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Last week’s historic referendum in Scotland may not have resulted in independence for ‘God’s Own Country’, but it has brought the whole subject of de-centralisation back into the limelight. Along...

Body of woman believed to be of 35-year-old mother lost at sea is found

Maritime police believe the body found at the Poço da Cruz beach, in Mira council, is that of 35-year-old mother Vera Lúcia Oliveira, who was swept away by strong currents while trying to save her...

Fewer jobless in Portugal

For the first time in the last three years, the number of unemployed people signed up at IEFP employment centres in the Algarve was under 20,000.

In August, the total was 19,851 – most of...

European Central Bank boss hints at full-blown quantitative easing for Europe

European Central Bank boss Mário Draghi has announced that he is ready to use “additional unconventional tools” to try and spur inflation and moribund growth in the euro sector.

The move...

Think tank unveils strategy to attract “double the number of foreign students” to Portugal

An education think-tank led by the former rector of the University of the Algarve João Guerreiro has unveiled a new strategy to take Portugal’s higher education system to the next level.

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As the forensic audit analysing alleged irregularities at former Banco Espírito Santo is due to report to the Bank of Portugal next week, news comes of a list of people identified as being...

Left Bloc guns for same-sex adoptions to be sanctioned in Portugal

Portugal’s Bloco de Esquerda (left wing) party is making a new bid for the legalisation of same-sex adoptions. The initiative comes after BE’s first attempt bombed in 2013 - along with a Socialist...

New 10 euros bank note in circulation

In another classic example of forward-planning, the Bank of Portugal has announced that the new €10 note, coming onto the market today (Tuesday), may not be accepted by all payment machines.

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IVA: New push to ‘save restaurant sector’

Petition || Hoteliers and restaurateurs met in Pombal this week to draw up the latest round of battle-plans in a bid to save their sector from its lingering death.

As ever, the ‘scourge’...

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