Circus captivates audience again

Final circus performance of Atlantic Festival

FN report that the circus that performed in downtown Funchal once again captivated their audience last night. This time they were not restricted by the wind that affected last weeks performance.
The artistic project was integrated this year for the first time at the Atlantic Festival 2019. ............ more

Dia da Madeira holiday tomorrow

Holiday marks granting of autonomous status

Madeira Day is celebrated in tomorrow, 1st July. The public holiday marks the date when Portugal granted autonomy to the Madeira archipelago. Although it is only officially celebrated in Madeira, Portuguese citizens and Portuguese immigrants throughout the world celebrate the holiday ............ more

Portugal completes Atlantic Festival fireworks

Tonight sees conclusion of Atlantic Festival

Tonights final “pyro-musical” fireworks show at 22.30 on the outer pier of the Port of Funchal is by the Macedos Pirotecnia company (Portugal) with the theme “Glorious”.
The Diario reports that the show will be followed by the Award Ceremony of the International Fireworks ............ more

Portugal – world class for peace and family

Portugal ranked third in Global Peace Index and fifth in UNICEF’s Family Friendly lists

The Global Peace Index has published its 2019 results, and after climbing two places, Portugal is officially the third most peaceful country in the world. The first and second places have gone to Iceland and New Zealand. The ............ more

Praia Formosa car parking reopens

Car park at Praia Formosa

Car park opens in time for bathing season

JM reports that Frente MarFunchal has announced that the parking lot at Praia Formosa is open once again.

The announcement has just been posted on the Facebook page of Frente MarFunchal, which manages most of the seafront facilities in and around Funchal. The company guarantees that “free ............ more

Madeira is an example of free information

Regional President Alberquerque

Regional President praises local media

The President of the Regional Government yesterday claimed that Madeira “is an example in terms of information: plural information, free information”.
He was speaking at an official presentation of the Journal’s new “JM” logo, Miguel Albuquerque pointed out ............ more

TAP climbs down on sports club fares

TAP reversal of unpopular move announced

The Diario report that the widely criticised decision to charge sports teams the full fare rather than the previously subsidised one has been reversed.

“The Professional Footballers representatives and TAP reached an understanding and agreed to maintain the sports fees not only for Professional ............ more

New law to protect minors from harmful ads

Food and drink advertising aimed at children now banned

Last week new restrictions on advertising targetting children and young people under 16 years of food and drink came into force in Portugal. These cover energy, salt content, sugar, fatty acids and processed fatty acids according to the law which establishes the new rules that was published last ............ more

Portugal will escape the European heatwave

Portugal will escape the week-long heatwave

Portugal will escape the week-long heatwave which is set to affect most of continental Europe. Across Europe authorities have urged children and older people to stay indoors and issued severe warnings against dehydration and heatstroke. France is predicted to break its all-time record ............ more

Ribeira Brava prepares for São Pedro

Festas de Sao Pedro this weekend

Hot on the heels of São João comes the feast of São Pedro, most notably celebrated in Ribeira Brava. The municipality’s Facebook page is here.

São Pedro is the patron of the parishes of Ponta do Pargo, São Pedro in Funchal and has chapels dedicated to him in the parishes of Câmara ............ more

Ferry cost €6 million last year

€510,000 per trip

The Diario front page today leads with the headline that the ferry cost €6 million last year.

Each trip made by the ‘Volcán de Tijarafe’ in 2018 had the value of €510,000. The ferry dossier even takes the JPP party to attack Pedro Calado ............ more

International Street Arts Festival

Rua Dr. Fernão de Ornelas, June 28th and 29th

FN report that June 28th and 29th on Rua Dr. Fernão de Ornelas seesthe 1st International Street Arts Festival in Madeira, with a dynamic that intends to accompany the new characteristics of an emblematic artery of the city, recently closed to traffic automobile and therefore provides conditions ............ more

Housing sales grow year on year…

…but fall from previous quarter

The Diario reports that according to the information released today (25 June) by the Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira, for the first quarter of 2019, sales of family accommodation in the Autonomous Region of Madeira increased by year-on-year, but fell quarter by quarter.

In the first ............ more

Doca do Cavacas closed today

Doca do Cavacas: Poços do Gomes Bathing Complex and tunnel closed

Poços do Gomes Bathing Complex and tunnel closed

Frente MarFunchal report through the social network Facebook that “the beginning of work on the escarpment overlooking the Poços do Gomes Bathing Complex scheduled for yesterday was postponed until today, the 25th of this month, due to the adverse weather conditions recorded yesterday ............ more

Flights diverted due to poor visibility

Six flights affected by low cloud

The Diario reports that six flights were diverted this morning from Madeira International Airport due to the poor visibility in the area east of the island of Madeira between 9.00 and 11.00am. By 11.00am five flights were reported as diverted, to Porto Santo, the Canaries and Continental Portugal. ............ more

Santa Cruz celebrates São João

Video mapping in Santa Cruz to celebrate São João

The turn of Sta Cruz to celebrate São João

The Diario reports on a lively event last night marking São João celebrations in the town of Santa Cruz, beneath the airport. The Popular Marches, between late afternoon and early evening, with around 550 participants representing ten groups, were the main event of the festive night, which ............ more

Body recovered from Funchal bay

Woman’s body recovered tonight

The Public Security Police and the Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters are currently in the Bay of Funchal, on the end nearer the Old Town, where a corpse has just been found.

According to the Diario, the victim is a woman. The body is on the pebble beach covered by a sheet.

The corpse was seen floating ............ more

Why You Should Go to Lisbon This Summer

Lisbon’s popularity shows no sign of slowing down

American online magazine AFAR has just published a big feature entitled “Why You Should Go to Lisbon This Summer” which makes interesting reading. Personally I have loved the place since spending a lot of time there in the ‘eighties, and return regularly, but its popularity ............ more

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