Rain possible today

… predicted across the island

rain clipart

The Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA, forecasts for today, Sunday, in the Region a very cloudy sky with periods of rain or showers, which may … Read more

Lidl supermarket declined

City centre application refused

Lidl advert for their Madeira project

JM reports that the Municipality of Funchal (CMF) is not ‘bending’ and is maintaining its unfavourable opinion on the installation of the Lidl supermarket chain in … Read more

3% pay increase

Selvagens Islands conference and visit

3% pay increase headline in JM

JM reports that bosses and workers have reached an agreement for a 3% pay increase for this year in the civil construction sector. The decision, which … Read more

Lidl buys Madeira Wine block

Plans to grow cannabis in Santana

Lidl buys Madeira Wine block headline in the Diario

The news that headlines in today’s Diario is that the supermarket chain Lidl, which is preparing to enter the regional market, bought the Madeira … Read more

Insular summit ends

Azores will host the next meeting in 2024

JM reports online that a visit to the Queijaria dos Açores marked the end of the summit between the governments of the … Read more

TAP to be sold

Lufthansa or Air France-KLM favourites

Simple Flying reports that the Portuguese government is looking to fast-track the privatization of TAP Air Portugal, with Lufthansa or Air France-KLM the frontrunners to … Read more

Madeira and Azores join forces

… to strengthen claims in Lisbon

Madeira and Azores summit

Speaking at the ongoing insular summit, Miguel Albuquerque believes that the Azores and Madeira leave the summit with double strength, which culminated in the … Read more

Four Freds in Funchal

First new-look fleet reunion next year

Thanks to Jaime for alerting the blog to Fred Olsen Cruise Lines unveiling the first reunion of its new-look fleet, with all four of … Read more

No parking spaces for motorcycles

12,000 more motorcycles in two decades

Diario headline: No parking spaces for motorcycles

The Diario reveals with its main picture that the parking spaces reserved for motorcycles and scooters has tripled in 10 years in Funchal, but … Read more

ECB record interest rate hike

“We got inflation forecasts wrong”

European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde talking about interest rates
European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde

Last week, as the Queen’s death dominated the news, the European Central Bank announced its biggest ever interest rate … Read more

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