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A small, sleepy and impoverished Portuguese village has been thrust into the global world without notice. Barbara Wimmer, an ethnologist and photographer living in Prague, grabbed her cameras and...

Dear Editor,

I have been coming to Albufeira for the last 20 years, two or three times a year, and think of it as a second home.

I know so many lovely people and don’t want to stop...

Dear Editor,

Having spent a week in London with family only a few miles from the horrendous Grenfell Tower disaster, we are only too aware of the heartache and total decimation of a...

Dear Editor,

I am concerned about the EN125.

Daily we drive from Vilamoura towards Almancil and last week they put up new road signs.

What I don’t understand is why there is a...

Dear Editor,

I am sending you this because I think people have little idea of the destruction happening here.

Everyday, for three years, I have walked with my two dogs into the...

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The Brexit talks now underway in Brussels may end in no deal, says Britain’s chief negotiator David Davis.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, says no deal would...

I have always loved taking photographs and since I was 16 years old I have carried a camera around which has provided me with wonderful photographic memories of my life.

Back then a few...

When I arrived in the Algarve, a bit under two years ago, a new Socialist government had just been elected and formed a coalition that I thought for sure would take an important first step by...

Wuthering Heights

This was the plan of Henry Cole, founder of the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington. A hundred-and-fifty years ago, he envisaged a huge 250ft (76m) tower as...

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