Ponta de São Lourenço video

Panoramic video of Ponta de São Lourenço

The Diario has noted that a visitor recently shared a panoramic video of Ponta de São Lourenço, below. It was taken with a DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone in 4K (costs around €1500 now, as the price of the technology falls).

São Vicente blaze

The same newspaper has some good footage of the firefighting helicopter in ............  ...read more

Ponta do Pargo golf course resurrected

Major earthworks taking place at ponta do pargo golf course in 2012

President promises that the project will move forward again

The Diario reports that during a visit to see the latest construction work being carried out on the new expressway in Ponta do Pargo, the President of the Regional Government also assured journalists that the golf course in the parish will become a reality. “Ponta do Pargo golf course is for ............  ...read more

Pico Ruivo Shelter opens

The iconic location sees new facilities

The Regional Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, Susana Prada, representing the Regional Government, presided today at the official re-opening of the Pico Ruivo Shelter.

The refurbishment of the Pico Ruivo Shelter is part of the Regional Government’s policy of making the region’s ............  ...read more

Porto da Cruz Festival this weekend

Grape and Farmer Festival

This weekend sees the Grape and Farmer Festival in Porto da Cruz, on the north coast of the island. It is organised by the local Freguesia Porto da Cruz and features winemaking and local produce, together with an allegoric parade and the usual “fiesta” stalls.

Porto da Cruz is associated ............  ...read more

Thomas Cook in £900m rescue deal

Scxreen snap of first post about the possible rescue of Thomas Cook

Oldest brand in travel appears to have its future secured

Thomas Cook rescued: Travel expert Simon Calder, writing in the Independent two days ago, reported the good news that after a difficult summer for the travel industry, with weak demand and Brexit uncertainty, the future of Thomas Cook now appears to be assured.

To the relief of the firm’s 21,000 ............  ...read more

Man falls to death at La Vie shopping centre

A young man died after falling from La Vie shopping centre

Man dies in fall from apartment

The Journal reports tonight that a young man has died after falling from one of the apartments above the La Vie shopping centre onto to the public road below.

Despite the relief work of the Bombeiros Sapeiros do Funchal (the ambulance station is just a few metres up the road from where this picture ............  ...read more

Sines Ocean Patrol Ship arrives

Another Portuguese navy ship comes to Madeira

The Diario reports that on Sunday the ‘Sines’ Ocean Patrol Ship will arrive in Madeira to will remain in the Region until mid-September, with the main objective of ensuring the responsiveness to search and rescue situations and contribute to the maritime patrolling effort, support ............  ...read more

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