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Drones inspect power lines from the air

AN UNPILOTED aerial vehicle or drone will be used by electricity company Endesa in the Balearic Islands to inspect power lines from the air.The use of drones serves as a complement to inspections carried out by helicopter, especially in areas that are difficult to access, according to the information released…

All about Mallorcan trains thanks to new app

SMARTPHONE users can now benefit from a new app created by the Train Services of Mallorca (SFM) that displays in real time the train and metro conditions.The app can be found at the official web www.trensfm.com and was presented by head of the SFM, Jose Ramon Orta who explained that…

Foreigners bolster self-employment in the Balearic Islands

AS much as 44 per cent of the increase registered in self-employment in the Balearic Islands so far this year was made up by foreign workers.Specifically, the Balearic Community gained 1,700 new, foreign self-employees, nearly half of the total increase of 3,899 registered until April of 2015, according to the…

Mallorca without blood

MORE than 120,000 people have already signed a petition entitled, Mallorca Sense Sang, which aims to turn the Island into an anti-bullfighting region.The Mallorca Sense Sang campaign, which translates to ‘Mallorca without blood,’ was launched one year ago by animal rights associations AnimaNaturalis and CAS International.“We believe the end of…

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MORE than 120,000 people have already signed a petition entitled,…
A 36-YEAR-OLD tourist named Ian John Frankland, died on Friday…
A HIJACK false alarm has caused authorities to take control…
A 44-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in Palma by Local Police…

Bank-owned home sales on the up

SALES of properties owned by banks in the Balearic Islands have registered an increase of 5.5 per cent, which is higher than the national average.According to data released by the online site DonComprador.com, the Balearic Islands currently have 1,405 bank-owned homes for sale, only 2.9 per cent of the total…

Low-cost flight companies boast healthy results in the Balearic Islands

LOW-COST flight companies transported 551,597 passengers in the Balearic Islands during the first four months of the present year.The figure translates into 11.9 per cent increase if compared with the same period of 2014, according to the data provided by the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry.In April, data indicates that…

British tourist taken into custody over alleged attack

NATIONAL POLICE officers in Manacor arrested a British citizen after he reportedly attacked the security guard of a pub in Calas de Mallorca.The incident took place inside the bar, when the suspect, together with a group of friends, allegedly caused disturbances resulting in complaints from other customers. The security guard…

Plane hijack ‘false alarm’ at Palma airport

A HIJACK false alarm has caused authorities to take control of the Son Sant Joan airport in Palma today (Monday, May 18).A confusing conversation, the details of which have not been released, between the pilot of a plane arriving from the East Midlands (UK) and the control tower has sparked…

British tourist dies after falling down pub stairs in Magaluf

A 36-YEAR-OLD tourist named Ian John Frankland, died on Friday (May 15) after falling down the stairs to a pub toilet in Magaluf.The man sustained severe injuries to his head and also suffered a heart attack after losing his balance and falling down 20 steps.The incident took place around 8pm…

Three dead in Balearic yacht tragedy

THREE people died after a yacht was swept onto rocks off the Balearic island of Formentera. French boat Be Happy was carrying six people when it got into trouble in rough seas yesterday (Friday, May 15) morning. A May Day distress message was sent from the 10 metre vessel at…

Alleged abuser arrested in Palma

A 44-YEAR-OLD man was arrested in Palma by Local Police after allegedly attacking and threatening his wife with a kitchen knife. Authorities reported that the man delivered a kick to the victim and verbally abused her in front of their children after having arrived at the family home intoxicated. The…

English tourist falls from a balcony in Magaluf

AN ENGLISH tourist is in critical condition after falling from a hotel balcony in Magaluf on Friday (May 15).The 46-year-old man reportedly tried to jump from a balcony to another and fell in the attempt.Emergency services attended the scene and were able to stabilise the condition of the man, who…

 


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