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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

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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...

The weather apart, you know that winter hibernation has just received a rude wake-up call when Alvor’s leading poor man’s crumpet – the ‘Dog House’, held dear by many, and anything but expensive...

London is home to the most famous clock in the world. Probably the most iconic picture of the UK capital features Big Ben or, as we should more correctly call it, the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben is...

I have become an arctophile – someone who collects teddy bears. The word derives from the Greek words ‘arctos’, which means bear, and ‘philos’, which means love.

Most of my bears come from...

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