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Congress || As the aftershocks of the proposed 2015 budget continue, Economy Minister Pires de Lima has vowed there will be no more hidden tourism taxes.

Celebration, nonetheless, was mooted as the 26th Congress of Portuguese Hoteliers

As political commentators highlight stress fractures in the coalition - and daily ‘budget shocks’ are rolled out by the nation’s press - Portugal’s bosses are calling for early elections.

They say waiting until next October is “not in the

Lisbon's stock market is in tatters today after shares in Portugal Telecom hit an historic new low. And although analysts claim there is “no news that explains” the shock, the truth is that its roots lie at the heart of the Espírito Santo banking

Sexuality || A case that has shocked the nation for the brutality of its judgement will see Supreme Court judges taken to the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR).

Lawyer Vítor Parente Ribeiro - the litigator representing parents

Aerodrome || More than 800 skydivers from all over the world have soared through Portimão skies this year, the town council has announced.

With two major skydiving festivals held – the Spring Boogie (March 22 – April 13) and the Boogie

Travelling || Education minister Nuno Crato is again in hot water as national weekly Expresso reveals he has “flown four times round the world” in just 12 months.

One of the many trips on government business saw him disappearing off the

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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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Thirteen-year-old girl dies after saving siblings from fire

A heartbreakingly brave 13-year-old girl died tragically this morning after saving her four younger siblings - one of whom is blind - in a house fi

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