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A Portuguese woman who for seven years used fake doctors’ notes to receive sick leave payments from the Social Security has been ordered by the Court of Oliveira de Azeméis to pay back the €75,000...

Two large-scale tourist resorts set to be built in an unspoilt stretch of coastal land in Lagoa council, including luxury hotels, apartments, villas and an 18-hole golf course, have received the...

charity golf competition at Espiche Golf

A charity golf competition and barbecue to help the local voluntary firefighters with much-needed funding for new uniforms and equipment is being held on July 18 at Espiche Golf.

The 4 Ball...

Since it was first chartered in 2006, Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) has had presidents representing six European nationalities. On July 2, José Vargas Galamba, AIRC’s first Portuguese...

Enjoy sports, culture and nature at the Pescadores beach in Albufeira. The ‘beach kiosk’, launched last summer in Praça dos Pescadores, is again encouraging beachgoers to participate in fun games...

Portuguese evoke ‘right to be forgotten’ from Google

Google has received requests from 683 people in Portugal who want their personal information erased from the online search engine.

According to data revealed by the multinational...

Alma Plaza “Luxury” shopping centre project slammed by environmentalists and small retailers

Almancil || After criticising in May the environmental impact study (EIA) put forward for the planned IKEA outlet in Loulé (see story on page 48), environmental group Quercus and regional...

Alcantarilha residents fight to keep “only ambulance in town”

Alcantarilha || A group of residents from Alcantarilha is pulling out all stops to ensure that the National Institute for Medical Emergencies (INEM) does not remove the only ambulance in the...

Algarve shines at Dance World Cup

Parchal || The Algarve region has every reason to celebrate – local dancing schools participating in last weekend’s Dance World Cup in Parchal won a total of 24 medals and five special awards....

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