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A new 100% Portuguese ‘competitor to Multibanco’ promises to revolutionise the way we deal with our money, starting as early as this summer.

Abypay - run by Easypay - involves, in the first stage, a smartphone app and “around 50 ATM

In another heroic bid to ensure public opinion is taken on board, ASMAA - the campaigning Algarve civic group fighting plans to turn the coastline into a drilling field - today lodged a 126-page legal bid at the Attorney General’s office,

In what has become the most tortuous sale of a bank that is apparently worth nothing, regulators today have confirmed that “exclusive negotiations” are now going ahead with American equity firm Lone Star.

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“It is inadmissible that in the 21st century the GNR is having to cope with these kind of situations”.

So says union boss José Alho in a story this week on the horrendous working conditions suffered by the presidential guard: a body of ten

The funeral of a much-loved grandmother in Lagoa took an unhappy turn last week when relatives went to pay their last respects only to discover they didn’t recognise their loved one at all.

The body in the coffin they were laying to rest

Hot-on-the-heels of news of a jailbreak in Caxias (Lisbon), involving two Chileans and one Portuguese, national media claims that Chilean mafias operating in Portugal are prepared to pay up to €500,000 to see their countrymen sprung from prisons

Three days from the latest ‘compulsory seizure' of homes for demolition on Ria Formosa’s embattled Culatra island, left-wing firebrand Catarina Martins has put the cat among the pigeons.

The data the government has supporting the plan “

A massive guns and cash seizure by Scottish police last week is believed to belong to a ‘mafioso trafficking gang’, operating from “somewhere in the Algarve”, reports Correio da Manhã this morning.

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Portuguese grandmother Teresa Martins is no longer bound by the insidious ‘gagging order’ imposed by the Court of Protection in a case that saw her sent to jail for standing up for her 81-year-old brother (

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