Rapida closure in Ribeira Brava . High UV.

Rapida closure in Ribeira Brava

Ribeira Brava Rapida closure

The Diario carries a warning to tourists and locals alike; the Rapida will be closed today between Ribeira Brava and Campanário between 9:30am and 17:00pm. In a press release sent to the newspaper, Vialitoral, who manage the island’s main East – West motorway, ............  ...read more

Student drowns. Madeira Wine Rally.

Student drowns in Funchal

Student drowns watching eclipse

Last night the authorities recovered the body of a young male foreign national who had fallen to the sea in Funchal while watching the lunar eclipse. A diver entered the sea by the pebble beach, in front of the Almirante Reis Park, to remove the body whilst a Sanas ............  ...read more

Mandela tribute. Port strike.

Mandela memorial

Mandela memorial on seafront

The Diario reports that the colourful shirts sported by Nelson Mandela have proved the inspiration for a new work created by students which was inaugurated in Funchal yesterday. The commemorative sculpture was officially unveiled in Praça do Povo at the eastern ............  ...read more

No expat pensions post-Brexit? Quinta do Lorde.

Expat pensions threatened

Expat pensions threatened post hard-Brexit

The Independent is running a story – rather alarming for some readers – that MPs have been told it will be illegal to pay pensions to many retired British expats if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal.
The Association of British Insurers ............  ...read more

Madeira Palacio. North coast road video. Porto Moniz.

Madeira Palacio hotel - now an empty shell

Madeira Palacio to be sold

The Journal reports that hotel group Enotel, run by by Madeiran Estêvão Neves, is on a short list to purchase what remains of the Madeira Palacio hotel. According to the paper there are just three companies remaining in the race to purchase the shell that was ............  ...read more

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