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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...

BPN fraud trials - stiff sentences handed out to former Directors

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Former minister Arlindo de Carvalho and the former president of Banco Português de Negócios (BPN), Oliveira e Costa, (pictured) on Monday were convicted of fraud and tax fraud in another case relating...

Emergency landing at Faro Airport

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

The second emergency landing in two days at an airport in the Portuguese mainland was reported today after a Transavia flight diverted to Faro early on Monday. The Transavia service from Funchal to Amsterdam...

Portuguese businessman murdered in Mozambique after ransom had been paid

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Portuguese businessman has been murdered in Mozambique after his kidnapping and subsequent payment of a ransom, reported the Secretary of State for Portuguese Overseas Communities, José Luís Carneiro. The...

Ryanair Boeing seized by French bailiff

11 November 2018 | 0 comments

French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane, forcing 149 passengers off the London-bound flight. The low-cost airline had failed to repay €525,000 of illegal public aid to the DGAC civil aviation body...

Portimão former councillors face trial for fraud and money laundering

11 November 2018 | 0 comments

After a five year wait, Luís Carito, the former Portimão deputy mayor (pictured), the man who swallowed evidence when his Ferragudo home was searched by Police in 2013, is to face trial this coming January. Carito...

Armistice Day – messages of peace and warnings of war

11 November 2018 | 0 comments

“While we pray for all the victims of that terrible tragedy, let us say forcefully: invest in peace, not in war,” Pope Francis said during his Armistice Day address in St. Peter's Square on Sunday. The...

Ten pedestrians mown down in Loulé street

11 November 2018 | 0 comments

Ten people, including one child, were seriously injured after being hit by a car at the beginning of Saturday night in Rua Pinheiro e Rosa, near the centre of Loulé. Faro's Relief Operations Command said...

Shoppers spent over €4 billion on-line last year

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Portugal’s on-line shoppers increased e-commerce sales by 12.5% last year by spending €4.145 billion. Four out of ten Portuguese shoppers now purchase online at an average rate of 15 sales annually. e-buyers...

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...



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