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British cyclist killed by drink driver in Mallorca

AN 86-year-old British cyclist was killed when a drink and drug-fuelled driver crashed into him in Port d'Alcudia on April 18. The horrific incident occurred just after 2pm, and the Brit is believed to have died on the spot. Police immediately arrested the driver, a 48-year-old Spanish man from Alcudia,…

Spanish Royal Family visits Palma for Easter Mass

IN what has become something of an Easter tradition the Spanish Royal Family visited Palma. King Felipe and Queen Letizia together with their two daughters and the Queen Mother but without former king Juan Carlos celebrated Easter Mass at the Cathedral and then spent some time chatting to the eager…

Passengers faint in long border check security queues at Mallorca airport

THERE were scenes of chaos at Mallorca’s Palma airport over the Easter holiday weekend as Spanish border officials increased security checks. Videos posted on social media showed thousands of passengers waiting to clear passport control with medics on hand to treat fainting passengers. Recently tensions have increased between the UK…

Spanish police chase luxury boats for non-payment of taxes

SPAIN’S Guardia Civil has announced that they carried out more than 800 operations across Balearic Island marinas in 2016. During the past year the agents acted upon 435 denuncias against luxury boats owners for the non-payment of taxes which could amount to several million euros. In addition, the Guardia Civil…

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Cancer victims swindled in Palma

FIVE people in Palma have been arrested by the National Police for selling a ‘cancer cure’ which had not been approved. To make matters worse for those who were ‘conned’ into paying more than €25,000 each for treatment those involved were professors in the local university and the sales were…

Mother and one-year-old daughter found hanged in Mallorca

A MOTHER and her one-year-old daughter were found hanged in Mallorca. A Guardia Civil spokesman told news outlets the father was searching the Llucmajor area for his wife and daughter since yesterday night (April 4), when he found them in a house off the Ma-6014. Police have launched an investigation,…

Miró bronzes presented to King Felipe VI

KING FELIPE met with Joan Punyet Miró, the grandson of famous Mallorcan resident and artist Joan Miró together with Francina Armengol, president of the Balearic Islands when he was presented with 12 Miró bronze sculptures. The Royal Family was known to have a close relationship with the artist prior to…

Holidaymakers warned over Airbnb scam in Mallorca

POLICE are warning people of a holiday rental scam using popular website Airbnb to reel people in. The warning comes after one couple came forward to tell the story of how they were duped into believing they were renting an apartment through the credible site, when in reality they were…

Explosion in Mallorca leaves man seriously injured

AN explosion in a building in Mallorca has left a man with serious injuries. The 72-year-old has suffered serious burns and was taken to Son Espases Hospital. A dog was also rescued from the scene. The building is situated in front of the Esporles Council building on Joan Riutort street.…

Two killed and two injured in a car accident in Mallorca

TWO people have died and two have been left seriously injured in a car crash in Mallorca. The accident occurred on the Avenida Tucan, Alcudia, involving a collision between a lorry and a car. The fire service had to be called out to help free those trapped in the vehicle,…

WATCH: Father’s Day brawl at U-13’s football match in Mallorca

A BRAWL broke out during an under-13’s football match in Mallorca involving the parents of the players on Spanish Father's Day (March 19). A confrontation between a player from Union Deportiva Alaro and Collerense sparked fury among fathers watching the game, who quickly surged the pitch and began fighting. The…

The Real Marigold Hotel

THE BBC has enjoyed considerable success with a programme entitled the Real Marigold Hotel based on the concept of the popular movie which saw a number of elderly people retiring to live in a hotel in India. Currently, the second series of this reality show is airing on the BBC…

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