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By the middle of the 19th century, London was very smelly indeed. Little thought had been given to sanitation as the capital expanded and even the residents of the smarter...

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Water bills have now been reduced by nearly as much as one-third but the water remains surely the most expensive in the world and it would be helpful to know the outcome of...

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I had a very scary experience last Thursday when I visited a friend of mine who lives in Monte Canelas, Portimão to help him in case the Monchique fires made their way to his...

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A trip to see some friends in Aljezur last week brought us face-to-face with a pioneering animal recovery project which could so easily be replicated elsewhere in the Algarve,...

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I have now sent in the region of 30 emails to Santander bank, 25-ish calls ...

My bank has been switched from Banif and I got locked out of my account and no one seems...

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I have no doubt that the quality of the tap water in the Algarve is great. When we’re out of bottled water at home, we have no problem using the water from the tap to drink....

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My husband collapsed in the Marina de Vilamoura on Monday evening. The response of Portuguese holidaymakers, police and ambulance crew was tremendous. Unfortunately, due to all...

The last few days of August heralded the welcome arrival of September with slightly cooler days and nights, which for those of us who have made the Algarve our home were very welcome. Life can...

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One solitary Bronze medal. Yet Portugal has the safest seas to train for the ocean swim, the best year round weather for triathlon, road bike and mountain bike training, the...

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