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Tavira’s €354,ooo church restoration project

The Church of São Pedro Gonçalves Telmo in the centre of Tavira has been under restoration for over 18 months. It is one of 21 churches and chapels in Tavira and its central location in the...

A solid putting warm up

Proper warm up is essential for peak performance in any sport. If you attend any professional sporting event, you always see athletes going through a pre-game warm up, and pro golfers are no...

Not far from the Algarve Resident office in Lagoa is a road where every night during the month of September and early October, there are literally hundreds of crayfish wandering around. It is...

By Gill Rhodes

Do I need to say just how amazing the people of Portugal are? This year another record was broken when no less than 1,924 shoeboxes, full of small gifts, have been...

DECO informs...

In this new column, Portuguese consumer watchdog DECO will be informing readers of various interesting issues and laws affecting consumer decisions.

The...

Trials and tribulations, algarve

By Skip Bandele

It’s strange being alone again – but then I have, much like my father, never really felt any different.

Maybe I should rephrase my opening words: it’s kind of eerie...

By Jenny Grainer  When you reach a certain age (and who knows when that is) it isn’t always easy to come to terms with the person you were and the person you have become.  The sharp witted teenager who could resolve the problems of the world in an instant, prepared to argue their viewpoint endlessly, has most probably become someone more placidly accepting the fact that history continues to repeat itself, and we learn very little from the past mistakes of others and have to make them for ourselves.  The eas

By Jenny Grainer

When you reach a certain age (and who knows when that is) it isn’t always easy to come to terms with the person you were and the person you have become.

The sharp...

By Skip Bandele

To the legions of football fans glued to their television screens everywhere in the world but Manchester itself, the sprawling city in the north west of England must appear...

By Jenny Grainer

“I can’t complain that my life has ever been boring. I don’t ask for things to happen to me they just do.”

These words are quoted at the very beginning of my book...

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