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Ria de Alvor eco-battle succeeds

After years of battling, environmentalists have won the day at Ria de Alvor. Businessman Aprígio Santos, dubbed an “eco-vandal” for his destruction of a wildlife haven on the Quinta da Rocha...

The Royal British Club has announced its Algarve inaugural event to take place on Tuesday, April 1. The event will take the form of a...

Paying for parking in paid areas in Lagos can now be done on your cell phone. Maksu Services, part of the Empark group, has created a new system which allows drivers to pay for parking through...

It is billed as a pioneer project to safeguard Portimão’s underwater heritage, but what it boils down to is a group of modern-day treasure hunters with metal detectors unearthing forgotten bits...

For the seventh year in a row, Almargem is organising the 14-day spring walk or five-day cycle of the 300km-long Via Algarviana pedestrian path across the Algarve.

Starting this year at...

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...

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