Blood donors, SATA on Madeira?, British tour operators losing out to Easyjet

TODAYS PHOTO :  An iconic painting found in Sé Cathedral in Funchal

Source : Diário de Notícias 31/3/2008

Blood donors are encouraged to go to the central hospital in Funchal to make regular donations, but in 2007 the amount of donors (and blood donated) diminished due to the lack of car parking ............  ...read more

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Caniço gun stash, Taxi driver punch-up, Operation Easter, Return of BA?, Vania

TODAYS PHOTO :  Thanks to Tobi … A view from Madelena do Mar

Source : Diário de Notícias 27/3/2008

In May 2006, a man from Caniço was apprehended and a ‘collection’ of 47 fire arms seized, including 8 automatic weapons, in the biggest gun seizure of all times on Madeira. That’s ............  ...read more

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Banana Fraudsters sentenced, Porto Santo property glut, Sam Fox in Calheta, UZO, etc

TODAYS PHOTO :  Sam comes to Madeira … see below

Source : Diário de Notícias 26/3/2008

m4u blog followers will be aware that their has been a big trial ongoing as a result of some serious crimes in the Banana Cooperative on Madeira (they coordinate collection and distribution of the crops). ............  ...read more

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Cruise bonanza didn't materialise, Mountain snow, EU bus legislation, & other snippets

TODAYS PHOTO :  Anyone able to tell me where you will see this lamp formation? This is one I took myself.

Source : Diário de Notícias 25/3/2008

Taxi drivers were pretty displeased with business, after 5 cruise ships docked bringing 8,000 visitors into Funchal. Instead of having a field day, nearly ............  ...read more

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Tuberculosis, Street addresses, SPAD full but no expansion, Genetic Research, Modelo

TODAYS PHOTO :  3rd attempt at the Church of Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte. Along coast past Ponta do Pargo near village of Cabo. Thanks to Karen (yet again!)

Source : Diário de Notícias 24/3/2008

I expect you all already know that yesterday was ‘World Day for Tuberculosis’, and found ............  ...read more

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