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Driving licence points system - only 24 drivers banned in 18 months

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Only one in 37 offenders has lost points from his or her driving licence, since the new points-based system started. The primary reason is that the legal system takes an average of three years to sort...

Pedrógão Grande fire was 'started by an electrical discharge' - concludes r...

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

At least seven further defendants have been identified in a prosecution resulting from the great fire of Pedrógão Grande, last summer. The investigation finally is over and has concluded that an electric...

Second fatality in less than 24-hours on the Algarve's 'road of death'

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

A motorcyclist died on Thursday afternoon, January 18th, following a collision with a good vehicle on the EN125. The victim was a 27-year-old man The accident happened around 15:00 in the Troto area of...

Government sends in the goats to help forest tidy-up

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Government is sending in the goats this year as part of its determination to clear forests of dangerous and inflammable scrub. Herds of munching quadrupeds will be used in a pilot project, announced...

Monchique council signs deal for 'LED lighting only'

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The entire public lighting system across the municipality of Monchique is to be switched to LED* lighting, according to a protocol signed on Monday, January 15th, between the City Council and EDP Distribuição. The...

Iraqi twins accused of attempted murder in Rúben Cavaco case

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The case dates back to August 2016, when 18-year-old Rúben Cavaco was beaten to a pulp by the twin sons of the Iraqi ambassador in Portugal, causing a tense stand-off as the attackers were covered by the...

Troika still rules Portugal

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Portugal’s President said some days ago what many think and few have the courage to say: WE HAVE TO CHANGE AND CREATE JOBS! - writes Jack Soifer. The Troika imposed what already had gone wrong abroad,...

Portugal wants 'quality not quantity' from Spanish tourism

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Portugal’s Economy Minister said, from the tourism fair in Madrid, that Portugal plans an increased promotional spend to attract Spanish tourists, an increase of 30% on the 2017 figure. This market is,...

Algarve golf tees off 2018 with two international awards

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Algarve golf industry has started 2018 by winning two new international accolades from the magazine, ‘Today's Golfer.’ As part of the 2018 Annual Travel Awards, the Algarve won ‘Best Golf Destination...

Ex-PM of GBissau ousted in 2012 coup returns

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The ousted former prime minister of Guinea Bissau, Carlos Gomes Junior, who has spent five years in Portugal, on Thursday returned to the country amid a political crisis.He was greeted at Bissau airport...

Sons of ex-Iraq envoy charged in Portugal after brawl

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Two sons of the former Iraqi ambassador to Portugal have been charged with attempted murder for their alleged role in the assault of a teenager following a brawl in 2016, prosecutors said Thursday.The...

Portuguese feel 'safer and happier' than they did five years ago

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

A survey prepared by the Portuguese Victim Support Association, concludes that people in Portugal do not walk around worried that they are going to be attacked, robbed or abused and are much happier as...

Algarve Tourism Association reviews 2017's record performance

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Algarve Tourism Association rightly claims that 2017 was a record year and that the targets it had set for inbound tourism were achieved. "According to the data to which we have had access, we can...

Algarve traders say it's "no surprise" that Zara is closing down in Faro

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Algarve regional trade association, ACRAL, is requesting a meeting with the management of the Spanish group Inditex to request explanations about the closure of the Zara and Pull Bear stores in Faro’s...

Post Office may lose concession for Portugal's post

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

To compound the current woes of Portugal’s post office business, whose share price has sunk to an all time low, the number of complaints received by the regulator Anacom has almost doubled since 2015. The...



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