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Alcoutim: Martim Longo hosts 11th Country Fair this weekend

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Alcoutim’s Partridge Fair, to be held at Martim Longo on November 10th and 11th, now is in its 11th year and appeals to those of the hunting, fishing and shooting fraternity. The Council and ADECMAR -...

Four of Portugal's hotels win Excellence Awards

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Four Portuguese hotels are among the winners of the Condé Nast Johansens 2019 Excellence Awards covering the UK, Ireland, Europe and the Mediterranean zone. Hotel Infante Sagres in Porto won the Best...

Council increases budget for Faro Island's elusive new bridge

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Faro Council has approved its budget for 2019, with a planned spend of €39.7 million, €2 million up on the current year. The priorities include renovating public areas and roads, improvement to the Parque...

British 'Hard Enduro' bike rider dies in Monchique collision

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

A British motorcyclist, participating in the MadRon, ‘Hard Enduro’ bike trial, died early on Friday after colliding with a minivan. MadRon is the organiser of the GPS based ‘Hard Enduro’ biking experience...

EDP makes loss in Portugal due to loss of CMEC support payments

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

A clear indication of EDP’s actual trading has become clear as the company announced that that, in the year to September, the EDP Group has made €297 million, down 74% on 2017. The business in Portugal...

Portuguese crooks share €80 million in illlegal gambling profits

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

After a 15-month investigation by Eurojust and Europol into illegal gambling websites, Portugal’s GNR carried out 267 national house searches and 8 house searches in Luxembourg earlier this week. As a...

Rare birdie at San Lorenzo Golf Course lake

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Those finding themselves at the western corner of the San Lorenzo Golf Course lake, at Quinta do Lago, have been treated to an unexpected glimpse of a shy and equally unexpected guest as a Green Heron...

Duarte Lima - how long can this criminal stay out of jail?

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Constitutional Court has refused to consider an appeal lodged by the former MP, Duarte Lima, against a six-year jail sentence he received in the BPN Homeland fraud and money-laundering case. This...

Onshore gas drilling threatens Portugal's archaeological sites

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Gas drilling projects due to start next year may not be in National Ecological Reserve zones, but will disturb areas containing archaeological remains. The environmental impact studies (EIA) made for...

'Fewer tourists, higher prices' in Algarve hotel and AL sector

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Hotels and Alojamento Local tourist accommodation businesses across the Algarve, saw a 3.5% increase in earnings in October compared to the same period of 2017, despite a 1% drop in the occupation rate. "The...

Former Silves Mayor, Isabel Soares - ‘indifferent, unlawful and guilty’

8 November 2018 | 0 comments

Two former mayors of Silves Council, Isabel Soares and Rogério Pinto, have lost their appeals against their conviction in the Vigia D’Ouro case, whose detrimental financial effects are continue to hamper...

Guadiana Eurocity partners prepare for some serious EU funding

8 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Guadiana Eurocity, a cooperation between Ayamonte, Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António Councils, officially has been has been recognised as a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation and...

Loulé Council's ledgers of 1375-76 focus of free lecture

8 November 2018 | 0 comments

For bi-lingual residents with a yearning for the history of accountancy, nirvana awaits as on November 17, at 3:00 p.m. in the Municipal Archive of Loulé, a further session in the "O Documento que se segue"...

Castro Marim Council's 2019 budget includes rise in IMI property tax

8 November 2018 | 0 comments

Castro Marim Council has approved its 2019 budget which, with EU funds included, means a spend of just over €20 million. Projects include building the Centre for Nautical Activities at the Odeleite reservoir,...

Arrifana Ribât 'one of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries of th...

8 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Communist Party has demanded that the government explains why one of Portugal’s most remarkable archaeological discoveries, on the coast at Arrifana, Aljezur, if overgrown, abandoned, ignored and attracts...



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