Tuesday, 27 September 2016

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Technology to change lives

A BRAND new project aimed at transforming Mallorca into a ‘smart island,’ was officially launched at a Tuesday conference brimming with ideas on how to radically change local life for residents. The proposed ideas include installing more and faster public wifi hotspots, weather stations, traffic flow sensors, smart parking and…

No limit on tourist numbers

Balearic president Francina Armengol has ruled out any limits on the number of tourists entering the island despite calls from opposition parties and environmental groups to act. The issue has dominated politics of the island communities throughout the year. But cautioning against any radical measures in the aftermath of what…

First case of the “Devil’s breath” zombie drug being used in Spain

A 36-year old Mallorcan woman has become the first person in Spain to test positive for burundanga, the street name for the chemical scopolamine, according to a report published in specialist medical journal MedicinaClínica. The drug originates from the seed of the Brugmansia tree and is mostly produced in Colombia.…

Mallorca Classic Week kicks off

ORGANISERS of the MCW by Port Adriano event have announced that for the first time ever in Spain they will host a combined classic cars and boats exhibition, with more than 130 cars of different styles and eras on display. The spectacular will take place on Saturday September 24 between…

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A 36-year old Mallorcan woman has become the first person…
ORGANISERS of the MCW by Port Adriano event have announced…
Balearic president Francina Armengol has ruled out any limits on…
A BRAND new project aimed at transforming Mallorca into a…

Mallorca flight scare as plane collides with vulture

AN A-320 airbus was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing at Palma de Mallorca after it collided with an enormous vulture at around 5,000 feet. The unfortunate animal’s dead body could be seen embedded in the aircraft’s nose cone after the landing. The Lufthansa flight was carrying holidaymakers from…

Cracking the whip

RAMPANT misbehaviour, violent incidences and hospital trips have led to a 50 per cent increase in the number of guests ejected from Magaluf hotels. President of the Palmanova-Magaluf hoteliers association, Sebastian Darder, has championed a strict zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour that runs hand in glove with a Guardia…

Beach lifesavers get mechanical assistance

THE lifeguard team at Muro beach in Alcudia has become the first in the Balearics to receive a mechanical chest compression device. The LUCAS-2 unit has been provided by RCP medical services in order to assist the lifeguards when performing CPR relief to patients who have suffered cardiac arrest. RCP…

Game of drones

ANDRATX Town Council has taken a leap into the future by employing drones to help study the water currents around Sant Elm. The aim is to create a heat map of temperatures in the crystal clear waters off the laid back resort, in order to try and avoid proliferations of…

‘Towel protest’ over filming crew

ENGLISH actress Michelle Keegan caused a stir when her film crew entourage took over too much space at a Mallorca hotel for the liking of angry tourists, who promptly staged a poolside towel protest. The former Coronation Street star is filming the ITV drama Tiny & Bobby on the island…

A number of golf clubs under investigation

Prosecutors are considering legal action against the owners of a golf complex in Mallorca after revealing investigators had discovered equipment allegedly designed to illegally extract water to irrigate the course. The island is in the midst of a serious drought, with a severe drinking water shortage. Yet it is claimed…

Splitting the bill

AFTER a packed summer Calvia hotels have a little more space on their hands and five hotelier associations have now signed a pact with the council offering their services in temporarily accommodating families made homeless due to eviction, home disasters and threats of violence. The agreement has already seen three…

British Consul holds meeting in Mallorca

LOCAL British residents had the opportunity to put their questions and thoughts about the EU referendum result to the newly appointed British Deputy Head of Mission Tim Hemmings, Consul General Lloyd Milen and Vice Consul Lucy Gorman. The meeting, which took place in Pollensa Town Hall, aimed to give British…

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