MADEIRA Jardim Botanico 51st Anniversary FREE Admission Saturday; Vânia Fernandes show at the Gardens at 14:45;

Madeira News from Elaine in Comments section:

Jardim Botanico 51st Anniversary FREE Admission Saturday 30th April.

On 30th April, the Jardim Botânico da Madeira – Eng.º Rui Vieira botanical garden … Read more

Superb Portuguese white wines; Portuguese wine INTERVIEW Jancis Robinson; Live coverage of the Wedding;

Portuguese News From Paul Abbiati:

Portuguese wine INTERVIEW Jancis Robinson

 

Live coverage of the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton:

Link: http://www.youtube.com/theroyalchannel?feature=ticker#p/a

Superb Portuguese white wines

San Francisco … Read more

More news from Elaine–27/28th April:

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João Rodrigues attempts open ocean crossing in Madeira

João Rodrigues will try an open ocean crossing between the Madeira Island and the Selvagem Grande Island. The Portuguese windsurfer has always … Read more

YELLOW alert RAIN Thursday; FT Comment: Crisis will help Portugal kick debt habit; Orquestra Clássica da Madeira MAY 2011 Performances

YELLOW alert RAIN Thursday

YELLOW alert RAIN Thursday; FT Comment: Crisis will help Portugal kick debt habit; Orquestra Clássica da Madeira MAY 2011 Performances 5

Institute of Meteorology issued YELLOW alert for rain from lunch until 9pm Thursday evening.

link: http://www.meteo.pt/pt/otempo/tempopresente/

Crisis will help Portugal kick its debt habit

FT Comment/Opinion:… Read more

Portugal may get more leeway to reduce budget deficit under EU/IMF bailout; Dennis Potter work premieres in Calheta Madeira in APRIL; Portuguese Moto Grand Prix Estoril this weekend; MAY in Madeira packed with cultural events; ‘The Flower Festival’;’The International Day of Museums’; Classical music concerts;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Portugal may get more leeway on its efforts to reduce the budget deficit under an EU/IMF bailout

Reuters LISBON, April 27:

“Portugal may … Read more

More from Elaine – thank you

Best Photos of Madeira Island.

A photo show on the flickr site.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/madeiraarchipelago/favorites/show/

Transport from other times – collection of old photos.

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The Madeira Quase Esquecida page on Facebook’s … Read more

Dia da Liberdade EURONEWS report; Portugal’s best hidden gems; Elvas’ 7km long Medieval Aqueduct; Largest BOAT SHOW in Portugal; Article: Germany: realisation that rescuing Portugal may safeguard Spain; Carros de madeira no Porto Santo;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:


Euronews film:

The largest Boat Show in Portugal

Yachts being displayed at the show include the Absolute 70:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_TdQLjy97E

The annual Vilamoura Boat … Read more

Monday: Dia da Liberdade Holiday; Revolução dos Cravos; Cruise ship tourists invade Funchal at Easter weekend; Calheta: First International Festival of Cinema Documentaries; Yellow Submarine out to sink Portuguese challenge; Portugal gold & silver medals European Judo Championships;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Monday: Dia da Liberdade Holiday

Freedom Day on 25 April is a national holiday in Portugal, with both state-sponsored and spontaneous commemorations praising … Read more

More from Elaine: News, 21st – 22nd April

 

The Greatest Selection of Outdoor Activities in Madeira – in water, on land, in the sky

—video from Lokoloko.

900 celebrated the Day of Motorcyclists

The National Day of … Read more

Madeiran Ronaldo’s goal gives Jose Mourinho his first trophy ‘Copa del Rey’ as Real Madrid coach; Ronaldo interview; Easter in Portugal; Fogareus;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

BBC article:

“Ronaldo’s extra-time header gave Jose Mourinho his first trophy as Real Madrid coach as his side beat Barcelona 1-0 to win … Read more

News, 19th – 20th April – thanks to Elaine

VI EncanTunas – Festival de Tunas Femininas da Madeira, 13th and 14th May

imageThe Four Seasons is the theme of this event organised by Tuna D’Elas, Tuna Feminina da Universidade … Read more

Madeira Wine and Chocolate FESTIVAL starts; Weather affects air & sea travel; Portugal MODERNISM; Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Weather affects air & sea travel

Diario Newspaper reports:

Institute of Meteorology (IM) issued YELLOW weather alerts for WIND & SEA. Both air … Read more

‘Side By Side’ Charity chairman Mike Wavell dies; Finnish rule out proposing major changes to bailout package for Portugal; ‘Life’s for sharing’: T-mobile; Funchal International Swimming Tournament April, 2011;

Madeira & Portugal News from Elaine & Paul:

Jersey Side By Side chairman Mike Wavell dies

BBC article:

