Recent news in brief from around Mallorca

Fire simulation at Moll Vell

Fire simulation at Moll Vell Credit: Bombers de Palma Twitter

Fire simulation
AFTER receiving a long-term loan of a fire tender ideal for use in cramped areas from the Balearic Port Authority, the Palma fire brigade undertook an exercise at the Moll Vell which simulated the control of a major fire.
Social police
POLICE in Palma are using social media to check whether there are any undercover events taking place and have already raided a club where some 65 people were dancing and an event which was catering for 400 people in marquees.
Winning streak
THE Real Mallorca Football Club’s winning streak continues after they beat Castellon 3-1 at home which took them back to the top of La Liga Division Two with fierce rivals Espanyol dropping back to second place.
Xmas gifts
THE El Cortes Inglés store has once again donated 300 toys to the Firemen of Mallorca Association which they will use as gifts for children in need who attend one of their Christmas parties across the Island.
Lights competition
ALTHOUGH the Calvia Council is devoting money usually spent on Christmas lighting to help those in need, it is running a competition for residents to decorate the outside of their properties with Xmas lights with a top prize of €300.
Three Kings
THE Three Kings have written an open letter to the children of Deia explaining that although they are unable to visit the town on January 5, they know that the children have been very good and want to assure them that something magical will occur.

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