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PM’s bombshell sends coalition scuttling

Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s announcement that the PSD may well consider an alliance with the Socialists after the 2015 general elections has left his party’s coalition partners in a state...

“Miracle” as 83-year-old survives three hours pinned down by 300 kilos

“An authentic miracle” - this is how medical staff described the extraordinary story of 83-year-old Maria Conceição Fernandes, rushed into casualty after being rescued from three hours pinned...

Portugal’s prison services at breaking point

The Directorate-General for Reintegration and Prison Services (DGRSP) has warned that a €27-million deficit in its budget this year is leading to a chronic lack of funds and staff shortages.

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€750 million for Nazaré luxury resort for seniors

Nazaré - famed for its killer waves much loved among surfers - is now set to become one of Europe’s top destinations for high class seniors.

Portuguese online newspaper Dinheiro Vivo has...

A Lisbon couple lived through what for many would have been an end-of-life experience when the small plane they were flying in developed mechanical trouble over Alcácer do Sal.

En-route...

Mandarin Chinese to be taught in Portuguese state schools

It won’t be happening instantly, but one of the many news items to come out of President Cavaco Silva’s recent state visit to China is that Portuguese state schools are keen to offer Mandarin...

hotel paraiso albufeira algarve

A 14-month-old baby girl is recovering in hospital after being forcibly removed last night from her drunken Irish parents on holiday in a hotel in Albufeira.

Details are scarce but...

“Cut off” by copper thieves

The little village of Moçarria, near Santarém, has been the latest to suffer the scourge of copper thieves whose metal-stripping antics targeting phone cables leave communities “cut off” for days...

Chinese interest in Águas de Portugal

After EDP, REN and Caixa Seguros, the Chinese are now reported to be interested in Águas de Portugal - despite the fact that the public company is owed more than €513 million by 67 indebted...

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