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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.

Northern News Spotlight

Puerto Pollensa pavements preventing disabled user accessibility

There is also a very real problem being posed for wheelchair and mobility scooter users as well as parents with push chairs.

Andrew Ede 25/04/2016 00:00

Tourist tax

Tour operators unclear about the tourist tax

Thomas Cook: The tax is "something you probably weren't expecting to pay" and "is sorry the government has decided to bring this in so quickly".

Andrew Ede 14/04/2016 00:00

Tourist tax

The tourist tax: what we know, what we don’t know

The tourist tax - its cost, its collection, its use, its support. Plus questions that still need answering.

Andrew Ede 28/03/2016 00:00

Politics

Sánchez fails for a second time to become prime minister

The result was almost exactly the same as it had been with the first vote on Wednesday: 219 votes against, but 131 in favour.

Andrew Ede 04/03/2016 00:00

Bulletin polls

Bulletin readers agree that bullfighting should be banned in Majorca

82% of you said that parliament should introduce a ban.

Andrew Ede 24/02/2016 00:00

Winter tourism

Puerto Pollensa Open All Year: Meeting tomorrow

Puerto Pollensa was once a popular winter tourism destination with regular winter flights and the resort hopes that the good times will return.

Andrew Ede 24/02/2016 00:00

Bulletin polls

Bulletin readers do not believe Podemos would be a good thing for government

The yes and no votes had been running more or less neck and neck.

Andrew Ede 11/02/2016 00:00

Tourism

More boutique hotels in Palma than other European cities

There are eighteen luxury boutique hotels at present, to which a further five will be added in 2017.

Andrew Ede 28/01/2016 00:00

Online polls

Bulletin readers reject Palma name change

Three-quarters of you disagreed with the plan by Palma town hall.

Andrew Ede 18/01/2016 00:00

Fairs and Fiestas

Blessings, pine-climbing and more demons: Sant Antoni Day

The day is most noted for the blessings of animals - Sant Antoni is the patron of the protection of animals - and these occur all over the island.

Andrew Ede 16/01/2016 00:00

Fairs and Fiestas

The night of fires: Sant Antoni Eve in Majorca

Your comprehensive listing (as comprehensive as possible) of what's going on for the greatest fiesta night of the Majorcan calendar: Sant Antoni Eve.

Andrew Ede 15/01/2016 00:00

Fairs and Fiestas

Majorca's traditional Christmas Eve chant: the Sibil-la

Here is a list of times when it will feature in this evening's Matins services.

Andrew Ede 24/12/2015 00:00

Election 20D

Podemos becomes the second political force in the Balearics

PSOE, which had been the second force in terms of percentage of the vote, saw its position slip to third behind Podemos. Its worst performance ever in the Balearics.

Andrew Ede 21/12/2015 00:00

Election 20D

Election update

The PP has won the election, but how meaningful will this now prove to be?

Andrew Ede 20/12/2015 00:00

Election 20D

Partido Popular wins, but uncertainty is total

PP loses a third of seats in Congress. Rajoy intends to form a government though. PSOE loses seats, but the result is not as catastrophic as had been predicted. The C's perform less well than opinion polls had suggested. Podemos emerges as the third force. PP wins in the Balearics - three seats, but these are two fewer than in 2011.

Andrew Ede 20/12/2015 00:00

Election 20D

Spain votes

It is the most uncertain general election in Spain's post-Franco democratic era.

Andrew Ede 20/12/2015 00:00

Tourist tax

80% of Bulletin readers say no to the tourist tax

What was noticeable about the poll was that initially the rejection of the tax was over 90% but gradually the number in favour increased.

Andrew Ede 13/12/2015 00:00

Tourism

Alcudia to undergo a major facelift

A four-year project, in four phases, that will transform the whole of Bellevue into four-star accommodation.

Andrew Ede 16/11/2015 00:00

Northern News Spotlight

Alcudia business owners seek action on all-inclusive

A commission of half-a-dozen business owners in the Bellevue-Magic main tourism centre of Alcudia is to meet with the town's mayor.

Andrew Ede 25/10/2015 00:00

Northern News Spotlight

Possibilities for the tourist tax in Alcudia and Pollensa

Everyone seems to want a piece of the tourist tax pie, and it's not even been implemented yet.

Andrew Ede 24/10/2015 00:00