Monday, 23 January 2017

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New Mallorca hate crimes hotline launched

A HATE crimes hotline has been launched in Palma. To go with the new number there is also an email address - [email protected] - which can be used to report such crimes. The initiative is part of the council’s equality drive and aims to give victims the ability to report…

Palma installs barbecues for start of festivities

PALMA Council is installing around 200 barbecues, including a number for vegetarians and vegans, for the Sant Sebastia ‘Revetla.’ According to a Palma Council spokesperson, the Department for Infrastructure is setting up the barbecues in different squares and areas which have requested them. In concert areas there are more than…

Roman legacy lives on at Mallorca heritage site

ONE of Mallorca’s most spectacular heritage sites will be renovated after more than seven years of delay. The Castell d’Alaro water cisterns in Puig will be properly restored after an archaeological team makes a full assessment of what needs to be done. The network of five covered cisterns is a…

Watchtowers lit up to highlight plight of refugees

WATCHTOWERS across Mallorca were illuminated in a coordinated spectacle designed to draw attention to the plight of refugees. The great lighting up took place on Saturday January 7 and was a joint effort between a local school and Amnesty International. Lighting the watchtowers was meant to be symbolic. They were…

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Spain gripped by cold weather and snow

AN icy cold front is on a collision course with Mallorca and the other Balearics and is expected to bring snow, freezing winds and rough seas to the islands throughout the weekend, according to Spain’s state meteorological agency, AEMET. The agency also confirmed that January is set to be the…

‘Fraud girl’s parents’ now face child pornography claims

A couple accused of fraud after claiming their daughter suffered from a rare genetic condition are now being investigated for suspected child pornography offences. Images of a sexually explicit nature were found on a computer allegedly belonging to the father of the 11-year-old girl, who lives in Mallorca. The presiding…

Monkey business

A PALMA zoo faces prosecution over its possession of a group of highly endangered animals without the proper paperwork. Guardia Civil officers acting on a tip-off carried out two inspections of the S’Aranjassa zoo and also found that five mongooses had managed to escape. The zoo had no permission to…

Immigrant gamble seriously backfires

POLICE have ordered the immediate extradition of nine of the 13 immigrants who snuck into Mallorca via the Llucmajor coastline on New Year’s Day. A huge manhunt got underway following the discovery of their boat and all were rounded up by the following afternoon. Helicopters were dispatched and the operation…

Man sets car on fire

A FURIOUS young man threatened to kill his girlfriend and her father after setting her car on fire. The dramatic attack took place early in the morning on New Year’s Day in Palma. The 27-year-old was dumped by his girlfriend, 21, on the phone at around 7am. Flying into a…

Tourist rental showdown

New legislation governing holiday rentals is proposing to ban people letting out single rooms to tourists. The controversial law, still at the draft stage, also has Palma residents fearing their city will be transformed beyond recognition. The government has been under pressure from the hotel lobby to clamp down on…

Orange weather alert issued in Balearics as winds pick up

THE State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, has issued an orange weather alert for northern and eastern Mallorca plus Menorca due to strong westerly winds, with gusts of up to 80 km/h expected to produce five-metre waves. The departures of several boats have been cancelled, including the ferries between Alcudia and Ciutadella…

Reckless killer jailed in Mallorca

IVA Emilova, the young Bulgarian woman who became public enemy number 1 after killing three people through dangerous driving, has accepted a four-year prison sentence for her crimes. The 22-year-old confessed to the facts during her December trial, admitting to reckless homicide, reckless driving, and driving while high on drugs.…
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