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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 in Majorca: 24-30 October

Inca's second fair this coming weekend, Porreres has its fair with a focus on local produce, Port Adriano has another street food festival, and in Paguera there's a weekend of artisan craft. In Can Picafort, demons will be on the prowl on Friday night as part of the Saladina Art Fest.It has been confirmed that the Oktoberfest in Palma can continue; the health and safety issues have been resolved. This Thursday, there will be a special artist appearing, and the event will now continue until 31 October, when there will be a Halloween special.

Andrew Ede 23/10/2016 00:00

Majorca

Corruption, attempted murder and holiday prices: the week in Majorca

Corruption allegations were firmly back on the agenda and Palma town hall was at the centre of them. A celebrated lawyer was pressing a charge of attempted murder. Hoteliers were saying no to UK tour operator requests for prices to come down.

Andrew Ede 23/10/2016 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 17-23 October

A big week for fairs. The first of the four Inca fairs is this weekend. As usual it has an enormous array of different elements - ecology/sustainability; a wine night; gastronomy; music and more. Elsewhere, there are fairs in Campos, Consell (demons on Saturday night), Felanitx and Santanyi. On a musical note, the Balearic Symphony Orchestra starts its new season on Thursday. Palma's Oktoberfest begins, also on Thursday, and Tapalma 2016 gets under way on Wednesday.

Andrew Ede 16/10/2016 00:00

Majorca

People, planes and poverty: the week in Majorca

Significant population growth - resident and tourist - was being forecast. The "saturation" arguments were now including seaplanes. It was time for winter tourism talk. And the poor were very much still with us.

Andrew Ede 16/10/2016 00:00

Majorca

Appalling and all-including: the week in Majorca

Police had to deal with the grim and the nasty but provided a hero. There was rain and there was the tourism minister talking all-inclusives, holiday rentals and tourist tax.

Andrew Ede 09/10/2016 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 10-16 October

Fairs in Algaida and Llucmajor this weekend. In the case of Llucmajor on Sunday it is the fourth and final fair (notwithstanding the mini-fair on Monday next week). The Llucmajor Show is also on; it starts on Friday. Algaida's fair is on Saturday: artisan and "alternative" products plus more. The last days of Santa Ponsa's Oktoberfest: it finishes on Wednesday. On Sunday, a day of music and attractions at Puerto Alcudia's Hidropark. The headlining act is Love of Lesbian, one of Spain's leading indie-rock bands.

Andrew Ede 09/10/2016 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 3-9 October

The Legends Cup ATP Champions Tour event is at Palma Sport & Tennis Club for four days from Thursday. Llucmajor has its next fair on Sunday. There is a good deal of gastronomy knocking around, such as Cala Ratjada's fresh fish weekend that starts on Friday and Puerto Soller's fishy fair on Saturday.

Andrew Ede 02/10/2016 00:00

Majorca

Tourist tax, rentals, ice-cream, prostitutes: the week in Majorca

The hoteliers federation's challenge to the tourist tax was accepted, Airbnb was in the firing-line, police were being dismissed, the ice-cream saga of Pollensa continued and Calvia was no longer taking prostitutes to court.

Andrew Ede 02/10/2016 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 26 September-2 October

Autumn's here and so are Majorca's fairs. This coming week there are fairs in Alaro, Alcudia, Esporles and Llucmajor. There is also a major fair of different types of music at various locations in Palma from Wednesday. Santa Ponsa's Oktoberfest starts on Thursday. And Cala Ratjada's fireworks display, postponed from the summer fiestas, is on Wednesday.

Andrew Ede 25/09/2016 00:00

Majorca

Tourist limits, rain and fatalities: the week in Majorca

The tourist tax and tourist limits were again the focus of debate, a shopping complex opened, plastic bags were on the agenda, it rained, and two more people lost their lives on Majorca's roads.

Andrew Ede 25/09/2016 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 19-25 September

The grand festival of sport at the Rafa Nadal Sports Centre on Sunday. Nadal, John McEnroe, Barcelona and Real Madrid football veterans in action. Cala Millor tourist fiestas run all week. Main events are from Friday to Sunday, including the "night of fire" (demons and fireworks) on Sunday. Binissalem has a demons' spectacular in the early hours of Saturday, and its wine fair is on Saturday and Sunday.

Andrew Ede 18/09/2016 00:00

Majorca

Turning off water and another road tragedy: the week in Majorca

The water crisis meant that beach showers were being turned off. Palma's mayor insisted there was no tourist "saturation". Jaume Matas had struck a deal. And a drunk driver ended a father's life.

Andrew Ede 18/09/2016 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 12-18 September

Binissalem has its grand grape battle on Saturday, the same day as Bunyola has its underwear run and party. Palma's Night of Art is this Saturday, and Esporles has three days of culture in the form of circus, theatre, food and more. UPDATE - Cala Millor's tourist fiestas start on Sunday.

Andrew Ede 11/09/2016 00:00

Majorca

Water crisis, tourism awards and fraud: the week in Majorca

The water shortage sounded ever more serious and tourism was being blamed for it. Sustainability was receiving prizes. Fraud was stalking the all-inclusives of Majorca.

Andrew Ede 11/09/2016 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 5-11 September

Santa Ponsa fireworks on Sunday have been cancelled. Calvia town hall says the company staging the fireworks' display had not got safety clearance from the national government's delegation.

Andrew Ede 04/09/2016 00:00

Majorca

Superyachts, beach occupations and tragedy: the week in Majorca

Superyachts were not so super when it came to environmentalist outrage, beaches required order restoring, including the sale of their pebbles, and there was a tragic road accident.

Andrew Ede 04/09/2016 00:00

Puerto Pollensa

Council of Majorca commits to Puerto Pollensa pedestrianisation funding

The principal concern with the second phase of the project had been with a guaranteed half a million euros funding from the Council of Majorca.

Andrew Ede 02/09/2016 00:00

Majorca

What's on in Majorca: 29 August-4 September

Another big week of fiestas: Santa Ponsa's Rei en Jaume get under way; Santa Margalida has the famed La Beata procession on Sunday; Fornalutx stages (perhaps for the last time) its controversial bull-run; Vilafranca has its messy melon battle; and Palma its giant water fight. Danny Howard and Tinie Tempah in Magalluf. La Bohème in Andratx, Canyamel, Palma and Pollensa.

Andrew Ede 28/08/2016 00:00

Majorca

Disappearing terraces and road death: the week in Majorca

Results of a survey into tourism sustainability raised a question as to how the public interprets "sustainability", Palma's terraces were becoming a battleground once more, road safety was highlighted with a tragic death and there were some odd poles in the Tramuntana.

Andrew Ede 28/08/2016 00:00

Online polls

Bulletin readers against the "eradication" of low-star hotels

The vote against was 55%, with 41% in favour.

Andrew Ede 23/08/2016 00:00