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Culatra Telemedicine Station links locals to mainland

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

The Loulé Hospital Group has set up a Telemedicine Station on Culatra Island so locals can talk to a Doctor without waiting for a ferry. The new Telemedicine Station is linked to an emergency service...

Ryanair strike confirmed - 50 Portugal flights scrapped

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

More than 50,000 passengers booked on summer holiday Ryanair flights have been told their trips have been cancelled. Ryanair has cancelled “up to 300” flights in response to coordinated 48-hour strikes...

Algarve hoteliers' association wants Councils to provide low-cost homes for...

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

The Algarve’s hoteliers’ association has involved its members in a call for some social engineering by demanding that regional Councils implement, "active housing policies at controlled costs, with a view...

TAP boss scoops award and praises workers

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

TAP’s driving force, picked up an award in the Finance category of the Airline Strategy Awards, a ceremony held in London that recognises excellence in management. "By awarding this to TAP, the panel...

New website lists historic buildings for development

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Turismo de Portugal has launched a website offering interesting buildings for tourist development. The invest.turismodeportugal.pt platform aims to showcase investment opportunities for unused buildings...

Tight GNR policing planned for Faro Bike Festival

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

The National Republican Guard (GNR) has issued warnings and guidelines in advance of the 37th International Motorcycle Meeting in Faro, stating that personnel will be carrying out a high-profile safety...

Sir Cliff wins privacy case against BBC

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Sir Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC, with High Court judge Mr Justice Mann awarded the singer an initial £210,000 in damages for what the judge described as “a serious invasion"...

Ryanair strike hits 600 flights, 100,000 passengers

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Ryanair on Wednesday said it had cancelled 600 flights in Europe on July 25 and 26 due to cabin crew strikes in Spain, Portugal and Belgium.The low-cost Irish airline which predicted that 100,000 passengers...

Parliament approves changes to Local Accommodation rules

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Those involved in running Alojamento Local properties to serve the booming tourism market can expect more involvement from their local Council and interference from their neighbours. After months of discussion,...

Summer is here - at long last

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

Summer has arrived - rather later than usual - but it officially has started, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere which is predicting endless sunny days of which memories are...

The perils of microplastic

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

While there is no doubt about the vast scale of the plastic pollution problem, it is far from clear how places like the Algarve are going to cope with the crisis, writes Len Port.* Marine plastic pollution,...

Minister hits back over sardine catch ban

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

The Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, said in Portimão that she sees no reason to ban sardine fishing next year. Vitorino’s position is diametrically opposed to that of ICES, the fisheries advisor...

SATA airline losses covered by Azores government

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

The Regional Government of the Azores has approved a new share issue for its ailing airline, SATA and has spent €27 million on buying up all the new shares to cover 2017 losses. SATA will issue 5,400,000...

Algarve's water suppliers ignore complaints book law

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

One year after the introduction of new legislation that required public service providers to have an electronic complaint book on their websites, most have not bothered, especially the Algarve’s water...

Algarve's tourist board launches 'enjoy nature' campaign

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

The Algarve’s tourist board has launched a campaign to encourage all age groups of locals and foreigners to enjoy, respect and protect the region’s natural environment. "Algarve, Beautiful for Nature"...



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