Fire suspect to be sentenced. Golden Gate. São Pedro.

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Fires suspect to be sentenced today

The Journal reports that judgement will be delivered today in Instância Central da Comarca da Madeira in the trial of the 24 year-old man suspected of setting the forest fire that killed three people in Funchal in August of 2016. The trial began on May 24, with the accused, who ............ more

Machico fire. Roaming charges dropped. New App.

Fire above Machico

Fire above Machico

In a chilling reminder of the fires on the island last year, and at the same time as the fires on the mainland and the awful casualties there, a fire was reported yesterday above Machico, at the eastern end of the island. The fire was is in what the Machico Municipal Fire Brigade ............ more

Praia Formosa. Blue flags. Jardim dos Sabores.

Praia Formosa

Praia Formosa

Today’s Diario reports that Câmara do Funchal will spend €80,000 on improved pedestrian access to the beach at Praia Formosa.

Blue flags

Meanwhile, as the summer season begins, blue flags have been hoisted above Praia Formosa, the main Lido, and the Ponta Gorda bathing complex – ............ more

Ferry latest. EU bank rescue. New blog.

Ferry in Funchal horbour

Ferry latest

The latest proposal from the regional government, reported in the press this week, is to “go it alone” in inviting tenders for a ferry service to connect the island to the mainland. This could simply be an attempt to save face, having made firm promises regarding the return ............ more

Ronaldo. Golden Gate. Atlantic Festival.

Ronaldo with family after Champion's League triumph

Ronaldo again…….and again

Ronaldo reached another milestone in his glittering career tonight, scoring twice as Real Madrid won the European Champions League, beating Juventus 4 – 1. This was the Madeiran’s fourth Champion’s League winner’s medal and took his career tally of goals to 600 (104 ............ more

New developments. Ribeira de Santa Luzia

OPld Santa Maria hotel

Santa Maria

More signs of increasing activity in the tourist sector have emerged recently, and there seems no end to the increase in the number of hotel rooms and apartments that are coming onto the market, particularly in Funchal. The latest hotel renovation to be announced concerns the ............ more

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