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Portugal’s top beaches according to The Guardian’s readers

Four Algarve beaches – Praia da Rocha (Portimão), Praia de Altura (Castro Marim), Praia do Castelo and Praia da Oura (both in Albufeira) - have been included in a list of Portugal’s best beaches...

US rapper claims Portuguese police arrested him “for being gay”

Insults || Mykki Blanco, an American rapper and LGBT icon who was arrested on May 19 at Lisbon Airport after verbal conflict with the police authorities, claims he was taken into custody “for...

New insight into Portugal’s Jurassic past

Bones || Palaeontologists and investigators have unearthed intriguing new data on the carnivorous dinosaurs that used to stalk Portugal.

Until fossils were unearthed on a beach near...

Nationwide ‘Viagra’ drugs swoop seizes 5,000 “potentially lethal” meds

An orchestrated swoop by health authorities in Portugal has resulted in the apprehension of almost 5,000 illegal and “potentially lethal” drugs - the majority of them purporting to help erectile...

Mendes Bota joins Michelle Obama in ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign

Abduction || Algarve MEP Mendes Bota has joined the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign, which pleads for the release of over 270 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month in northeast Nigeria by...

American “interest” in Barclays Portugal

Bank || Two US investment funds are said to be “interested” in taking over Portugal’s condemned retail (high street) branches of the internationally-streamlining Barclays Bank.

According...

Lisbon cops go “Hollywood”

In an extraordinary press release received this week from Lisbon PSP, we can reveal that the capital’s cops have gone “Hollywood”. The combination of last week’s early heat wave and too much...

Rolling Stones rock "Rock in Rio"

The Rolling Stones, Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake and Queens of the Stone Age top an incredible list of musical icons performing at Lisbon's Rock in Rio 2014, starting this weekend.

The...

Nice discussions on Portuguese investment opportunities

As the ongoing “French invasion” continues apace - snapping properties up all over the country - over 14,000 people were expected at a business conference held in Nice on Friday to get round the...

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