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It’s a new campaign, designed to encourage everyone to hand in drinks cartons, tins and containers which will then be ‘converted’ into food for the under-3s.

Organised by ALGAR, the region...

350 species on Gorringe Bank

Scientists have identified a wealth of underwater species in Portuguese waters on the Gorringe Bank - 160 nautical miles southwest of Cape St Vincent. The Oceana researchers are now pushing for “...

After the initial report on the communications shambles of last summer’s forest fires where eight firemen lost their lives, government minister Miguel Macedo has revealed that a second part,...

The Estoi Casa do Povo held its annual Christmas party for the underprivileged families in the parish on December 15. The local Freguesia had no funds in their budget to help finance the...

Douro wine producer Eurico Figueiredo is furious after his wine label "Que se Lixa a Troika" (roughly translated to "Screw Troika") has been refused for release by the Douro and Port Wine...

Roman Villa awarded public interest monument status

Alcoutim’s riverside Roman Villa of Montinho das Laranjeiras, some 8km away from the town, has been given the status of ‘monument of public interest’ for its architectural and historic...

Just one week after the tragic incident on Meco beach when six students were swept away from the beach to their deaths, the rough seas have taken another six lives. A 7-metre sport fishing boat,...

GNR boost Christmas traffic patrols

From December 21 onwards, the GNR will be out in force on the nation’s roads watching for any traffic violations.

Talking to Correio da Manhã newspaper today, Captain Marco Cruz said 1,476...

A new drink-drive law comes into effect on January 1 effectively slashing the current limits on alcohol intake.

Whereas now all drivers in Portugal are allowed a level of 0.5 g/l of alcohol...

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