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First stone laid at university’s new medicine wing

A line-up of government officials and academics witnessed the laying of the first stone of the long-awaited new wing at University of the Algarve (UALG) that will house the institution’s medicine...

Teacher faces disciplinary proceedings for assaults on student

A teacher from a Silves primary school is facing disciplinary proceedings for allegedly assaulting and humiliating a six-year-old boy in front of his peers.

Official confirmation came from...

Punch-up leads to cannabis catch

A situation of domestic violence led police straight to a small cannabis plantation in an apartment in Portimão. The plants were being cultivated by a couple who came to blows - causing the woman...

Cross-border health agreement in the making

Health chiefs in the Algarve and Spain are coming up with a ‘Eurocitizen’ discount card, to help people get the specialist care they need at affordable prices.

The initiative was thrashed...

Meeting of the minds at TEMPO

A number of local mayors from the Western Algarve (Barlavento region) will be getting together on December 18 at TEMPO theatre in Portimão for a debate organised by the town's non-profit...

BPN defendant badly hurt in Vale do Lobo explosion

Ricardo Oliveira, a key figure in the BPN/ SLN scandal facing charges of tax fraud and falsification of documents, was badly hurt in a dramatic explosion at his luxury home in Vale do Lobo, near...

Occupancy rates in the Algarve’s tourist establishments were placed at 31.1% in November, representing a 1.6% increase compared to the same month last year.

Data from AHETA, the association...

Tour operators visit East Algarve

It was a special "away day" designed to bring yet more holidaymakers to the rural Sotavento (eastern) Algarve region. Five international tourism operators visited a number of municipalities to...

Turismo de Portugal is to transfer €5.9 million to the Algarve’s tourism board next year in a bid to promote the Algarve brand on national and international markets. The budget is similar to that...

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