Blog on the road 7 … Madeira News

The picture was taken last weekend, when the December temperature was well down in the single figures, and although through some miracle the sun was out when the picture was … Read more

Blog on the road 6 … Madeira News

Wondering what the picture is? That innocent looking vibrant pink pouch (also available in a stern grey), has a sinister but useful purpose. I could have done with one of … Read more

Blog on the road … 5

After one solitary day, almost without rain, I sit here typing away in the local library with soaking cold feet once again!


If you are familiar with the Britsh … Read more

Blog on the road … 4 / Madeira news

Over the weekend, the madeira 4u blog team extensively researched the impact of the UK smoking ban in public places on the smokers themselves. Again, we needed to blend in, … Read more

Maria Teresinha Gomes & other News (non Madeira)

The pace of the investigation is taking its toll, so we took a night off last night, instead we have the story promised about one of Madeira s most famous daughters Read more

Blog on the road … 3

Almost as promised, we report from the Wetherspoons pub in Weston-super-Mare, less well known as the Dragon Inn. Our live report ambition was thwarted, as the wi-fi internet was out … Read more

Blog on the road – part 2

OK, well we didn’t quite manage a live report, owing to the fact that the free wi-fi didn’t actually exist.

The Raglan Arms in Weston-super-Mare UK is an old fashioned … Read more

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

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