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Development Plans For Castanheiro ; Homophobic Madeira

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(17th May) ‘Plan Of Castanheiro Foresees Grand Square – Project reserves 50% of the construction for housing and 450 parking spaces’. The new development of Castanheiro (Chestnut Tree) will be bigger than ‘Largo do Colégio’ (College Square), but requires ............  ...read more

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Aquaparque Reopened ; The Return Of Sea Freight to Funchal? ; Atlantic Star Leaving

(15th May) Aquaparque (Aquapark) reopened its doors on Friday morning, signifying the Summer season is pretty much underway. Prices have been frozen since 2006, with adults paying €6.50, children €4, and OAPS ............  ...read more

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Crime & Abuse Double In 1st Quarter ; Farmers Panic For Grants ; “Crisis Spreads”

Thursday’s headline story : ‘Bad Treatment And Drugs Double On Madeira – In the first quarter of this year 192 cases of domestic violence were reported to the public prosecutor, double that in the same period last year. In drug trafficking, there are already 50 investigations up to March’. Funchal has the worse problem with 137 abuse cases. There were also double the number ............  ...read more

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Entertainment Licenses Under Scrutiny ; Laptops For Kids ; New Health Service Website ; High Quality Concrete

Yesterday’s main headline : ‘Society For Performing Rights Tightens Checks – The regulating entity strengthens itself to tackle background music in bars and hotels, and against pirating of internet copied CDs and DVDs’. Having already checked many shops and businesses on Madeira for the unlicensed playing of music and copied CDs, and turned many silent, the SPA is going to ............  ...read more

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Onions In Observation ; Vets In Pharmacies ; Nursing Home Full ; Lemon Festival

Monday’s main headline : ‘Chaos In João Almada Causes Resignation’. The Hospital Dr. João de Almada has lost it’s regional coordinator, who resigned over concerns about the running of the unit. The beds are all occupied, mainly with elderly people with high problem levels, and there are too few nurses to cope with them all. The purpose of the hospital is to care for elderly ............  ...read more

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World Press Photo Exhibition In Funchal, Homeless At 50, Fisherman Drowned In Porto Novo

‘Exhibition : The Best Of Photographic Journalism – The WORLD PRESS PHOTO includes over 100 photos that we will see in July’. Shocking, artistic, inopportune, but above all everything real. The biggest photojournalism exhibition in the world is going to be hosted in Funchal in July, between the 1st and 23rd, in the Main Hall of the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias. Over 100 photos ............  ...read more

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