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Cars swept away in flashfloods as Spain’s Balearic Islands battered by storms

STORMS are continuing to batter the Balearics with severe flooding destroying homes, businesses and roads.  The worst hit are Menorca and Mallorca, which remains on orange...

Who are the happiest people in Spain? Survey finds those that use umbrellas tend to be under the weather

It comes as no surprise to those of us who moved here from the colder climes of northern Europe that the Spanish regions that...

Spain’s Balearic Islands see holiday bookings boom with end of COVID-19 traffic light system

HOLIDAY bookings to the Balearic Islands have boomed since the UK government scrapped the travel traffic light system and pre-departure tests for vaccinated holidaymakers.  The traffic...

MBE awarded doctor works tirelessly with UK government to dramatically reduce British balconing deaths in Spain’s Balearic Islands

The Olive Press talks to a Mallorca based surgeon who has worked tirelessly to reduce balconing deaths among British nationals

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...

Insider tips to the ultimate Ibiza getaway

Here are some other great money-saving ideas for doing Ibiza on a budget without missing out on a thing

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

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

‘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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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