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Waterloo!

There’s a great place to visit right in the middle of the traffic at Hyde Park Corner in London. A fine Georgian Mansion – Apsley House or, more colloquially, Number One London. The former home of...

Sunshine Superman

As the church bell high above my beloved Alvor – relocated to the village’s summit to provide refuge in case of a repeat of the 1755 tsunami – chimes eight times, the small blackboard outside an...

Hospitals: Lisbon v Portimão

My husband received a letter from the Barlavento Hospital in March this year telling him to be there on Friday the 6th for a long awaited umbilical hernia repair. He was rather concerned that he...

Dethroning the kings of corruption

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Just as the international news was getting really bleak and boring along comes Sepp Blatter to cheer things up and add to our waning excitement over former Prime Minister José...

Wonky weekend for the European Union

Comment

A weekend is a long time in politics. It certainly was last weekend, especially for the future of the European Union.

Immediately before the election in Britain, it was no...

Janet Tartaglia left the Algarve last August to pursue her lifelong desire to help impoverished children. Until April last year, Janet was unsure where this would take place and was open and...

Forty-one years on from the joyous Carnation Revolution that ended half-a-century of dictatorship, the Portuguese are unhappy. According to the latest Eurostat opinion poll on the subject, the...

London Calling - It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to

London is always a key battleground at general election time in the UK and never more so than this time around with a close result forecast. Accounting for around 12% of seats in the House of...

The hopes expressed by Portugal earlier this year of an agreement on nuclear enrichment between Iran and the world’s major powers looks like coming to fruition.

Portugal’s hopes were based...

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