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Last year was a hard one for Lagoa’s hallmark event FATACIL. After a couple of years of decreasing popularity, it was announced last winter that a financial audit was needed to investigate €700,...

“I love Olhão” movement gains steam

Facebook || It is a group of Olhão residents who love the quaint and quirky charm of their chosen home and don’t want to see it messed about.

Resident readers might remember our story in...

Atlantic Golf Society’s August event ended with Ian Simpson winning his first title, with a superb 40 stableford points at the challenging Vila Sol course at Pestana Golf and Hotel Resort in...

It is one of the few businesses that have boomed despite the crisis. More and more Portuguese are getting tattoos - with new body art parlours sprouting up here, there and everywhere. But, in a...

A mixture of pop-rock and Fado is being offered at the Centro de Congressos do Arade in Lagoa as singers Viviane and Nuno Guerreiro and popular band Ala dos Namorados are scheduled to perform on...

In an extraordinary example of modern-day journalism, the might of the British media has come out with all guns blazing to publicise a new book delving into the seven-year mystery of what really...

Portuguese drug mule arrested in Venezuela

Trafficking || A 37-year-old Portuguese woman was arrested last week by Venezuelan authorities after she tried to board a Lisbon-bound flight at Caracas Airport with four kilos of cocaine glued to...

Government scraps nature stroll tax

Environment || A tax that the Government used to charge on hikes held in protected natural areas has now been scrapped, the Secretary of State of Spatial Planning and Nature Conservation announced...

Beach deaths 'drop'

Portugal’s Navy has announced that four people died at Portuguese beaches this year between May 1 and August 31.

It’s a sad figure, but one that has improved compared to the same period...

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