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Christmas & New Year schedule. Weather.

Christmas & New Year Schedule

Christmas & New Year schedule

The full program for the Christmas & New Year period has rather belatedly been published by Visit Madeira – you can download or view the PDF using this link: Christmas & New Year schedule

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Weather

The Journal report that the Portuguese Met Office, IPMA, have placed the archipelago of Madeira under yellow warning due to the sea agitation and because of the strong ..................read more

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MSC Seaside debuts in darkness.

MSC Seaside

Funchal Noticias report that MSC’s new cruise ship, “MSC Seaside”, docked in the Port of Funchal at 6.00am this morning, on what is its maiden voyage. The MSC Seaside is the latest vessel in the fleet of the largest private cruise company in the world. A few early risers registered the moment including Rui Marote (above) who recorded the first ..................read more

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737 in emergency landing in Porto Santo. Weather alert next week.

Norwegian Air 737 in emergency landing in Porto Santo.

Porto Santo emergency landing

The Journal is reporting that a Norwegian Airlines plane recently made an emergency landing at Porto Santo Airport. According to the newspaper’s online website, a fault in the wing flaps was the cause for the emergency landing. The plane, a Boeing 737 800, was flying between Olso and Funchal with 84 passengers on board. No injuries were reported and authorities ..................read more

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Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or.

Cristiano Ronaldo with Ballon d'Or

Another trophy is heading for the island after Madeira’s most famous son, Cristiano Ronaldo, tonight won the  Ballon d’Or for a fifth time to move level with rival Lionel Messi. The former Manchester United player was named the winner of France Football’s prestigious award at a ceremony at the Eiffel Tower. Ronaldo, now 32, has previously won ..................read more

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