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Corruption! In Portugal … never

In my early days of living here when Salazar was still alive and we lived under a dictatorship, bribing someone for what you wanted was often the only way forward if you were to get anywhere....

Churchill and London

Last month London saw a series of events commemorating the funeral of Britain’s great wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill. Astonishingly 50 years had passed since that bitterly cold day in...

A healthy, happy New Year to all our readers! We are into the second day of 2015 and hopefully you will have recovered sufficiently from recent excesses – and already broken a few of those...

The arrest of top officials suspected of corruption involving the administration of the Golden Visa Scheme has tarnished Portugal’s reputation as a signatory to the United Nations Convention...

London band Pink Floyd are set to delight their fans next month with the first new album in 20 years. Endless River will be released on November 10 2014, astonishingly nearly 50 years after the...

Heartfelt Farewell

To be unwell during August in the Algarve is something to be avoided if possible, and if it is unavoidable have a wallet full of money on hand. Other than for emergencies, the State health service...

Sir Cliff - The right to privacy - Police and BBC have many questions to answer

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I am sure that everyone was shocked to learn about an allegation against Sir Cliff Richard and the search of a property owned by him in the UK. However, in my...

In Roman times the bath house was not only a public place available to all but also somewhere to socialise, do business and to have a workout and massage in the gymnasium. Some were free, others...

Having experienced a steady temperature of 32ºC inside my small house for several days in June, it was a real pleasure to feel chilled the other afternoon. Backing as it does on to the rocky...

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