Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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EXPLAINED: What you need to know about rules for electric scooters in Spain’s Mallorca

NEW rules have now been imposed for scooter riders following an increase in accidents and fines. There were 700 fines in Palma alone, up until...

Balearics bounce back: Regional president puts rosy glow on post-pandemic recovery

THE Balearics president Francina Armengol has told the regional parliament that the Islands are bouncing back and will achieve a full economic and employment...

Mallorca launches award scheme to recognise businesses that go ‘plastic free’

TWO Mallorcan hospitality businesses are amongst the first five in the Balearics Islands to receive the Plastic Free Guardian Certification for reducing their use...

David Lynch and Pharrell Williams team up to open nightclub and beach restaurant in Spain’s Ibiza

While the artsy club and cocktail bar is something to behold, these peculiarities have been teamed up by a Balearic-themed restaurant

Police arrest 17 involved in underage prostitution ring targeting children in care in Spain’s Mallorca

POLICE in Mallorca have arrested 17 people involved in an underage prostitution ring that ‘recruited’ troubled girls, many of whom were in care at...

From Somerset to Menorca: Extraordinary art centre opens in Spain’s Balearic Islands

The 40,000 square metre island is only a short boat ride from Mahon and now home to an extraordinary art centre featuring works by acclaimed artist Mark Bradford

Two American tourists fall to their deaths while rock climbing without ropes in Spain’s Mallorca

TWO men from the USA fell to their death whilst rock climbing without a rope in Cala Mitjana and Cala Sa Nau coves in...

IN PICS: It’s a hat-trick as International Hat Week kicks off in Spain’s Mallorca

THE third International Hat Week will be held in Artà this year following the success of last year’s event in Palma.  Despite Covid, organisers of...

‘Poor pay and working conditions’: Ambulances go on strike across Spain’s Balearic Islands

Those working in the sector say their salaries have been frozen for more than three years and that they do not reflect the current reality of the health service

Gang of 15 youths violently attack man in Mallorca street to steal just €10 and a mobile phone

A man was beaten and robbed in Palma by fifteen youths for €10 and a mobile phone Police are investigating the attack in Palma after...

Joy as Europe’s most critically endangered seabird spotted nesting off coast of Spain’s Ibiza

Environmentalists confirmed that at least 10 pairs of the Balearic Shearwater were seen nesting on the islet of Es Vedranell

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

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Torrential rain causes severe flooding in Spain’s Mallorca

A STORM has already caused severe flooding, particularly in the North of the island, and cut-off roads.  Fire crews, police and volunteers have been working...

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