Golden Gate building fails to sell.

Golden Gate building

Golden Gate building fails to sell for €12 million.

The Diario reports that the Regional Government has again tried to sell the iconic Golden Gate building in the centre of Funchal, but nobody appeared interested in paying the €11,950,000 asking price.
A deadline for submitting written proposals for the purchase ............  ...read more

Curral das Freiras Chestnut Festival.

Chestnut Festival in the Valley of the Nuns

The popular Annual Chestnut Festival is organised by the Casa do Povo (People’s House) of Curral das Freiras with the purpose of promoting this important regional agricultural product. The Festival held on October 31st and November 1st, and is, according to ............  ...read more

New speed limits now in effect.

New speed limits

New flexible speed limits on the VR1

The Journal reports that with effect from yesterday, motorists on the main motorway on the island will see new signs indicating flexible speed limits.
The new signage allows drivers to drive at 10 km/h over the speed currently in force, but only in areas indicated ............  ...read more

Madeira airport – time lapse photography.

“What happens after a plane lands”

This video was first posted here many years ago, but it has had over 10,000 views on YouTube since 2014. Peter sent in the link again – interesting viewing!

Weather cools suddenly. App.

Bica da Cana

Weather cools noticeably

The Diario website asks the question: “Do you feel like the weather has cooled down?” and reports that air temperature recordings on Monday confirmed the cooling sensation. This was despite the fact that the highest maximum temperature (23.6 ° C) recorded ............  ...read more

Night walk through Câmara de Lobos this Monday

Câmara de Lobos at night

The Diario reports that to end the ‘Learning Through Life’ week, developed by the team of Ecucation and Training for Adults of the Escola Básica da Torre, there will be a night walk in the municipality this Monday, at 7:30 pm,
‘Câmara de ............  ...read more

Car caught in landslide. Striking meteorologists.

Car caught in landslide in Sao Vicente

Car caught in landslide in São Vicente

FN have photos of a car was struck by a landslide yesterday on the edge of ​​São Vicente.
Not clear if this was a hire car – quite likely as it appears new – but I wouldn’t like to be the one returning it if it was……

The second photo, from the Journal, ............  ...read more

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