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Faro turns student-friendly

In collaboration with the University of the Algarve, Faro Câmara has come up with ambitious plans designed to make the city more student-friendly.

One of the first is to turn the old beer...

Tourism chief predicts positive year for the Algarve

2014 will be a “”very good year” for tourism. This is the belief of ever-optimistic Desidério Silva, the president of regional tourism board Turismo do Algarve, who talked to Lusa...

Loulé museum closed for “urgent” work

Loulé’s Municipal Archaeology Museum will be closing in part between January 22 and March 5 due to maintenance work on the remains of its old medieval building, which has been on show inside since...

Showdown debate scheduled over Algarve health service controversy

It promises to be a showdown. On Wednesday evening (January 22) at 9pm leading figures in the Algarve’s ongoing state hospital shake-up will debate face-to-face problems that have been hitting the...

Off-duty officer foils mugging , portimao

An off-duty PSP officer was violently attacked when he attempted to tackle a mugger in Portimão.
The man was out of uniform, but didn't think twice when he heard screams coming from an...

Sagres ‘perceves’ fishermen in doldrums

A new crisis has hit professional shellfishermen along the Costa Vicentina in the western Algarve. Last week’s powerful wave surge destroyed more than 70% of the stocks of ‘perceves’ (goose...

Faro 1540, an association that works to protect and promote the city’s environmental and cultural heritage, has approved a motion that demands the return of over 90 books that were looted by...

UPDATE: Police track down Aljezur hit-and-run suspect

Police took less than 24 hours to find and arrest the driver of a white Renault car who ran over and killed a 80-year-old man riding a bicycle in the area of Moinho da Légua in Aljezur.

The...

Algarve ports register successful 2013

Algarve’s ports – Faro, Portimão and Vila Real de Santo António – registered growth in all areas of business from exports to cruise tourism, reports Lusa news agency.

For Faro, it was the...

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