Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Tag: mallorca

CAN you believe we are in December, seriously, where does the time go? It seems like it was only a few days ago I was swooning in the heat and yet here we are...

THE birth rate in Malaga province is at its lowest for a decade. In the first six months of this year there were 6,728 births compared to 7,131 last year. It is a 22% drop from...

THE Partido Popular will submit a change to the country's civil code today to declare pets as 'beings' rather then 'objects'.  The change will protect animals and recognise that they have their own rights. The proposal...

Some 9,000 Palma residents moved out of the diverse city in 2016. According to the councillor for equality and civic rights, 35 percent of those who left the capital moved out of Spain, while 65...

On Monday the seas were too rough to conduct a search, according to Calvia's Protección Civil, however, the Guardia Civil continued to fly over the area where the person was thought to have disappeared.

STUNNING photos win awards at the first photography contest of the Tramuntana mountains. In total 20 awards were given, with one grand winner in each of the five categories all focusing on the Serra de Tramuntana mountain...

MORE than half of pilots in Ireland will go on a one-day strike on Wednesday December 20, their union has confirmed today. A majority of members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association backed industrial action...

PALMA street artists and performers will soon need a license to work in the capitol. Those who wish to to perform music or magic, or sell goods or artwork will need approval from the town...

THE Spanish royal family have wished their loved ones Feliz Navidad with their annual Christmas card. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia stand beside their daughters Princess Leonor, 12 and Sofía, 10, in the latest...

STORM Ana has caused over 50 incidents across the Balearic Islands from strong winds, heavy rains and forceful waves. The islands are still on orange alert, with 50 calls to 112 services coming in since...

A DEAD man was found with his head and parts of his shoulders trapped under a vehicle on Ramón Muntaner street in Palma on Sunday at 6am. The unnamed man fell from a third-floor...

MALLORCAN restaurants have held on to their ten Michelin stars. Chef Fernando Pérez Arellano's Zaranda in Es Capdellá continues to be the island’s only two star establishment for the third year running. Meanwhile Sa Coma's Bou...

CLASHES have erupted after cops in Catalunya began removing medieval artefacts in an ownership battle with neighbouring Aragon. The operation, which started at 4 am, is seizing 44 items stored in the Catalan Museum of...

RAFAEL NADAL has said he had to give up water sports because of his bad knees. The Mallorca tennis ace has suffered from knee problems for much of his professional tennis career.  His most recent blow...

HUNDREDS of residents are leaving their homes as rents are rising. Claims of residents needing assistance in housing rights and rehousing aid have soared, according to local consumer associations. Demand has risen for affordable long-term housing...

A HUGE storm is set to hit Spain and western Europe later Sunday into Monday with winds strong enough to cause power outages, travel disruptions and localized damage. The storm, named Cyclone Ana by Spanish...

BULLFIGHTERS can kill again on Mallorca. It comes after the constitutional court suspended the Balearic law against the mistreatment of animals, which was approved last July. But now the law, which banned bulls being killed...

SOME 80% of projects being financed by the tourism tax are already underway, while two have already been completed. Since the tax began in July 2016, €94 million has been collected and can be used...

A MENORCA beach has made the list of the worlds best beaches for its white sands and blue waters. Only six beaches in Europe made the top 50, and Menorca's famous Cala Mitjana is the...

THE new royal princess is a huge fan of the Balearics. Meghan Markle spent a long holiday cruising round the islands in 2015, where she took in the sights of Palma before taking a yacht...

TRADE unions in Malaga are set to negotiate for higher wages for hotel and restaurant staff. They argue the 78,000 who work in the industry deserve significant salary increases considering the historic highs in hotel...

Crime boss’s son offered cash and a property in Paris to drop evidence in Cursach case THE son of ‘King of the Night’ Tolo Cursach is being investigated over claims he tried to bribe a...

DOZENS of Catalan protesters took to 10 Downing Street during a UK visit from Mariano Rajoy yesterday. The protest, organised by the Catalan Defence Committee, demanded the release of the Catalan referendum leaders who remain in...

New sustainable approach to land use will see green areas reclassified A RADICAL new building ban will prevent further erosion of the islands’ valuable green spaces. The Balearic parliament ruling means that land previously classified as...

PLANS to use molten plastic slag from the waste centre to expand ports have received the backing of multiple government sectors. The Balearic Port Authority and Tirme, the company incinerating plastics for the expansions, were...

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