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Baixo Guadiana developing as a birdwatching area

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Odiana association is dedicating a day to the ornithology of the Baixo Guadiana area, starting with a workshop and photography exhibition in the Municipal Library of Vila Real de Santo António. This...

Madeleine McCann: Operation Grange to receive further funding

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Metropolitan Police operation, that so far has cost UK taxpayers £11.75, is to receive £150,000 in further funding to keep Operation Grange active. The Home Office confirmed on Tuesday that it has...

Former Faro Health Sciences building to provide student accommodation

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The University of Algarve has signed up to the National Fund for Building Rehabilitation and now will study the feasibility of converting the former School of Health Sciences, near the prison, into student...

Bomb scare closes Albufeira Shopping centre

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Albufeira Shopping mall was evacuated by the GNR this afternoon. Shoppers were cleared from the zone after an alert had been issued by the centre manager just after 1pm. The GNR Command in Faro stated,...

Classic vehicles on tour of Silves

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

A classic car rally will take place next Sunday, November 18th, starting in Armação de Pêra and ending up in Messines. 1st Tour of Classic Vehicles in the Silves municipality has been organised by the...

'Forest fires not due to eucalyptus' states eucalyptus lobby

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The eucalyptus lobby has attempted a hearts and minds operation in a new manifesto that notes the percentage of the species burnt in last year and this year’s forest fires. Several personalities and companies...

Portugal's airports, 'expect more delays'

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

A record number of those using Portugal’s airports have suffered disruption this year, nearly twice the number logged over the same period in 2017. An average of 890 people per day have been subject to...

'Loving mother' on trial in France for hiding baby in car trunk

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

Relatives of a woman who hid her baby in the maggot-infested trunk of a car insisted Wednesday that they had no idea of her secret, at a trial that has drawn horror in France.Rosa Maria da Cruz, 50, faces...

Crucial meeting on Brexit deal scheduled for Wednesday pm

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Theresa May summoned her cabinet to an emergency meeting on Wednesday afternoon to sign off her long awaited final Brexit deal, prompting hard-Brexit Tories to call for senior ministers to stand up and...

EDP charges Direct Debit customers twice for the same invoice

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Portugal’s formerly State owned energy supplier, EDP, continues to ride low in the popularity polls after the company admitted to charging customers twice for the same bill. Tens of thousands of consumers...

Mobile phones - Portugal's drivers don't get the message

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Drivers have not got the message about mobile phone use while on the go, an average of 115-a-day have been stopped and fined by traffic police, so far this year. Despite all the warnings and grim statistics...

The Algarve is too rich to help its poor

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Algarve is too rich to help the poor: this is the conclusion of the European Commission whose rules for State support of Europe’s poorest citizens preclude the Algarve's social aid institutions from...

Minister slams Post Office branch closure programme

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Minister of Planning and Infrastructure said today that the closure of Post Office branches, especially those in countryside areas, "is the wrong strategy." Pedro Marquês added that "unfortunately"...

For sale - Uranium concentrate 'stored in barrels' in abandoned mine

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Government is studying the possibility of selling 200 tons of uranium ore concentrate, stored in drums at the abandoned mine at Nelas, Viseu. The material has been in storage since the closure of...

Porto's tourist tax to pay for new police cars

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

As the Algarve’s mayors continue with the uncertainty over the proposed tourist tax, Porto’s city fathers have given a strong indication that the money raised will have little to do with tourism and everything...



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