Friday, February 23, 2018

Number One! Why Mallorca really is the best place to live in the world writes Amanda Butler

ACCORDING to official statistics by Tinsa, a leading Spanish valuation and assessment company headquartered in Madrid, the average value of finished housing (new and...

Priest claims abuse allegations are part of a bigger plot

A MALLORCA priest has claimed sexual abuse allegations against him are part of an extortion plot. The former chaplain, 74, is accused of molesting...

BLOOMING HECK! Almond blossom season returns in Mallorca

FROM the end of January through the middle of February is a special time in the Mallorca countryside as the hills are washed white...

Princess Charlotte set to become fluent in Spanish thanks to royal nanny

THE Duke of Cambridge’s children are set to be fluent in Spanish after just one week in school, thanks to a Spanish nanny. Princess Charlotte...

FINDING El DORADO: Sunken Spanish treasures waiting to be found off the coast

Divers from the Guardia Civil’s underwater team also found a pottery jar from 3BC, potentially worth millions, commenting: ‘It is very likely that there are still some gems out there just waiting to be discovered.’  

MUST SEE: Semi-annual double rose window in Palma Cathedral

THE rose window spectacular will appear at the Palma Cathedral again on February 2. Only twice a year the two stained-glass rose windows perfectly align...

British model confirmed as new face of Spanish clothing brand Zara

A BRITISH model has become the new face of Spanish clothing brand Zara. Hannah Motler, 16, who was discovered at 12, has previous walked for...

FIRESTARTER: Neighbourhood set on fire after arson spree

A PYROMANIAC has terrorised a Mallorca neighbourhood after setting fires on more than nine streets. Police are hunting for the arsonist who lit up...

TRAGIC: Son slaughters stepdad in Mallorcan home

AN expat stabbed his step-father to death for calling him ‘lazy’ and urging him to get a job. The 27-year-old attacked Mallorcan stepdad Pere Crespi,...

Please help us! Balearics top list of top region badly affected by Brexit

THE Balearics would be one of Europe’s worst affected areas in a no-deal Brexit. The government has reported its fears in a hard-hitting damage limitation...

PARTY TIME! Sant Sebastian celebrated in all corners of Mallorca

THE biggest party Palma has ever seen returns on January 19 to celebrate the city's patron saint Sebastian.  Celebrations start with a parade of Drac...

Bloom of jellyfish washed up on Mallorca beach following storms

JELLYFISH are invading the beaches of Mallorca as a result of recent storms. Images of the aquatic creatures, normally found in the Atlantic Ocean, Indian...

Catalunya’s dominant democratic party slapped with conviction charges in court ruling

In the widely anticipated case, former treasurer, Daniel Osacar has been handed a jail term of four years and fined €3.7 million as well as former director of the Palau, Felix Millet, who got 10 years and fined €4.1 million.

Expats win 10-year bank battle over failed development

A SPANISH bank has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands in damages to expats over a failed off-plan development. A Mallorca court ruled...

Top of the Pops: Spain’s most listened to song of 2017 revealed!

DESPACITO was the most listened to song in Spain for 2017, it has been revealed. According to Spotify, the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee...

Spain chooses base for football World Cup in Russia

The players will use the training facilities of Krasnodar Academy, the local Russian Premier League club, which have both grass and artificial surfaces.

Thousands of fake toys pulled from being sold for health and safety reasons

MORE than 3,200 toys have been withdrawn from sale by the Guardia Civil following concerns for safety. The toys, mainly sold in low-cost bazaars,...

Olive Press property expert Amanda Bulter brings in the New Year

HAVING been in the UK for Christmas and not seen the sun once during the 7 days we were there - just cloud and...

CALL OUT! Ibiza Weekender angry with ITV2 for not promoting Balearic party show

IBIZA Weekender star Jordan Davies has called out ITV2 for not promoting the seventh season which began this January. The show, which saw the first...

Ryanair flight from southern Spain grounded to dump ‘drunk Irish couple’

A RYANAIR flight from southern Spain has been forced to make an unscheduled stop in San Sebastian to dump a 'drunk' Irish couple. The FR7063...

Spain trumps US to become world’s second-most visited country

SPAIN has trumped the US to become the world's second-most visited country. Speaking in Italy late last night, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said 82 million...

Speed cameras in the Balearic Islands have raked in millions

THE SPEED camera on the motorway in Calvia caught over 11,000 speeding drivers in the first ten months of 2017, the highest on the...

Madam ‘was telling truth’ on sex claims in Cursach case

TWO prostitutes have confirmed a madame's original testimony in the Cursach case. The pair have put an end to counter claims that she lied or...

AWKWARD: Catalunya to re-elect exiled Carles Puigdemont as president

CATALUNYA'S seperatist parties have agreed to re-elect exiled Carles Puigdemont as president of the region later this month. How they will do it within the...

BIKING IN: Harry Bikers to show off Balearic cuisine in ‘Mediterranean Adventure’

THE Hairy Bikers are to share the culinary delights of the Balearic Islands in their new BBC2 series starting last Thursday. The celebrated pair, Dave...

British mother-of-12 dubbed ‘Queen of Benefits’ avoids jail after paying for luxury holidays to Spain with stolen cash

A BRITISH mother-of-12 has avoided jail after using stolen cash to pay for luxury holidays to Spain. 'Queen of Benefits' Cheryl Prudham spent more than...
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