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Conforama fire ‘under control’

The huge fire that broke out earlier this Wednesday morning (February 12) at a Conforama warehouse in Vila Nova de Gaia is now under control.

While authorities cannot yet assess the damage...

Sharon Stone flaunts Portugal

Famous American actress Sharon Stone has been photographed walking down a Beverly Hills avenue in the USA with a traditional Portuguese ‘Coração de Viana’ pendant around her neck.
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Learn Portuguese and fit into the local culture

A 10-day Portuguese beginner’s course starts next month in the language school Centro de Línguas de Lagos.

This course gives students a solid grounding in Portuguese. The focus is on...

Floods cause road havoc

Drivers faced yet more misery midweek as over 50 roads throughout the country were hit by floodwater.

Santarém was the worst district affected with a total of 23 roads declared impassable,...

IRS to reduce in 2015?

Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas has hinted that IRS (income tax) may start to come down in 2015.

Talking to journalists after a debate in Madrid, Portas explained: “In 2014, we will...

Sporting battered by Benfica after Lisbon derby postponed for 48 hours

Fans throughout Portugal were packing into bars and restaurants on Sunday evening, ready for the big Lisbon derby between Benfica and Sporting, unaware of the drama that was about to unfold. There...

Portugal’s electricity is the second most expensive in Europe, with only Cyprus pipping it to the unenviable number one position.

Spanish consumer association FACUA has published a study of...

Canada beckons?

The province of Manitoba, Canada, is seeking 100 Portuguese workers from the construction industry, Portugal’s honorary consul Paulo Jorge Cabral announced in Winnipeg. Candidates need to be...

It was another coup for ‘Multibanco’ robbers in the Cascais area last week. This time a group - as yet unknown - managed to blow up a machine in Carcavelos, causing significant damage to the...

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