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A new ‘plant plague’ - particularly attacking trees and vines - is at Portugal’s ‘door’, having cut a deadly swathe through southern Europe.

There is no cure for Xylella fastidiosa, say reports - and in spite of a debate in Évora recently

It’s called “Madeleine McCann” Collateral Damage and it promises “new facts” in the decade-long mystery over the three-year-old who went missing from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz.

But far from setting out to solve the puzzle, the

Prime Minister António Costa appears convinced that Brussels’ doubts over Portugal’s ability to deliver on targets in its new State Budget will “disappear” over the first few months of 2018 - “just as they did in 2016 and 2017”.

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It is the latest chapter of the Algarve’s long-running battle against motorway tolls. Portugal’s Left Bloc party (BE) has proposed implementing a special tourist tax that would generate revenue to compensate the state for abolishing the Algarve’s

In all his 40 years at sea, fisherman Vítorino Jesus has “never seen anything like it”: nets are being hauled up empty - and he blames the drought.

TSF radio reports that scientists are in agreement. “Without rain, the rivers do not fill,

With oil and gas drilling ‘back on the agenda’ for the Costa Vicentina - from Sines all the way round to Lagos on the south coast - activists have launched a last-ditch campaign to raise the necessary funds to fight it.

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Two women had a miraculous escape from serious injury after a train ploughed into their Peugeot 206 as it crossed a level crossing in Olhão on Wednesday morning.

The accident happened around 8am when the sun’s rays were shining directly

The Algarve has won two new Michelin stars. Vista at Portimão’s Bela Vista Hotel and Gusto at Quinta do Lago’s Conrad Algarve are the only Portuguese restaurants to have been awarded a new star this year.

With these new additions, Portugal

The number of jobless people signed up at Portugal’s employment centres dropped once again in October, reaching the lowest mark registered for that month since 2008.

The Algarve is where the unemployment rate dropped the most (-27.3%),

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