Pestana expansion continues.

Pestana growth

Pestana Casino Studios beforeThe reality is beginning to emerge from the ambitious plans announced by Pestana earlier this year when they revealed that they were planning 22 new hotels over the … Read more

More ferry details emerge.

imagePerhaps it is not a coincidence with elections approaching, but the Diario today carries the story that public funding of three million euros per year has increased the number of … Read more

Large fire in Jardim da Serra.

Fire in Jardim da Serra

Firefighters struggling with large fire in Jardim da Serra

The Diario reports this morning that the fire which broke out at 9.00pm yesterday evening at Boca da Corrida in Jardim … Read more

Local elections. Ryanair.

Local elections posterNot a great deal of significant news around at the moment so thanks for Ellen who sent me a link to an article in the Portugal News a little while … Read more

Bird strike. Serra d’Água.

Bird strike at Madeira airport

Bird strike at Madeira airportThe Diario reports on a “bird strike” that affected an incoming TUI flight from Frankfurt yesterday morning. The fuselage of the plane was discovered to … Read more

Fires continue in Serra d’Água.

Serra d'AguaBoth local newspapers report that the fire in Serra d’Água is still not extinguished. The Journal reports six firefighters and three vehicles still attending the blaze at Eira de Moura … Read more

More fires in Serra d`Água

Fire overnight in Serra d`Água

Fire overnight in Serra d`Água

The Journal reports that a fresh fire threatened houses in Serra d`Água overnight. The commander of the Firemen of Ribeira Brava had initially stated it … Read more

Fires extinguished – or not?

Fires above Arco da Calheta this morningRather confusingly the Journal is reporting this morning that the fires above Ponta do Sol have been completely extinguished, whilst just an hour earlier the Diario reported that firefighters were … Read more

Fires continue overnight.

Fires above Ponto do SolMore photos of the fires above Ponta do Sol are becoming available – the first one courtesy of FN, the second from the Journal website overnight. The fires, in common … Read more

Fires above Ponta do Sol.

Fires above Ponta do Sol18.00:  According to the Diario, some urban areas of Ponta do Sol are currently threatened by a fire that started this morning at Ribeira da Tabua, in Ribeira Brava. The … Read more

Museu Vicentes to reopen.

Museu VicentesIt has been announced that the popular Vicentes museum of photography will reopen to the public in the summer of 2018. Eduardo Jesus, the minister for economy, tourism and culture, … Read more

General discussion.

imageFollowing on from a suggestion a couple of posts ago, I have implemented a “blank” post which will allow readers to add general questions that are not specifically associated with … Read more

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