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Lapas Festival. Jazz Festival. Ronaldo strike.

Lapas Festival

Lapas Festival

This weekend sees the XIV edition of the Festa da Lapa, in the picturesque seaside village of Paul do Mar in the parish of Calheta. During the three days of celebrations there are a variety of musical groups and DJs. On Sunday, from 6 pm, the highlight is the “mega rice of limpets”. The full program can be found on the RTP website here.
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Ronaldo to Juventus.

CR7 in €340 million+ move to Juventus

A Bola has the first photo of Cristiano Ronaldo toasting his move to from Real Madrid to Italian Club Juventus. The move was announced yesterday, with the 33 year-old Madeiran on holiday in Greece where he is pictured with club’s president, Andrea Agnelli, at the star’s hotel where the four-year deal worth an estimated £500,000 a week in wages was concluded.
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Fire risk elevated. New hospital. Atlantic Festival highlights.

Fire risk - fire fighting equipment on standby

Fire risk warning

It’s getting to that time of year again!
The Journal reports today that IPMA, the Portuguese Met Office, has placed the municipality of Santa Cruz at a very high risk of fire. They have also classified some areas of the municipalities of Machico, Funchal and Porto Santo as presenting high risk today. On the mainland, 30 municipalities have also been ............  ...read more

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Tax investigation. Taxi ban? “Shithousery”

Miguel Albuquerque

EU investigates Madeira Tax Free Zone again

Thanks to Peter for sending me a link to Reuters, reporting that the European Commission on Friday said it had “opened an in-depth investigation into tax exemptions for companies on the Portuguese island of Madeira, assessing whether they constituted illegal state aid”. Under the programme, established in 1987, Portugal set ............  ...read more

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Madeira News app launched. Ferry video.

Madeira News app logo

Madeira News app launched

After becoming GDPR Compliant, with the necessary privacy policies and “cookie” warnings in place to comply with new legal requirements, the blog has now become fully mobile friendly for tablets and smartphones with the launch of a new “app” for news from Madeira. The app can be added to your tablet or smartphone home screen for immediate ............  ...read more

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“Best Island Destination” again – on Madeira Day.

Europe's Best Island Destination

Madeira: Best Island Destination in Europe again

The Diario reports that Madeira was last night honoured as Europe’s ‘leading island destination’  for the fifth time at the tourism “Oscars” gala held at the Zappeion Megaron Hall in Athens, Greece. The World Travel Awards, held for the 25th time, is an initiative created in 1993 to recognise the best examples of good practices in ............  ...read more

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Atlantic Festival concludes. Brits take EU nationality.

Atlantic Festival

Atlantic Festival finishes

The Atlantic Festival draws to a close tonight at 10.30pm. In these Saturday-night firework displays, which take place throughout June, companies compete for a trophy awarded by public vote, through the Internet and boxes located in strategic places in Funchal city (City Pier – day of the show, La Vie, Marina Shopping, Av. Arriaga Tourism Office). The fourth and ............  ...read more

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