Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Brits are coming! Study finds Mallorca is favourite summer destination

THREE Mallorca resorts have emerged as preferred holiday destinations for Brits this summer. A study carried out by Lastminute.com found that Magaluf was the fourth...

Further blow for Cursach as Megapark capacity reduced by half

THERE was more bad news for disgraced nightlife magnate Tolo Cursach this week. Megapark, marketed as Europe’s largest beer garden, will have its capacity slashed...

Former Catalan police chief to face trial over independence referendum

THE former head of the Catalan police will stand trial for his role in Catalunya’s independence referendum, the Spanish High Court has ruled. Josep Lluis...

Fresh Prince of Bel Air video wins Nottingham pupils free trip to Mallorca

A GROUP of Year 6 pupils has won an all expenses paid holiday to Mallorca after filming their own version of The Fresh Prince...

MAKES YOU SICK! Record fine for fake holiday sickness claim for young couple in UK

A BRITISH couple have been ordered to pay a record fine for their fake holiday sickness claim. Liverpool couple Chelsea Devine, 21 and Jamie Melling,...

Woman in €28,000 debt after leaving vehicle in Spanish car park for NINE years

A WOMAN who left her car parked for nine years is €28,000 in debt. Inmaculada M, parked her blue Volvo in the underground carpark of...

British cyclist dies after being struck by suspected drink-driver in Spain

The man reportedly died instantly on Easter Sunday

SNATCHING SUSPICIONS: Warning to parents as multiple children almost kidnapped

POLICE have sent out a warning after two attempted kidnappings in Mallorca. A teenager in Palma was approached by a man who suggested he would...

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...

NICE ONE SON: Valldemossa’s Son Viscos is the perfect B&B for a weekend escape

IT is the perfect place to hole up for a weekend escape. And at just 20 minutes from Palma, it couldn’t be easier to get...

STAR BUY: New international interests in the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca

A UNIVERSITY in Saudi Arabia and a hotel group are both showing interest in acquiring one of Mallorca’s most unusual buildings. Both are currently in...

NO ZONING: Alcudia fights for all year tourist rentals

ONE of the island’s key tourist resorts is taking on the authorities over rental zoning. Alcudia town hall has dubbed the new rules as ‘unrealistic’...

Young British expat dies after falling from balcony during St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Spain

He was in his third year studying languages with international business in Spanish

PALMA: The nautical capital of Spain is a booming business

PALMA has an incredible 184 businesses alone dedicated to the nautical sector. More than any other city in Spain, it helps to earn the islands...

FAIR FUN: Palma’s Fira del Ram is back in action

MALLORCA’S most historic funfair is making its annual return. The Fira del Ram, which dates back to the 1500s, has returned with a fabulous 170...

MARCH INTO SPRING: Wealthy buyers are still flocking to Mallorca, writes Amanda Butler

AS we head into March the weather here in Mallorca has been much chillier and wetter than the norm. As I write with the...

TRAGIC TRIP: Four women from Mallorca in fatal crash on holiday in Florida

FOUR young women from Mallorca have died in a car crash that left more wounded while on holiday in the Florida Keys. The women were...

AN OCEAN OF OPPORTUNITIES: The Olive Press explores the OD Port Portals Hotel

IT’S fast becoming one of the true social epicentres of Portals. And OD Port Portals hotel is very much THE place to stay for hipsters...

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...

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...

POSITIVELY FALSE: School bus driver tests positive for heavy drugs, insists tests are faulty

A SCHOOL bus driver has denied he has taken cocaine and heroin. He insisted he had never taken drugs, after testing positive for the two...

As the Santa Catalina Market reaches nearly 100-years-old, it is as strong as ever

THE lifeblood of Santa Catalina is, without a doubt, its market. Now, nearly 100 years old the Mercat de Santa Catalina is the oldest in...

The UK joins the battle against the ‘olive ebola’ as it spreads through Europe

PRINCE Charles is pleading with the UK government to ban the import of plants that might have the ‘olive Ebola’ virus that has wreaked...

Cachao- Pure chocolate made in Palma with fresh and local products

THERE are few things as pleasurable as making your own chocolate. But that is what chef Tino Wolter gets to do every day at his...

One Spaniard dead and another in coma after carbon monoxide poisoning at London hotel

A SPANIARD has died from carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at a hotel in London. Marcos Severa, 34, from Mallorca, was poisoned after the toxic...
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