Etiqueta 'Majorca'
The Siesta apartment complex in Costa de la Calma.

Crime

British woman strangled to death in Costa de la Calma, police hold husband

Victim was murdered using the cord from a mobile phone charger, according to detectives who are searching the property for further leads.

Jason Moore23/01/2016 00:00

GOB demands a stop to polo fields

Environment

GOB demands a stop to polo fields

 In particular, GOB objects to attempts to legalise the existing polo field, which has in fact been operating for several years.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter22/01/2016 00:00

Balearics topped hotel occupancy rates in 2015

Tourism

Balearics topped hotel occupancy rates in 2015

While the national average for hotel occupancy last year was 57.1%, the rate in the Balearics was 75.6%.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter22/01/2016 00:00

Schools given free range over language teaching

Education

Schools given free range over language teaching

The use of a foreign language for actual teaching will be voluntary and will apply across the board from infant to secondary and baccalaureate levels.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter21/01/2016 00:00

Reservoirs and aquifers are at much reduced capacities.

Environment

Aquifer water reserves have fallen by 5%

Aquifers are at 53% of capacity in Majorca, which is five per cent lower than in what was also considered a dry year, 2014.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter20/01/2016 00:00

Seawater quality is excellent in 86% of Balearic samples

Environment

Seawater quality is excellent in 86% of Balearic samples

The three points where quality was at its most deficient were Camp de Mar in Andratx, Cala Egos in Santanyi and Cala Pedrera, Es Castell in Minorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter18/01/2016 00:00

Clear blue skies for Majorca.

Weather

Temperatures on the rise in the Balearics after weekend cold front

Cloudy conditions are also lifting, and the forecast for Tuesday in the Balearics is for virtually cloudless skies.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter18/01/2016 00:00

28 million euros for investment from regularisation of hotel places

Tourism

28 million euros for investment from regularisation of hotel places

Payment to regularise over 5,000 hotel places provided investment for, among other things, resort infrastructure improvements.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter16/01/2016 00:00

Minorca. It might not get the volume of tourists that Majorca does, but it's a destination likely to prove popular this summer.

Tourism

UK rush to Spain could push prices up

Spanish holiday sales in the UK for the first week in January showed that demand is continuing to rise, but there may be a downside.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter16/01/2016 00:00

Record production of green olives

Agriculture

Record production of green olives

This year the Soller Sant Bartomeu Cooperative has broken records and doubled the 2015 production.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter16/01/2016 00:00

Delighted residents of Inca, following the blessing two years ago.

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 Ede16/01/2016 00:00

Over a third of young Spaniards drive under the influence

Society

Over a third of young Spaniards drive under the influence

Young drivers are not so "politically correct" when it comes to practising on the roads what they say they believe in.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter15/01/2016 00:00

Balearics to promote culture and gastronomy at Fitur travel fair in Madrid

Tourism

Balearics to promote culture and gastronomy at Fitur travel fair in Madrid

This fair is one of the three large annual European events for the travel and tourism industry - the other two being Berlin’s ITB and London’s World Travel Market.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter14/01/2016 00:00

Sun and beach remains unmistakably the prime motivation for seeking accommodation.

Tourism

Balearics the fourth most popular region for holiday rentals

The massive increase in demand for holiday rental accommodation is attributable to various factors, not least websites such as HomeAway.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter14/01/2016 00:00

Early blooming of almond trees, which has been occurring because of the mild winter, may now be problematic, as cold weather takes hold.

Weather

Winter finally arrives on Friday

For Sant Antoni Eve on Saturday, Aemet is forecasting cloudy skies and occasional showers.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/01/2016 00:00

Contingency plan being introduced for overstretched hospitals

Health

Contingency plan being introduced for overstretched hospitals

Concerns that hospitals will not be able to cope with a winter flu epidemic because of the current situation.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/01/2016 00:00

Next week the signal will gain strength.

Technology

Sudden loss of BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in Majorca

Signals will start returning to Majorca from next Monday (18 January). The south of the island will recover them initally, while the north may have to wait until the end of the week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter13/01/2016 00:00

El Terreno is going to be given a new lease of life.

Palma

Plan for regeneration of Ponent district of Palma is approved

Mayor José Hila insists that the district requires a comprehensive strategy to combat degradation that has occurred in recent years.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter12/01/2016 00:00