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He was a child with congenital heart problems, but, even so, the shock of the sudden death this week of 13-year-old João Casimiro has left a school in mourning and questions to be answered.

As newspapers point out, the child’s mother had

In major hot water this week is Portugal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs who has revealed there are a number of Portuguese fighting for Islamic State in Syria (IS) - all of them ‘jihadi brides’ - who “want to come home”.

“They have lost

Black market sales and illegal parking were the worst summer 'no-no's' in the Algarve this year, with unlicensed salespeople being Public Enemy No 1.

Maritime police commander Paulo Isabel has given the balance of the season's 'época

Over 200 Portuguese doctors have jumped at the chance to work for an unnamed “prestigious multinational group of Arab hospitals”. On offer are monthly salaries of €11,000 and paid housing.

In many cases, this is more than 20 times the

In Porto a rumour sparked by mischievous pupils led to a mass stampede by parents alerted to a case of Ebola among the pupils.

The prank, sent out by a text message, saw “tens of parents” converge on the ‘ciclo’ school of Cerco do Porto in

The ongoing chaos within the school placements system was further highlighted this week by the story of a primary school teacher - already working in the Azores - being ‘placed’ in 95 other schools.

The bureaucratic slip, which has

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