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Tourism and hotel officials are expecting another “remarkable year” for the Algarve. With hotels already doing better than last year, hopes are that a number of new air links to Faro, increased promotion in the Spanish market and the fact that

Warning yet again that it will have “disastrous” consequences on the region, six Algarve business associations have announced they will be lodging another injunction against the construction of IKEA’s mega shopping complex near Loulé.

It

It’s the news that drivers in and around Lagos have wanted to hear for years – the bypass of the EN125 road that will see excessive traffic being channeled out of the town finally opened today (Wednesday, July 1).

The announcement came

A 28-year-old Portuguese man was arrested in Faro on June 26 on suspicion of rape and attempted rape of two foreign women – one Polish (32) and the other German (33) respectively.

PJ criminal police said the man is believed to have tried

Filipe Silva, the PSP commander who brutally attacked a father and grandfather in front of two children after a football match in Guimarães, could face a three-month suspension and a 60% salary cut, reports Diário de Notícias.

The measures

American smartphone taxi service Uber has been banned from Portugal by Lisbon’s Court of Appeal.

The decision was confirmed by Antral, the national taxi association that lodged an injunction against Uber in April.

Antral has asked

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

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