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Police in Serpa have mounted a manhunt for the 34-year-old man suspected of shooting dead a retired GNR officer on Monday night.

The murder took place outside a café, reports Lusa news...

debt amnesty extended

To help everyone caught out by last week’s strike at tax offices, the government has extended its tax-fine amnesty by five more working days. The end of the amnesty is now Monday December 30....

On face value, it’s a bit of good news: despite the fact the private bankruptcies have increased by 4% in Portugal this year, business insolvencies are down 10% - and this is the first fall...

Strike delays flights in and out of Lisbon

Flights in and out of Lisbon are being affected by strike action this morning. Since midnight last night, airport staff have been on a major go-slow, with delays on all incoming and outgoing...

Syrians in escape bids from Portugal

Of the 74 Syrian refugees who arrived on false passports in Portugal two weeks ago, only a few remain in the accommodation originally given to them - and a number have tried to flee the country....

Wind, rain, storms and even SNOW

Portuguese weather is deteriorating big-time for Christmas. Wind, rain, storms, snow and ice-cold temperatures are all forecast, with not-so-jolly Christmas health bulletins warning of an “...

Faced with an annual electricity bill of well over a million euros, Estradas de Portugal (EP) have come up with a novel idea: they’re going to switch off the lights... But before any of us worry...

Another job lost over Facebook comments

After recent mass sackings in the US over “likes” that workers gave their boss’ opponent in a political campaign, Portugal has joined the ranks of Facebook ‘victims’.

Matosinhos employment...

Sea returns 4th Meco body

Another two bodies were washed up this afternoon. The only student unaccounted for now is Pedro Negrão, from Lisbon.

The sea has now returned five of the six missing students swept away by...

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