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Every day, we take precautions that give us a feeling of security in this modern world. We lock our cars, don’t leave our valuables lying around, make sure nobody is looking when we type our...

Readers may recall around a year ago I used an analogy of a 1970’s James Bond movie to describe the introduction of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) into the Algarve and how this was a...

Apple has sold more than 500 million iPhones since the release of the original model back in June 2007. That’s an average of 136 sold every single minute, every hour, every day for seven years...

Welcome to the August night sky. Still visible almost overhead during early evenings, the three bright stars of the Summer Triangle are unmistakable. At the same time, with the low down in the...

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...

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