Saturday, November 27, 2021

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Temporary terrazas make way for car parking in Mallorca’s Palma with loosening of COVID restrictions on restaurant dining

It’s a step towards a return to normality as indoor capacity will be increased for hospitality venues, helping to create more parking in Palma...

Art fills the streets of Palma in Spain’s Mallorca for Nit de l’Art festival

FOR four days the centre of Palma will be turned into a huge art gallery with paintings, sculptures and photography on display throughout the...

DAMP SQUIB: Holiday season to end early in Spain’s downmarket resort of Magaluf

MANY hotels in Magaluf are set to close for the season within two weeks as reduced bookings means it's not worth keeping them open. But...

Passengers panic over ‘funny smell’ delaying flight from Spain’s Ibiza to Manchester

The airline later said the commotion was down to a 'nervous' flyer

Ibiza loosens restrictions as airport revealed as ONLY one in Spain to recover pre-COVID-19 traffic this summer

From Wednesday September 15, social interactions between people that do not live together can take place at night

Three British expats investigated in €50 million international fraud ring based in Spain’s Mallorca

AT least three British expats are under investigation into the €50 million fraud case following police raids across Mallorca. The British landlord of a crew...

‘Their days are numbered’: Scientist warns that Posidonia will completely disappear in Spain’s Balearic Islands

In a report for the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), oceanographer Biel Jorda predicts that the species is in grave threat of disappearing despite EU legislation to protect it

Electrifying: Mallorca to invest €54.6 million in five new green energy trains

MALLORCA will be investing €54.6 million in five new electric trains as part of a green strategy for the island. Each of the trains, consisting...

EXCLUSIVE: British sailor reveals how she was confronted with Spain’s armed police during fraud raids in Mallorca

A BRITISH yachtie has told the Olive Press how her front door was kicked down by police with assault rifles and pistols during a...

Algaid’Art: Street art festival gets underway in Spain’s Mallorca

THIS weekend the narrow streets of the rural town of Algaida will turn into a giant open-air art gallery with exhibitions, music, workshops and...

Stop tourist carriage ride in Spain: Help yourself and the horses – and walk!

WHEN I’m in Palma I always feel sorry for the horses pulling the old-fashioned carriages for the lazy tourists to take in the city....

EXCLUSIVE: Holiday fraudsters in Spain’s Mallorca rip off British victims in – yet another – rental scam

A SURPRISE 50th birthday party in Mallorca has been ruined by holiday rental scammers. At least two other victims have also lost money to the...

British man faces 18 years in jail over death of club promoter who suffered catastrophic head injuries in Spain’s...

Harry Kingsland, from Shirley, Solihull, suffered catastrophic head injuries in the incident in San Antonio in 2018

‘Miracle’ tot survives fall from fourth floor window in Spain’s Mallorca

A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy has walked away with mere scratches after plummeting to the ground from a four-storey window when his fall was broken by...

BOILING POINT: Fury over closure of nightclubs in Spain’s Ibiza as infamous closing parties may be ruled out this...

The Association of DJs & Producers in Ibiza and Formentera (DIPEF) have criticised the Balearic government for prohibiting nightclubs from opening for more than two years

WATCH: Fire rips through yachts docked in marina on Spain’s Mallorca

Two boats were totally destroyed by a fire while docked at a marina in Portopetro,  Santanyi on the island of Mallorca. An investigation has been...

Police raid addresses across Spain’s Mallorca in massive fraud probe affecting hundreds of wealthy islanders

A FORMER policeman and bank branch manager are at the centre of a probe into an international fraud scam following raids at several locations...

Drunk skipper investigated in death of passenger mowed down and killed by ferry in Spain’s Ibiza

A Guardia Civil investigation has since found that not only was the boat travelling without its lights on but that the skipper also made an illegal manoeuvre

EXPLAINER: Change to requirements for national travellers arriving to Spain’s Balearic Islands

From this Thursday, September 9, national passengers will no longer need to complete the once mandatory coronavirus safety form if they can present their COVID-19 passport

World’s second largest sailboat measuring 140m long arrives in Spain’s Ibiza

Passengers are offered 10-day itineraries that can cost between a cool €6,700 and €12,200

EGG-TASTIC! Incredible ‘fried egg jellyfish’ spotted off coast of Spain’s Formentera

The species literally looks like an egg cracked into water and can can up to 35cm in diameter

Three Irish tourists arrested at airport trying to flee Spain’s Mallorca after torching sunbeds

THREE Irish tourists were arrested at Palma airport after setting fire to umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach in Santa Ponsa. The suspects allegedly set...

EXPLAINER: Two new major rule changes in COVID-19 restrictions for Spain’s Balearic Islands

These new measures will come into force from midnight and stay in place until they are reviewed on Monday, September 13

Festa des Vermar: the Mallorca harvest festival where the whole village throws grapes at each other

 MOST sensible people prefer to drink a glass of wine rather than wear it, but one Mallorca village celebrates its annual grape harvest with...

A luxury hotel in Mallorca has been named one of the best new hotels of 2021

THE hotel Can Ferrereta de Santanyí, located in the historic centre of Santanyí, has been listed as the best boutique hotel for its "exquisite...

Prisoner escapes using bed sheets from hospital in Spain’s Mallorca

A prisoner escaped from the third floor of Son Espases Hospital in Palma by tying bed sheets together and clambering out of the window...

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