Il Gallo d’Oro and Desarma Shine in Michelin Awards

‘Il Gallo d’Oro’ renews two Michelin stars

Octávio Freitas aand Desarma makes its debut at the Michelin awards
Octávio Freitas aand Desarma makes its debut

Both local newspapers report extensively on the Michelin awards handed out to restaurants on the island. … Read more

Albuquerque controversy continues

Strong winds and seas continue

Albuquerque pictured recently

Miguel Albuquerque’s luxury villa, located in the parish of Ponta Delgada, suffered a 436% increase in the Municipal Property Tax (IMI), according to Correio da Read more

Social mobility allowances: about turn!

CTT forced to resume simplified procedures

Social Mobility is mostly reclaimed by TAT passengers flying to the mainland

It was reported yesterday that CTT Correios (the Portuguese Post Office) have been forced to simplify their social mobility allowance reclaim procedures. The General Inspectorate … Read more

House prices surge

… as bank valuations rise by €285/m2

House prices surge as bank valuations rise by €285/m2

The median value of bank valuation in Madeira rose by €285/m2, compared to the same period last year. Thus, in one year, house prices … Read more

45% of housebuyers are foreigners

.. and 37% of prospective renters

45% of housebuyers are foreigners in Madera
Funchal, where 45% of housebuyers are foreigners

According to the most recent Idealista study, 45% of those who looked for a house to buy … Read more

Madeira Weather Forecast:

Cloudy Skies and Light Rain Expected Today

Rain in the forecast for today

As “winter” pays its first brief visit to the archipelago, the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) forecasts, … Read more

Spain Pushes EU to Relax 90-Day Limit

Impact on British Second-Home Owners

Border control, weher Schengen 90-day rule causes problems

A while ago Maurice e-mailed a link to an article in the Spanish press indicating that there might be light at the end of the … Read more

Electoral Campaign Begins in Madeira

Young Drug Use Concerns Rise

Blank hoardings awa it the start of the electoral campaign

The electoral campaign begins this Sunday, February 25th, 14 days before the Legislative Elections, a period in which the candidate parties join forces to garner … Read more

More Asian workers in Madeira

Indians now in the “Top 10”

More Asian workers in Madeira is making headlines locally this morning

There are more and more Asian workers in the regional market according to JM this morning. The choices have been, above all, for … Read more

Two years since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia

900 Ukrainians in Madeira

The Invasion of the Ukraine two years ago sees a March in Funchal this afternoon

In a prominent feature on the front page refers to the two years since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. United against “tyranny” serves as the … Read more

Drug Network dismantled on Porto Santo – 4 arrested

3,400 animals collected from expressways in 5 years

Drug Network Dismantled on Porto Santo - 4 Arrested, and Animals collected from the expressways make headlines in JM

As part of an investigation into synthetic drug networks and trafficking, the Regional Command of the Madeira Public Security Police (PSPRead more

Strong wind and sea warnings again! 

In force until tomorrow, 18:00

Strong wind and sea warnings again!  79

This seems to have been going on almost daily – but the Port Authority of Funchal has issued another strong wind and sea warning, which … Read more

Increase in Violence Cases in Madeira

UMAR Reports Rise in Insecurity and Victim Support

Increase in Violence Cases in Madeira: UMAR Reports Rise in Insecurity and Victim Support - headlines in JM

Last year, Madeira registered an increase in the number of cases of violence being monitored by the Victim Support Association. But the … Read more

Pico do Areeiro footpath reopens tomorrow

after rehabilitation work on the metal staircase

Pico do Areeiro footpath

After more than a month closed, the classified pedestrian route of Pico do Areeiro (PR1) reopens tomorrow, as reported by the Diario in … Read more

16 New Police Vehicles Delivered to PSP in Madeira

Monte tree fall defendants acquitted

16 New Police Vehicles Delivered to PSP in Madeira 105

16 new police vehicles were delivered to the Regional Command of the Public Security Police (PSP), within the scope of the Collaboration protocol with the … Read more

Monte Tree Fall Ruling Today

PSD-M Prepares for Early Elections

Newspapers anticipate Monte Tree Fall Ruling Today

Monte tree fall decision today

The reading of the ruling in the case of the fall of a tree – the “Monte Tree Fall” – … Read more

Read-aloud technology

New Webcam

blog now features read-aloud technology and a new Webcam has gone live

Some users (with nothing better to do!) may have spotted that with the introduction of AI we have also been able to add a voice generator so that … Read more

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