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Michael Schumacher and family to move to Spain’s Mallorca

F1 LEGEND Michael Schumacher and his family are to move to Mallorca to start a new life. The seven-time world champion was left paralysed and...

New report finds Palma one of most dangerous cities in Spain for tourists

A REPORT published on Tuesday found that Palma is Spain’s third most dangerous city for tourists. The findings, published by global database Numbeo, looked at...

Video of horse collapsing pulling carriage in Mallorca heat reignites calls for ban across Spain

A DISTRESSING video showing a horse collapsing during the heat of the day in Mallorca has reignited calls for a ban on the tourist...

Fly art: Passenger caught smuggling original Picasso into Ibiza airport

SPANISH authorities have announced that they seized a stolen Picassso painting at Ibiza airport earlier this month. Airport workers discovered a sketch attributed to the...

British tourist fined for exposing himself to teenage girl at Mallorca hotel pool in Spain

A British man, 50, has been fined €960 for exposing himself to a 17-year-old girl at a Mallorca hotel swimming pool. The man appeared before...

British tourist arrested over rape of UK holidaymaker on Spain’s Mallorca

A British man in his early 20's has been arrested over the alleged rape of a female UK holidaymaker at a Magaluf hotel. Calvia's Guardia...

British tourist drowns in hotel swimming pool on Spain’s Mallorca

A 53-year-old British tourist drowned in a Mallorca hotel swimming pool on Sunday afternoon. The tragedy occurred at around 4.40 pm at the Globales Palmanova...

More Ryanair and Easyjet flights to be impacted by strikes in Spain

SPANISH trade unions have confirmed the flights that will be affected by strikes in a press release on Friday, July 15 as Easyjet staff...

Bill proposed to protect places of geological interest in Spain’s Mallorca

PODEMOS have submitted proposals to the Balearic parliament to give special protection to sites of ‘geological interest’ on the islands.  The measures are being fronted...

Jason Momoa and Jared Leto spotted on holiday in Spain’s Mallorca

ACTORS Jason Momoa and Jared Leto have been spotted on a holiday retreat in Mallorca. Game of Thrones star Momoa is known to be an...

Hotel staff to receive police training to deal with tourists in Spain’s Mallorca

HOTELIERS in Playa de Palma are to receive specialist police training to deal with unruly tourists as the island looks to clampdown on bad...

Love island villa in Spain now available to rent

FANS of the ITV series Love Island can rent the villa Sa Vinyasssa located in Sant Llorenc in Mallorca from September 24. The villa boasts...

Tough to swallow: Man fined €200,000 for destroying birds nests in Spain’s Menorca

A MAN from Menorca looks set to be fined €200,000 for destroying five swallow nests located in a building in Alaior, Menorca. The man was...

Drunk Belgian arrested after causing chaos on Ryanair flight in Spain

A DRUNK Belgian fed up with delays as he sat on a Ryanair flight ended up with an even longer wait in a cell. The...

Angelina Jolie house hunting in Spain’s Mallorca

Actress Angelina Jolie is said to be on the lookout for a house in Mallorca. The Hollywood star is the latest in a long line...

Man arrested after fighter jets escort EasyJet plane to Menorca after bomb-threat hoax

AN EASYJET passenger plane was escorted by Spanish fighter jets towards Menorca after a bomb threat scare on the plane. At the weekend, passengers on...

TOUGH TEST: Taxi industry slams the exam for lack of cabs in Mallorca

TAXI industry professionals have said an exam for prospective drivers is too hard to pass. And the Mallorca’s taxi driver association says this is one...

Watch out, the inspectors are about on Spain’s Mallorca

By Livia Cockerell UNCARING bosses better watch out - 80 employment inspectors will be posted in Mallorca to monitor working conditions this summer. During high season,...

STAY OUT!: Ibiza may limit cars and tourists entering the islands

ENVIRONMENTALISTS want to cap the number of cars and tourists allowed onto Ibiza. Proposals have been put forward to put in restrictions, particularly during the...

Aguilera tops the bill: It’s party season on Mallorca and this week it was the turn of music stars...

MALLORCA has been treated to a musical extravaganza. Christina Aguilera brought a sprinkling of stardust to the Baleares, with the Staten Island, New York, born...

UNESCO calls on Baleares towns to get ready for a tsunami, with claim that Mediterranean is 100% certain to...

SEASIDE town halls are being urged by UNESCO to put emergency plans in place against a possible tsunami. A new study by the United Nations...

Airport delays are in store at Palma de Mallorca’s airport as the bumper tourist season starts

This is the message from airports operator AENAS, which says that Son Sant Joan will suffer  flight hold-ups due to a lack of staff...

Petrol head jailbirds – United Tribuns biker gang jailed in Mallorca

FIVE members of the notorious United Tribuns neo-Nazi biker gang have been jailed for a total of 15 years. The accused accepted 15-and-a-half years of...

Cursach corruption case in Spain’s Mallorca suspended and could be thrown out

THE Cursach corruption case has been suspended and is at risk of being annulled. The case, which started on June 13 at the Provincial Court...

British 17-year old holidaymaker reports Vietnamese performers over alleged rape in Spain’s Mallorca

TWO Vietnamese performers have been accused of raping a 17-year-old British girl in Mallorca.  The accused, two men aged 37 and 42, are famous in...

Ex-British boxer with violent past gets arrested for beating up girlfriend at Mallorca hotel in Spain

A British ex-professional boxer, Stephen Kinnersley, has been arrested by the Guardia Civil for assaulting his partner at a Mallorca hotel. Kinnersley, 43, was detained...

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