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Talking Lynx

Officials across the board met up in Silves last week to “talk Lynx”. The meeting was designed to create a strategy for 2014 as the borough’s national reproduction centre prepares to release its...

"Irresistible prices" at Algarve Spa Week

Half-price luxury spa treatments at some of the best five-star hotels in the Algarve will be available between March 15 and 23, in...

EC’s Algarve funding “just a drop in the ocean”

Civic alliance ‘Salvar Faro com Coração’ has heavily-criticised EC funds coming to the Algarve as being a “drop in the ocean of necessities”.

Calling it “an injustice”, the independent...

2014 to see 80 Blue Flag beaches

2014 may see 80 Blue Flag beaches in the Algarve - 11 more than the region had last year. And this year, Lagoa borough council - one of the municipalities that dug its heels in and didn’t put one...

Paraglider dies on west coast

A sudden gust of wind blew a paragliding enthusiast to his death off Cordoama beach, in Vila do Bispo, last week. The 55-year-old was blown off course, and instead of landing on the sand of the...

OAP rivals attack each other with hoes

It was a typical land dispute between Portuguese neighbours. Two elderly relatives-through-marriage, both brandishing hoes, met after years of disgruntled silence. Shortly afterwards, they began...

A woman left widowed and with terrible brain injuries after a car accident in Quarteira is seeking damages from the driver’s insurers in a rare case that has been playing out in London’s High...

Silves mayoress ‘reaches out’

Silves mayoress Rosa Palma has started weekly evening sessions in the borough’s various parishes as part of her mission to reach out to the local electorate and hear what is on their minds.

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After weeks of inflammatory stories about the Algarve’s struggling public health service - and a swathe of personal slurs against hospital administrator Pedro Nunes - local Mayor Francisco Amaral...

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