Airline Iberia fined for requesting pregnancy test for cabin crew jobs

Former Spanish flag carrier claimed practice was to avoid “putting women at risk”


Civil Guard to investigate after drone films nude sunbathers on yacht

Women in Mallorca file report after realizing occupants of vessel were recording them


The food poisoning scam that Brits are using for a free Spanish vacation

False gastroenteritis claims have shot up 700% in a year, as “claims farmers” target clients on site

Sharing economy

Palma de Mallorca to ban tourist apartment rentals by this summer

City warns owners of unlicensed accommodation they could face fines of up to €40,000


Spanish king’s brother-in-law avoids preventive detention in fraud case

Iñaki Urdangarin allowed to continue living in Switzerland and will not have to pay bail

Nóos case

Infanta Cristina acquitted in Nóos case, king’s brother-in-law given six years

Sentence for Iñaki Urdangarin concludes unprecedented six-month court proceedings, which saw a member of the Spanish royal family brought to trial for the first time


Bacteria that kills olive trees spreads from Italy to Spain’s Balearic Islands

The regional government has destroyed 2,000 specimens affected by the disease


Mysterious fly infestation forces Ibiza hospital to close operating theaters

Center has cancelled 56 operations scheduled for Thursday and Friday amid search to find source


What’s in a name? Palma de Mallorca decides to keep it simple, again

Capital city of popular Spanish holiday island decides it’s the only one of its kind and shortens moniker


Zoned out? Why the Balearics may not turn back the clock on Sunday

Regional assembly drafts statement calling for the perpetuation of Daylight Saving Time


Balearic island on sale for €18 million

Owners of S’Espalmador, part of the Ses Salines Natural Park, keen to close deal with Formentera council


PP and Ciudadanos sign corruption pact ahead of investiture negotiations

“This is the beginning of a love affair,” says PP spokesman, while Socialist leader insists his party will not support Rajoy


Spanish PM yields next to nothing in bid to secure reinstatement

His only likely backers, the Socialists and Ciudadanos, say he refuses to make concessions they consider key to a more democratic, streamlined government


Brad Pitt buys €3.5 million villa in Mallorca

American actor visited island during a break from shooting his latest movie


Catholic Church wants four years for six protestors who interrupted Mass

Youths rushed into service in Palma de Mallorca to demonstrate against abortion reform

Mallorca hiker finds remains of British woman missing since 2007

Jacqueline Tennant, a passionate mountain walker, had worked at a hotel on the island


Magaluf police implicated in suspected extortion ring

Mallorcan resort famous for “anything goes” approach caught up in trade war between rival bars