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Local news and information for Mahón / Maó, Menorca

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Shark 'false alarm' leaves Menorca beach out of bounds

A 'SHARK alert' on a Menorca beach turned out to be a false alarm after it had been shut to bathers for an entire morning. Sunseekers were banned from entering the sea off the Cavalleria beach in Es Mercadal, on...

Society Thu, Feb 19, 2015

King Felipe and Queen Letizia donate millionaire's...

KING Felipe and Queen Letizia have handed over their inheritance from a Menorca-based businessman who died leaving half his assets to the couple, who were then the Prince and Princess of Asturias, and to King Juan...

Health & Beauty Sat, Oct 18, 2014

Menorca's élite shoe designer Jaime Mascaró passes away

TOP Balearic shoe designer Jaime Mascaró has passed away at the age of 74 in his native Mahón (Maó), in Menorca. Although his logo states that the company was founded in 1918, the shoe label as it is known today was...

Travel/Tourism Sun, Aug 26, 2012

Passengers file civil suit against Ryanair for 12 hour...

Around a hundred Ryanair passengers have decided to initiate legal proceedings against the airline after being subjected to a 12-hour delay on a flight from Menorca to Madrid because of a technical fault. They were told...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Nov 29, 2010

Mother of suitcase boy confesses to killing him

30-year-old Mónica J. F., the mother of the child whose body was found last week in a suitcase in Binidalí, a remote hilly area in Menorca, has finally confessed to drowning her son in the bath because she was...

Crime/Incidents Sun, May 30, 2010

Air-crash kills two in Menorca

TWO people have died in an air crash in Mahón (Menorca) when the craft exploded 100 metres from the runway. The two bodies have not yet been identified, but were found to be completely burnt at the scene of the...

Economy Fri, Dec 12, 2008

Kraft to close Menorca-based cream cheese factory

Kraft Foods broke the news yesterday morning that it plans to close the 'El Caserío' cream cheese factory in Menorca and that it intends to transfer production to Belgium. 163 jobs will be lost as a direct...

Animals/Pets Fri, Sep 5, 2008

Large dead sperm whale found off Menorcan coast

An eight-metre long sperm whale weighing around five tonnes found floating off the south coast of Menorca this morning, has been towed to Mahón port to prevent it from becoming a danger to shipping. It was spotted by...

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