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Madeira’s controversial leader to form new political party

He has repeatedly affirmed that this is his last mandate but, this week, Madeira’s leader for the past four decades revealed: “One should never say never.” Alberto João Jardim has now decided he...

Merkel will support Portugal’s bailout exit decision

Germany will support Portugal no matter which decision it makes over the way it intends to exit its bailout programme, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday (March 18).

“It is a...

Water shortage

Cuts to people’s water supplies due to non-payment of bills increased 15% in 2013 compared to 2012, seeing 11,836 households without water. Announcing the news, consumers association DECO said it...

British police seek ‘rapist’ in new Madeleine allegations

New allegations about the latest theories by British police searching for Madeleine McCann appeared in the British press today. Operation Grange – the investigative team that is reported to have...

Clock ticks as nation’s asbestos concerns reach fever pitch

As the administrative and fiscal court of Lisbon gave the education ministry 10 days to come clean over the asbestos threat facing the nation’s schools, environmental group Quercus has hit out at...

Government announces €16.6m bulldozing of 835 ‘illegal’ coastal homes

Demolition squads are ready to bulldoze 835 ‘illegal’ homes along Portugal’s coastline - almost all of them in the Algarve - on the pretext that the areas involved are at risk of coastal erosion...

GNR police caught a woman red-handed as she tried to pass drugs to her convict husband during visiting time in a Sintra jail. The woman, who arrived at the jail with a child by her side, was...

A 60-year-old woman is in a critical condition after having fallen five storeys after slipping while cleaning the windows of an apartment in Póvoa de Varzim. According to the authorities, the...

A plan to smuggle €30,000 worth of cheap Spanish tobacco into Portugal was foiled at the weekend when GNR officers from Guarda, operating in collaboration with counterparts from Salamanca (Spain...

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