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An 18-month-old baby has 'vanished' in Madeira Island. Blonde, green-eyed Daniel Freitas Abreu was with his parents at the house of relatives in Estreito da Calheta yesterday afternoon (January 19...

Angry teachers set sights on Brussels

Education minister Nuno Crato’s latest manoeuvres around EC directives have infuriated teachers who are now setting their sights on Brussels. They hope EU bosses will finally force Portugal to toe...

Four arrested over UK murder of Portuguese man

Three men and a woman have been arrested over the brutal murder of a Portuguese man in Crawley, West Sussex, over the weekend.

The men, aged 33, 48 and 23, and the woman, 22, were all...

Loulé museum closed for “urgent” work

Loulé’s Municipal Archaeology Museum will be closing in part between January 22 and March 5 due to maintenance work on the remains of its old medieval building, which has been on show inside since...

Former Portuguese minister takes job at OECD

Former Portuguese Economy Minister Álvaro Santos Pereira has clinched a top job in the economics department of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Organ transplants bounce back

Organ transplants in Portugal are back on the increase. Between January and November 2013, doctors performed 684 transplants - as opposed to 634 in 2012.

Data quoted by Lusa news agency...

Families in Gondar, Guimarães, are living in fear since a huge crater opened up yards from their apartment block. As winter rains and bad weather continue, they are terrified that more of the...

Showdown debate scheduled over Algarve health service controversy

It promises to be a showdown. On Wednesday evening (January 22) at 9pm leading figures in the Algarve’s ongoing state hospital shake-up will debate face-to-face problems that have been hitting the...

Paulo Portas now flies executive class

He is famous for prompting the political crisis of last summer, missing the boat in Macau and keeping Chinese dignitaries waiting for hours, and basically for his uncanny knack for courting bad...

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