The national government delegate in the Balearics, Rosario Sánchez, yesterday accompanied the chief of the National Police, Antonio Jarabo, and the director of Son Sant Joan Airport, José Antonio Álvarez, in officially presenting the new system for passport control. The system has in fact been operating since July. There are forty automated control points in […]

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76 years old. According to a statement released on behalf of Franklin’s family by long term publicist Gwendolyn Quinn, Franklin died at 9:50 in the morning, at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends. The “official cause of […]

‘Balconing’ is a serious issue affecting Magaluf, recently an 18-year-old Irish girl faces a fine from the City Council of Calvià, between 600 and 1,500 euros, for ‘balconing’ in a hotel in Magaluf. Last Tuesday the girl was jumping from one balcony to another, even though she was warned of the serious danger. The tourist […]

Monday was the first day for owners to set in motion the process for obtaining licences for new holiday rentals. The moratorium on new licences, which was brought in last summer, was lifted because of the Council of Majorca’s approval of rentals zoning on Friday last week and its initial approval of its PIAT plan […]

If you are getting ready to go on holiday to another EU country or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you are likely to be packing your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) along with your passport. The EHIC entitles you to state-provided medical treatment should you need it while visiting one of those countries. The UK […]

Living in Spain allows all residents from the UK and other European countries access to Spain’s public health system on a reciprocal agreement between Spain and their home country. This agreement covers everybody living in Spain including pensioners or people that do not work and contribute to the Social Security. But what will happen in […]

Travel discount for residents on the Islands to increase from 50% to 75%! As from 29 June the Ministry of Public Works will apply a 75% subsidy to air fares for passengers residing in the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands flying within Spain after the General State Budget Act for 2017 was published in […]

Pop superstar, fashion icon and designer Kylie Minogue has unveiled the latest additions to her eyewear collection,which are available exclusively at Specsavers Opticas on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. Each new pair in the Kylie Minogue Eyewear collection takes its name from one of her classic tracks, including All The Lovers and Spinning Around. The six […]

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards were held last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This year’s ceremony, hosted live by Kelly Clarkson, saw your favourite artists and groups honoured for their contribution to the top music charts this year.  The nominees were announced in April, with rapper Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, […]

Fans around the world were heartbroken to learn that Swedish EDM star Tim Bergling, known by his stage name Avicii, was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on April 20. The superstar was best known for his dance music and collaborations, topping charts around the world with 2013 mega-hit “Wake Me Up” and scoring 5 hits […]

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