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Councillors have demanded an urgent meeting to discuss the latest cuts to social services in Quarteira.

The “partial closure” of Quarteira’s social services office means that now many...

Council chaos to follow State Budget?

In an interview with Barlavento newspaper over fall-out from the new State Budget, Algarve PS deputy Miguel Freitas has predicted municipal chaos for the region, with services grinding to a halt...

In a surreal interview, Rose Marie Cruz – the Portuguese mother living in France who kept her fourth child hidden in a car boot for almost two years – explained that, as far as she was concerned,...

A spokesperson for Portugal’s Angolan Embassy has described last Sunday’s vandalism against its premises in the Avenida da República in Lisbon as “barbaric”. Police are now investigating.

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Lonely Planet, the number one travel guide book publisher, has given Portugal a resounding thumbs up for 2014.

In an article published on Lonely Planet’s website, it labels Portugal as one...

Children between the ages of one and three are consuming far too many proteins due in the main to an excessive consumption of cow’s milk, says a study about feeding habits during children’s early...

Agriculture Minister Assunção Cristas denied having approved a tough new law that was threatening to limit the number of pets that owners can have living with them in an apartment (see last week’s...

Anxiety and depression on the up

News that the crisis has left many families in psychological tatters comes from consumer watchdog DECO this week. Almost half those queried suffer anxiety in one form or another.

The study...

Marriages – stronger and longer!

There is one thing that the crisis is improving – marriages.

Data from the National Statistic Institute (INE) shows that the average duration of marriages grew from 14.3 years to 15.7...

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