News of the day 8 August 2020
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Good Morning from Majorca

It's a beautiful, hot, sunny day in Majorca with temperatures in the mid-30's in some places. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Spanish Royal Family arrive in Palma.


The Spanish Royals mask up for Majorca

King Felipe VI will meet with high profile politicians during his visit, including the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

People wearing masks to protect against Covid-19.


The highest Covid-19 infection rate in the country

111 new coronavirus infections confirmed in the Balearic Islands on Friday.

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Spain's former king, Juan Carlos


Catalan parliament passes motion against monarchy

The proposal "Catalonia is a republic and does not want a king" was passed by 69 votes in favour and 65 against.


Son Espases Hospital ICU, Palma.


Hospitals reopening coronavirus units

The Balearic tracking team is currently monitoring around 3,400 close contacts of people who tested positive.

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New ITV station to open in Peguera.


Residents furious over new ITV station

The new ITV station is scheduled to open in October and operate for 10 months.

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Cala Varquez beach bar, Manacor.


Court order to remove popular beach bar

The Cala Varques beach bar has been in operation for at least nine years.

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Health Professionals demonstrating over pay & conditions in 2012.


Unions reject Government wage freeze

Unions say the Government's wage freeze will result in demonstrations.

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Today's temperatures


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Temperatures climb and some parts of the Balearics Islands will be on yellow alert.

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The Council of Majorca launched a comarketing campaign for national tourism.


The week in Majorca

Air corridors with the UK seemed ever less likely; the number of coronavirus cases increased; and the former king departed.

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Lockdown led to difficulties with paying rents.


Palma anti-evictions office dealing with increase in rent non-payment cases

Financial assistance for the payment of rent reached 55,000 euros in May.

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Investment funds do play important roles in hotel groups' strategies.


Sales of Balearic hotels to investment funds expected to treble

Lack of tourists and shortage of liquidity are driving the value of hotels down.

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Paul Preston, Juan Carlos's biographer.

Royal family

"Spain needs a monarchy to maintain the status quo"

Interview with historian Paul Preston CBE, biographer of Franco and the former King of Spain Juan Carlos, and considered one of the greatest experts on the Civil War and modern Spain.

Humphrey Carter

News / Comment


Building frenzy

It might be a quiet summer for the tourist industry but builders are making a racket.

Humphrey Carter


The only certainty is uncertainty

This crystal-ball gazing isn’t as straightforward as in the past.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Lifestyle
Caravans in Alcudia

Northern Spotlight

Overrun by motor homes

This all said, romantic and simple though it might be to park a motor home by a beach, it isn’t as simple as it seems if these vehicles cause a genuine problem.

Andrew Ede

Edition of 8 August 2020