Madeira Day celebrated

Region day marked with usual protocol

After the traditional solemn session in the Main Hall of the Regional Assembly was concluded as usual this morning to mark Madeira Day, the … Read more

Recycled beach bags

… part of Madeira’s circular economy

recycled beach bags
Susana Prada with the Recycled beach bags at Campo da Barca Building

JM reports that there were 350 recycled beach bags created through reused … Read more

House prices up 6.4%

… in just one quarter in Madeira

Funchal, where house prices average over €2,385 per square metre

The Madeira News website, with its automated 24/7 news feed has picked up a report that house prices in the Autonomous Region … Read more

Beaches get jellyfish flag

Doca do Cavacas bathing suspended

JM reports that the first flag that signals the presence of jellyfish in the sea was delivered yesterday afternoon at the Lido Bathing Complex, by … Read more

Heathrow cancels more flights

30 more cancellations this morning

Heathrow, where more flights have been cancellaed

Heathrow Airport has requested airways to remove another 30 flights from Thursday morning’s schedule as a result of its anticipating extra passenger numbers than it … Read more

Covid features in 1 in 5 deaths

Masks to continue on public transport

Covid headline in the Diario

The Diario headlines the statistic that that 20% of the 244 people who died up to June 26 this year in the Region were … Read more

Festas de São Pedro are back in Ribeira Brava

One of the major festivals on the island

Festas de São Pedro are back in Ribeira Brava

São Pedro da Ribeira Brava, considered one of the biggest festivals in Madeira, is back in full force and with a lot … Read more

First case of monkeypox in Madeira

Investigations are ongoing …

patient displaying symptoms of monkeypox

Both local papers report that the Regional Directorate for Health has confirmed that, on June 28, 2022, a case of monkeypox infection was confirmed in the … Read more

Ocean Conference: Madeira shows leadership

“One of the Region’s greatest assets”

ocean conference Lisbon 2022 logo

Today is the third day of the United Nations World Ocean Conference in Lisbon, and JM reports that the leadership of the Autonomous Region … Read more

27,000 families benefit from food aid

Earthquake off Desertas

Food aid headline in JM

JM headlines that, in Madeira, 27,185 people were covered by the food aid program “Extraordinary Support for the Most Vulnerable Families”, created to mitigate the impact of … Read more

Work begins to secure Calheta cliff face

Cancellation of festivities proved correct

Calheta Cliff face - work begins

Both local newspapers report as work begins on the slope overlooking the Calheta waterfront with cleaning actions aimed at rocks at risk of falling.

As Read more

UN Oceans Conference gets extra security

1,650 extra police in Lisbon

Oceans Conference in Lisbon

Press Agency Lusa report that the head of the operational area of ​​the Lisbon Metropolitan Command of the PSP (Security Police), superintendent Domingos Antunes, said … Read more

Covid-19: updates now monthly

334 deaths to date, 2 in intensive care

Hospital, where Covid stats will now be released monthly

JM reports online that the hospital administration authority (SESARAM) announced today that the epidemiological bulletin on Covid-19 will now move … Read more

€30m to change access roads

Political coalition to continue?

roadworks headline in JM

JM Headlines the reformulation of nine areas of access to express and express lanes will cost around €30 million. Some roadworks will start next year and … Read more

The Portuguese in Hawaii

Strong historic Madeiran links with Hawaii

Link to documentary about Hawaii and Madeira

Thanks to PeterA for unearthing a fascinating old video on YouTube documenting how a close relationship developed between the Portuguese Islands and Hawaii over … Read more

Final fireworks of the Atlantic Festival

Results and video

Photo from the final firework display

JM reports that once again a “flood” of spectators flocked to downtown Funchal last night for the final firework display (or “pyromusical show” show as the organisers … Read more

Portugal hosts Ocean Conference

Critical conference in Lisbon this week

Ocean Conference poster

The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, will be held in Lisbon over the next week and comes at a … Read more

Dutch tourist found in good health

Tourism conference at Reid’s

Santana, where the Dutch tourist got lost
Santana Biosphere Reserve

The Madeira News website, with its automated 24/7 news feed has picked up reports that the Dutch tourist who had been missing … Read more

BA strike at Heathrow

adds to summer travel chaos

BA check in

Sky News, among others, reports that British Airways (BA) workers at Heathrow have voted to strike during the school summer holidays, potentially causing more travel … Read more

“Altars de Säo Joäo”

… liven up central Funchal

"Altars de Säo Joäo"

Both JM and FN carry identical reports that the ‘Altars de São João’ are back on the streets of Funchal, in an initiative of the … Read more

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