As Brexit takes shape, The Times reports this morning that Britons could pay to retain the benefits of European Union citizenship under plans being considered by MEPs. The European parliament’s lead Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said he supported the principle of the idea, which would see UK citizens sending an annual fee to Brussels. The former Belgian prime minister
Archive | November, 2016
Another favourable review of Reid’s Palace in the Telegraph a few days ago.
The article recalls that the hotel was built by Scotsman William Reid in 1891 and immediately attracted a parade of European royalty and English aristocracy – apparently, to this day, the two tiers of the Dining Room are still referred to as ‘The Lords’ and ‘The Commons’. The ..................read more
More than one million visitors in nine months
Tuesday’s Journal reported that the latest figures for the first nine months of this year show sustained growth in in tourism in the region, with an increase of 8.9% in overnight stays and 17.6% in room income compared to the same period in 2015.
According to a press release by the Regional Secretariat for the Economy, Tourism ..................read more
Fire prevention plan announced
The Journal reports that the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of Madeira, Susana Prada announced yesterday in Regional Parliament that the Government will proceed with a fire prevention plan that involves the expropriation of forest land. “From September  until now, government has prepared a project to be implemented from January 2017”, she said, ..................read more
Aerovip have resumed services between Madeira and Porto Santo after technical problems briefly led to the suspension of the service. This story is reported in the Diario, who have to be slightly relieved, as one of the plane’s jobs is delivering newspapers to Porto Santo.
Monarch & price parity
The last minute rescue of Monarch reported in ..................read more