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Technical trouble stalks TAP as thousands disrupted by Saturday’s strike

Although original estimates pointed to as many as 40.000 passengers being affected by Saturday’s pilots strike, the reality translated into more like half that number as TAP scrambled to rebook...

Weekend protests in Algarve, Lisbon and Porto

Protests this weekend played out in the Algarve, Lisbon and Porto.

In the Algarve, they centred on the long-running local anger over tolls imposed on the A22 Via do Infante highway.

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The couple, reported to be “mad about taking photographs”, climbed over safety barriers, with their children, in order to take the typical “end of Europe” photo.

It is something so many...

Wild card Euro MP to quit Brussels because “it’s all about the money”

Wild card Euro MP Marinho e Pinto is back in the news this week, declaring Brussels to be a sham.

Seven days after arriving to take up the seat in Strasbourg that he won in last May’s...

Americo Amorim €1 billion down, but still Portugal’s richest

Contrary to satirical website OInimigoPúblico, which reported on Friday that Portugal’s richest man had lost all his money through investments in ‘commercial paper in Grupo Espírito Santo’ and ‘...

Lisbon’s Alfama neighbourhood to host major Fado festival

Lisbon’s traditional Alfama neighbourhood – considered the birthplace of Fado music – will be hosting the second Fado festival ‘Caixa Alfama’ on September 19 and 20.

Organised by Caixa...

Hot-on-the-heels of the quadruple shooting and double murder that had police hunting a violent killer dubbed “Toothpick” (Palito) for 32 days, there is now a new killer on the loose - a 40-year-...

Four hundred police are busy working the Boom Festival that started this week in Idanha-a-Nova. By Tuesday, as many as 120 people “of various nationalities” had been arrested for possession of...

There was plenty of singing and plenty to cheer at the Royal British Legion’s Portugal Branch “Evening of Song & Cheer”.

The event, which set out to recapture the spirit of British life...

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