendary Beach Boys playing Palma in June

The Beach Boys' story is one that has provided a legacy of some of the finest pop music ever made.

Andrew Ede 01/02/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 31 January-5 February

The almond blossom fair in Son Servera on Sunday; a "Mamma Mia" sing-along at Palma's Trui Theatre on Friday; one of Spain's leading pop-rock groups - La Oreja de Van Gogh - at Palma's auditorium on Saturday; and the Mallorca Gay Men's Chorus with "Jazz Do It", also in Son Servera on Sunday.

Andrew Ede 29/01/2017 00:00

Majorca

Water week in Majorca: floods, tourist tax and rates

Farmers were faced with flooded fields, electricity was costing more, Palma refused to budge on its water rate and was demanding more tourist tax revenue, public opinion was against holiday rentals, and taxi drivers were getting angrier.

Andrew Ede 28/01/2017 00:00

Majorca

Snow, saturation, TripAdvisor sanction: the week in Majorca

There was a spot of weather, hoteliers were blaming holiday rentals for saturation, a minister was concerned about talk of "tourismphobia", and a top chef learned that TripAdvisor can be costly.

Andrew Ede 22/01/2017 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 23-29 January

Things go rather quiet after the Antoni and Sebastià fiestas and would be quieter still if it weren't for events that have been rearranged because of the lousy weather. So, on Sunday (29 January), the Palma correfoc will take place (weather permitting) as will the children's Sant Sebastià Petit. Otherwise, one of the highlights is the sound of Glenn Miller at Palma's auditorium on Friday.

Andrew Ede 22/01/2017 00:00