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Archaeology lecture: reconstructing fossil trees

Archaeology enthusiasts in the Algarve can look forward to a lecture by John Needham on ‘Reconstructing Fossil Trees from the Jurassic Park Purbeck Forest’. It will take place on Tuesday, January...

Hard-up families and people struggling to pay for Alzheimer's medication have been given a welcome cash-boost by Alcoutim borough council.

The municipal authority has transferred €25,000...

Charitable bikers help needy youths

Members of the Algarve Senior Bikers (ASB) visited the Gaivota home for youths in Albufeira on December 23 to hand over €420 raised at their charity Christmas lunch and previous rides.

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New Year praises for 2014 State Budget

President of Portugal Cavaco Silva is unlikely to submit the 2014 State Budget to the Constitutional Court for checking.

In his New Year’s speech on January 1, the head of state considered...

€3.3 billion spent using ATM system during holiday season

Portuguese people spent more than €3.3 billion using the ATM network during the holiday period - November 25 and December 29 - in a total of 78.9 million purchases.

Data from SIBS – the...

Big waves place Portugal under orange alert

Portugal’s north and central coastalines have been placed under orange alert due to rough waters and large waves.

The orange alert – the second gravest out of four - was announced this...

New Year clouded by uncertainty

Despite the government’s constant affirmations to the contrary, 2014 arrived under a cloud of uncertainty. Prices are rising across the board and public confidence that Portugal is truly “on the...

Silves budget: where less can mean more

Getting no support from opposition parties, Silves’ CDU Câmara has voted to approve the lowest council budget for many years - a total of €35.9 million - but even with this amount, it hopes to...

More Algarve hotels on winter lock-down

An increasing amount of hotels are closing down in the Algarve for the winter and measures adopted by the Portuguese government to combat the problem just have not worked, various entities from...

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