Porto Santo Ferry Captain retires.

Porto Santo Ferry Captain retires

The Journal reports that Commander João Bela makes his last trip in charge of the Porto Santo Ferry, the Lobo Marinho, tomorrow. His career spans 22 years, 584 thousand nautical miles navigated, and a total of 6,800 trips in Madeira, equivalent to 27 complete laps ............  ...read more

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Manchester Airport baggage handling filmed!

Manchester Airport to crack down on ‘rough’ baggage handling

“Rough” is something of an understatement as the video below clearly illustrates. Manchester Airport has said it will crack down on baggage handlers after footage emerged of the rough treatment of luggage. A Swissport employee ............  ...read more

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Santo da Serra cider festival this weekend.

Santo da Serra cider festival this weekend

The XXVIII Cider Festival takes place this weekend in Santo da Serra This is a popular celebration of the local tradition of manufacturing cider from apple, using one of the main agricultural products of the area. The official programme includes several leisure activities, ............  ...read more

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Drone disrupts Lisbon airport last night.

Aerial view of Lisbon airport

Drone disrupts Lisbon airport

Thanks to Peter again – the Journal reports that flights at Lisbon Airport were affected last night after a drone was identified in the vicinity. Operations were interrupted between 10:40 pm and 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday due to the presence of a drone on one runway, ............  ...read more

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Taxis throughout Portugal protest against Uber.

Taxi drivers stage nationwide protest

The Portugal News is reporting that taxis are currently staging protests in Lisbon, Porto and Faro against a new law that regulates electronic transport platforms such as Uber and Cabify. Taxis in the Algarve capital have this morning already gathered along the ............  ...read more

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