Classic Car Rally. Old seafront.

Classic Car Rally

Madeira Classic Car Rally

Forty cars are registered for the XXIX Tour of Madeira – Classic Rally, organised by the Classic Automobile Club of Madeira (CACM), which takes place between 29 June and 1 July. Entries include 30 cars in the sports event, with another 10 that will follow the same course without competing.
The competition comprises two stages, the first of 110 ............  ...read more

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Official TAP criticism. Festas de São Pedro.

TAP criticism headline from Diario

TAP cancels 200 flights in 2018

The front page of today’s Diario focuses on the poor performance of the national airline TAP when it comes to delivering flights to Madeira. It has calculated that more than 200 flights failed to take off or land on the island so far this year, including 65 for “operational reasons”.

As a result of these cancellations the Regional Government of ............  ...read more

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BA expects growth. Car hire. Cookies.

BA to expand in Madeira

BA to expand presence in Madeira

According to RTP Madeira, BA will maintain their five weekly flights this summer, delivering 30,000 tourists to the island.  As of winter,  the TV station’s website says that British Airway’s “expectation is to carry 20% more passengers, totalling 42,000 seats put up for sale” (not sure about the maths here?).
RTP note that this ............  ...read more

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Lone sailor rescued. Fuel prices.

Lone sailor rescued - his boat escorted into port

Lone sailor rescued

The Diario reports that the Navy yesterday coordinated the rescue of a French-flagged sailboat, whose sole crew member, age 51, was suffering from severe back pain, necessitating medical assistance. The vessel was 8 nautical miles west of Porto Santo.
The alert was received at 05.00am , at the Rescue Centre in Lisbon, and forwarded to Maritime Search and ............  ...read more

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Ronaldo tax settlement includes suspended sentence. New bust.

Ronaldo new bust

Ronaldo accepts suspended sentence

According to El Mundo, Cristiano Ronaldo has reached an agreement with the Spanish Attorney General to solve the problems he has encountered with the Spanish tax authorities. The Madeiran has accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence, which will be replaced by ............  ...read more

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Ronaldo stars. Madeira’s credit rating.

Ronaldo

Another Ronaldo hat-trick breaks more records

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 51st hat-trick last night in Portugal’s opening match of the World Cup in Russia. It was, by coincidence, the 51st hat-trick scored in the World Cup. In scoring his 82nd, 83rd and 84th career goals for Portugal he matched Puskas, who played for Hungary from 1945 to 1956, for the most international goals by a European player. At ............  ...read more

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