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

The first species extinction in Europe

Source : The Times Newspaper (UK) November 3, 2007

Man drives butterfly into extinction and it could be bad news for us too

The Madeiran large white has been … Read more

Your Chance Of Fame & Fortune

Anyone want to be famous?


We are filming ‘Wish You Were Here’ in Madeira from 25th-27th November (2007) and are looking for people who went on holiday there and
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Madeira Condemned!

Source : Nagional Geographic Magazine Nov / Dec 2007

National Geographic Magazine is a prestigious publication (you know, the one that you always find in the dentists waiting room) and … Read more

Big Brother arrives on Madeira

Source : Diário de Notícias 2/11/2007

Later this month there will be a new access control system for the employees and associates of the council of Santa Cruz through fingerprinting.… Read more

Plight of the starving

Source : Diário de Notícias 2/11/2007

The editorial page of the D de N talks about the number of people in Funchal lacking sufficient food, and the effect this has … Read more

The Big Madeira Rip-Off !

The big Madeira rip-off culture for foreigners and tourists is still alive and well I see, as having gone several months with nothing of note (partly because I choose carefully where … Read more

Who's got all the money then?

Source Diário de Notícias 1/11/2007

It won’t come as any great surprise that the good people of Funchal pay more tax per person (or family) than any other region of Read more

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