“Tributes have been paid to a former States of Jersey politician who … Read more

Why surfing in Madeira good for the experienced; Madeira Surfing Championships 2011; Portuguese Kitesurfing Championships 2011; UPDATE Madeira Wine and Chocolate FESTIVAL; World of Dinosaurs EXHIBITION;

Madeira & Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

Primeira etapa do Circuito Nesta Regional Surf-1st round of the ‘Nesta’ Regional Surf Championships- 14 April 2011- location North Coast Madeira

Why surfing in Madeira good for the experienced; Madeira Surfing Championships 2011; Portuguese Kitesurfing Championships 2011; UPDATE Madeira Wine and Chocolate FESTIVAL; World of Dinosaurs EXHIBITION; 49

Why surfing Read more

Madeiran Bernardo Sousa wins JORDAN round World Rally Championship; More direct flights FRANCE to Madeira; Madère et Porto Santo – présentation en photos; 77 Rua de Santa Maria, Funchal; Portugal debt crisis could mean bargains for tourists; Portuguese custard tart..perfect for tea on Easter Saturday; Portuguese extra virgin olive oils – most powerful antioxidants!

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Bernardo Sousa wins JORDAN round of World Rally Championship

RallyBuzz.com reports:

“Portuguese pairing Bernardo Sousa and new co-driver António Costa successfully steered their … Read more

Natural beauty of Madeira: levada walks; Portugal fully paid debt due Friday; Portugal recorded a central budget surplus in first quarter; Art Project in zona velha Funchal;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Another superb short film posted by Hugo Camara on Youtube:

Portugal fully paid debt due Friday & recorded a central budget surplus in Read more

Interest in properties in Portugal risen by 14%; Largest shopping centre in West Algarve opens; All-Portuguese Football Europa League final?; Canyoning & scuba-diving in Madeira; Saturday INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING TOURNAMENT Funchal; Theatre in English language; ‘James’ coming to FUNCHAL MUSIC FEST LIVE 2011;

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Interest in properties in Portugal risen by 14%

Portuguese properties see rise in interest from overseas buyers

Property Wire.com article:

“Searches for properties … Read more

Madeiran Ronaldo helps Real Madrid into semis UEFA Champions League; Páscoa Easter: 80% occupancy in Madeira’s tourist accommodation; Local Madeira food markets now certified ‘MARCA MADEIRA’; Support the local Madeira food markets!;

Madeiran Ronaldo helps Real Madrid into semis UEFA Champions League

Diario Newspaper reports:

Madeiran Ronaldo helps Real Madrid into semis UEFA Champions League; Páscoa Easter: 80% occupancy in Madeira's tourist accommodation; Local Madeira food markets now certified 'MARCA MADEIRA'; Support the local Madeira food markets!; 79

link: http://www.dnoticias.pt/impressa/diario/259677/desporto/259799-gomes-ajuda-c-ronaldo-a-marcar

Páscoa – Easter: 80% occupancy in Madeira’s tourist accommodation

Diario reports:

Bookings for tourist accommodation … Read more

Art deco exhibition continues in Calheta, Madeira; Portugal’s housing market remains ‘strong’; Zara Phillips chooses Portugal as location to build her first home abroad; Transavia NANTES to MADEIRA flights; Portugal: “mature destination for discerning buyers & particularly renowned for top end of the market”

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Art deco exhibition continues in Calheta, Madeira

Reminder: the impressive International Art Deco Collection at Calheta’s international art centre Casa Das Mudas owned … Read more

Italian golfers boost tourism in Madeira region; “De Braços Abertos”: TAP’s new signature;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Italian golfers boost tourism in Madeira region
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The Diario Sports section reports on the hundreds of Italian golfers coming to Madeira region particularly Read more

Irish Times: “Madeira: stunning scenery, pretty colonial buildings and great seafood”; Golf in Madeira & Porto Santo; Levada walking: Levada da Ribeira da Janela;

Madeira & Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

Golf in Madeira & Porto Santo

Madeira: perfect winter escape for any golfer

“Madeira offers the perfect winter escape for any golfer, with … Read more

32nd Madeira Festival of Music: June 3-12 2011; Madeiran Rodolfo Alves helps Portugal win a Silver Medal at IBSA World Championships; Portugal bail-out: mid-May completion; Bail-out views: Portugal and Germany;

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeiran Rodolfo Alves helps Portugal win a Silver Medal at IBSA World Championships

Madeiran Rodolfo Alves helps the Portugal National Atletics win … Read more

Old Zone of Funchal: more ‘arte ao ar livre’ -outdoor art, Tuna Festival & Lagartixa Market; Portugal requested bail-out from EU; EU finance ministers meet Thursday; Madeira’s 7th Annual Paragliding Meet; Paragliding over Funchal: award-winning Film;

Madeira & Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

Old Zone of Funchal: more ‘arte ao ar livre’ -outdoor art, Tuna Festival & Lagartixa Market

The Diario Newspaper reports that the Comissão … Read more

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