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Families in Gondar, Guimarães, are living in fear since a huge crater opened up yards from their apartment block. As winter rains and bad weather continue, they are terrified that more of the...

Paulo Portas now flies executive class

He is famous for prompting the political crisis of last summer, missing the boat in Macau and keeping Chinese dignitaries waiting for hours, and basically for his uncanny knack for courting bad...

An association representing hoteliers and restaurateurs in Portugal is calling on the government to create a credit line to help seafront businesses affected by the recent storms rebuild their...

Syria’s chemical weapons

After last Wednesday’s news over plans to use the Azores for the transhipping of Syria’s chemical weapons, it was announced last night (January 16) that the Italian port of Gioia Tauro has finally...

Sex lab seeks volunteers

It all sounds good enough until you realise this is a sex lab investigating erectile dysfunction. It’ll take a real man to walk through those doors … but the good news is that anyone big enough to...

Robbed and locked in her own car boot

Garage assault
A young woman suffered a terrifying ordeal after driving into the garage at her home in Gaia, near Porto. As she prepared to get out of her vehicle, a man slipped into the...

Mystery surrounding Meco tragedy troubles families

As the days roll by, the families of the six students who died at Meco beach, Sesimbra, just before Christmas are starting to ask questions. And, according to Correio da Manhã newspaper, all their...

Flu patients fill up hospital emergency departments

Health centres in Portugal may need to remain open until 10pm - “where necessary” – to respond to the needs of the thousands of flu patients who are filling up Portugal’s hospitals emergency...

Hail storm leaves Lisbon covered in white – Algarve also affected

Intense bouts of hail earlier this morning (January 17) left large areas of Lisbon completely cloaked in white, with media services reporting floods throughout the city, and hail-filled streets,...

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