Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mallorcan orchestra announces it will give preference to Catalan speakers

THE Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands has pitched in on the debate about using Catalan in the workplace. The group has announced that it...

Irish crooner Damien Rice announces debut Mallorca gig in August

SOULFULLY soft singer Damien Rice will be coming to Mallorca to perform for the first time this August, it has been announced. The Irish songwriter...

Mallorca to host almost 100 speakers from around the world for island congress

A MASSIVE group of 95 speakers will come together for the Smart Island World Congress in Calvia on April 23. They will talk about a...

Spain’s oldest video rental store is fighting for survival

THE oldest video rental store in Spain is crowdfunding to try and keep itself open. Vídeo Instan, which opened in 1980, is looking to raise €35,000...

‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant bags $7K trip to Spain after embarrassing flamenco fail

Airbnb has taken pity on the game show contestant after he lost a prize of €5,760 for saying 'flamingo' instead of 'flamenco'

Stormy seas! Protesters gather to oppose cruise ship arrival in Palma

PROTESTERS gathered as the largest cruise ship in the world, the Symphony of the Seas, arrived in Palma on its maiden voyage. The Royal Caribbean...

Cruise Control! Australian duo takes home crown at Mallorca Olympic sailing event

AUSTRALIAN world champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan received the highest accolade in the 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar sailing contest. The nautical pair took...

Just the ticket! Palma car finally towed after clocking up almost €30,000 of fines

ITS existence had reached mythical status for the parking attendants at the Plaza Bisbe Berenguer Palou in Palma. Now finally a vehicle which had been...

British tourist in hospital after 20 foot Magaluf balcony plunge

A BRITISH holidaymaker is believed to be seriously injured after falling off a second-floor balcony in Magaluf. It is believed to be the first perilous...

Tourist tirade about use of Catalan in Mallorcan church divides internet

A TOURIST from Granada has become an internet sensation after ranting about the use of Catalan during a Mallorquin church service. The unnamed woman fulminated...

Mallorcan rapper Valtonyc sentenced to three and half years over incendiary lyrics

A SA POBLA rapper has been sentenced to three and half years in prison over the inflammatory nature of his lyrics. Josep Miquel Arenas Beltran,...

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...

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...

9 must-watch series and films on Spanish Netflix

THE recent Netflix news that Brits in Spain will have to ‘settle’ with the Spanish version of the streaming site has left many up...

SHUT UP: Stormzy to headline MTV Gibraltar Calling festival

Other headline acts include Rag'n'Bone Man, Two Door Cinema Club and Sister Sledge

VERONICA: The Netflix Spanish horror movie based on terrifying true events in Madrid

The film has left viewers unnerved as they cannot work out what part of the story is real, with critics dubbing it the scariest movie of 2018 so far

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...

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...

Top Things To Do On A Budget City Break In Madrid

Churning with energy, Madrid is a highly popular place for those seeking a budget city break – and we can see why. With so...

Spanish singer Marta Sanchez causes controversy with rendition of national anthem

Famous for its lyricless form, Sanchez chose to sing her own lyrics to the anthem’s beat, which was composed so soldiers could march to a beat.

Raining Renaults: Don’t be alarmed at the largest student rally in Morocco

We’re talking a pandemic of dinky French hatchbacks plastered with sponsorship stickers, travelling along the highways and byways of Spain in a contest to find the shortest route to Marrakesh.

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

Metro poll shows 91% of people think Brexit should be stopped

More than 6000 people have voted in the poll, available to see in the link below, and was started after pro-Europe Tory MP Anna Soubry appeared on The Andrew Marr Show.

Spain’s movie production nearly doubles, according to new report

The report charts the level of production between 2007-8 and compares that to 2015-6 and comes in behind Britain, France and Germany which came first, second and third respectively. 

Palma Film Office busy with hundreds of shoots as business only grows

PALMA Film Office has managed 217 film and photo shoots during 2017, with companies such as BMW, Cartier, H & M and American Express...

Man in Spain fined for photoshopping his face onto Jesus Christ’s in Jaen

Daniel Serrano put his face - complete with a ring through the septum - onto that of Christ and posted it on his Instagram.
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