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Marbled Duck quacks back in Spain with much-needed population rise

SPAIN'S Marbled Duck population is bouncing back after serious concerns about its decline. Falling numbers in the 2010s led to the official declaration of the...

Seal of royal approval for Spain’s major international tourist fair, Fitur, in Madrid

SPAIN'S big International Tourism Fair (Fitur) was officially opened on Wednesday by King Felipe and Queen Leitizia in Madrid. The royal couple toured the different...

Mallorca’s most secretive council revealed in transparency survey comparing town halls across Spain

MANACOR city council is one of the most secretive councils in Mallorca according to a nationwide survey of hundreds of  councils. The list names and...

Soaring numbers of children treated for mental health problems in Balearic Islands

THE number of children hospitalised with mental health problems in the Balearic Islands has risen by almost 60%  during the past year, shocking new...

Lucky escape as roof collapses on teenage girl in Mallorca home in Spain

A 13-year-old girl was taken to hospital on Wednesday after a roof collapsed in a Palma property. The accident happened at a flat on Calle...

Brutal revenge gang attack as shop gets trashed in Mallorca tourist spot in Spain

FIVE men have been arrested after a fight spilled over into a Paseo Maritimo shop in Palma. One man was struck all over his body...

Donkey drama as crane lifts trapped animal out of a well on Spain’s Mallorca

A crane hoisted a trapped donkey to safety out of a dry well on a Mallorca farm. The farm owner had just taken over the...

Fugitive Spanish rapper Valtonyc wins another extradition battle in Belgian court

A convicted rapper, known as Valtonyc, has thwarted Spain's latest bid to get him extradited from Belgian. Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, 28, skipped a three-and-a-half...

Ryanair cuts flights in and out of Spain this January due to COVID-19

RYANAIR says its temporarily suspending more than 80 routes in and out of Spain during January. The budget carrier blames COVID-19 travel restrictions as well...

New budget flights will serve holiday hotspots in Spain like the Balearic Islands and Costa Blanca

BRITISH Airways will start operating 'low-cost' flights to eight Spanish destinations this spring out of Gatwick airport. BA is relaunching its budget short-haul division which...

Spain committing ‘harakiri’ over UK tourists and new child COVID-19 vaccine rules

A Spanish tourism group says the country is committing 'harakiri' by requiring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for British children aged 12 and...

Costa Blanca is Spain’s number one choice for foreign property buyers

ALICANTE Province is continuing to attract the highest percentage of foreign property buyers in Spain. International consultants Colliers say 17.6% of all foreign home buying...

EU takes Spain to European Court for not stopping pollution of areas like the Mar Menor

SPAIN will have to answer to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg over not doing enough to combat nitrate pollution in areas like...

Mallorca rapper Valtonyc who ‘insulted’ Spain’s royal family faces new extradition hearing in Belgium

A Mallorcan rapper who fled Spain in 2018 after insulting the monarchy has another extradition hearing to fight off. In May 2018, performer Valtonyc, real...

Half of anti-vaxxers in Spain’s Balearic Islands are expat residents

HEALTH authorities in the Balearics are concerned after it emerged half of those who have yet to vaccinated are among the foreign resident population...

Balearic Islands braced for stormy weather as temperatures plummet across Spain

WEATHER warnings have been issued across the Balearic Islands as strong winds and torrential rain are predicted. Bad weather is to be expected from Wednesday...

Deer cause havoc in residential area of Mallorca in Spain’s Balearic Islands

AN invasion of deer in the Cala de Pi area in the south of Mallorca is causing concern to local residents. The animals have already...

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...

Cocaine and crystal meth dealers arrested in major operation on Mallorca in Spain

FIVE people were detained this Wednesday morning(October 20) in a major Policia Nacional operation against a Mallorca drugs gang. The dealers sold cocaine, crystal meth...

Spain’s Balearic Islands poised for radical overhaul in management of floods after exponential increase in rainfall

The Balearic government has been warned that flood episodes would remain a constant threat in the foreseeable future

How Spain’s Balearic Islands are clamping down on boozed up holidaymakers to focus on quality tourism

Excessive drinking by holidaymakers has long been a problem in the Balearic Islands, so much so that in January 2020, a new law was introduced to stamp out anti-social behaviour

Balearic Islands lead rankings for gender violence in Spain

According to the Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence, there were 1,574 reported cases in the Balearics, all of which were made by women

WANTED: Manhunt for two arsonists who poured petrol on forest and set it on fire in Spain’s Ibiza

Policia Local say on Sunday morning, two individuals poured a significant amount of gasoline onto land in Sa Talaia de Sant Antoni

EXPLAINER: Nightclubs finally given go ahead to reopen in Spain’s Balearic Islands

Earlier this month, the Association of DJs & Producers publicly vented their anger over the closure of nightclubs in the Balearic Islands

Once endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna is now thriving in Spain’s Balearic Islands

The Atlantic bluefin tuna is one of the most commercially valuable fish in the world which has led to the species being heavily overfished for decades

COVID restrictions set to be loosened for bars and restaurants across Spain’s Balearic Islands

It is expected that the capacity limit indoors will be increased to 75%

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