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It’s still only October, but Lagoa, Carvoeiro and Ferragudo have already announced dates and details about their Christmas fairs this year and are encouraging potential exhibitors to reserve...

"Outro Bar" in Praia da Rocha broken into and badly vandalised

Outro Bar, in Praia da Rocha, was broken into and badly vandalised in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Owner Salvador Varela said damages are in the region of "thousands of euros". The thief...

Silves ancient artefact on show at the world-famous Louvre Museum

An artefact from Silves’ Municipal Museum of Archaeology was due to go on show at the world-famous Louvre Museum in Paris on Friday (October 17). The item - an ancient wash basin dating to as far...

Olhão’s ‘Berlin Wall’ fiasco takes new twist

Protest || Refer rail authority has been left in no doubt as to what people feel about their arbitrary closure of a pedestrian crossing in the heart of historic Olhão.

The night-time...

Portimão council cuts red tape with one-stop-shop

Town hall || Portimão opened its all-in-one BUM – standing for Balcão Único Municipal – on Monday (October 13).

Despite the unfortunate abbreviation, the BUM is an office housing most of...

A €2.1 million initiative to replenish six Algarve beaches is now ongoing and almost ready for conclusion.

Sand has been replenished at the beaches of Praia do Carvoeiro, Benagil, Nova and...

Portimão mayoress Isilda Gomes is taking fire from all directions over the unpopular decision to charge beleaguered ratepayers a new civil protection tax.

The tax - raising 0.02% on...

Former education minister at Colégio Internacional de Vilamoura

Colégio Internacional de Vilamoura (CIV) will be celebrating 30 years of existence on October 24, with a forum entitled ‘CIV 30 years of international and innovative education.

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A petition to put an end to the paid-parking scheme at the Bougainvillea Plaza and Quinta Shopping, in Loulé, has already received over 200 signatures and shopkeepers and customers hope to reach...

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