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ATM thieves appear to be ever more desperate and dramatic. The latest heist, in Foros da Amora, Seixal, at 3.30am last Saturday, involved such a violent explosion that neighbouring homes had their...

National tourism up over Christmas

Although 88% of Portuguese nationals did not plan any Christmas breaks this year, those who did represent a significant increase from numbers last year. And most popular areas, too, have changed...

ATMs blown up in Sintra and Cascais

Increasingly targeted these days, the areas of Sintra and Cascais saw two ATM machines ‘blown up’ in the space of 24 hours over Christmas. The first attack involved the injection of gas into an...

Police in Lisbon discovered a consignment of pineapples from Colombia bound for Spain was hiding 30 kg of high-grade cocaine.

The drug, said to be of an “elevated level of purity”, was...

In a characteristic huff, the opposition Socialist party has accused Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho of lying in his upbeat Christmas Day speech to the people.

What he said was a “form...

A million euros stolen from homemade vault

A Portuguese worker who had been saving money all his life - and claims to have amassed as much as a million euros - saw the whole lot stolen from a homemade vault in his garage on Christmas Eve...

Renewed calls for Education minister’s resignation

After the unpopularity of the teachers’ test which floundered dismally just before Christmas, Education Minister Nuno Crato is in hot water once again - this time over remarks he made about...

Strike leaves Lisbon heaving under rubbish

It’s not just the mess and filthy piles of plastic bags, it’s the smell. Lisbon is literally heaving under mounds of rubbish as a result of the refuse workers strike which began on Christmas Eve...

On the eve of what will be an explosive debate in parliament over the Constitutional Court’s recent veto of government plans to cut pensions, Prime minister Passos Coelho broadcast an upbeat...

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