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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

Whoops! Sorry, we forgot to tell the locals …

Source : Diário de Noticias 29/10/07

Whoops! Sorry, we forgot to tell the locals …

Or was it not as ‘low cost’ as we were led to believe?

Whilst its … Read more

Scrooge Comes To Madeira (But Misses Funchal?)

Source : Diário de Noticias 29/10/07

It seems that for some parts of Madeira, christmas spending is going to be tight. More for some regions than others, with cuts in … Read more

Murder on Madeira !

Source : Diário de Notícias 28/10/07

It is reported today that over a period stretching from 1997 to October 2007, 119 murders were committed on Madeira, pretty much one a … Read more

Rugby comes to Madeira in 2008

Source Diário de Notícias 27/10/2007

For those who enjoyed the just completed Rugby World Cup, there are more rugby treats in store for those lucky enough to live on the … Read more

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