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The start of the year is a time of hope and wishes of a happy and healthy New Year. It is an opportunity to think of new beginnings and so there is never a better time to ensure that your affairs...

Bringing the Houses down

Sixty fire-related incidents in less than 10 years have led to warnings from a senior MP that the historic Houses of Parliament are in danger of a catastrophic...

Founded in 1982, the Museu de Traje in São Brás de Alportel represents much more than just a museum. It’s also a bustling cultural centre and archive. In this sense, narrating local and national...

I always considered the number 16 to be lucky, but given everything that came to pass both at home and abroad over the past 12 months – an epidemic-sized cull in the entertainment industry...

Oh Christmas tree!

As Christmas trees abound in London over the festive season, the owner of one smart West End restaurant is counting the cost after the theft of his rather lovely tree....

Brought up in Portugal, when I left aged 13, I vowed to return, but it took 22 years. Money was short but I had a wonderful childhood living in a small village near Cascais. My children too have...

Star attraction

There is a very interesting building just off Trafalgar Square with some truly stellar connections. Oceanic House is behind the Canadian High Commission and stares out...

When the refugee problem comes to our minds, we think about war, about violation of human rights, families torn apart, orphans, misery, hunger ...

When we think about refugee camps, we...

Local craftsman João Pedro Candeias is keeping the traditional art of tile making very much alive

João Pedro Candeias was always very good at drawing, but what began as a simple vocation...

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