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Environment

Balearic firefighting budget up in 2015

Andalusia, for example, has over four million hectares of forest, while the Balearic Islands between them have just 223,000.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 20/08/2015 00:00

Environment

Risks from climate change in the Mediterranean

The World Wildlife Fund has warned that sea level could rise by up to 59 centimetres this century.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 20/08/2015 00:00

Airports

Fresh boost for possible more winter flights

Aena, the airports authority, is being forced to reduce its tariffs by 1.9% next year.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 19/08/2015 00:00

Cala Ratjada

Campaign for greater civic responsibility in Cala Ratjada

Capdepera’s town hall has launched a campaign called "Pla Bon Dia" (the hello or good morning plan).

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 19/08/2015 00:00

Environment

Fishermen seek larger marine reserve off Soller

The town hall in Soller has asked the regional government to support the creation of a marine reserve off the Soller coast.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 19/08/2015 00:00

Palacio de Congresos

Public control of Palma convention centre proposed

"It is worth 60 million euros. This is the cost of the work and the land. Selling it for 40 million means it is 20 million cheaper. The politicians decide, but I’m talking maths."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 19/08/2015 00:00

Bullfighting

Moves to ban bullfighting across Balearics

"We have the commitment of parliament to put an end to bullfighting in the Balearics.”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 18/08/2015 00:00

Health

Town hall prohibits tap water consumption

Analysis of water quality reveals an excess of nitrates.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 18/08/2015 00:00

Animal welfare

Summer increase in animals taken in by Son Reus

The animal protection centre in Son Reus has experienced, as every year, an increase in the number of animals it admits during the summer.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 17/08/2015 00:00

Airlines

Low-cost passengers boom in the Balearics

Traditional airlines had very similar figures for the first seven months, moving 20.63 million passengers, a much lower percentage increase though - up 1.6%.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 17/08/2015 00:00

Technology

15% of people in the Balearics are phone addicts

Addictive behaviour, previously impossible, is now being displayed because of new technologies and smartphones in particular.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 17/08/2015 00:00

Weather

Church damaged by bolt of lightning

At midday Monday, a bolt of lightning caused considerable damage to the Mont-Sion church in Porreres.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 17/08/2015 00:00

Fiestas

Cossiers defy the elements

The Cossiers of Montuiri will be dancing again this coming Sunday evening, 23 August (from 6.30pm).

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 16/08/2015 00:00

Tourism

Barceló will impose standards for holiday apartment legalisation

Regional tourism minister, Vice-President Biel Barceló, has told hoteliers from Ibiza and Formentera that there will be no “massive” legalisation of private apartments for holiday rental.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 14/08/2015 00:00

Animal welfare

Blood tests for Palma’s horses

"The municipal vets are, in the meantime, carrying out three inspections a day, three days a week."

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 14/08/2015 00:00

Terraces

Alternatives for Born terraces being considered

The problem along the Born is not one of overcrowding but of ensuring “emblematic spaces” are kept for the people of the city.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 13/08/2015 00:00

Roads

Environmentalists want slow lanes for Llucmajor-Campos road

GOB said that it had wanted to address the “urgent” matter of the road.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 13/08/2015 00:00

Police

Body of man found near Felanitx

The Guardia Civil has launched an investigation into the death of a man found on the outskirts of Felanitx.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 12/08/2015 00:00

Soller tunnel

Call to scrap Soller tunnel toll

Topics discussed included the renewal of fleets through introducing electric vehicles, coaches run on gas and LPG

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 12/08/2015 00:00

Pollution

International action needed to tackle plastic pollution: GOB

The root of the problem of the waste has to be addressed.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter 12/08/2015 00:00