Madeira leads in arresting drink-drivers

Call for free pet sterilizations

Drink-drivers headline in the Diario

The Diario leads with the headline that the region remains ahead in the arrest of drivers with alcohol. Madeira has had the highest ratio in the country for seven years. In 2022, the number of drivers detected by the PSP with a rate greater than 1.20 g/l more than doubled compared to the previous year.

Call for free pet sterilizations

The main photo refers to more calls for free sterilizations for owned animals. Joäo Henriques de Freitas warns that there is a lack of agreement between associations and municipalities and that he received more requests for help in 2022. He was appointed as Animal Ombudsman by the Legislative Assembly of Madeira in 2021. The lawyer is known to be a great animal cause enthusiast.

Snow possible inland

This Sunday, the forecast by the Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA points to skies with periods of cloudiness and showers, especially on the northern slopes and in the highlands, sometimes with snow in the highest points of Madeira.

The wind will be light to moderate (10 to 30 km/h) from the Northeast, sometimes strong (up to 40 km/h) until late morning, in the highlands and at the east and west ends of the island.

A small drop in temperature is expected, especially in the highlands. The maximum will be 17 degrees and the minimum 13 degrees.

Regarding the state of the sea, on the North coast, the waves will be from the Northeast with 2.5 to 3 metres, gradually decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres. On the south coast, the waves will be from the southeast with 1 to 1.5 metres. The sea water temperature will be 19/20 degrees.

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16 thoughts on “Madeira leads in arresting drink-drivers”

  1. Then welcome to Portugal at least when I did lived in UK the dogs are more civilized then where . The street that I live in the centre of Sintra is acul-de-sac that is only houses and a quinta and gardens and there is one owner that never take is dogs out and like to use them was a away of intimidation for people not walk in the pavement and oblige people to walk in the road . And this owner of a house called Girasol that thinks that the street is a extension of is garden and did leave is gate open for is dogs walk free in the street and in particular this dogs did like to bite . After a few complains to the police the owner understood the message and now the street is more peaceful .

  2. Well it seems that their is a complete generalization of this out of control drugs and robberies implying that the full island is complete out of control when isn’t . If some people around where did read and see the local Madeira news the present government did create a task team to resolve the problem . And also been some enlightenment programs in schools about this despite people saying around where that nothing been done . Also Madeira government did inaugurated houses for the homeless and problems with drugs to get in programs of rehabilitation and eventually return to society . And if people around where think that Madeira is so bad then they need to return back to their country to the county lines and enjoy them

  3. Again some people neither they are happy that a least the Madeira government is trying to do something about the crime and drugs . IS the the UK government doing anything to resolve the crime and drugs problems at all ? And the famous county lines that are destroying communities anything been done by the UK government to resolve this ? Well some people around where they should be grateful and happy that Madeira still is a safe place to live instead of complaining if not happy move out .


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