New beer! Weekend Footie & Ronaldo, Lightbulb tax

Not much of interest in yesterdays newspaper, in fact apart from a story about the danger of rock falls near to road tunnels around Lugar de Baixo, Ponta do Sol and Madelena do Mar, the only thing that caught my eye was an advertisement for Hiper Sã.

They took out a complete colour page ad in the ............ more

The blog is back ….

After 9 days of blog chaos, we are finally back on line. All the temporary blogletts have been transferred over (some with some noticable presentation problems), but nether-the-less ’tis now done.

The ‘surrogate’ blog will be disconnected and all the buttons and bells should ............ more

Rubbish in the sea killing sea creatures, SPAD inundated, Car Checks, Carnival Plea

Blog for Wednesday 30th January, 2008

Source : Diário de Notícias 30/1/2008

Some sad stories in todays news, starting off with some distressing news and photographs of sea creatures in trouble as a result of getting caught up in or eating human ............ more

Bizarre (but true) Madeira Crime Stories, 2008 Council Tax

Blog for Tuesday 29th January, 2008

Source : Diário de Notícias 29/1/2008

Leading story in the ‘Madeira’ section, is about a female police officer who had been assigned to traffic duty, near to a school who was hit by a balloon filled with water, from one of the upper floors. Thankfully ............ more

Taxi Meters, Beer Rip-off, Drugs bust

Blog for Monday 28th January, 2008 

Source : Diário de Notícias 28/1/2008

To the delight of some for sure, it seems that from next month all the rural taxis (all outside of Funchal) are to have meters installed, at a cost of between €805 and €905. Although it seems all in the world of taxi ............ more

Hiper Sã In Câmara de Lobos? Condominium Woes

Blog for Sunday 27th January, 2008

Source : Diário de Notícias 27/1/2008

The Hiper Sã supermarket chain is looking for new land to build yet another superstore. This time they want to build in Câmara de Lobos, and have already been making enquires for premises in the vicinty of the recently opened ............ more

Oh rats!, Corruption, New Flight from Dublin, Ireland

Blog for Saturday 26th January, 2008

Source : Diário de Notícias 26/1/2008

The government has earmarked the grand sum of €1.6 million to tackle the problem of a rat infestation affecting Madeira. Starting from August, when 30 tons of rat poison are due to be delivered here and lasting until the ............ more

New Smoking Law? madeira4u in risk of rockfall!

Blog of Friday 25th January, 2008

Source : Diário de Notícias 25/1/2008

The smoking issue just won’t go away. After the president of Madeira was caught earlier this week smoking illegally in a hotel restaurant, it now turns out that the government is looking into ways to make the filthy habit ............ more

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