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Portugal’s unemployment rate increased 0.4 percentages points in May after three months of recovery, now representing 13.2% of the working age population.

In practical terms, it means that over 676,000 people are unemployed in Portugal.

A pilot escaped unscathed after the firefighting helicopter he was flying plunged into a lake in Lamoso, Paços de Ferreira, on Monday.

The helicopter was refilling its water tanks to help put out a fire in the nearby area of Sanfins.

It is considered by the local mayor as a “much-needed boost for the local economy”, but summer nightspot Búzios to be located in Praia da Rocha is already shrouded in controversy even before it has opened.

Councilman José Pedro Caçorino

Hawaiian surf legend Garrett McNamara, known for riding monster waves in Portugal’s Nazaré and bringing fame to the location, will be the guest of honour at the inauguration of a waterslide at the Aquashow water park in Quarteira this Saturday (

Maria Barroso, the wife of Portugal’s former president and prime minister Mário Soares, is in “critical condition” after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage from a fall on Thursday night (June 25).

Her condition took a turn for the worse

A fire that broke out in a rural area of Odemira in the Alentejo yesterday afternoon (June 28) – and brought huge clouds of smoke to the Algarve – was put out during the early hours of this morning, Portugal’s civil protection website has

In an amazing outpouring of support, British people donating to an online appeal have raised almost €46,000 to help former Portuguese detective Gonçalo Amaral stand his corner against the parents of Madeleine McCann.

As newspapers have

If it wasn’t for the dog, they would all have died, a stunned relative has explained of the extraordinary story of Leo the dog, who started barking late on Wednesday night and would not stop until his owners woke up.

According to reports,

Yet another bus crash has injured five people in Palmela, less than a week since the last crash killed three people and injured 17 more in the Alentejo.

As the Resident reported last week - when the Algarve was still reeling from the crash

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