News of the day 8 August 2022
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42 percent of British drivers in Spain in the slow lane

From May 1, UK nationals resident in Spain have not been permitted to drive if they do not have a Spanish driving licence, although there is a six month period of grace for newly arrived residents (from the UK and other non-EU countries).

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


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Spanish bullet train fires blanks after cable stolen

Renfe established an alternative train route bypassing the high-speed network to take travellers from the capital to the country's second-largest city, Barcelona, the statement said.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Queen Letizia of Spain with her daughters Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, and her mother-in-law Queen Sofia in Palma on Sunday.

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Dress sparks royal debate in Spain

Queen Letizia is considered a fashion icon.

Humphrey Carter

The victim was taken to hospital in Inca.

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Minor needle spiked in Mallorca gets all clear from hospital

A recent surge of alleged needle spiking attacks on women in nightclubs across Spain has raised alarms.

Humphrey Carter

Parts of the fifth series of The Crown was shot on location in Palma and Mallorca.

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Lights, camera and action for Palma this year

Parts of the fifth series of The Crown was filmed in Palma and other parts of the island.

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Balearic government would like more people come forward for the booster jab.

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Latest Balearic Covid figures for August 8

Sharp drop in cases. but fewer tests are carried out on a Sunday.

Humphrey Carter

Liz Truss campaigns at Solihull Moors FC in Britain

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Truss wants to take Brexit to another level, what about expats?

Bankers say there is no appetite for a "bonfire of regulations" given big changes cost money and can take years.


Energy Minister Teresa Ribera.

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Spanish government insists on energy savings plan despite opposition

The opposition and some regional chiefs want it to be changed or scrapped over fears it could hurt tourism.


Holiday / Lifestyle
Emma Boardman with her moodboard.


Feeling creative in Valldemossa

Kiss Kiss Bang’s first exhibition will be in October in Mallorca.

Vicki McLeod


A Nightingale sang on Mallorca Square

Food consists of insects, Spiders, Woodlice, Snails and Earthworms...

Neville James-Davies

‘Mossies’ deliver a sharp bite that rapidly becomes extremely itchy before swelling into an unsightly welt.


Mosquito Madness

The best way to cope with a midge or mosquito bite is to wash the affected area immediately with mild soap and water.

Peter Clover

Holiday / Hotels
ME by Meliá hotel located in the bay of Santa Eulalia del Río


The ME by Meliá hotel brand welcomes the summer season with Kwãnt by the Sea, the new cocktail pop-up by the prestigious mixologist Erik Lorincz

Among the most outstanding proposals on the menu is the Wimbledon cocktail, with a base of vodka, strawberries, rose water and meringue.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Holiday / Airport
Palma paying the price for Ryanair strike.


Ryanair back on strike, Mallorca flights hit

Palma airport is the most affected today so far.

Humphrey Carter

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Sport / Real Mallorca
Mallorca's rightback Pablo Maffeo in action on Sunday.

Real Mallorca

Mallorca close their pre-season with a 6-5 win on penalties

I’m afraid upfront it looks like the same old story at the moment.

Monro Bryce

Food and drink / Food and drink
The light curry chicken and veggies with rice.

Food and drink

Thai food is a great bargain in Mallorca

Palma Thai Kitchen has a fixed price menu at €14.50 that includes a spring rolls starter, a curry or noodles mains plus a drink that can be a caña or a cola.

Andrew Valente

Cucumber soup.

Food and drink

Cool down with cucumber soup

Cucumbers and yoghurt are especially refreshing when combined, but the effect is compounded with the addition of lemon and mint, as is shown in this soup.

Andrew Valente

Edition of 5 August 2022