Ferry not full as reported

Portimao ferry under capacity again

The Journal reports that the Volcan de Timanfaya ferry, connecting Funchal to Portimão, travelled yesterday to Madeira as planned, but was still far from full … Read more

WhatsApp to change completely

Major changes planned

WhatsApp logoNothing to do with Madeira really, but many residents and visitors use the app extensively, as do many people who travel regularly or have family or friends … Read more

Pound slides again overnight

Sterling decline continues

The BBC reports that the Pound fell overnight in markets in the Far East, reaching a 28-month low against the dollar and 6-month low against the Euro. … Read more

Funchal Marina clean-up

Marina debris warning

The Diario reports that Funchal Marina on Saturday carried out a sea surface cleaning exercise using ecological means.

This activity, which was part of the Funchal Blue … Read more

Paraglider dies at Porto da Cruz

Base jumping accident in Porto da Cruz

Porto da CruzThe Diario reported an hour ago that a man suffered a paragliding accident this afternoon in Porto da Cruz.

It appears that the … Read more

Regional Governments website hacked

www.madeira.gov.pt defaced

Website hacked: The official website of the Regional Government of Madeira was targeted by a computer attack yesterday by a self-titled hacker named ‘VandaTheGod’.

Over a number of … Read more

Pico Ruivo – woman rescued

Santana firefighters in action

Pico Ruivo summitThe Diario reports that Santana Volunteer Firefighters were in action yesterday afternoon to rescue a woman who fell ill while travelling between Achada do Teixeira and … Read more

Seized vehicle storage facility opens

Dedicated storage facility for court repossessions

The Journal reports that the courts of Madeira now have a dedicated warehouse for the storage of vehicles seized in the region.

According to … Read more

Website back up and running

Website outage – server problems

Apologies to all who will have seen “website failed to load” errors this morning. Problems developed with the Service Provider’s UK Server early this morning … Read more

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