News of the day 14 April 2023
News / Latest headlines
Marga Prohens, leader of the Partido Popular in the Balearics

Majorca tourism

Partido Popular will not scrap the tourist tax

The main opposition party will look at ways of residents not having to pay the tourist tax.

Andrew Ede

It's swimming weather in Mallorca already.

Latest headlines

A scorcher in Mallorca this weekend

High temperatures will continue into next week.

Humphrey Carter

Latest headlines

British plated cars in the spotlight in Spain crackdown

They will check if vehicle is insured or taxed in Spain.

Jason Moore

The town hall has been told to remove 325 sunlounger sets

Latest headlines

The “persecution” of Playa de Muro - Costas, sunloungers and all that

Over-occupation by sunlounger, the sunlounger war, the space for passage along the beach; I’m reminded by all of them because of Muro town hall’s spat with the Costas Authority...

Andrew Ede

Palma, Mallorca

Latest headlines

95% of the Balearics could be subject to a rent cap

Agreement has finally been reached for criteria to be included in Spain's new housing law.

Andrew Ede

News / Comment
The country reported 5,676 new coronavirus cases and 21 related deaths in the last 24 hours


Arcturus Rex: the new Covid in India

I’d love to know who gets the jammy dodger task of coming up with names for pandemic strains or for example evil tornados, cyclones or storms.

Anna Nicholas

Lifestyle magazine


Come on let’s talk about me!

It never ceases to amaze me just how ‘self-centric’ we’ve been encouraged to become by all-and-sundry - from vacuous television presenters, to touchy-feely young royals in need of a selfless new cause to bash us over the head with.

Frank Leavers

The City of Lakes underwent decades of neglect


Paradise in the Spanish Siberia

A project like Elysium would be impossible in Mallorca.

Andrew Ede

News / Celebs
The 3 million pound villa used for Love Island in Mallorca.


Mallorca all set for Love Island

Producers hoping that the Mallorca version will inject some love back into the viewing figures.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Meet Cathy Sasson, Owner of Globo Balear


Making magic happen - Cathy Sasson

I tell myself everyday it doesn’t matter if I like it, what is important is will my customers like it.

Vicki McLeod

Tardeo is a new concept of leisure time


"Tardeo" is coming to Puerto Soller!

Pancaritat is taking place on Sunday in Soller and the 14 days of orange menus begins next week.

Shirley Roberts

Tribute to the 422 victims of the tragedy


The ‘awful tragedy’ of Felanitx

Felanitx 1844 was Mallorca’s greatest manmade disaster.

Andrew Ede

Be super vigilant of the potholes.


Crazy paving in Mallorca

Surely pavements and guaranteed safe walking in our towns and villages should be a priority?

Peter Clover

A poem Robert Graves had dedicated to Esteban.


Judy learned how to mend broken dreams

She now lives in Soller in Can Roig, the first house (and home) she has bought for herself and is very happy there.

Andrew Valente

Holiday / Airport
Barriers at arrivals parking at Palma Son Sant Joan Airport, Mallorca


War of words over Palma Airport arrivals parking chaos

Palma town hall argues that thirty minutes free parking "would be the solution to the problem".

Andrew Ede

Holiday / Travelling


Find out which ships are in port today

There are only ferries and merchant ships due to dock in Palma today

Cathy Caliz

Holiday / Attractions
AfterSun Market.


Artists for Port Adriano's Aftersun Market 2023 selected

The Aftersun Market is an open-air market with design, fashion and decoration proposals from brands and talents mainly from the Balearic Islands.

Weather / Temperatures
Puerto Soller, Mallorca


Saturday's weather in Mallorca and Beach Guide

The forecast for Mallorca for Saturday, April 15 - quite a breezy day expected.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Island life / Schools
"She's over there! Look!" Nursery on the trail of the Easter Bunny


Queen's College children hunt for signs of the Easter bunny

This week Nursery children spotted the Easter bunny, Year 6 desgined their own eggs and dragons and the primary children celebrated "World Day".

Queen's College

Island life / Living
Compensation is per depositor, so couples with joint accounts have €200,000 protected


How are your savings protected?

Banks in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are not covered by the UK and their local guarantee schemes offer lower levels of protection – £50,000 per individual.

Cathal Rochford, Partner Blevins Franks

Sport / Other Sports
Rafael Nadal was originally set to make his return from injury at the Barcelona Open.

Other Sports

Nadal withdraws from Barcelona Open

With little over a month until the French Open gets under way, will Nadal make his return in time?

Humphrey Carter

Food and drink / Food and drink

Food and drink

It’s time to enjoy the asparagus season once again

When choosing asparagus, look for firm, brightly- coloured spears with tight, crisp tips.

Marc Fosh

Edition of 14 April 2023