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Draghi cranks up fears over Eurozone deflation

The euro has slipped to a four-and-a-half year low today after the dismal comments of European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi in a New Year’s interview that is now doing the rounds of the world’s...

“Large cow” writes-off BMW in Bragança road horror

As the saying goes “it could have been a lot worse”. A large cow loose on the main Vila Real/Bragança road on the night of New Year collided with a BMW and “there was nothing the driver could do...

Cavaco navigates political icebergs in New Year speech

As Portugal enters a key election year, the party-political posturing has begun - with President Cavaco Silva using his New Year speech to warn against it.

But as commentators pointed out,...

Prices up at the pumps - and rising!

In stark contrast to what is happening on the global scene, Portugal is being battered at the pumps today, with marked price hikes and more to follow.

After the honeymoon moment over...

17 “interested” in the bank critics feared no-one would want

When the Bank of Portugal announced the €4.9 billion bailout raised to “save” BES’ healthy assets from the toxic variety last August, critics railed at the potential folly of it all - claiming no...

Cases of abandoned newborns “another consequence of the crisis”

Already a country with the lowest birth-rate in the European Union, Portugal is further cursed by being a nation which has started abandoning more babies due to the crisis.

According to...

Portugal on BBC list of top 7 places in the world to retire

On January 2nd the BBC Capital website released a list of the seven best places in the world to retire, and as has been the case in other similar studies released over the last year, Portugal...

Real Kings

Vila Real de Santo António and Castro Marim will mark the Christian celebration known as ‘Dia dos Reis’ (Epiphany) on January 5 with a special visit from Three Wise Men from Ayamonte, Spain.

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Celebration hike

A run/walk to greet 2015 will be taking place on Sunday January 4 at Estômbar’s Sítios das Fontes, starting at 10am.

There will be two routes to choose from (9.5km and 4.5km). For more...

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