World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal

Arouca 516 suspension bridge

516 metre suspension bridge completed

Little news in Madeira at the moment, so for those with a head for heights, various media outlets report that the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in Portugal. It is open at the moment to locals only, with the general public being allowed from May 3, according to the ............  ...read more

Ronaldo faces £56 million claim

Ronaldo and Mayorga in 2009. Image: WENN

Rape accuser claims £56 million damages

The Mirror reports that Cristiano Ronaldo’s rape accuser is claiming for £56million (€64 millon) in damages for ‘pain and suffering’.

In an exclusive, the newspaper reveals that former model Kathryn Mayorga, who previously accused the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Christiano ............  ...read more

Brits eye autumn holidays

Departures sign, as autumn enquiries grow

Autumn getaway more likely

The Times reported earlier this week that British holidaymakers are pinning their hopes on the “longest summer ever” as travel companies report a flood of bookings for autumn departures, as growing numbers abandon hopes of overseas summer holidays despite the success of the vaccine roll-out in ............  ...read more

Police to use hidden speed cameras

JM headline about speed cameras

PSP change tactics

JM leads with a report that PSP agents have resorted to hiding their mobile speed cameras to detect violations on Madeira’s main roads. They stand on overpasses, behind pillars or among bushes where they mount radars that almost nobody sees. 

Questioned by the JM, the Regional Police Command ............  ...read more

easyJet flexibility guarantee

easyjet plane at Madeira airport

easyJet relaxes rebooking rules

In a statement, easyJet has announced that it has adjusted its Flexibility Guarantee “so that customers can confidently book this summer’s trips, knowing that if their plans change, their reservations will also be able to be changed”. Unlike other airlines, there are no restrictions ............  ...read more

Covid passport confusion: Greece will accept NHS card

Greece; generic photo

Handwritten NHS card sufficient for entry.

The Times reports that Greece will allow Britons who have been vaccinated twice to enter the country using only their paper handwritten NHS card, ministers have said. Portugal has dismissed suggestions that it would do the same.

Harry Theoharis, the Greek tourism minister, told the newspaper that his ............  ...read more

Vaccines: 150,000 doses en route

Generic vaccine

Vaccine supplies looking good through June.

JM reports that in this final phase of April, the Region is awaiting another 10,000 units of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and in May another 46,800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will arrive. In June there will be another 76,050 from Pfizer, in addition to the doses corresponding ............  ...read more

Monk seal in Paul do Mar

Seal returns to the pebble beach

JM reports that the fur seal recently spotted in Paul do Mar returned today to the pebble beach in the same location.

A team from the Natural Park, advised by the president of the Junta de Freguesia, Paulo Rodrigues, is on the way to the place where the mammal is apparently resting.

This is believed ............  ...read more

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