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Posted by portugalpress on April 26, 2017

Lagoa is hosting the third Lagoa Wine Show this weekend (April 28-30) at the Centro de Congressos do Arade in Parchal.

The event is described as “one of the largest of its kind in the south of Portugal” and will feature around 70 exhibitors from all over Portugal as well as tastings, workshops, debates and concerts.

Performers include Portuguese singer Luís Represas (Friday), pop rock group Amor Electro (Saturday) and American jazz pianist and singer Dena Derose accompanied by the Algarve Jazz Orchestra. All concerts start at 9.30pm.

Posted by portugalpress on April 26, 2017

Spanish tennis star David Ferrer is the “last minute surprise” of the Millennium Estoril Open, Portugal’s largest tennis tournament taking place between Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, May 7 at the sports complex of Clube de Ténis do Estoril in Cascais.

Organisers had tried to convince the world’s number one player Andy Murray to play at the event with an original video last week promising to make the Brit feel at home with “Toblerone, a Portugal football jersey from the Euro 2016 and some of the best fresh fish Estoril has to offer”.

Posted by portugalpress on April 26, 2017

A fund-raising dinner party in aid of Lagos’ soup kitchen will be held at the Adega da Marina restaurant on Saturday, May 6 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost €40 and include a three-course meal as well as the chance to win raffle prizes.

There will also be performances by singer/guitarist Ricardo Sousa, saxophone player Paulo Sax and a DJ set by DJ Manuel.

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Posted by portugalpress on April 26, 2017

The Algarve’s environmental agency (APA) is carrying out “controlled demolition works” at Albufeira’s notorious cliff-fall Maria Luísa beach.

The works started on Wednesday and will continue until tomorrow (April 28) in what is described as a “preventive measure” to increase safety at the beach where five holidaymakers were killed in 2009 and where a second massive landslide shocked beachgoers last year.

According to APA data, 30 rockfalls have been registered along the Algarve coast since last summer.

Posted by portugalpress on April 26, 2017

Having secured promotion to Portugal’s top tier by default last Sunday, Portimonense can now concentrate on securing the second division championship won by FC Porto B last season.

Manager Vitor Oliveira’s men travelled to Viseu knowing that one point would be enough to rubber stamp Liga NOS football next year - their far superior goal difference had already made it virtually impossible for Varzim to finish in the top two - but in the event even a defeat sufficed.

Posted by portugalpress on April 26, 2017

Tourism grandee André Jordan has said that Portugal “has the chance of becoming a world hub” in terms of “property, business and services”.

The statement came in an RTP interview last week after the man often described as the Father of Algarve Tourism was asked about the important link between the real estate and tourism sectors.

Posted by portugalpress on April 26, 2017

Municipal elections this autumn see the return of a number of ‘old chestnuts’ which Correio da Manhã dubs “dinosaurs”, among them former mayor of Oeiras Isaltino Morais - dogged by lawsuits for qualified fiscal fraud, money-laundering and abuse of power for years before finally serving time in jail.

Posted by portugalpress on April 26, 2017

SC Olhanense, who in 1924 became the first team outside of Lisbon or Porto to be crowned Portuguese Champions, will finish bottom of the Segunda Liga despite having four more games to play.

This weekend’s 105th anniversary dinner (Friday, April 28) will be tinged with sadness as fans old and new will relive times when the proud club had great success at the highest levels of Portuguese football.

Defeats at home to SC Braga B 1-3 and away at Leixões 0-3 have left the Olhão-based club 17 points adrift of AD Fafe.

Posted by portugalpress on April 26, 2017

This Sunday (April 30) SC Olhanense welcome SC Freamunde, themselves embroiled in the relegation battle, to José Arcanjo Stadium, Olhão - kick-off at 4pm.

Last weekend Freamunde called in the police following their game against promotion outsiders Penafiel. Suspicions of a betting coup came under the spotlight after three goals were disallowed and two strong penalty claims not given.

Messages were received by the club pointing to the possibility that the half-time and final scores were being manipulated.

Posted by portugalpress on April 26, 2017

It’s not yet official, but newspapers are already repeating the tabloid story that Friday May 12 will be a “day of tolerance” (meaning a day off) for public sector workers, in honour of the Pope’s two-day visit to Fátima.

Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, D. António Marto had requested a work-free day to give Catholics the opportunity to take part in celebrations that are expected to attract over a million people.

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