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The Ashley Madison Affair

As soon as the news of the Ashley Madison (AM) hacking scandal broke, I knew that this would be unlike any website hacking incident in the past. Normally the motive of hackers is to take down a...

When Peter and I moved to Portugal 17 years ago, one regret was the fact that Tavira’s churches were generally closed unless there was a service.

We spoke to members of the local council...

Welcome to the September night sky. This month we have the warm days and cool nights of early autumn to enjoy.

We also have the Equinox which is when the Sun crosses the celestial equator...

There are dinosaur footprints on three beaches near Lagos. They were first discovered in 1995 on a flat rock at the western end of Salema beach. Later, more prints were found including at Porto de...

Smart use of Smartphones and social media

What were the first words ever spoken on the telephone?

They were spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, when he made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his...

In September 2013, the Algarve Resident carried my article about Tavira’s €354,000 restoration project on the Church of São Pedro Gonçalves Telmo in the Corredoura in Tavira.

São Pedro re...

Welcome to the August night sky. This is the month of warm summer nights in the northern hemisphere and it is ideal for stargazing and meteor watching as the 12th of this month is the peak of the...

There is still one man in the Algarve who makes a living from selling newspapers and magazines on the street. Well, not exactly “on the street” … Carlos Alberto Reis, 53, sells them on board his...

The town of Silves with its views of the Monchique mountains and wonderfully preserved castle is, in my opinion, one of the loveliest in the Algarve. It has been populated since the Iron Age due...

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