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Welcome to the February night sky. This month the early evening heavens are dominated by the gas giant planet Jupiter. This planet is just one month away from opposition and this means that it...

Portugal’s IGAC (cultural activities inspectorate) has just pulled the plug on 50 new sites that it considers “violate the rights of the author and related rights in the digital environment” after...

Much has happened during 2015, a year that has been highlighted by forest fires and the flooding in the Algarve. The year has also been marked by some significant crime arrests and drug seizures...

Welcome to the January night sky. This month the nights are long and dark, with the winter Milky Way well in view. This band of faint starlight can be seen in the south and passes almost overhead...

Being half English, half Portuguese, as children at Christmas we had the best of both cultures. Here, the Christmas build up is relatively modest, no overly decorated houses, simple shop displays...

Don’t let scammers ruin your Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, millions of us will go online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card. What many...

Welcome to the December night sky. This month is host to the longest, darkest nights of the year in the northern hemisphere. The reason for this is the winter Solstice that occurs in 2015 on...

Books have always been a traditional Christmas gift and, despite the increasing publication of novels as e-books, there is still something special about turning the pages of a beautifully...

Is your business secure?

“Yes of course,” I hear you say. We are emerging from recession, business is growing, new markets are emerging and we are making a profit. These are good times, bright future… what could go wrong...

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