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Welcome to the February night sky. This is the month when the late winter evenings are dominated by the constellation of Orion the Hunter, visible high up in the south.

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We end the year on a positive note. The Security Coordination Bureau (Gabinete Coordenador de Segurança - GCS) indicated that overall and violent crime in 2016 has decreased by 6.5% and 10.5%...

Many people could name some famous Portuguese: perhaps the footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Figo and Eusébio; the explorers Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias and Magellan; and...

Welcome to the January night sky. At the end of the day, as soon as the sky starts to darken, high up in the west the brilliant planet Venus will be easily visible. This planet is at the moment...

Christmas Eve, known as the ‘Consoada’, is when Portuguese families get together to celebrate Christmas. The traditional dinner is salted cod fish (bacalhau) boiled with potatoes, carrots, cabbage...

Yes, it is this time of year again, when fraudsters take advantage of the season to be jolly, by lining their pockets at your expense. There is an increasing number of online scams and...

An unscientific worldwide poll begun in 2000 came up with the new Seven Wonders of the World. They were The Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan, the Colosseum in Rome, Chichen Itza in Mexico,...

Welcome to the December night sky and to the cold dark nights of the winter solstice. This year the Sun is at its lowest point in the heavens on the 21st, and therefore it will be the longest...

My recent unexpected stay in a local public hospital was an eye opener to the dedication of everyone who worked on my ward. We hear about equipment shortages and long waiting lists but the care I...

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