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Wild weather adds to climate confusion

The storms that battered Portugal’s entire coastline recently, plus extensive flooding in England, prolonged drought in California, extreme cold in north-eastern America and extreme heat in...

Already year 2014 and at the time of writing, apart from two very short spells of rain, winter is still waiting in the wings and drought continues to hold the land in its grip. A long calm before...

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Headline news – €6 million to promote Algarve Tourism Abroad (last week’s edition). 

Is the new head of ATA (Algarve Tourism Association), Luís Carlos Gonçalves, going to...

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When I first read the headline of Len Port’s article (last week), to my mind came an old washing-powder commercial in South Africa: “It’s good, It’s clean, It’s fresh, tra-la-...

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I cannot be the only driver on Portuguese roads to consider recent changes to the Highway Code to have little bearing on road safety. The amendments appear to be with one very...

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I think maybe I am not alone as a local Algarvio in wishing that our region, as once desired by our ancestors, could be independent from the rest of Portugal.

We have...

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In Silves, over the last few winters, large, white, campervans have wafted in like the migrating storks. They settle in the riverfront car park of Silves, fleeing from the...

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I was in Carvoeiro on Monday afternoon and stayed into the early evening watching the scene unfold as the waves crashed on to the town square.

Even up by the church it...

Memory lane

Hello again and a Happy New Year! R.I.P. 2013 – welcome 2014.

Call me superstitious, but even numbers have somehow always been better than odd ones and I am hoping that the next 12 months...

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