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Alentejo set to become Portugal’s Buddhist centre

Religion || One of Europe’s biggest Buddhist retreat centres will soon be opening doors in the Alentejo.

A 100-hectare centre is expected to officially open in September, near the small...

Portugal registers lowest birth rate in EU

Population || Portugal registered the lowest birth rate in the European Union in 2013, according to EU statistical office Eurostat - 7.9 children per 1,000 inhabitants were born last year in...

Fishing tragedy: couple die in Faial, couple die

A young couple died in a tragic fishing accident on Sunday night (July 6) in Faial in the Azores.

They had been fishing with the young man’s father when the woman was swept out to sea by a...

Negligent nursery teacher does time in hospital burn unit

Sentence || A nursery teacher who caused severe burns in a 14-month-old toddler in her care due to negligent conduct has been sentenced to 300 hours’ community service in the burn unit of the...

BES – there is no need for state to intervene says PM

BES Update || Pedro Passos Coelho has said that “there is no reason for the state to intervene..” following concerns about the stability of the Banco Espirito Santo (BES) bank, which is one of...

BES shares suspended following drop of 17 per cent

Shares in one of Portugal’s biggest banks were suspend today (July 10) after the shares fell by 17 per cent following fears concerning accounting irregularities and the financial health of one of...

Portugal, and the Algarve in particularly, continue to attract international recognition. Online travel agency eDreams recently listed...

In Lisbon this week for their libel action against former lead detective Gonçalo Amaral, Kate and Gerry McCann passionately denounced his controversial book, A Verdade da Mentira (The Truth of the...

If you are a Monty Python fan living in Portugal and are feeling disappointed that you can’t make their live reunion shows in England, then here’s the next best thing – the final show will be...

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