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Portimão ratepayers stand up to “intransigent” mayor

She has said they have to suck it up or face the consequences - “the responsibility is theirs” - but Portimão’s angry ratepayers are reported to be socking it to Mayor Isilda Gomes.

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Olhão mayor launches public demo

The mayor of Olhão has called a public demo for tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10am over the “Berlin Wall” that has divided his community, and set people slipping and sliding with the onset of...

300 teachers still needed at Algarve schools

Portugal’s disastrous beginning to the school year has badly affected the Algarve where as many as 300 teachers are still needed to get the region’s schools running properly.

The news comes...

Ratepayers protest in Portimão against new ‘tax’

Outrage || At least 500 angry ratepayers showed up in force at Portimão town hall on Tuesday to protest against the council's introduction of a new ‘tax’, purportedly raised to fund civil...

Family of missing Scot still desperate for news

Lagos || Family and friends of missing Scot Jon Edwards are still desperate for information on his whereabouts, although various theories put forward recently have now been scrapped.

Jon...

Loulé council ploughs money into local animal associations

Agreement || World Animal Day (October 4) saw Loulé council come to the aid of three animal associations, signing a new protocol that includes an unspecified bonus of financial support.

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Vila do Bispo fire extinguished

A fire that broke out yesterday afternoon (October 6) in a scrubland area near Sítio dos Pardieiros in Vila do Bispo was put out by 90 firefighters, using 28 vehicles and one helicopter by...

RBL honours WWI anniversary

Estoi || Last Saturday 200 guests gathered in the grounds of the Estoi Palace to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War. Whilst most will be aware of the actions that...

Shortcutz promotes Portuguese short films in Faro

Culture || Shortcutz, an international initiative promoting short films, has arrived in Faro and will be taking place every two weeks.

The next session will be on Friday, October 17, at...

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