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Drought triggers electricity production cost rise of over 50%

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Portuguese energy producer EDP has started to prepare the public and the regulator for price rises, claiming that its hydroelectric power production is running at half normal output due to the continuing...

Aljezur, Silves and Loulé host fun weekend events

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Top-rated chefs will be turning the humble sweet potato into a variety of dished at the Aljezur Sweet Potato Festival which returns to the western Algarve on the 24, 25 and 26 November. The foodie offerings...

Messines GNR oral sex case - blow-by-blow account

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

A member of the GNR. accused of forcing a cleaner to perform oral sex on him, said in Portimão court that he already had a consensual sexual relationship with the woman and that everything had happened...

Paradise Papers - Tax Authority to cross-reference data to spot tax evaders...

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Inspectors from the anti-fraud unit of Portugal’s tax authority are to analyse the Paradise Papers information, recently published by the international consortium of journalists, but won’t be buying the...

Night-time water rationing coming soon - unless there's plenty of rain

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Carlos Martins, admitted today that the rationing of water at night, in some localities, is one of the measures lined up should the drought continue. Carlos...

Pollution in Algarve river killing livestock

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

MPs have questioned the government and require solutions to "solve or minimise the problem of pollution in the Ribeira do Vascão," following news in the media that the water is so polluted that it has...

Trade unions demand national minimum wage of €600-a-month

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal's most influential trade union collective has stated ten reasons for raising the minimum wage to €600-a-month According to the union, updating the minimum wage to €600 is "a duty of the Government...

Novo Banco's losses continue with more cuts planned

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

The mid-October acquisition of Novo Banco by US vulture fund Lone Star came at the end of the third quarter where losses of €420 million have been announced. The January to September trading period saw...

Messines GNR member charged with forcing oral sex

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

A member of the GNR stands accused of the sexual assault of a cleaner at the São Bartolomeu de Messines GNR post in the municipality of Silves. The first of three scheduled hearings will be held today,...

Portuguese cattle farmers desperately wait for rain

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Antonio Granadeiro, a cattle farmer who has already lost 20 cows this year, surveys with sadness the fields of his ranch in Alentejo in central Portugal, which have yellowed from the lack of rain."I have...

Portugal's State-owned companies - Treasury has no idea of Directors' salar...

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Half of Portugal’s State-owned companies have failed to report directors’ salaries for 2016, even though this is a requirement. Many such companies have failed to send in their reports to the Technical...

Portugal's poor have poor health from poor diet

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

The head of Portugal’s Order of Nutritionists, Alexandra Bento, said that the food scenario in Portugal "is catastrophic" and that its effects are endangering the long-term ability of the National Health...

Algarve anti-toll campaigners fully behind proposed tourist tax

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Via do Infante Users’ Commission, CUVI, fully supports the Left Bloc proposal to fund the Algarve’s motorway from a regional tourist tax. Whether the proposal is accepted as part of the 2018 State...

Dawn raid - heroin traffickers busted in Olhão

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Public Security Police officers have arrested five men in Olhão during a dawn raid and accused them of drug trafficking. Heroin, cocaine, hashish and cash were discovered after seven search warrants were...

November's rainfall a quarter of normal

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

The amount of rain that fell in Portugal during the first half of November is around a quarter of the normal average. This has prolonged the drought across the mainland and has increased the areas now...



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