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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

Finances || Loulé council will be paying off the €10 million it owes the PAEL financial support programme by the end of this year, in order to lower municipal property taxes (IMI) in 2015.

It’s all part of the council’s plan to “regain

A Colombian drug-trafficker with an unusual spring in his step was arrested in Lisbon airport on Monday, en-route for Madrid. The 27-year-old was found to have 3,600 doses of cocaine masterfully moulded into insoles inside his shoes.


Portugal’s Ministry of Defence confirmed this week that Lisbon’s Portela airport and the US military base at Lajes in the Azores will both be used by America in the latest effort to combat the Ebola virus at source in West Africa.

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Portugal’s traditional blue ‘azulejos’ (tiles) are among the “12 treasures of Europe”, writes the New York Times in yet another article to praise this country for its sights and special traditions. Other European treasures are the hats of London

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Budget 'cuts' may devastate Algarve tourism success

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“Insulting a tax inspector” to incur fine and possible jail for five years

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Portimão "still top of the bottoms"
New data shows once again that Portimão...
Olhão's Berlin Wall "here to stay"
Unlike its famous namesake, Olhão's "...