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As the justice ministry shuts down well-appointed courthouses up and down the country - Monchique’s being a perfect example - one that has dodged the axe struggles to operate, with rain pouring in...

Muslim culture has been chosen as the theme for Lagoa’s first ‘Mercado de Culturas ... à Luz das Velas’, a special fair to take place in April around the Convento São José, illuminated only by...

Encouraging figures from the car sales market show that in the first two months of this year business was ‘up’ by an impressive 38.3% - with top-of-the-range cars very much back in style.

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The tax authority has come up with a new scheme to encourage people into the “luxury car draw”, designed to cut-down on tax dodging. The scheme involves a special card, which can be downloaded...

Real scenes of panic played out on the IC2 near Coimbra this week. First, an articulated truck came off the road, crashing six metres down into a residential street and then catching fire....

Lucky break

Trawling the internet, a man found the motorbike stolen from him two years previously in Cascais, on sale in Setúbal. He alerted police who ended up recovering not just the man’s bike, but three...

Movie schedule inconsistencies explained

The Resident received a number of calls last week from readers who alerted us to ongoing inconsistencies with the schedules included in our newspaper for the AlgarveShopping cinema and the actual...

Ecologist party questions driving licence delays

José Luís Ferreira, an MP for ecologist party ‘Os Verdes’, has questioned the government on why the Mobility and Transportation Institute (IMTT) is taking so long to issue and renew driver’s...

Justice Minister Paula Teixeira da Cruz has her sights firmly on the 19 crime-busting institutions empowered to tap people’s phones.

The no-nonsense minister says it makes “no sense at all...

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