Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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Mallorca rapist who assaulted store owner on three occasions gets 37-year jail term in Spain

A MAN, 22, has been given a 37-year prison sentence for robbing and raping the same Mallorca shopkeeper on three different occasions. The assailant pled...

British gang charged over mass food poisoning scam involving hotels on Spain’s Mallorca

EIGHT British people are being prosecuted for fraud by a Palma court after setting up a scam to make money out of bogus cases...

Man arrested after shocking act in front of schoolchildren in Mallorca

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly wandered out onto a busy street in Mallorca, dropped his pants and exposed his private parts...

Mallorca-based airline put on US sanctions blacklist for helping Russia buy drones from Iran

An airline headquartered in Palma de Mallorca has been added to the US sanctions blacklist for allegedly helping Iran sell the drones Russia has...

Party islands turn white as largest snowfall in five years hits Mallorca, Ibiza

Mallorca has been hit by its largest dumping of snow in more than five years as a freezing polar front sweeps over Spain.  About 7cm...

First day of Mallorca Hells Angels trial sees 34 of nearly 50 defendants cut deals with the prosecutor

THE FIRST day of a massive trial of members of a Hells Angels chapter based in Mallorca saw 34 of the nearly 50 defendants...

Former Hells Angels bikie gang leader Frank Hanebuth to face trial in Spain

The former leader of a notorious bikie gang is set to face trial in Spain. German national Frank Hanebuth is being tried alongside 46 alleged...

Mallorca-based Brit arrested at Madrid airport over scheme to help Russian oligarch evade sanctions

A Mallorca-based British CEO was arrested at Madrid airport on a US extradition warrant for allegedly helping a sanctioned Russian oligarch hide his ownership...

Spain’s Balearic Islands request the EU to grant them exception to ban foreigners from buying second homes in Mallorca...

Officials are calling on the European Union to grant a ‘Balearic exception’ that would limit non-resident Brits and Germans from property purchases on the...

A thief and a gentleman: Notorious cat burglar finally arrested at grand old age of 74

A LEGENDARY cat burglar responsible for a string of jewellery thefts across Mallorca has finally been arrested at the age of 74. He is thought...

Man from Mallorca sentenced to 14 years for blackmail scheme to extort naked pictures from teenage girls in Spain

A Mallorcan man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for blackmailing six teenage girls into sending him naked pictures. The 22-year-old approached a...

Polar air, snow on the way for Mallorca as cold snap looms

Mallorca is set for a radical change in the weather next week with a sharp drop in temperatures, and wind, rain and snow forecast.  The...

Teenager threatens police officer with fake semi-automatic pistol on Spain’s Mallorca

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after pointing a fake gun at a Guardia Civil officer in Alcudia. The incident happened on Monday when an...

Rafa Nadal to enter team into new electric raceboat championship due to get underway this year

TENNIS great Rafa Nadal has announced he will enter his own team into the inaugural all-electric raceboat season set to electrify audiences later this...

Why more Americans could start packing into Mallorca after island’s appearance on Forbes list

Mallorca is inundated each year with British and European tourists, and now Americans could be the next group to head to the popular Mediterranean...

Kidman and other Hollywood stars in Mallorca as filming starts for Paramount+ series Lioness

Some stars from Hollywood will be in Mallorca this month as shooting starts for a big drama series  Hollywood star Nicole Kidman will be in...

A host of exciting fundraising events have been programmed in Spain’s Mallorca for the new year in aid of...

Cancer Support Mallorca are putting on a number of fundraising events in 2023 after a successful Christmas period that included not one but two...

Mallorca couple arrested after fake marriage plot involving €4000 euros went horribly wrong

Instead of getting hitched, a couple from Mallorca were arrested instead after police uncovered the real reason behind their marriage. The pair in Mallorca were...

Tourist spending in Spain’s Balearic Islands in 2022 smashes pre-pandemic levels

VISITORS to the Balearic Islands in the first 11 months of 2022 spent €800 million more than the whole of the pre-pandemic year of...

Elderly couple found dead after two months in Spain’s Mallorca with suicide pact suspected

THE Policia Nacional believe an elderly couple may have entered into a suicide pact after their bodies were found in their Palma apartment. The landlord...

Woman kidnapped in Spain’s Mallorca after telling knife-wielding robber she had no money

A 62-year-old woman was kidnapped from her Sant Llorenc home on Monday after telling a knife-wielding intruder that she had no money. The victim was...

Spain’s Mallorca stages ancient banner carrying ceremony ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations

ONE of Europe's oldest non-religious celebrations takes place in Palma, Mallorca this Saturday. The Festa de l'Estandard(banner) has its roots back to the early 13th...

Robber who preys on tourists across Spain and Europe is banned from Mallorca’s Palma airport

A serial sealer targeting tourists in Spain and across Europe has been arrested yet again- this time in Mallorca. His extensive criminal record and focus...

Mallorca homeowners in Spain surprised by naked man who used their shower

A couple from Manacor in Mallorca heard noises coming from their kitchen on Saturday night and found a naked man helping himself to food...

Teenager’s excavator prank backfires as church wall gets damaged on Spain’s Mallorca

A teenage boy damaged a church wall in the centre of Pollenca after starting up an excavator as a prank. The machine started to spin...

British woman fatally mowed down by car on Spain’s Mallorca with driver claiming a puncture

A British woman died and a man- also British- suffered serious injuries in Palma on Wednesday when a vehicle hit them while waiting to...

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