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In parliament this week, Portugal’s prime minister pointed to 2015 being a “turning point”: a moment when Portuguese people would recover lost salaries and their purchasing power.

But as the encouraging words went out on national TV,

Lisbon’s drivers have been warned. Speed-check radars that have remained inoperative for years are being resurrected as we write. They will all be working properly by January, Lisbon Mayor and new Socialist leader António Costa has assured.

Relentlessly pushing the government to reduce “crippling” IVA (VAT) rates for the restaurant sector, hoteliers and restaurateurs are once again appealing for sense in the long-running controversy.

As they say in a detailed release this

A suspected drug trafficker - one of seven men targeted in a police swoop near Faro yesterday - remains on the run this afternoon, with as many as 40 police agents on his trail.

The 30-year-old, described as armed and dangerous, managed

In a week where killings and killers filled Portuguese newspapers, one story has particularly hogged the headlines. It centres on a man handing himself in to police saying: “I don’t want to kill any more people” - while another serves jail time

The environmental impact study (EIA) of a project to build a five-star hotel in the area of Zambujeira in Monte Francisco, Castro Marim, will become available for public consultation starting November 3.

The project is led by entrepreneur

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“Carry-on” bank robber foiled in Portalegre
With a modus operandi straight-out of a...
Speed-check radars “ready for New Year”
Lisbon’s drivers have been warned....