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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...

Spain’s Balearic Islands will host five families from Afghanistan amid looming ‘humanitarian catastrophe’

The new arrivals will stay in two of the government's dedicated hostels for refugees in Mallorca which are run by the Red CrossThe new arrivals will stay in two of the government's dedicated hostels for refugees in Mallorca which are run by the Red Cross

Property sales go through the roof in Mallorca with Brits and Germans buying on the island

THE Balearic Islands has proved the most popular place in Spain to buy property this year with the Brits and Germans making up the...

Three people seriously injured after yacht crashes into islet as Spain’s Ibiza suffers THIRD major boating incident in weeks

Just after 10pm yesterday, Salvamento Maritimo answered a distress call from a 12-metre yacht that hit the islet of Es Farallons with four people onboard

Spain’s Balearic Islands record drop in coronavirus cases

THE regional health ministry on Spain's Balearic Islands has reported 119 new positive cases of coronavirus on Thursday, down 56 from the 75 recorded the...

Balearic Islands welcomes more international tourists than any other region in Spain for fourth consecutive month

According to the National Institute of Statistics, the Balearics were also where international tourists spent the most money in the country

Food prices rise alongside soaring electricity costs in Spain’s Balearic Islands

THE rise in electricity costs is responsible for an increase on average of 1.5% in food prices throughout the Balearic Islands. According to Consumer Price...

WATCH: This is the moment 32 passengers were rescued from doomed ferry in Spain’s Ibiza

In the dramatic footage, released by the Guardia Civil, it shows passengers arriving to Ibiza Port after being taken off the crashed vessel

Why six residents of Spain’s Ibiza have gone on hunger strike in the name of climate change

The group are part of Extinction Rebellion, an international grassroots organisation that is known for its direct action tactics to raise awareness about the climate crisis

Mallorca’s bar and restaurant owners take to the streets to protest against continued COVID-19 restrictions

PROTESTORS will take to the streets of Palma this week to demonstrate against the restaurant and bar restrictions enforced in Mallorca. Workers in the hospitality...

Stranded ferry finally returns to Spain’s Ibiza after spectacular crash that left 10-year-old boy in intensive care

The fast ferry was en route to Formentera from Ibiza on Saturday evening when it ran aground on the islet of Es Malvins with 35 passengers onboard

On the (secret) agenda: Looking behind the headlines into a murky world

ALL governments who go to war often have secret agendas! As America and Britain pull out of Afghanistan, how many of you have asked what...

No more faking it: Action needed over Spain’s fake holiday lets cons

SPAIN’S National court has taken over the investigation of a long-term holiday rental scam. At least 300 tourists have been conned by the phantom rentals...

Pensions, Annuities & Tax Fraud in Spain – a ticking time bomb…

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Every now and then an email lands in my inbox or a member of the public...

Elsie Mogford, 37, wife of multi-millionaire United Utilities boss, dies suddenly while on holiday in Menorca

THE wife of multi-millionaire water company chief has died suddenly ‘of natural causes’ while on holiday at a luxury villa on the Spanish island...

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Estate agents report boom in off-plan designer property sales in Spain’s Mallorca

MALLORCA is registering record demand for off-plan designer homes this year, surpassing pre-pandemic records. According to German luxury real estate agency Engel & Völkers, the...

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