Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Penal Colada! Family busted after drug smuggling operation using pineapples

ELEVEN members of the same family have been arrested after police discovered they had been smuggling drugs to Europe inside pineapples. A number of vessels...

Palma proposes new terrace restrictions that could cripple Santa Catalina

LAST week the city of Palma proposed new and drastic measures against terrace seating in the city, removing up to 40 percent of Santa...

LIFE’S A BEACH: Balearic beach rated top ten in Europe’s Travelers’ Choice awards

A BALEARIC beach has been named as one of the top 10 in Europe. Formentera’s Playa de Ses Illetes ranked ninth in the TripAdvisor’s...

EXCLUSIVE: Mallorca in shock after spate of brutal cat killings

RESIDENTS are demanding action after a spate of shootings left three cats dead and at least three seriously injured. Police are now probing the shootings...

Coffee for the children! Palmanova to host charity event

CAKE, coffee and hand-crafted goods await at Palmanova's annual Feed a Child charity event hosted by a group of local expats. For almost a decade...

Spanish hotel bosses threaten stranded British tourists with ARRESTS if they don’t cough up Monarch’s unpaid bills worth THOUSANDS...

BRITS left stranded by Monarch's folding yesterday have been locked out of their hotel rooms and threatened with arrest over the airline's unpaid bills. The...

YACHT SHARE: Mallorca company to offer cost-effective yacht sharing initiative

PRINCESS has unveiled its new shared-owner programme, 'YachtQuarters', giving access to eight weeks on board the yacht based in Port Adriano. Princess Motor Yacht Sales...

BIRD CALL! Mallorca wetlands are home to 30,000 birds this winter

NEARLY 30,000 birds are wintering in the Balearic wetlands. Some 73 separate species are staying in 35 different wetlands around the islands, according to green...

SMOOTH OPERATORS: Smooth Jazz festival a highlight for summer concerts

SMOOTH Jazz will take over the east coast from April 25 through 30 in Sa Coma, with the only Smooth Jazz Festival in the...

WATCH: Manhunt for driver of British car caught strumming a guitar on the motorway in Spain

Reportedly the Guardia Civil are now looking for the man after a video of his reckless driving was uploaded to social media

Over three quarters of expats oppose Catalan independence ahead of historic vote

OVER 75% of expats living in Catalunya are vehemently opposed to the region obtaining independence, according to a survey run by Spanish Property Insight. Shockingly,...

AMERICAN DREAM: Former US ambassador said to be looking for a dream home on the island

HE'S credited with the reason the Obama family keep returning to Mallorca. And now, appropriately, America’s former ambassador to Spain, James Costos, is looking to...

Love Island Down Under: Hit ITV2 show gets Australian edition also filming in Mallorca

AUSTRALIA has decided to join in on the mega-success that is Love Island, and has already found the perfect Mallorca property for their version...

Arrests made after Spain company found to be selling ‘nauseating’ expired meat

THREE men have been arrested in Polígono de Marratxí after they were discovered selling salmonella infused meat across Mallorca. Police discovered 50 tonnes of expired...

Mallorquin cyclists to adopt ‘extreme caution’ after shocking number of accidents

A SHOCKING five cyclists have died on the roads in the Balearics this year. In addition, the emergency services have responded to over 250 accidents...

RCD Mallorca close in on return to second division after league win

RCD Mallorca has taken another step in their revival after being crowned the champions of Grupo 2 de Segunda B. Mallorca beat Badalona 3-1 to...

Mallorca home owner and billionaire Sir Richard Branson shares tips for resolution success

WE ARE coming to the end of the first week of 2018 and the dust has almost settled on the festivities, well, except for...

UK Foreign Office confirms assisting Spain-based British expat held by police in Thailand since being attacked on New Year’s...

THE UK Foreign Office has confirmed it is assisting the family of a Spain-based British expat who was arrested by police in Thailand on...

BUYING FOR BOATIES: The Godmother of Santa Catalina’s real estate sector celebrates almost four decades in Palma

IT was 38 years ago that Antonia Martorell launched her business in Santa Catalina. The boss of estate agent Caimari had an inkling that the...

Outrage after Mallorcan drug death driver arrested THREE times previously

THE driver of a Porsche Cayenne who ran over nine German cyclists – killing one – has three times been caught for taking drugs...

British couple arrested after leaving children in hotel to go out drinking

A BRITISH couple have been charged with child abandonment after repeatedly leaving their children alone at a Mallorca hotel to go out drinking. The Scottish...

SOBER OCTOBER FOR CATALUNYA: Cervezas San Miguel moves its headquarters to Malaga

CERVEZAS San Miguel has shocked Catalunya by announcing they have moved their headquarters from Barcelona to Malaga in response to the independence referendum. The company...

HAVE YOUR CAKE: Ryanair allows ensaimadas on flights for free

IT is one of the most common sights while boarding planes at Palma airport. Now airline Ryanair has agreed to allow passengers to take a...

THIRD TIME LUCKY: Micheal Douglas puts his Mallorca estate on the market again

ACTOR Michael Douglas and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, have put their Mallorcan mansion on the market for a lucky third time. The couple have once...

THEY’RE COMING! As the weather heats up watch out for the scuttling cucarachas, writes Lesley Keith

WELL this is more like it, some sunshine and actual warmth. There’s mad panic all around as pools are cleaned, beaches prepared and restaurants...
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