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NOS building evacuated over bomb hoax

PSP police evacuated the Lisbon offices of telecommunications operator NOS yesterday after receiving an anonymous email saying a bomb would go off at 2pm.

The building was sealed off for...

Housing boost - banks raise property evaluations

Banks raised their evaluations on properties in July - bringing pricings back to levels seen at the end of last summer.

Square metre values for the country as a whole are now at €1,019,...

PSP alert over 1000-strong meet called for Colombo

Lisbon || PSP police are reported to be on high alert over another “meet” scheduled to bring as many as a 1,000 youngsters to Lisbon’s busy Colombo shopping centre today.

Rapid...

Crisis in Ukraine: agony and apathy

Disappointment || Ukrainians, who comprise the second largest immigrant community in this country, have been viewing the ongoing crisis in their homeland with growing alarm, and also with some...

Ancient sculpted stone found by Tâmega River

An ancient stone, etched by hand, has been found by the banks of the Tâmega River, in Vila Boa do Bispo, Marco de Canaveses.

According to archaeologist Luís Sousa, the stone could be 6,000...

197 sex changes since law passed

Since March 2011 when the law regarding sex changes was passed, 197 people have officially re-registered themselves at the nation’s “conservatórios” (registry office), while only 13 “sexual...

Mastectomy swimsuits on sale in Lisbon

Enterprising Rita Alves has just launched a new line of swimwear, specialising in bikinis and bathing suits for women who have had mastectomies.

The ethos of Sweemi swimwear is to promote...

Phishing email alert issued by Policia Judiciaria

PJ police are advising anyone receiving emails purportedly from the CTT (Post Office) or Montepio Bank to delete them immediately.

They are part of a phishing scam designed to access people...

Private debt falls 20 billion euros

New data shows the level of private debt has dropped a staggering €20 billion in four years.

Even so, each Portuguese family owes an average of €40,000, claims economist Eugénio Rosa.

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