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GNR police will be deploying 4,500 officers to keep the roads safer during Easter weekend (April 2-5).

Involving random stops, ‘Operação Páscoa’ will mostly focus on people driving without a licence or under the influence of alcohol or

A Turkish Airlines flight to Lisbon was diverted back to Istanbul today (April 1) due to a bomb threat.

Reuters news agency reports the plane was diverted after unaccompanied baggage was found on board.

A spokesperson for the

As 52-year-old Marilu Santana approaches her second week chained to a stairway in Portimão's Clube Praia da Rocha, demanding “long overdue wages” from last summer, the hotel’s current staff members have turned on her, saying her action is “

After receiving his first Michelin star in 2014, Chef Leonel Pereira from São Gabriel restaurant in Almancil has won his establishment the ‘Platinum Fork’ as well as being considered ‘Chef of the Year 2015’ in Expresso newspaper’s ‘Boa Cama Boa

A shock report has revealed that Portugal’s hospitals are among the worst in Europe when it comes to catching infections. Already, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has stressed that thousands die here every year from bugs picked up in hospitals

A group of Algarve associations fighting plans to drill for oil and gas off the Algarve coast have come together to create ‘Plataforma Algarve Livre de Petróleo’ (PALP).

In a nutshell, the group hopes to “defend the Algarve as a

Along with the perils posed by the “deep web”, the world has woken up to the risks posed by “shadow banking” - a murky corner of the financial sector that operates with less restrictions than those imposed on the world’s banks. The problem, say

Following the tragedy of Germanwings flight 4U 9525, in which 150 people died, all airlines based in Portugal are now obliged to ensure they have two pilots in the cockpit of every flight at all times. The announcement was made by Secretary of

In a week when an EU-funded study highlights six Portuguese universities among “the best in the world”, US group Laureate has announced that it is buying up two further national seats of learning. Following its acquisition of Lisbon’s European

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Police find decomposing body of French motorhomer

The decomposing body of a 70-year-old French tourist was found inside his motorhome in Vila Real


The Algarve is set to enjoy some beach weather this weekend, in what is expected to be something

Lagoa prepares for first wine show

Lagoa is getting ready to host the first ‘Lagoa Wine Show’, which will take place between April 2

TAP considers two-person cockpit rule

Safety || Following Tuesday’s tragic Germanwings plane crash that killed 150 people, TAP has co

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