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A flaming row has erupted following revelations that every week four firemen leave Portugal for a better life abroad. In the last three years, over 5,000 trained firefighters have quit the service due to poor pay and conditions, and recruitment

While TAP dithers, another Portuguese airline attached to the Pestana Group has stepped into the breach and reopened the air link between Lisbon and Guinea-Bissau.

As Euroatlantic Airways boss José Caetano Pestana told Lusa this week, “

Schoolchildren are among the worst hit today by civil servants marching on Lisbon in protest to the government’s ongoing policies of austerity.

All over the country, youngsters who had specially dressed up for Halloween arrived for classes

Anyone using Lisbon’s (usually very handy) Metro this evening should carry a cross and a large supply of garlic. In commemoration of yet another ‘horrid Halloween’, the blue line of the Metro will be hosting a veritable “Ghost Train”, or perhaps

A man was arrested in rush-hour Lisbon this week after threatening another driver with a gun. The incident followed “a traffic argument”, according to police, and was all the more shocking for the fact that the gun-toter was carrying two small

In parliament this week, Portugal’s prime minister pointed to 2015 being a “turning point”: a moment when Portuguese people would recover lost salaries and their purchasing power.

But as the encouraging words went out on national TV,

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Fire departments struggle to recruit new members
A flaming row has erupted following...
Croquet and jazz at Bela Romão Croquet Club
The Bela Romão Croquet Club in...
Portugal reopens air link with Guinea-Bissau
While TAP dithers, another Portuguese...