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End of EU crisis?

Despite holding top-jobs at two of the most important European institutions, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso do not seem to...

Emotional scenes as controversial shipyard deal is signed

As defence minister Aguiar-Branco officially signed the Viana do Castelo shipyards over to industrial multinational Martifer, local mayor José Maria Costa staged a very personal protest, turning...

Algarve Food Bank appeals for baby foods

Baby foods - particularly milk-based varieties - are desperately sought by the Algarve Food Bank.

Talking to Lusa news agency this week, the food bank’s regional boss Nuno Alves warned that...

Schoolboy slips on railway line and is killed by train

Two friends watched in horror as a train ran over their schoolmate killing him outright. The tragedy happened last Friday as the youngsters were crossing tracks 200 metres from the São João do...

An 85-year-old woman died in a newsagents as she queued to pay her ‘Euromilhões’ lottery dues. Maria Teresa Ramos felt ill and collapsed in a shopping centre in Leiria, causing panic among staff...

Drunk motorcyclist attempts unsuccessful bribe

PSP police last week arrested a 43-year-old Moldovan man who tried to bribe GNR officers after running a red light.

According to a Correio da Manhã report, it was around 7pm when the man...

Mayors targeted over tax declarations

Portugal’s Justice Ministry is going through mayoral incomes with a fine-toothcomb. It is checking to see whether local politicians truly declare what they earn.

According to Correio da...

Net tightens over high-earning “turbodoctors”

The Ministry of Health is investigating a number of doctors up and down the country who appear to be playing the system and making a fortune.

These so-called “turbodoctors” are netting as...

Madeleine cops back in Algarve on trail of new suspects

Just as the defamation trial of Gonçalo Amaral came to a close, British police were said to have arrived in the Algarve ‘poised to arrest’ their first suspects in the hunt for missing Madeleine...

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