How mosquitoes find humans!

Mosquitoes can pick up odours via several different pathways


The Guardian has an excellent report this morning that scientists believe they have discovered how mosquitoes ‘sniff out’ humans. Apparently, unlike … Read more

Europe’s increasing risk of water shortage

17% of Europeans affected by 2050

water shortage graphic

Press agency Lusa reports that around 17% of the European population is at great risk of water shortage by 2050, which could affect 13% … Read more

Choupana Hills to be reborn

Work to start in January

Choupana Hills headline in the Diario

The news that makes the headline of today’s edition of the Diario reveals that the Choupana Hills hotel will be ‘reborn’ from the ashes of … Read more

Rubbish clearing at Balcões 

… postponed due to rain

JM reports that the rubbish clearing initiative planned for the pathway between Ribeiro Frio and Balcões, scheduled for yesterday, was postponed due to the occurrence … Read more

Crude oil transfer intrigue

Mid-Atlantic transfer hub for Russian oil

Crude Oil routes

Super-sleuth Jaime read yesterday’s post about the potential illegal transfer of crude oil that was halted by the close attention of the Portuguese Navy … Read more

Tourism breaks more records

948,700 stays in tourism accommodation in June

Funchal, the centre for tourism

The Madeira News website, with its automated news feed incorporating Google translate, has picked up a report that estimates, referring to June … Read more

68 walking accidents so far this year

Santana has the most walking accidents

Walking accident

The Diario reports that this year, there have already been 68 walking accidents on levadas or pedestrian paths in Madeira. The figures from the … Read more

Monte mass celebrated

… in honour of Nossa Senhora do Monte

The church at Monte

Both local newspapers report online that the mass in honour of the archipelago’s patron saint, Our Lady of the Mountain, has begun … Read more

Algarve earthquake

4.5 magnitude earthquake off Faro

earthquake map of the Atlantic off Faro

The Portugal News reports that an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded yesterday at 21:20, with an epicentre 120 kilometres from the city of Faro, in … Read more

Pingo support beach cleaning

“Cleaning the seabed” action involves thousands

Pingo Doce supporting beach cleaning

Correio da Manhã on the mainland reports on an “unprecedented and pioneering action by supermarket group Pingo Doce” in a beach cleaning exercise, together … Read more

Island mobility costs €8m

Monkeypox on the rise in Portugal

Eight million invested in mobility between islands is the subject that makes the headlines of the Diario today.

Public support, granted by the Regional … Read more

Purchasing power falls

… as wages fall well behind inflation

Purchasing power falls headline in the Diario

The Diario leads this morning with the story that despite the average increase of 2.3% in workers’ compensation in the first six months … Read more

Madeira Airport closed

… due to obstruction on runway

Plane broken down on the runway at Madeira Airport

Madeira Airport is closed due to a problem detected in the landing gear of a private plane that is currently blocking the runway. It … Read more

Madeira spends 52% more on fuel

Porto Santo grapes

fuel headline in the Diario

The headline in the Diario this morning goes to the increase of €41 million spent by Madeirans on fuel. The consumption of diesel and gasoline 95 grew … Read more

Black Scabbardfish festival starts

… in Câmara de Lobos

Black Scabbardfish festival

JM reported last night that the 30th edition of the Black Scabbardfish (Espada Preto) Gastronomic Festival is already livening up the bay of Câmara de … Read more

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