Generate Your Own Elecricity

source – Diário de Notícias 20/8/2007

Legislation due to be passed through the Madeiran Parliament next month will allow those who live on the island to generate their own electricity and sell it back to the ‘madeiran grid’. Using eco friendly methods such as solar power, fuel cells, water and wind, you will be able to buy equipment to put in your garden or attach to your house ..................read more

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Immigration

source – Diário de Notícias 14/8/2007

In an article about immigration to the island during 2006, it was reported that legally registered residents from foreign countries had increased by 71% during the year to 6,734 (2,538 in 2000). The biggest group of foreigners now on the island were from Brazil at 1139 followed by the Ukrainians at 1,052, the British at 689, the Germans at 540, and the ..................read more

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Local News From The Madeiran Media & Other Snippets.

We don’t get much news of excitement here on the island. If you pick up the local newspapers you will find much about politics, sport and local events. We get very little crime, and most of that falls into the category of driving offences. However, once in a while we do get some interesting ..................read more

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Madeira News Blog – Tips & Help – Information Sheet

Welcome to the Madeira News Blog. The only source for up to date news for English speakers who live here or have an interest in Madeira. These guidance notes will help you read and search this blog, so it’s worth spending a few minutes.  

We all know that ‘please read’ means boring, but I just want to help you get the most out of this much improved facility, so please bear with ..................read more

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Food & Drink, Home & Out – Information Sheet

OVERVIEW

The Madeirans love to go out and eat, and whilst it is very affordable for many western Europeans, it is comparatively expensive for many people on Madeira on minimum wage of around €500 per month.

Madeira has snack bars and restaurants in vast numbers from one end to the other. Most of the snack bars prepare steak sandwiches and burgers, but there are a great many restaurants specialising ..................read more

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Emergency Procedures & Contacts – Information Sheet

MADEIRA NATIONAL EMERGENCY NUMBER – 112

NATIONAL INFORMATION NUMBER – 118

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MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ON MADEIRA

In the event of injury or illness whilst on the Madeira, it is well equipped to deal with most problems locally, and if not it is not so far to reach the main Madeira hospitals in Funchal. If the situation is serious phone 112 for all ..................read more

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Buying, Selling & Renting Property On Madeira – Information Sheet

A Lay-Mans Guide To Buying Property On Madeira

There are numerous sources for finding property for sale, newspapers, websites, and estate agents being the most common. Those not advertised, but for sale, often display a sign "VENDE-SE".

Having found the house you want to buy, take the attitude that property prices are always negotiable, even if you don’t speak the same language as ..................read more

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