Ryanair: the era of the €10 ticket is over

O’Leary blames the soaring cost of fuel

Ryanair Chief executive Michael O'Leary

The BBC reports that Ryanair won’t be offering flights at rock bottom prices any more thanks to the soaring cost of fuel, the … Read more

Monte victim’s family claims €650,000

Five years after the fatal tree fall

Monte headline in Diario

The news that makes the headline in the printed edition of the Diario today, reports that the family of the French teacher, one … Read more

“Shower of stars” on the 12th

Rain of the Perseids

Shower of stars

JM reports that on the night of August 12th, all eyes will be on the skies. All over the island of Madeira, provided that in areas … Read more

Madeira integrates tsunami warning system

Market stalls return to Monte

Diario headline: Madeira integrates tsunami warning system

The headline of this Tuesday’s Diario reveals that Madeira integrates a tsunami warning system. Stations, with high-precision tide gauges and GPS, installed in Porto Moniz … Read more

“Fish Fry 9“ restocks aquaculture cages

Juvenile fish shipped from Spain and France

Fish Fry 9 off Calheta

Thanks to Jaime, who noticed the live juvenile fish carrier  “Fish Fry 9“ was back in Funchal recently after visiting the controversial aquaculture … Read more

Tuna business worth €21m/year

More expansion planned

Tuna headline in JM

Quiet news day in the holiday season today, with JM reporting on a tuna business expanding to an annual turnover of €21 million.

Grupo Vidinha celebrates 75 … Read more

Rally death: official investigation

Câmara de Lobos expresses regrets

Rally death: official investigation & Câmara de Lobos City Council express regrets

The girl’s death during the Madeira Wine Rally will be the subject of an official investigation by the Public Ministry, according to several national media … Read more

Washington Post promotes Madeira

… “a mere six hours” away

Washington Post promoting Madeira
Washington Post

Thanks to Maurice for a link to the Washington Post a couple of days ago, doing a good job selling Madeira to … Read more

Rally tragedy

… dominates both newspapers

Rally tragedy headline in JM

Not surprisingly both newspapers are dominated by the awful rally yesterday with the violent death of an 8-year-old girl (initially reported as a 12-year-old) during the … Read more

Rally accident victim dies

12-year-old girl “could not resist injuries”

Previous post reporting the accident
Blog post earlier tonight

Following up on the last post, the Diario reports that the Madeira Wine Rally organisation has just issued a statement … Read more

Portugal fails to issue post-Brexit ID cards

Almost 35,000 Brits in limbo due to SEF failure

SEF, which has failed to issue ID Cards

The Guardian reports today that British nationals living in Portugal are currently unable to access healthcare, change jobs or travel in … Read more

Covid 19: cases continue to fall

872 cases and 4 deaths last week

Pedro Ramos giving a Covid update
Health Secretary Pedro Ramos speaking yesterday

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 872 positive cases of Covid-19 and four deaths associated with the … Read more

SANAS assist four individuals

… “exhausted and sunburnt”

SANAS 101

JM reports that during the late afternoon yesterday, the vessel assigned to the Lifeguard Station of Porto Moniz was activated to assist the Volunteer Firefighters of … Read more

Madeira’s ports anticipate busy August

Busiest August for ten years

Nautica, arriving in port today
MS Nautica, arriving in port today

The Port of Funchal receives today, Friday, the luxury cruise ship ‘Nautica’, the first of eight calls scheduled … Read more

Airport strike threatened in August

… could affect 10 Portuguese airports including Madeira

Airport strike photo

Thanks to Maurice for a link to euronews.com reporting that travellers to Portugal could face airport strikes this month. The website predicts … Read more

Madeira Wine Rally

3-day spectacular “guaranteed”

Madeira Wine Rally

The Diario reports on the Madeira Wine Rally – ” a show guaranteed for three days” and confirms that 60 cars will participate in the competition that … Read more

Fire hazard returns to the mountains

Invasive plants create a fire hazard

Fire hazard headline in JM

JM this morning leads with the story that places hit by the 2016 fires are once again covered in invasive plants, creating a growing … Read more

UK driving licences now valid in Portugal

driving licenses

schengenvisainfo.com reports that Portuguese authorities have announced that driving licences from “Member States” are now recognised, which allows visitors to freely drive as they enjoy their summer vacations in the … Read more

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