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Ryan Giggs in Mallorca melee

FORMER Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was involved in a minor ruckus on Mallorca. The 43-year-old Welsh wizard, who spent 24 seasons playing for the club, was spotted at an unidentified seaside bar while enjoying a lad's holiday on the island. Pictures published by UK tabloid newspapers, however, suggest that…

British leukaemia fighter in desperate appeal for blood

A BRITISH family living on Mallorca has launched a desperate appeal for their 11-year-old daughter, who suffers from leukaemia. Serena Maria Chappell was born in Spain and attends the CEIP Nicolau Calafat school in Valldemossa. She is being treated at the Son Espases Hospital in Palma de Mallorca, which does…

Hiker dies after 30 metre fall from a cliff

EMERGENCY services went into action when a roommate of a Bolivian woman advised that she had gone hiking in Arta and hadn’t returned. Thanks to the fact that the friend had some idea of where the 34-year-old intended to walk, the search operation concentrated on the area between Betlem and…

City crackdown on tourist revellers in Mallorca

Sex, drink and drug advertising have been banned in Palma under punitive new bylaws designed to clear up the city’s decadent summer scene. Having sex in public places, including parks and beaches, can also now incur a substantial €3,000 fine. The ban on public sex only applies in El Arenal,…

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Cars banned from top tourist sites in Mallorca

FROM the summer of 2018 access to Cape Formentor, north Mallorca’s most iconic site, will be blocked to private cars to reduce pollution. Instead buses to the lighthouse will depart from Pollensa. The Consell de Mallorca is also considering banning traffic to Valldemossa Port and Sa Calobra. All three areas…

Family of British holidaymaker killed in Mallorca appeal for help

THE family of a British man killed by a driver high on drink and drugs in Magaluf are appealing for help in the wake of the tragedy. Friends of Adrian O’Kane will return to Mallorca on Friday (April 28) to distribute ‘Can You Help’ leaflets in a search for witnesses.…

British tourist killed by drug fuelled driver in Magaluf

A BRITISH tourist was killed by a drink and drug fuelled driver as he staggered home from a night out with friends in Magaluf. The 40-year-old died instantly in Punta Ballena after reportedly being dragged more than 10 metres by the speeding Ford Focus. The tragic incident took place at…

Strikes to follow after Easter chaos in Mallorca

BAGGAGE handlers are to strike at Palma de Mallorca airport at the end of April and throughout May. The strikes on April 29, May 3, 18, and 28 are likely to result in queues and delays for travellers passing through the Balearic hub. Two unions are leading the outcry, which…

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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