Bizarre (but true) Madeira Crime Stories, 2008 Council Tax

Blog for Tuesday 29th January, 2008

Source : Diário de Notícias 29/1/2008

Leading story in the ‘Madeira’ section, is about a female police officer who had been assigned to traffic duty, near to a school who was hit by a balloon filled with water, from one of the upper floors. Thankfully she managed to identify the dangerous criminals involved, and they will be punished in accordance ............ more

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Taxi Meters, Beer Rip-off, Drugs bust

Blog for Monday 28th January, 2008 

Source : Diário de Notícias 28/1/2008

To the delight of some for sure, it seems that from next month all the rural taxis (all outside of Funchal) are to have meters installed, at a cost of between €805 and €905. Although it seems all in the world of taxi drivers is not well as a result of the introduction of these meters.  ............ more

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Hiper Sã In Câmara de Lobos? Condominium Woes

Blog for Sunday 27th January, 2008

Source : Diário de Notícias 27/1/2008

The Hiper Sã supermarket chain is looking for new land to build yet another superstore. This time they want to build in Câmara de Lobos, and have already been making enquires for premises in the vicinty of the recently opened Modelo store. That should ............ more

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Oh rats!, Corruption, New Flight from Dublin, Ireland

Blog for Saturday 26th January, 2008

Source : Diário de Notícias 26/1/2008

The government has earmarked the grand sum of €1.6 million to tackle the problem of a rat infestation affecting Madeira. Starting from August, when 30 tons of rat poison are due to be delivered here and lasting until the beginning of 2010, the campaign will focus on the worst affected areas, many of which include farms ............ more

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New Smoking Law? madeira4u in risk of rockfall!

Blog of Friday 25th January, 2008

Source : Diário de Notícias 25/1/2008

The smoking issue just won’t go away. After the president of Madeira was caught earlier this week smoking illegally in a hotel restaurant, it now turns out that the government is looking into ways to make the filthy habit more acceptable in bars, cafes etc. It seems that the Spanish ‘no smoking’  (v2.0) ............ more

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Hotel Management Strike?, 5 Star Camping in Porto Santo, More CaboTV Internet

Blog for Thursday 24th January, 2008

TODAYS PHOTO : So that’s what those cute white striped areas in the middle of the road are for!

The Porto Santo Ferry should be back in service now … has anyone seen it?

Source : Diário de Notícias 24/1/2008

Hotel Management threaten to strike in March due to proposed revisions to their employment contracts and plans to review their status as a professional ............ more

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Cockroach Stew, Naughty Nuns, Divorce, Naughty Jardim, CaboTV internet speeds

Blog for WEDNESDAY 23rd JANUARY 2008

Lots of news stories yesterday, so here are a couple more:

Source : Diário de Notícias 22/1/2008

The relevant authorities were yesterday called to investigate a complaint made by a consumer against a restaurant (name and location unstated) but it also does a ‘take-away’ service. On ............ more

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