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TAn 80-year-old woman was killed and another seriously injured when waves battering the coastline near Praia da Azarujinha, in São João do Estoril, whipped up to the promenade where they were...

There is nothing the slightest bit odd about various nationalities joining Irish residents in celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day two days early this year.

It is entirely in keeping with Irish...

May 17, 2014: the beginning of a new era for Portugal. Or so says Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, who seems to believe that it’s always darkest just before the dawn, and that dawn will come at...

Shock court decision opens new can of worms in Ellie kidnap case

A leaked court report has revealed extraordinary behind-the-scenes manoeuvres by an Albufeira magistrate in the high-profile abduction of nine-year-old British Ellie (Giselle Silva) by her...

Following endless sensationalist stories in the British press - all claiming inside knowledge of the ongoing Madeleine investigations both here and in the UK - Portugal’s Polícia Judiciária appear...

New moves to oust hospital director

In a relentless concerted attack on Algarve hospital boss Pedro Nunes, Portimão’s municipal assembly has passed a new motion calling for his dismissal. The move comes after a series of political...

Residents and visitors to the Algarve are gearing up for their annual dose of pantomime fun.

The Algarveans have been rehearsing hard for this year’s offering of ‘Robin Hood and Babes in...

Anyone driving round the roundabout outside Lagos PSP last week will have noticed a gaggle of policemen, head down, inside the bonnet of a patrol car. What was not so clear was that this was a...

A Lancashire family’s desperate appeal to raise money to airlift their stroke-victim great-grandmother home from the Algarve is going full steam ahead, with over a third of the money already...

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