By John Smith • 05 November 2020 • 15:15
Flat destroyed by fire
Credit: A.C.i.E. Twitter
Cat victim – A FIRE which started on the seventh floor of a block of flats in Palma saw the entire building evacuated and the death of a cat from smoke inhalation with many residents also suffering and needing help with their breathing.
IT takes more than six people to undertake the traditional cutting up of pigs in Part Forana as most involved are not professional butchers, so after hearing an appeal the Balearic Health Department has confirmed that up to 10 may be trained together.
PRIOR to the filming of his major career break Dr No, a 29-year-old Sean Connery spent almost a year in Mallorca filming La Mujer de Paja (released in the UK as Woman of Straw) with Gina Lollobrigida and Ralph Richardson.
UNIONS representing public sector workers in the Balearics are getting ready to consider taking action after the Government has indicated that it does not expect to increase salary levels of workers in 2021.
ON Wednesday November 4, the Balearic Institute of Nature, tweeted a message saying authorisations for fires in the Balearics have been suspended because adverse meteorological conditions were forecast and strong winds could spread wildfire.
FOLLOWING a question by a Vox representative in the Balearic Parliament, Health Minister Patricia Gómez said that all hospitals had been carrying out Covid-19 tests on patients, although not all, but this would change immediately.
TWO paramedics have been admitted to hospital due to smoke and dust inhalation as they tried to extinguish a fire which had started in the engine of their ambulance which was parked at their base in Gremi Sabaters.
THE Salvamento Marítimo rescue boat Salvamar Acrux, was called out to assist a young man who had suffered a sprained ankle by the cliffs in Es Toro (Calvia). He was rescued and taken to Port Adriano to be transferred to an ambulance.
THE trial of two men (one of whom has absconded) accused of persuading a young woman who had received a significant inheritance to invest €4.1 million in a new waste disposal operation which they did not intend to build has started in Palma.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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