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A four-year-old boy left alone at home in an apartment block in Porto while his mother was out working had to be rescued by firemen in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Concerned firemen...

ASAE worker caught speeding

An all-too enthusiastic ASAE worker will now be off the road for 120 days due to his zeal to get to work. A court in Sertã heard how the man was caught driving at 100kph in a 50kph speed limit....

Lagoa drops budget to €27 million for 2014

Very much like neighbouring Silves (read below), Lagoa borough council has slashed its budget for 2014, coming in at just €27 million.

It’s 10% less than last year’s budget and over €20...

In its Christmas message, Algarve children’s charity ACCA thanked everyone who helped their cause with donations and support in 2013 and contributed to making thousands of needy children smile...

Former Portuguese PM lambasted by British Tories

António Guterres, Portugal’s former Socialist prime minister-turned-UN-high-commissioner, has come in for a pasting from Tory MPs over remarks he made about David Cameron’s proposed law to clamp...

Light rain expected for New Year's Eve

If you’re getting ready for your New Year’s night out, it is probably best to take an umbrella along for the party.

According the Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute (IPMA), the weather...

cavaco silva 2014 State Budget

Portugal’s President Cavaco Silva has promulgated the 2014 State Budget, one that contemplates more cuts and more austerity – the news was published in the government’s official gazette Diário da...

Despite the fact that fuel prices dropped in 2013 in relation to 2012, sales at the pumps plummeted leaving the government at least €40 million out-of-pocket. The news comes in a report by the...

ATM thieves appear to be ever more desperate and dramatic. The latest heist, in Foros da Amora, Seixal, at 3.30am last Saturday, involved such a violent explosion that neighbouring homes had their...

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