Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Balearic Islands

‘He could be your neighbour’: Hunt for 12 most wanted British fugitives believed to be hiding out in Spain

AUTHORITIES have launched a new appeal to find 12 of the UK’s most wanted criminals thought to be hiding out in Spain. Among those on...

Mallorca’s most secretive council revealed in transparency survey comparing town halls across Spain

MANACOR city council is one of the most secretive councils in Mallorca according to a nationwide survey of hundreds of  councils. The list names and...

Mallorca politician demands end to environmentally damaging ‘ghost flights’ by airlines saving their slots

THE practice of airlines flying empty planes to keep coveted flight slots has been slammed by a Mallorcan politician. The deputy for MES in Mallorca,...

Half of Spain braced for weekend ‘big freeze’ – including Balearic Islands

HALF of Spain will feel the chill this Saturday (January 15) as AEMET issues yellow weather warnings for 'low temperatures'. Swathes of regions in Castilla...

Soaring numbers of children treated for mental health problems in Balearic Islands

THE number of children hospitalised with mental health problems in the Balearic Islands has risen by almost 60%  during the past year, shocking new...

Cops warn of increasing number of bank scams as fraudsters target residents in Spain’s Palma

POLICE are urging residents in Mallorca to remain vigilant against a recent bank scam being carried out by callous fraudsters. The urgent warning, coming from...

Fears grow for missing Palma woman who hasn’t been seen in almost a week

FEARS are growing for the welfare of a woman who has been missing for almost a week. Angelica Maria Llanos Fomeque, 42, was last seen in...

Lucky escape as roof collapses on teenage girl in Mallorca home in Spain

A 13-year-old girl was taken to hospital on Wednesday after a roof collapsed in a Palma property. The accident happened at a flat on Calle...

Brutal revenge gang attack as shop gets trashed in Mallorca tourist spot in Spain

FIVE men have been arrested after a fight spilled over into a Paseo Maritimo shop in Palma. One man was struck all over his body...

British couple offer reward for engagement ring stolen from car in Ibiza ahead of romantic proposal

A BRITISH couple have appealed for the return of an engagement ring stolen from a rental car by thieves in Ibiza just an hour...

Donkey drama as crane lifts trapped animal out of a well on Spain’s Mallorca

A crane hoisted a trapped donkey to safety out of a dry well on a Mallorca farm. The farm owner had just taken over the...

Fully-vaxxed expats with NHS COVID Pass ‘refused entry’ to restaurants in Spain’s Balearic Islands

BRITISH expats have been refused access to bars and restaurants in Spain's Balearic Islands despite showing a valid NHS COVID Pass. One resident in Menorca...

Fugitive Spanish rapper Valtonyc wins another extradition battle in Belgian court

A convicted rapper, known as Valtonyc, has thwarted Spain's latest bid to get him extradited from Belgian. Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, 28, skipped a three-and-a-half...

Ryanair cuts flights in and out of Spain this January due to COVID-19

RYANAIR says its temporarily suspending more than 80 routes in and out of Spain during January. The budget carrier blames COVID-19 travel restrictions as well...

Teenage tourist, 18, in coma in Spain after headache turns out to be blood clot on brain

AN 18-year-old tourist who collapsed on holiday in Spain has been put into an induced coma and had two brain surgeries in 48 hours. Jamie...

66% of Balearic Island beaches could be lost due to climate change

A NEW study claims that 66% of Balearic beaches could be lost to the sea by the end of the century in a worst...

New budget flights will serve holiday hotspots in Spain like the Balearic Islands and Costa Blanca

BRITISH Airways will start operating 'low-cost' flights to eight Spanish destinations this spring out of Gatwick airport. BA is relaunching its budget short-haul division which...

Spain committing ‘harakiri’ over UK tourists and new child COVID-19 vaccine rules

A Spanish tourism group says the country is committing 'harakiri' by requiring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for British children aged 12 and...

SubliMotion: Ibiza restaurant crowned most expensive dining experience in the world

DINERS with exceptionally deep pockets should head to SubliMotion in Ibiza which has been recognised as the most expensive tasting menu in the world.  The...

Duran Duran heading for Ibiza for Touch the Sunrise event in 2022

EIGHTIES superstars Duran Duran are heading for Ibiza as part of their 40th anniversary tour. Simon Le Bon, 63, Nick Rhodes, 59, John Taylor, 61,...

Champagne Charlie: Disgraced lawyer in Mallorca jailed after stealing 64 bottles of bubbly

A FORMER Palma lawyer has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for burglary after he stole 64 bottles of Champagne. In...

Marihuana menagerie: Police in Mallorca find animals chained up in filthy conditions during drugs bust

POLICE have arrested seven people after they found horses, dogs, roosters and even exotic fish living in filthy conditions when they raided two marihuana...

Christmas markets bring some cheer to Mallorca

COVID may have taken a toll on traditional events on Mallorca last year, but this time round, it is not all gloom. As the festive...

Gigi Hadid on break in Spain’s Mallorca

AMERICAN supermodel Jelena Hadid, better known as Gigi Hadid, has arrived in Mallorca. The daughter of property developer Mohammed Hadid and former Dutch model Yolanda...

CLAN WAR: More arrests made following shooting of man in Gypsy families’ feud on Spain’s Mallorca

MORE arrests have been made over a bloody feud between two gypsy families that led to an infamous shooting in Mallorca. Police have detained two...

Two Swedish men face 5 years jail in Mallorca for robbing and burning brothel

TWO Swedes who robbed and set fire to a brothel in Palma are facing five years in jail. The events took place in 2019, when...

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