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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...

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...

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...

Police arrest 17 involved in underage prostitution ring targeting children in care in Spain’s Mallorca

POLICE in Mallorca have arrested 17 people involved in an underage prostitution ring that ‘recruited’ troubled girls, many of whom were in care at...

Two American tourists fall to their deaths while rock climbing without ropes in Spain’s Mallorca

TWO men from the USA fell to their death whilst rock climbing without a rope in Cala Mitjana and Cala Sa Nau coves in...

IN PICS: It’s a hat-trick as International Hat Week kicks off in Spain’s Mallorca

THE third International Hat Week will be held in Artà this year following the success of last year’s event in Palma.  Despite Covid, organisers of...

‘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

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...

DAMP SQUIB: Holiday season to end early in Spain’s downmarket resort of Magaluf

MANY hotels in Magaluf are set to close for the season within two weeks as reduced bookings means it's not worth keeping them open. But...

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

‘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

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