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Magaluf pub crawls find ways to sidestep laws

PUB crawling is resisting attempts to eradicate it from Magaluf by using different methods to attract takers.In May, Calvia Town Hall approved changes to laws which could restrict the activity as it can’t be banned. The number of participants has been reduced to 20 maximum, companies can only carry out…

Tourists spend more in Balearics this year

FOREIGN tourists spent €3.75 billion in the Balearic Islands in the first six months of this year, 8.4 per cent more than during the same period last year.The average daily expenditure also increased by 6.5 per cent to €112 as well as the average expenditure per tourist which rose 3.9…

Bus driver injured in airport route crash

A BUS driver, 49, was injured in an accident on the road between Palma and Manacor.He was trapped in the vehicle and had to be rescued by firefighters but his injuries were not serious.According to the accident emergency services, he was returning from the airport when instead of going round…

Civil servants failed to report irregularities

TWO civil servants in Mallorca Council admitted while testifying in the Cloaca case that they realised a contract had been rigged but failed to report it.They realised because two offers for the contract to sell chairs were from the same company, came in the same envelopes and had similar logos.However,…

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Terraces to remain in Borne

PALMA City Hall have decided not to do away with terraces in the Borne area.Following a meeting with local caterers, the mayor, Jose Hila, and the council, announced their decision to enforce the law, which doesn’t ban the presence of terraces, as well as to promote commercial activity in Palma…

Summer sales looking up

FORTY-EIGHT per cent of shop owners in Mallorca say they have sold more in the first two weeks of this year’s summer sales than over the same period last year.Five per cent claims to have sold the same, according to the Union for Small and Medium Businesses (PIMECO).Twenty per cent…

Signatures to demand Sa Pobla priest's return

MORE than 900 signatures have been collected in Sa Pobla to demand the return of parish priest Joan Pons, who was accused of sexual abuse.He was rector for 14 years and after a recent mass which he attended, it was announced that the signatures had been collected and would be…

Final arrest in drugs operation

THE youngest member of 'El Pablo' clan was arrested by National Police in Palma and has been remanded in prison.This puts an end to an operation against drug sales in La Soledat district involving the family of well-known dealer Pablo Campos Maya, or 'El Pablo'.Over the past few weeks, Ivan,…

S’Arenal accident leaves man seriously injured

A MAN, 30, was left quadriplegic after jumping off some rocks in the dark.The accident occurred in the early hours of Thursday morning in s'Arenal when the man intended to jump into the sea. However, he jumped straight on to some rocks where he remained immobile.Witnesses got him out of…

Rodrigo Rato visiting Mallorca

THE former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Rodrigo Rato, has been spotted arriving in Mallorca on holiday.He was seen at Palma Airport returning from Madrid where he had refused to testify in the Bankia case. Rato, who was President of Bankia and Financial Vice-President during the Partido Popular…

460,000 people expected at Balearic airports

MORE than 460,000 passengers are expected at the weekend in the airports of the Balearic Islands.According to Airport Authorities AENA, on Saturday and Sunday (July 25 and 26) there would be 3,019 flights, mainly to and from Palma, with 1,837 flights carrying 301,943 people.There will be Air Traffic Controllers strikes…

Search on for Palma car thieves

NATIONAL POLICE are searching for two men who stole a car at gunpoint in Palma at 1pm on Friday (July 24).The events took place when the two men, who were wearing police vests, ordered a driver to stop in the Porciuncula area. Thinking they were police officers, he stopped, but…

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