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Maria Barroso, the wife of Portugal’s former president and prime minister Mário Soares, is in “critical condition” after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage from a fall on Thursday night (June 25).

Her condition took a turn for the worse

A fire that broke out in a rural area of Odemira in the Alentejo yesterday afternoon (June 28) – and brought huge clouds of smoke to the Algarve – was put out during the early hours of this morning, Portugal’s civil protection website has

In an amazing outpouring of support, British people donating to an online appeal have raised almost €46,000 to help former Portuguese detective Gonçalo Amaral stand his corner against the parents of Madeleine McCann.

As newspapers have

If it wasn’t for the dog, they would all have died, a stunned relative has explained of the extraordinary story of Leo the dog, who started barking late on Wednesday night and would not stop until his owners woke up.

According to reports,

Yet another bus crash has injured five people in Palmela, less than a week since the last crash killed three people and injured 17 more in the Alentejo.

As the Resident reported last week - when the Algarve was still reeling from the crash

With plans for mandatory European migrant quotas now relegated to the dustbin, Portugal’s prime minister has said it is time to “get real” over how many people this country could feasibly take in.

Under the initial scheme, proposed by the

A video of a cat being burned almost at the stake during a festival in a small northern Portuguese village has caused yet another wave of controversy on social media, with thousands signing an online petition calling for a ban of what they

As the world’s attention remains locked on the Greek debt crisis, all kinds of barbed comments have been doing the rounds - particularly since Greek PM Alexis Tsipras complained his country was not getting the same consideration as other bailout

A proposal to abolish free abortions carried out in Portugal’s state hospitals is being presented in Parliament today (June 26) by the PSD/CDS-PP coalition government.

“If a person breaks their arm and is hospitalised, they have to pay a

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