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The most relevant snippet of information to emerge from all the recent histrionics in Brussels was confirmation that Jean-Claude Juncker is a good friend of Portugal. In this country anyway, it...

Online gambling: too much at stake?

It’s heavy odds on that Portugal will soon legalise online gambling. You can bet your boots gamblers will be delighted, but the chances are that many non-gamblers will be troubled by this...

In the midst of the latest phase in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Sky News presenter Kay Burley entered the fray with an article in the Daily Mirror in which she...

COMMENT: Near anarchy in the EU election jungle

The European parliamentary elections have resulted in convolutions bordering on chaos - but then what else did we expect from one of the biggest democratic events in the world, which spanned four...

Parque Mayer, an area of over 50,000sqm off the Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon, was for over 60 years Portugal’s ‘Broadway’ – a place people went to be entertained while briefly escaping the...

Trip down memory lane

Many years ago there was a sizeable gypsy population in our area, their makeshift shacks made from whatever was available and tents well-worn from a constant shift of pasture. When the Boss and I...

The official first day of spring was on March 20 this year beginning at 12.54pm. It ushers in the vernal equinox when day and night are approximately equal in length and the Sun rises due east and...

Sue Parker has a beef with cattle farming

Other than expressing mild interest when they see cattle such as the Scottish Highland breed with their long horns and thick winter coats,...

Investigations continue into the death of six students who drowned on Meco beach (near Sesimbra) in the early hours of December 15, raising questions as to whether they died as a result of an...

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