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When someone suggested to me that the introduction of washable bank notes in the UK could facilitate money laundering (ML), I knew then there was a need for this feature.

Because of the...

The river in Tavira is strange in that below the Roman Bridge it is known as the Gilão and, above the bridge, it is called the Séqua. On the hill on the northern bank of the Rio Séqua, opposite...

Welcome to the October night sky. This month shows that the long hot days of summer are over, and the cool nights of autumn are here.

The gas giant planet Jupiter has just slipped below the...

Portugal is a great place to live, with friendly people, good climate, good food, wine and superb countryside. It is also the fourth most peaceful country in the world.

In deciding where to...

After the Restoration of 1640, and in the face of Spanish attempts to reconquer Portugal, the medieval castle in Alcoutim was remodelled for artillery and the castle in Castro Marim, the guardian...

The stunning Algarve scenery of tree-covered rolling hills, golden shimmering sands and a deep blue ocean has attracted many foreigners to trade, to settle or to spend their short summer holidays...

Welcome to the September night sky. This is the month of the Autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere, when the Sun crosses the celestial equator heading south. It will mean that the entire world...

The recent tragic fires in Greece that resulted in the death of over 80 people in a busy tourist resort have led to a renewed focus on the importance of ensuring that not only residents are aware...

José Saramago, in his usual disparaging way, wrote a measly four lines about Castro Marim. He stopped here only to look at the beautiful archangel Gabriel in the town church, and walked up to the...

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