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Unfortunately we needed to avail ourselves of the services at Barlavento Hospital in Portimão. And here I would like to add that fortunately we did – what a surprise awaited us...

It is that time of year again when the pine processionary caterpillars are on the move. If you have pine trees on your land or if out on your walks you go anywhere near pine trees, you need to be...

Sue Parker welcomes the return of a fairy-tale favourite

Ignoring the example set by the early spring bulbs, whose fabulous fireworks displays light up our landscape, the...

Dear Editor,

Please pass on my BIG thanks to Guilherme Marques – he’s managed to lift a considerable weight off my shoulders.

I applied for my toll transponders in September 2011...

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I felt I should write as I am so aware of all the negative publicity about the Portuguese health service, and yet we had a very positive experience this week – something that...

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What a hornet’s nest I appear to have stirred up! First of all, let me address all the righteous moaning and pontificating, and give a little information to those still affected...

Like the Algarve Resident, the Gazeta de Lagoa, a small local Portuguese newspaper, is also celebrating its 25th anniversary this year; but this is no ordinary newspaper’s office.

The...

We are not into February yet (at the time of writing) and already there are signs of spring. Walking in a valley behind the house the other morning I saw some petticoat narcissi in bloom, but not...

Dear Editor,

Sorry to drag up the subject again and appreciate that unless the Portuguese Government does something to make camping illegal unless on recognised sites, then we residents...

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