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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...

Chinese billionaire behind Alibaba group spotted cruising around Balearic Islands on luxury megayacht

CHINESE billionaire Jack Ma Yun, the founder of Alibaba group, has been spotted cruising around the Balearic Islands in his megayacht. The yacht, which is...

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...

Mallorca gets the royal seal of approval as filming begins on location for The Crown

THE latest series of the hit Netflix production, The Crown, has already begun filming in Spain and will soon start shooting in Mallorca.  The fifth...

International artists head to Spain’s Mallorca for prestigious music awards

MALLORCA will be hosting the prestigious LOS40 Music Awards 2021 where a whole host of international artists including Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber Ariana Grande,...

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

Mallorca restaurant strives for ‘most sustainable business’ title with aeroponic towers and organic waste compost

A RESTAURANT in Mallorca which prides itself on using local, seasonal and organic produce has set its sights on the title of 'most sustainable...

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

Actress Joan Collins looking every inch the glamorous movie star in Mallorca

THE ever-glam Dame Joan Collins graced Palmanova with her presence whilst taking a break on the island.  Despite her recent candid comments about weight where...

Spanish TikTok star Naim Darrechi faces up to two years in prison as courts investigate foul comments

SPANISH TikToker Naim Darrechi could face up to two years in prison for tricking multiple women into having unprotected sex with him. The courts in...

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

Surge in traffic fines due to new radars in Spain’s Mallorca causing problems with early payments

MOTORISTS being hit with traffic fines in Mallorca discovered they don’t have the 50% early payment option due to the notifications being sent out...

Toddler fighting for life in Mallorca after being hit by falling roof tile during rainstorm

 A 14-month old girl was struck by a falling roof tile after her family took shelter from the rain on Friday while on holiday...

Deepika Padukone set to jet into Spain’s Mallorca to shoot new Bollywood film

As well as a 20 day stop on the Balearic island, the crew is also set to make pit-stops in Cadiz and Vejer De La Frontera.

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

COLUMN: Winter is Coming!

AS I wrote recently in a news story, regional president Francina Armengol said that the Balearic Islands are recovering and will achieve a full...

Palma Hat Week brims with success in Spain’s Mallorca

THE small town of Artà was overtaken by glamorous models strutting through the weekly market wearing a collection of specially designed hats as part...

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%

‘They have abandoned us’: Spain’s Balearic Islands plead for help to tackle ‘avalanche’ of migrant arrivals

At the beginning of the month, Formentera, the smallest of all the Balearic Islands, registered a record number of migrants, with almost 150 arriving in just three days

Spain’s Balearic Islands make firm commitment to fight climate change

This week, the minister for energy and climate change travelled to international conference to reaffirm the Balearics commitment to the environment

Missing 15-year-old British girl found ‘alive and well’ in Spain’s Mallorca

THE missing 15-year-old British girl has been located after disappearing for over three weeks in Mallorca.  The teenager, Emina Ilora Alice Winterbottom, was last seen on August...

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...

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...

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

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...





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