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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...

Madeleine McCann

Lessons from the Belgian Dutroux case

Paedophiles never stop. They repeat a strikingly similar pattern of criminality with each victim. Country borders, distance, and...

Having languished under a blanket of wet mist and mean drizzle for the past week or so and the blue sky Algarvian sky nowhere to be seen, Odiáxere Carnival passed through the town in the dry....

I’ve lived through over 40 years of winters in the Algarve and I don’t remember ever being as cold and miserable as during this one.

Of course other problems haven’t helped. If ever one has...

It is that time of year again when the pine processionary caterpillars are on the move. If you have pine trees on your land or if out on your walks you go anywhere near pine trees, you need to be...

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