Farming for nothing, Fishing in swimming zones, New catamaran, Airport Nationalisation?

TODAYS PHOTO : Thanks to Helen … the jet ski competition held at the weekend in Funchal

Source : Diário de Notícias 27/4/2008

It’s the season for sugar cane, broad beans and new potatoes, but nothing that makes any money. Farmers keep their land going because it’s what they do best, ............  ...read more

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Porto Santo air tours, cheap laptops for kids, drug stories, driving offences …

TODAYS PHOTO : Thanks to Alan … Hanglider shot from Madelena do Mar (there is a hangliding club up there somewhere if anyone is interested?)

Source : Diário de Notícias 25/4/2008

As expected, lots about the revolution, democracy (or lack of) and freedom, to mark 25th April. Also a special mention ............  ...read more

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Scam, Tree Planting, Origins of Madeira, Animal adoption opportunities, etc.

TODAYS PHOTO : Thanks to Alan … I’m guessing that’s in Paul da Serra, probably the longest straight bit of road on the island.

Source : Diário de Notícias 23/4/2008

One of today’s lead stories is about an 87 year old man living alone in São António who was paid a visit by ............  ...read more

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Scouts in the 'Dolce Vita', Public ashtrays, Wicker unravelled, & other snippets

TODAYS PHOTO : Thanks to Wil … Barracuda I believe, one of the around 550 species of fish that live around the Madeira Archipelago

Source : Diário de Notícias 22/4/2008

If you are planning a shopping trip this weekend and pop into the ‘Dolce Vita’ shopping centre in Funchal, you ............  ...read more

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