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In June a charity premiere was held in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie ‘Zulu’ which depicted the Battle of Rorke’s Drift fought in Natal, South Africa in 1879. Funds raised...

On the auspicious date of June 10 (the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities), Peter gave his second talk to the Anglo-Portuguese Society (APS) and there was a full house at the...

Now that we are virtually into the summer period and the weather has become much hotter, it is a good time to remind ourselves of the measures to prevent fires as well as the laws concerning the...

Welcome to the July night sky. This month we only have two bright planets visible in the early evening sky. These are Mars and Saturn.

Mars is getting fainter now as its orbit takes it...

Legacy of an agricultural era

Transforming the landscape of Southern Iberia, the waterwheel was the single most important item of technology to be introduced in the 8th century, shortly after Arab forces invaded from Morocco...

Since the loss of BBC and ITV channels earlier this year, television viewers throughout the Algarve and other parts of Europe have been frantically searching for alternative ways to watch their...

June 13 is Lisbon’s bank holiday dedicated to Santo António (Saint Anthony) but it is not another typical day off work! Lisbon’s celebrations, which also commemorate Saint João and Saint Pedro,...

Welcome to the June night sky. This is the month of the longest days and the shortest nights of the year in the northern hemisphere. In fact, north of 60º latitude it does not get fully dark and...

Vehicle crime prevention

For crime prevention to be successful it has to be relevant, timely and well focused. There would be little point, for instance, in writing about the theft of snow shoes here in the Algarve in the...

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