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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

The “devil is in the detail”: next year’s budget shows that Social Security will be unable to pay future pensions by 2030. That’s 20 years earlier than the government first predicted. As if this wasn’t bad enough, on Monday Social Security found

Flight || A 51-year-old Irishman on a flight from Belfast to Faro was arrested on touchdown last week after allegedly assaulting a flight attendant.

According to reports, the attendant had noticed the passenger “trying to take four

New data shows once again that Portimão is Portugal’s worst payer when it comes to municipal bills - still taking an average five years and four months (1,975 days) to pay its suppliers.

Nazaré is Portugal’s second worst payer (1,627 days

Unlike its famous namesake, Olhão's "Berlin Wall" looks unlikely to be coming down any day soon.

Rail authority Refer is adamant that the closure of a much-used pedestrian crossing in the heart of town is permanent - and it says it is

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