Border Force to strike at Christmas

8 days ending New Year’s Eve

Border Force image

The BBC reports that Border Force staff at UK airports are to strike over Christmas. Border Force staff are going on strike for eight … Read more

Ants in Madeira go back 1,300,000 years

Fossil discovery dates arrival


JM reports that a fossil found on the island reveals the existence of ants on this island at least one million three hundred thousand years ago. It … Read more

Region expects record tax receipts

Portugal progress without Ronaldo

Tax headline in the Jornal

JM headlines that the Regional Government expects to collect €1,056 million in taxes over the next year, a new maximum for tax revenue. Speaking to the … Read more

Rabaçal improvements near completion

… but vandalism interferes

Rabaçal footpath signs

JM reports that the work of the Contract for Improvement of recommended pedestrian routes, levadas, footpaths and paths of tourist interest – Rabaçal Zone, is … Read more

Ronaldo to earn €22,830 per hour

Water quality

Ronaldo with the Al-Nassr sheild

The sports edition of JM reports that whilst it is not yet confirmed, Ronaldo’s new contract could be made official very soon. Cristiano Ronaldo, as reported today by … Read more

€106m for 3 projects

Port issues fresh weather warning

3 projects headlined on the front page of JM

JM headlines that Madeira has three projects underway or already scheduled representing an investment of €106 million, namely the second phase of the hospital, the Read more

2 flights daily guaranteed

Minimum services apply during TAP strike

Both local newspapers report that “minimum services” will apply during the TAP cabin crew strike, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, covering flights to the … Read more

3 ships deliver 10,000 people

“AIDAnova”, “Silver Dawn” and “Ventura”

3 ships deliver 10,000 people in the port today

JM reports online that the three ships that are currently moored in the port of Funchal, “AIDAnova”, “Silver Dawn” and “Ventura”, between them, are moving … Read more

Rain: new yellow warning

… in effect from tomorrow forecast for Tuesday at 23:00

There is a new yellow warning for rain, according to a note issued by the Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMARead more

Fireworks promise a “technological surprise”

114,277 fireworks launched this year

Fireworks headline in JM

JM leads with a photo-headline that Macedos Pirotecnia, who always present the fireworks in Funchal on New Years Eve, promises to surprise this year, with … Read more

New Milan connection inaugurated

with 125 passengers

easyJet inaugural flight from Milan

The Madeira News website, with its automated news feed incorporating Google translate, has picked up a report that this Sunday, December 4th, easyJet inaugurated a new … Read more

Ferry cancelled

due to bad weather

Porto Santo ferry

Porto Santo Line has cancelled the Lobo Marinho ferry trip for today, due to the yellow warning of maritime agitation. The ferry was due to depart … Read more

Ponta do Pargo golf course

Project restarts next year – video

Ponta do Pargo golf course aerial view

The Regional Government presented yesterday the project that will allow the completion of the work on the Ponta do Pargo golf course.

The main … Read more

Calheta escarpment causes concern

Residents and visitors perceive risk

Calheta headline in JM

The headline of today’s edition of JM reports that the escarpment overlooking the waterfront at Calheta is causing a generalized feeling of insecurity, as verified … Read more

Weather update

100% chance of rain!

rain graphic indicating the forthcoming weather

As at 7:30 am this Sunday morning, the Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA, is forecasting a generally very cloudy sky, with periods of rain or showers, … Read more

Weather warning raised to Orange

Risk of heavy precipitation

Orange level warning for heavy rain

The Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA has raised the precipitation warning for the mountainous regions and southern coast of Madeira to orange.

Both on the south coast … Read more

“Brutal” increase in mortgage rates

1256 scholarships awarded by UMa

mortgage rates headline in JM

Today’s JM, with a front page graphic, highlights the brutal increase in mortgage payments that is creating alarm. The interest rate on home loans continues to … Read more

Bad weather threatens

5-metre waves forecast for north coast forecast showing the bad weather on Sunday
Forecast for Sunday morning

Following on from previous reports here on potential bad weather arriving, the Madeira archipelago will be under a yellow warning … Read more

Christmas lights switched on

Binter reduces Morocco flights

Christmas lights on the cover of JM

The highlight on the front page of JM refers to the Christmas lights being switched on, with “a photo full of brightness and people, which portrays … Read more

Ronaldo agrees €500m deal

… to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr

Ronaldo, who has agreed €500m deal

Football Espana, among others, reports that Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed terms on a new 500m deal with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr, for … Read more

Works accelerated in 2023

Public investment to increase

Public work headline in JM

JM headlines that Madeira wants to reach the execution rate of investments in pre-pandemic public work next year, in the order of 60 to 70%. Speaking … Read more

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