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It is surprising that so few foreigners know of Portugal’s involvement in World War I, in spite of the memorials in Tavira, Loulé and Lagos.

As we approach the centenary of the Battle of La...

Welcome to the April night sky. Soon after sunset, over in the west, the brilliant planet Venus is easily visible low on the horizon, and on the evening of the 17th the thin crescent Moon will be...

With just a few days to go before the March 15 deadline for land cleaning, there are many property owners in rural areas who will have not undertaken fuel management (land cleaning) at a range of...

Sometimes the work of police is taken for granted. We rightfully expect them to respond to emergencies 24/7, facing violent criminals, rescuing people at traffic accidents, and many other...

Welcome to the March night sky. This month we have no bright planets in the evening sky, but at dawn, visible in the south, is Saturn, Mars and Jupiter, all in a line near the constellations of...

This is a feature which was prompted by a recent meeting Safe Communities Portugal had with the national civil protection authority (ANPC) in which we discussed the subject of people visiting the...

Welcome to the February night sky. During this month, unfortunately, there are no bright planets visible in the evening sky.

At around 2am, the gas giant planet Jupiter can be seen rising...

Once again, St Vincent’s Day (January 22) will inevitably, and sadly, pass us by almost unnoticed and, except in the Vila do Bispo municipality and the Sé in Lisbon, uncelebrated. There is,...

In 1487, Bartolomeu Dias rounded the stormy southern tip of Africa and named it ‘Cabo Tormentoso’. The king, with a different viewpoint, renamed it ‘Cabo da Boa Esperança’.

Vasco da Gama’s...

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