Blog on the road 1

Well the journey started badly as m’ blog team set sail, with storms a’blowin’ and worse predicted … no that’s a bit tooooo dramatic. Actually we got on a plane, … Read more

Look! Sr. Coral, I want to help you but …

The beer company ‘Coral’ wants to aquire more customers and boost sales by producing over a million litres in 2008 of a new beer called ‘Coral Classica’.  This new beer … Read more

Bugs & Drugs

Source :  Diário de Notícias 27-11-2007

The holder of the biggest private collection of live insects of the world, is interested in creating an “insectário” on Madeira.  He plans to … Read more

To smoke, or not to smoke … & a bit of footie

With the new year approaching rapidly, the time to think about quitting smoking as a new year resolution has come to the fore, one reason being the change in the … Read more

Lets blame global warming …

No major stories in todays press, but still plenty of aftermath about the big rock fall in Câmara de Lobos last week. Did you see the size of those rocks?!?Read more

Entry for November 24, 2007

Just reading a travel bulletin board where someone wrote in complaining about the pesky timeshare people in Funchal, and the amount of times they got stopped whilst here on holiday.Read more

Scheduled Flights Between Boston USA and Madeira

SATA Flights Boston – Madeira

Source : Diário de Notícias 22-11-2007

The Azores airline group SATA today announced the launch of a new scheduled service between Boston (USA) and Maderia.… Read more

HP Sorcerer

Well I have left it really late to publish todays blog, for the simple reason I didn’t want anyone else to know about todays exiting news until tomorrow.

Harry Potter … Read more

A sad anniversary … / The Internet grasps Madeira

Source : Diário de Notícias 19/11/2007

Air Disaster

A sad reminder on the day of the 30th anniversary of the worst air accident in Madeira’s history.

On 19th November 1977, … Read more

Weird News from Afar

Taking a break from local news today, and to brighten up or otherwise a couple of grey days, the madeira4u blog news research team has gone worldwide to report weird … Read more

More Supermarket News … LIDL GO HOME!

Source Diário de Notícias 17/11/2007

Following yesterdays article about the Madeira’s hypermarket dominance in household shopping, it came as a bit of a surprise to read in todays D de … Read more

Another darn language I will have to learn!

Source Diário de Notícias 17/11/2007

French tourism on Madeira via the airline ‘Top of Travel’ amounted to nearly 9 thousand visitors, up 39% on the previous year, and with more … Read more

Shopping For Survival

Source : Diário de Notícias 16/11/2007

According to a recent study the population of Madeira spend €353 million a year in supermarket purchases (food, drink, and regular household expenditure. That … Read more

Christmas cheer …. not!

Source : Diário de Notícias 15/11/2007

The Portuguese are going to spend an average of €596 this Christmas, €276 of which is destined to buy the usual presents.  The forecasts … Read more

Competitive Flying

Sources : Diário de Notícias 14/11/2007

EasyJet pressures British operators to launch package holidays with low cost flights.

The start of the low cost flights coming from British airports to … Read more

A Pig In A Poke

California unites the Portuguese with the death of the pig (a literal translation)

Source Diário do Notícias :  13/11/2007

Tucked way well behing the real headlines of the day, Nacional … Read more

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, …..

Skipping local news for today, another important issue has really been bugging me the last couple of weeks.

So firstly, a mention for Nettie Q. Cornett who managed to get … Read more

Goodbye Tamadaba, Hello Tijarafe …

Source Diário de Notícias 11/11/2007

A new ferry boat will almost certainly replace the existing one that runs the service between Madeira and the Canaries Islands in April 2008.

The … Read more

Welcome to Democracy, Welcome to Europe ….. !

Pushing aside all the other exciting news of the day, I spotted this letter in the newspaper, and thought it was worth sharing. The letter is fairly emotional (just count Read more

New Smoking Law Comes Into Force Soon

Source : Diário de Notícias 9/11/2007

With less than 2 months to go until the new smoking laws come into effect (1st January 2008), there seems to be some relaxation … Read more

Bathroom Snippets Of The Day

Source : Diário de Notícias 8/11/2007

Around a quarter of the Portugueses do not wash their hands before eating and after going to the bathroom or having contact with animals, … Read more

Tax Cuts? Who are the winners and losers?

Source : Diário de Notícias 7/11/2007

Forty thousand+ Madeirans (and resident foreigners hopefully) are going to pay less tax in 2008.

The budgets for 2008, that are due to be … Read more

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