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The 2018 World Cup in Russia will require new stadia, and one of them is in Kaliningrad. The 35,000-capacity stadium is still under construction and we saw everywhere signs (in red) showing “...

As we approach Safe Communities Portugal’s fifth anniversary, I recall our first public seminars in the Algarve, aimed at creating greater awareness of the work of the police.

One of the...

Welcome to the October night-sky. This is the month when the clocks go back (29th), and the nights start to darken noticeably.

Over in the northeast, the star cluster called the Pleiades,...

This summer, Peter and I took a long trip around the Baltic, visiting nine countries. We started in Finland and finished in Sweden, having circled around the south of the sea. We were fascinated...

I hope that the recent rainfall and slight drop in temperatures in some parts of the country are the signs that the heat wave we have experienced is nearly at an end – but I am not that optimistic...

Childe Harold is the subject of one of Byron’s most famous poems. His pilgrimage of self-discovery commenced when he first saw a distant view of Lisbon from the River Tagus. He goes onto...

Welcome to the September night sky. This month, most of the exciting planetary action takes place in the pre-dawn sky over in the east. You must be up at least one hour before sunrise to see the...

Leaving from Sintra, Lord Byron must have experienced a great sense of anticipation on his way to Mafra. The complex of Baroque buildings was intended to be the envy of all Europe. Completed 70...

We first met the then four members of the Lacerda Quartet (Alexander Stewart, Regina Aires, Alexandre Delgado and Luís André Ferreira) at the home of Dutch sculptor Lukas van Blaaderen.

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