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Secret Spreaders

The Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) has launched a clever Facebook campaign designed to promote the region.

Dubbed ‘Secret Spreaders – Guardiões do Algarve’, it is aimed at hearing people's '...

The Algarve’s latest hospital ‘disgrace’ story, featured in local and national media, centres on a hyperbaric chamber destined for the public sector but on its way instead to a private hospital...

Police launch manhunt for scrapyard murderer

Polícia Judiciária have launched a manhunt after a 75-year-old man known as the "Sucateiro de Lagoa" (Scrap merchant of Lagoa) was found shot head at his company's warehouse, Auto Peçusa, in...

GNR police closed an illegal scrapyard in Loulé last week following suspicions that the owner was selling stolen goods and conducting business without a licence.

The authorities confiscated...

Hiking friends rescued from cliff face

Two foreign residents hiking along the west coast had to be rescued last week after dramatic hours stranded on a cliff face.

The nightmare began when one of the men, a 66-year-old French...

Warm-water dolphin washes up near Lagos

Years ago it would have been unheard of, but the comparatively warmer waters of the Algarve have now seen a ‘warm-water’ dolphin wash up on Meia Praia beach.

The striped Stenella...

The futuristic €2.4 million project for a new bridge to Faro beach could be done for less than half the money, a no-nonsense civil engineer has told reporters.

Talking to Lusa news agency,...

It will be a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand how the Iberian Lynx is being brought back from extinction. Silves’ Centro Nacional de Reprodução de Lince Ibérico is looking for volunteers to...

Drama in Monchique as crane crashes through house roof

Two agricultural workers in Monchique were hurt, one seriously, when a crane they were using crashed suddenly through the roof of a nearby house.

The accident happened as the workers were...

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