News of the day 21 October 2022
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Latest headlines

Find out which ships are in port today

There are three cruise ships scheduled to dock in Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Demonstration against Covid restrictions in Mallorca in January 2021

Coronavirus news

Prison sentences demanded for Covid restrictions protesters

An unauthorised protest in January 2021 became an "uncontrolled demonstration".

Andrew Ede

Christmas lights in Palma, Mallorca

Latest headlines

Palma insists that Christmas lights schedule is "reasonable"

The Balearic government is seeking to limit the hours for Christmas lights.

Andrew Ede

The Balearic vice-president, Juan Pedro Yllanes (right)

Latest headlines

Tourist tax arguments causing problem for the Balearic budget

Disagreement between the coalition parties regarding a tourist tax increase.

Andrew Ede

Colm Meaney stars in There's Always Hope.

Latest headlines

Win tickets to the Evolution Mallorca Film Festival

Colm Meaney's new film to premiere in Palma next weekend.

nuevo paseo maritimo

Latest headlines

The stories that made the headlines last week in Mallorca

Some hotels as well as other businesses and households may have been concerned that they hadn't been receiving their electricity bills.

Andrew Ede

New airport traffic lane opens next month.

Latest headlines

200 euro fines for misuse of the new Palma airport high-occupancy vehicle lane

The use of the special lane will be forbidden to drivers travelling alone.

Humphrey Carter

The Social Club faces demolition.

Latest headlines

British-run club hits back at Palma council over demolition plans

"Social Club fails to understand what rational use of public resources exists in paying a high price for expropriating its rights and demolishing a building and a bridge that are protected because of their heritage value...."

Jason Moore

Attempted robbery took place in the Playa de Palma.

Latest headlines

Citizen’s arrest made by tourists in Palma

The woman’s partner chased after him followed by a number of other witnesses.

Humphrey Carter

The Mallorca-based airline hired for UK’s Rwanda deportations has pulled out of the scheme.

Latest headlines

Mallorca-based private airline pulls out of UK Rwanda refugee flight programme

Two other charter airlines that previously conducted deportation flights, Titan Airways and AirTanker, have already ruled themselves out of the scheme.

Humphrey Carter

Superyacht Meridian A, formerly registered as Valerie (linked to chief of Russian state aerospace and defence conglomerate Rostec, Sergei Chemezov), is docked at Marina Vela Barcelona port while it's frozen by Spanish authorities in Barcelona, Spain, Sept

Latest headlines

Spain moves yacht linked to Russian oligarch after payments stop - ministry source

Owners of frozen boats "face a difficult question" when it comes to maintenance costs.

News / Celebs
Parts of series 5 and series 6 of The Crown have been filmed on location in Mallorca.

Celebs

Trailer for The Crown series 5 released, stars Mallorca

Numerous locations in Mallorca have been used for series 5 and 6 of The Crown

Holiday / Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Supporting the Cancer Support Group through fitness

Sean is raising money and awareness for the Cancer Support Group.

Vicki McLeod

Festival founder and director Sandra Lipski.

Lifestyle

The Mallorca film festival that has evolved into a global event

"The island’s film industry is very much alive and the future is looking very exciting."

Humphrey Carter

Lifestyle

Liam "The Bull" Jones: A champion in the making

Liam is from the Rhondda Valley in Wales and has been coming to Mallorca on and off all his life as his parents have a place on the island.

Richie Prior

Holiday / Hotels
The old Hotel Formentor in Mallorca is being demolished

Hotels

Pollensa town hall report urges Hotel Formentor suspension of work

The deputy mayor insists that the town hall won't order a suspension.

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Travelling
Calls for an end of masks on planes in Spain.

Travelling

Calls for the end the compulsory use of face masks on planes in Spain

Airlines claim it makes no sense now that controls against Covid have been lifted in Spanish airports.

Humphrey Carter

Britons flocked to the Balearics this summer.

Travelling

Balearics accounts for one in four Britons coming to Spain

78.5 per cent of Britons flew to the Balearics with a low-cost airline.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Attractions

Attractions

Halloween in Mallorca: What's On

Fun for all the family this Halloween in Mallorca!

Ashlee Caliz

Weather / Temperatures
Playa de Muro, Mallorca

Temperatures

Saturday's weather in Mallorca

And on it goes - Mallorca's Indian summer. Balearic Webcams (majorcadailybulletin.com)

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Island life / Schools

Schools

Gardening at Mallorca International School

This week they have been looking for snails which they loved finding and putting in the bucket.

My School

Island life / Paperwork
The British Ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott is taking the matter extremely seriously.

Paperwork

British Ambassador issues warning of UK driving licence scams in Spain

Many British residents still cannot drive on a UK licence in Spain.

Humphrey Carter

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