Fresh Madeira news website launches

24/7 rolling Madeira news service

Fresh Madeira news website screen shot

A fresh version of the madeiraisland.news website is set to be launched later this week. At the moment the new Madeira news website is undergoing … Read more

Desert dust returns to Iberia

Massive dust cloud to combine with storms across Europe

dust cloud map
Tweet from Copernicus yesterday

A cloud of dust from the Sahara desert is crossing Europe and is expected to be more … Read more

easyJet sale

Spring 2023 fares now available

easyJet tailfin

easyJet airline has launched its promotional campaign for Spring 2023, with thousands of flights to 124 destinations. Flights from Lisbon to Funchal start at €18, … Read more

Naval vessels changeover

NRP Dragäo arrives in Madeira tomorrow

naval vessel NRP Dragäo
Navio Dragão

The Diario reports that the naval vessel NRP Dragäo arrives in Madeira tomorrow, Saturday, 21st May, to replace the NRP Mondego, which … Read more

Marine pollution highlighted

Plan for incidents of pollution at sea

Example of marine pollution

On the 23rd, 24th and 25th of May, members of the Directorate for Combating Sea Pollution will carry out a training exercise dedicated … Read more

Immigrant population rising

Post-pandemic rise of nearly 20%

Population graphic

The Diario reports that since the beginning of the pandemic, the foreign population residing in Madeira has increased by 18.9%, from 8,586 individuals in 2019 … Read more

724 more public employees

Arraial das Casas do Povo returns

724 more public employees headline

The headline in today’s edition of your DIARIO reveals that the different bodies of the regional Public Administration in the Region have hired 724 … Read more

Dia da Marinha

… marked by events in Madeira this weekend

NRP Mondego patrol will also be open to visits to mark Dia da Marinha
NRP Mondego patrol boat in Funchal

JM reports that whilst Faro will host the celebrations of the Day of the Navy, Funchal … Read more

Monkeypox hits Portugal

5 men test positive on the mainland

Monkeypox virus

Various readers have been in touch with links to stories about a mysterious outbreak of the Monkeypox virus in Europe.

The Daily Mail … Read more

Ronaldo stuns Cheshire residents

CR7 joins the local gym

Ronaldo and son

Various UK papers report this morning that Cristiano Ronaldo has surprised fellow Cheshire residents by making a rare move to join his local gym – … Read more

Cruise ship numbers recover

… but passenger numbers down

Cruise ship - numbers up

JM reports that the ports of Madeira (including Porto Santo) received, in April this year, 62 stopovers by cruise ships, recording one of the best … Read more

Classic Auto Parade – videos

130 classic cars participate

Classic Car Parade

Both local newspapers report on their websites that the good weather caused a flood of spectators into downtown Funchal yesterday afternoon, which became ‘crowded’ with people … Read more

First total eclipse of 2022

Blood Moon tonight

Total eclipse

JM’s website report that on this night it will be possible to watch a phenomenon in the Region as the moon will be closer and with a … Read more

Portugal blocks Abramovich mansion sale

$10m mansion suspected of belonging to Abramovich

Qta do Largo in the Algarve, where the mansion is located

Radio Free Europe reports that Portugal has blocked the sale of a $10.4 million mansion because of a “strong conviction” that it belongs … Read more

End of masks outside

… as traffic continues to increase

Mask headline in JM

 ‘Adeus à máscara’: As already reported here more than a week ago, as of today, JM confirms in this morning’s issue that in Madeira … Read more

National Motorcycle Day

… next weekend in Calheta

National Motorcycle Day
Motorcycle enthusiasts in Funchal

JM report that the commemoration of the National Motorcycle Day is scheduled for the 22nd of May, with the traditional motorcyclist … Read more

Pathways improved in Machico

… with National Guard assistance

Pathway in Machico

The Diario reports that the Municipality of Machico, through the Municipal Civil Protection Service, and in conjunction with the National Republican Guard, started this … Read more

Passada reservoir works

… part of 14 reservoirs being restored

Passada reservoir

JM reports that the President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque, visits this Saturday, May 14, at 10:00 am, the restoration works of … Read more

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