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London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo, having opened on April 27, 1828 and it is home to some 17,500 creatures. Many of the larger animals have moved to the Zoological Society of London’...

“When today fails to offer the justification for hope, tomorrow becomes the only grail worth pursuing.”
Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller

We live in turbulent times. Even in our...

Flushed away

By the middle of the 19th century, London was very smelly indeed. Little thought had been given to sanitation as the capital expanded and even the residents of the smarter...

The last few days of August heralded the welcome arrival of September with slightly cooler days and nights, which for those of us who have made the Algarve our home were very welcome. Life can...

Shops are full of postcards depicting overly blue seas and skies so that visitors can send loved ones a note to say the traditional “Wish you were here” or buy them as a reminder of their holiday...

The Silence of the Lambs

Allens of Mayfair was one of the most famous butcher’s shops in London. Having opened its doors in 1830, it was also the capital’s oldest butcher until it closed in...

On August 2, 9 and 11 you will be able to experience traditional Portuguese music as ‘Fado by Moonlight’ takes place in the towns of Carvoeiro, Lagoa and Parchal.

The word Fado means ‘...

Only hardened fans of The Clash will recognise this title as another line from the punk band’s 1979 hit “London Calling”. This might all change though, following the Brexit vote for the UK to...

I for one did not vote to Brexit (I prefer to mix it), apply for an Irish passport or emigrate – I am already here! However, had I chosen a different part of the Iberian Peninsula for my laid-back...

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