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15 minutes on wrong side of road, ends in tragedy near Óbidos

Óbidos || It was the shock of a lifetime for one driver, and the last memory for another. Rosa Descalço, 63 - described as an ill person on medication - was killed outright when the car she had...

The countdown to the Portugal Masters has begun!

Golf || The Portugal Masters 2014 takes place once again at the Oceânico Victoria course in Vilamoura from October 9 to 12. Top international golfers will compete in what is now firmly...

19th century building in Faro, reopens as hostel

Project || A brand new 74-bedroom hostel was officially opened last weekend in an ancient building in the heart of Faro.

‘1878 Hostel’ – named after the year it was built - can be found...

Ex-Faro Mayor Macário Correia back in court

Charges || Macário Correia is back in court, but this time it is to try and prove he is innocent of the charges that forced him to step down from his position as Faro Mayor last year.

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Lisbon attraction some of best in world

TripAdvisor awards

Lisbon is celebrating two very positive “feathers in its cap” this week, both awarded by travel website Tripadvisor.

According to the site, the capital’s...

Foreign tourists spent €81.3 per day in Algarve last year

INE || Each foreign tourist who stayed in the Algarve last year spent an average of €81.30 per day.

The data comes from the National Statistics Institute (INE) and is based on information...

Doctors caught up in 12th year exam results scam

Scandal || At least three young people facing charges of buying their 12th year (A level equivalent) exams have passed through medical school and are now practising as doctors in state hospitals...

Luís Barroso appointed to Bank of Portugal

Luís Barroso, son of outgoing European Commission president Durão Barroso, has been hired to work at the Bank of Portugal, without having to go through any kind of selection process.

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‘Easy toll’ registrations up 35%

Roads || Around 22,500 foreign drivers signed up for ‘Easy toll’ - the system that collects tolls automatically from drivers with foreign licence plates - during the first weekend of August....

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