Russian Ballet returning for Festa da Flor; Festa da Flor: 20 e 21 de Abril; Volunteer work in Madeira; Young people to help pensioners; ‘GICO’ – Geração Imaculado em Companhia; Mystery shopper; Dog surveillance; Festa da Flor: 20 e 21 de Abril; Concert Tuesday evening 9pm Funchal salão nobre of City Hall; MTV Portugal casting in Madeira; St Valentines Coral beer; FT article: Portugal’s plight needs to be addressed within weeks not months;

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MTV Portugal casting in Madeira

MTV Portugal casting in Madeira with VJs including Diogo Dias, o primeiro VJ da MTV Portugal.

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Birds of prey in Madeira; Sailing in Madeira; Transquadra 2012 Madeira; The ‘panelo’ in Seixal; Last sailing of Naviera Armas Ferry; Colégio Church Funchal Monday Concert 12.30pm; “Voz Celeste” series of free concerts; Mourinho to leave Real Madrid for UK Premier League?; Portuguese scientists win €6.6m in scholarships & prizes since January;

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Last sailing of Naviera Armas

Thanks for the photos from readers of the last sailing from Funchal unfortunately the blog software says … Read more

Funchal Biological Agricultural Market rated v good or excellent by consumers; Free concert at Centro de História do Atlântico, Funchal 9pm, Friday night; Boot Sale Funchal Sunday?; Near perfection doesn’t save Mourinho; Portugal’s airports busier in 2011; Easyjet results; Lisbon Airport: exclusive family area; ‘Canter’ plant at Tramagal will double work force to 675;

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Thankyou for the contributions from Peter in the comments section on the termination of the Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport

Boot Sale Funchal Sunday?Read more

Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport; Madeira’s Financial Assistance Programme; Telegraph: ‘How to save money in Portugal’; Portugal: a particularly attractive option for summer holidays; Frida Kahlo tributes at Casa das Mudas Calheta; Madeira’s natural rock pools; Eusebio: the Black Panther turns 70; Justice Minister pledges reforms;

International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport

The Commercial Director of Naviera Armas, Javier Jalvo Garcia comes to Madeira this Thursday to explain communications announcements that … Read more

Armas to end ferry operation between Portimao & Funchal; Extra flights to Madeira including Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff; Ponta do Pargo Golf Course; Santana Madeira UNESCO biosphere reserve; President explains pension gaffe; Portuguese shoemaking: record year in 2011 on strong exports; Art lovers flock to Lisbon; Prazeres art exhibition; Mysteries of Lisbon film wins another international award; Levada Walk: Levada do Moinho na Lombada da Ponta do Sol;

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From Peter in the comments section. Thanks Peter for all your contributions.

Armas to end ferry operation between Portimao and Funchal

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Opening Ceremony: Guimarães, Portugal one of two European Capitals of Culture 2012; Giant horse symbolising Portugal united with a giant man, representing Europe; Barroso: “Without culture, Europe has no direction”; Concert Monday Lunchtime Funchal in Igreja do Colégio, Funchal City Square;

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Concert Monday Lunchtime Funchal in Igreja do Colégio, Funchal City Square

Organ Concert in the series ‘A Voz Celeste’ with the … Read more

Reid’s Hotel Madeira in World Top 25; Art Exhibition in Calheta; Tried the Carros do cesto in Monte?; Monte toboggan ride; Ernest Hemingway wrote: the “most exhilarating experience” of his life; Markets contradict “turning point” forecast by Finance Minister; Portugal’s first sustainable community garden; Slovakia opens consulate in Madeira;

International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Dear readers, events this weekend include:

Art Exhibition in Calheta region at The Centro Cívico da Ponta do Pargo

titled:’Art West 3 … Read more

Diving in Madeira: indigo depths and sunken wrecks; Daily Telegraph Article; Madeira being marketed on its subaquatic merits; Madeira’s merits as a family destination with great diving thrown in; Health Centre Emergency opening times; Football: Ronaldo, Real not enough for Super Barca; Barcelona win ‘the Copa del Rey’, ‘o clássico;

International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

‘Football: Ronaldo, Real not enough for Super Barca;

Barcelona win ‘the Copa del Rey’, ‘o clássico

From Portugal Daily View:

Despite the … Read more

10 reasons to visit Portugal; Walk: Jardim do Mar-Prazeres-Paul do Mar; PR19 Caminho Real do Paul do Mar; Jazz Club Funchal?; Fishermens lives in Madeira; New Employment Laws; Signing New ‘Acordo social’; Whale and dolphin watching in Madeira region;

