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New technology water meters for customers in Silves

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Silves Council’s water services department is starting to install water meters that transmit readings to the billing centre. "This system works by installing a highly accurate volumetric meter, equipped...

BPN former president handed an additional four year jail sentence

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

The former president of Banco Português de Negócios, Oliveira e Costa, has been given an extra year in jail to add to the 12 handed out earlier in the week and the 14 years he received in 2017. The group...

Rain, strong winds and high seas return to Portugal mainland this weekend

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Portugal’s weekend weather will be stirred up by the approach of a frontal system, bringing rain, strong winds and high seas. Friday is OK, sunny in the Algarve with weak wind but things will deteriorate...

Foreigners' Emergency Card launched to improve communication with authoriti...

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

To improve the communication with the Authorities and emergency medical services, Safe Communities Portugal has developed an emergency identification card for tourists and foreign residents in Portugal,...

Government 'estimates' a 3.5% reduction on household electricity bills next...

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Minister for the Environment and Energy Transition estimates a 3.5% reduction on part of customers' electricity bills next year. João Pedro Matos Fernandes, said that anyone who wants to pay less...

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...



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