Thursday, 19 January 2017

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‘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…

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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.…

Airline firm comes under attack

EASYJET is under fire from angry Mallorcans for not serving its online customers in Catalan. The storm erupted after one local user asked for help on the airline’s social network site in Catalan, the mother tongue of many islanders. In reply he received a message asking him to ‘please write…

Drama for marine wildlife

A TRAPPED dolphin was rescued and released at the Bay of Palma just one day after a gargantuan shark was found washed ashore. On Boxing Day a team of divers were dispatched to cut the net the female dolphin had become entangled in, likely saving her life. She had been…

Filth and noise: Mallorcan venues shut in crackdown

Twenty-three bars and restaurants across Mallorca had to be closed in a crackdown on filthy and unsafe premises. Offences ranged from hygiene horrors, including insect infestation, to a lack of door staff to ensure clients and customers remained safe. The move follows an exhaustive series of inspections by the public…

Violent robber remanded in custody in Llucmajor

TOWARDS the end of summer 2016, a 58-year-old man was beaten up and had various items stolen in S ‘Arenal and now the Guardia Civil has arrested the presumed assailant. The events of the assault are fairly straight forward as the victim was followed into an apartment building where he…

Back from the dead

BARCELONA Zoo has shipped 82 Mallorcan midwife toads to the island. The extremely vulnerable species is native to the Tramuntana mountains but are also bred in the mainland zoo to save them from extinction. The toads were released into the mountainous wild after their arrival and will help repopulate the…
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