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Cuts to gas and electricity bills will almost certainly (albeit eventually) follow the pivotal stand taken by Portuguese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho on the first day of the special EU summit on climate change in Brussels this week.

Described as “a quiet, reserved man”, father-of-two António José Teixeira went berserk in a frenzied knife attack this week that left two dead, and a 13-year-old recovering from emergency surgery in hospital.

The former engineer working as

No one will be thinking about winter as the clocks go back this weekend. The exceptional weather that has been shining down on the continent is set to continue with even heatwaves being forecast in Leiria, Beja, Porto and Braga. Elsewhere, it

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

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