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Road hazards: watch out for the horse

Since the horrific accident over Christmas when four people were killed as a result of a horse wandering on the highway near Évora, police have warned that horses generally are being found...

Lisbon hospital chaos

Waiting times in hospitals near the capital are extending dramatically.

In Hospital Garcia da Orta, patients are reporting waits of up to 10 hours to see a doctor, with the “very urgent”...

Meco survivor heard in court

The only survivor in the Meco wave tragedy in Sesimbra in December that killed six university students has been called to testify before the Public Prosecutor.

Student João Gouveio, 23,...

Sexy firefighters calendar too popular to handle

‘Calendar boys’ from Setúbal firefighters have had to suspend calendar reservations on their Facebook page as they were unable to respond to all the requests.

Daniel André, project...

May 17 – end date for Portugal’s adjustment programme?

Portugal may well end its financial adjustment programme on May 17. This forecast came from the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Othmar Karas, who, in simple terms, will be responsible...

A number of new road traffic regulations came into effect on January 1 – including changes to the etiquette on roundabouts, drink-drive limitations and new rights for cyclists. There are also new...

The Portuguese government will launch special draws in March offering cars to taxpayers who ask for their NIF (tax identification number) to be included on any invoices for items they have...

Portugal mourns death of football hero

Portuguese football legend Eusébio, considered by many as one of the best players in the history of the sport, died on Sunday (January 5) of heart failure at the age of 71. The death of the ‘Black...

Drug trafficking network dismantled

A total of 22 people were arrested on December 29 in Lisbon on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine and hashish.

The PSP executed 25 search warrants which resulted in the arrest of 19...

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