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Recycle containers-for-food campaign

It’s a new campaign designed to encourage everyone to hand in drinks cartons, tins and containers which will then be ‘converted’ into food for the under-threes.

Organised by Algar, the...

Heroes praised in Monchique heli-disaster report

Monchique woodmen who rushed to the aid of the crew flying in a helicopter that crashed in Marmelete just before Christmas have been hailed as heroes. Their bravery and quick thinking were “...

Emotion in Loulé at Meco student burial

Hundreds of people, many of them fellow university students dressed in their traditional flowing black gowns, thronged the streets of Loulé last Saturday to bid a final goodbye to 21-year-old...

Lagoa drops budget to €27 million for 2014

Very much like neighbouring Silves (read below), Lagoa borough council has slashed its budget for 2014, coming in at just €27 million.

It’s 10% less than last year’s budget and over €20...

He travels the globe setting new world records and last week (December 27) he alighted in the Algarve to establish yet another one. Always choosing the most bizarre challenges, this latest feat -...

Monchique mayor Rui André has denounced a court case brought by the government forestry authority against his municipality as “ridiculous”.

Correio da Manhã newspaper reports this morning...

No-nonsense mayoress of Portimão, Isilda Gomes (PS), is honing in on the hideous debt legacy of her administration, reports Correio da Manhã newspaper. “She had always promised a financial audit...

As details of its festive programme sparkle on the Internet, news comes that Praia da Rocha’s 5-star Hotel Algarve Casino will be hit by a strike over the New Year.
Workers have decided on...

More grist to the anti-tolls mill… now we hear that the GDP for the Algarve has dropped “more than the national average in 2012”.

The news comes from INE (the national statistics institute...

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