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Closing || Just a week after banking giant Barclays announced it is pulling out of Portugal, news has emerged that Spanish bank BBVA is also packing its bags.

According to Spanish...

Portugal’s mosquito tornado “travels the world”

At first, photographer Ana Filipa Scarpa thought it was a real twister - but when she realised it was stationary, she ventured a little closer and the bizarre truth began to dawn. It was a tornado...

Air and sea scramble as Algarve fisherman lost at sea

Maritime police are still searching air and sea for a 55-year-old fisherman dragged off his boat while releasing octopus tackle into the waters.

The accident happened early this morning (...

Book fair

Lisbon’s popular ‘Feira do Livro’ (Book Fair) is due to start on May 29 at Parque Eduardo VII, and this year organisers are hoping to exceed last year’s record of over 500,000 visitors. With a new...

Chinese language taught at Algarve school

Vilamoura || Students from Kindergarten and Primary School at the Vilamoura International School (CIV) will be able to attend Chinese lessons in the next academic year.

Both parents and...

‘Decentralisation’ in Lagoa as parishes receive €2.2m fund

Budget || Lagoa’s four parish councils are set to receive over €2.2 million from the town hall for the period 2014-2017. A ceremony to announce the distribution of funds, presided over by Mayor...

Faro sings the Blues

Between May 23 and 24, Faro’s Lethes Theatre will be hosting the 1st Faro Blues, an international Blues festival organised by Ambifaro and designed to put the Algarve capital on the ‘Blues map’....

A choir festival is taking place in the Lagoa Council, starting this Saturday, May 17 and running until May 24.

The 16th Semana Coral de Lagoa is being organised by local cultural...

Fur flies as holidaymakers fly in to police protest

Just as it had hoped, the police union’s high-profile airport protests are hitting home. AHRESP, the hoteliers’ association, has appealed for dialogue “before tourism is any further damaged”, and...

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