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Dear readers, thanks for all contributions in the comments section and outside of the comments section. Thanks to readers and contributors including … Read more

easyJet’s big plans for 2012; Flights from Germany to Madeira; Air travel News; Flights from France to Madeira; Direct flights from Lyon to Madeira; Lisbon Airport to get underground connection; Fado, Painting & Dancing in Zona Velha, Funchal; Investing in Portugal: Lisbon;

International, Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Flights from Germany to Madeira

From Anam website, Press Releases section:

Germania & Air Berlin Airlines

Germania fly to Madeira Airport … Read more

Madeira Island Ultra Trail 2012; Motorcyclist Helder Rodrigues wins stage 13 Dakar Rally; Gymnastics extravaganza in Calheta 5pm Saturday; Portuguese business selling 1000 Pastéis de nata a day in Paris!; Theatre performances in English; Madeira Architecture:Zona Desportiva Arco Calheta;

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Readers get training in the marvellous January weather for:

Madeira Island Ultra Trail 2012

3 routes, the main with an approximate distance … Read more

Madeira Carnaval: one of best in Europe: 18-21 February; Concerts in Funchal Friday, Saturday night: some FREE; Concert celebrating New Year, Igreja do Colegio; Bandolins Orchestra & Wine-tasting at Wine Institute; Portugal’s coast :one of best testing sites in Europe for ocean energy; Weekend markets in Madeira: Feira de Artesanato ‘Made in Caniço’ market;

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Madeira Carnaval: one of the best in Europe: 18-21 February

Film of 2010 Carnaval

Portugal’s coast : one of best testing sites Read more

Team Quicksilver Europa in Paúl do Mar January 2012; Surfing in Madeira; Surfing off Ponta do Pargo; Portugal’s real-estate market 2012; Walking holidays in undiscovered Portugal; Madeira: “a well-known walking destination”; Flights from Lyon to Funchal: April 2012;

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Team Quicksilver Europa in Paúl do Mar, January 2012

Team Quicksilver Europa are in Paul do Mar at the moment surfing in … Read more

Life after AVB; Portuguese football: axis of power tipped one way and then another; Daily Telegraph: ‘Holidays in Portugal offer something for everyone’; Portugal: “it’s the special one…”; Photography exhibition, Quinta das Cruzes Museum, 10-29 January 2012; Orchestra of Mandolins Concert with wine tasting Madeira Wine Institute 13th January;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from: Paul Abbiati

 

Daily Telegraph article: ‘Holidays in Portugal offer something for everyone’

“As a holiday destination par excellence, Portugal has got it all. … Read more

Made in Portugal; Flights from Zurich to Madeira from April 2012; Government of Madeira and the National Association of Pharmacies 77m euro debt dispute; Bloomberg article on Madeira; Search for diver continues; Portuguese exports up 12.8% on last year but, real economy under pressure; Embraer’s investment to transform Portugal’s fledgling aerospace industry;

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Thanks to Peter again for contributions in the comments section including comments on the reimbursement of medicines at health centres

Flights from Read more

Madeira’s underwater natural beauty; Madeira’s biodiversity; Monk seal; Desertas Islands; Scuba diving in Madeira region; Award winning films;

Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oETGAkOtSIU&feature=channel_video_title

This short film ‘Madeira Aquática HD’ won an award in its category at Portugal’s Fourth Video Subaquático International Festival ‘VideoDigisub’ in 2010. This film … Read more

Search continues for Danish tourists; UFO sighting in Madeira; Jazz sessions 2012 in Calheta continue; Port Wine; New financing mechanism for SMEs; Reasons Portuguese companies move abroad; Funchal Cruise Port busiest Portugal;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Search continues for Danish tourists

The Diario Newspaper on Thursday reports that the search in Madeira continues for the 2 Danish tourists … Read more

Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012; Whale/dolphin watching; Tobogganing; Jeep safaris; Amor Electro; ‘Mary Stuart’ production in English at Baltazar Dias Theatre; Restaurants cutting prices; Jerónimo Martins transfers stocks to Netherlands;

International, Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Guimarães: one of two European Capitals of Culture 2012

 

From Euroalert.net

“Guimarães (Portugal) is one of the two European Capitals of … Read more

Happy New Year!; Ano Novo 2012 Fogos de artifício – New Year fireworks ; New Years Day Strauss concerts and more..; The corrida de São Silvestre Funchal Road Race; Future of Lido swimming complex; Impressive renovation of traditional Madeiran Country House;

Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQSO25uI30o

Happy New Year everyone!

Link to another recording of the Display:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19496824

New Years Day Strauss concerts and more..

-10h00 – 20h00 – Performances … Read more

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