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Consumer price inflation slows to 8.3% in January – INE flash estimate

Fall of 1.3% since December Portugal's annual inflation rate in January slowed to 8.3%, from 9.6% in December, according to a flash estimate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month, released today by National Statistics Institute INE. According to INE, "based on the information already collected, the year-on-year rate...

Glorious return of Loulé ‘Carnaval’

It’s been nearly three years since Loulé hosted its ‘Carnaval’ festivities, considered to be one of the best and oldest in all of Portugal. The...

SNS 24 health helpline to start issuing 3-day sick notes

General Medical Council warns of “disastrous consequences” PS lawmakers are expected to decide on changes in the labour law that will allow the SNS 24-hour...

Constitutional Court vetoes text on ‘euthanasia’ for second time

Stumbling block includes “intolerable definition” over “suffering”  Portugal's Constitutional Court (TC) has for the second time vetoed the decree law regulating medically-assisted death. This means President...

Almost 10,000 cases of abandoning/ mistreating pets in last five years

But only 17 arrests as prosecutors accept law is unconstitutional Police have detained 17 people for abandoning and/ or mistreating companion animals and recorded almost...

Full cost of Pope’s visit/ World Youth Day put at €155 million

Controversy still swirling over who is paying for what… World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon in just six months time will cost at least €155...

Lisbon region to have new €18m logistics centre in 2024

The Portuguese group Olicargo Transport and Logistics, which has logistics platforms Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, and China, is to build a new 25,000m2 logistics centre to serve the Lisbon region. Work on the installations were started in November 2022, and should be concluded in the first quarter of 2024 in an...

Portugal is largest manufacturer of bicycles in Europe

Portugal is now the largest manufacturer of bicycles in Europe, with 46 manufacturing companies bringing in €800 million in 2022 – an increase of 30% on 2021. According to RTP News, the sector’s turnover was up 37% by November 2022, and the year as a whole is expected to reach...

TAP likely to be bought by IAG

The CEO of Ryanair Michael O’Leary thinks that the most likely candidate to purchase TAP will be the International Airlines Group (IAG), which has British Airways. In a press conference, O’Leary had no doubt “TAP will end up in the hands of British Airways IAG” rather than the other candidates in the...

Moving to Portugal: How to get a NIF online?

If you're moving to Portugal or if you already live there, you will need a NIF – Número de Identificação Fiscal. Surely you’ve already heard...

Cerro Novo Properties – always innovating

Cerro Novo Properties is one of the longest-established, fully-licensed real estate agents in the Algarve. Proud to have developed a reputation for quality, independent advice...

Investing principles for your retirement in Portugal

Committing to investments can sometimes seem a little daunting, especially if unpredictable world events have a short-term but significant impact on the markets. However, you can take steps to better...

Tax freedom day – how much of your income do you lose to tax?

If you ever had the feeling that you have spent half your working life just paying tax, you are not far wrong. What with income...

The UK Autumn Budget

Having taken the decision to scrap the previous mini budget released in September, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt released the new autumn budget...

Portuguese Draft State Budget 2023

Portuguese finance minister Fernando Medina delivered his Draft State Budget on October 10. In terms of taxation, the focus was on cryptocurrencies and other...

Why the Algarve is a great choice for remote workers

Remote working continues to dominate in many professional industries. From digital nomads to writers, more and more people are choosing to work on their own terms. Even more promising is that many of these people are branching out from their own cities and experiencing work from a new location. The Algarve...

Cerro Novo Properties – always innovating

Cerro Novo Properties is one of the longest-established, fully-licensed real estate agents in the Algarve. Proud to have developed a reputation for quality, independent advice - before and after the sale, Robert Edwards (Partner/Director) and Ana Penisga-Amorim (Partner and Office Manager) are always looking for ways to improve the service...
Len Port

The world’s weird weather is likely to worsen

The weather in Portugal and everywhere else in the world has been bizarre this January and past year. Climate experts warn it is likely...
Portugal Resident

Heather Gilks – Women golfers who refuse to be defined by their disability

In the previous issue of the Resident we featured Martine Gilks, who plays at Coventry Golf Club in England and also in EDGA Tour...
Jay Costa Owen

Tea vs coffee: a fight for independence

Since I’m British, I know that I am supposed to prefer tea over coffee, but there is nothing better than starting off the day...
Portugal Resident

Surfing for the future

How one man’s love for the sea turned into a bespoke surfboard business striving for sustainability Zacharias Abdel-Salam, better know as Zach and founder of...

FOOD & wine

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in Algarve enjoy olive oil tasting and lunch

On a cold Monday morning on January 23, members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in the Algarve and their guests met outside the olive...

Tips on reading wine labels

Useful tips on reading wine labels While it may seem difficult – the reading of wine labels is relatively easy. The trick is to understand...

Alcohol-free wine gets interesting

I never thought I would see the day when I dedicate this column to an alcohol-free wine, but over Christmas I was a sent...

Douro is European wine capital 2023

Dozens of activities planned to showcase region during year Portugal’s Douro region is the European Wine Capital in 2023, with dozens of initiatives planned throughout...

The winter warmer par excellence, on the beach!

From a sundowner on the roof terrace lounge to the freshest fish and seafood, Rei das Praias keeps the beach alive all winter Imagine relaxing...

London Calling – Power to the people

Battersea in South West London is famous for lots of things. There is a beautiful riverside park with a wonderful Buddhist Peace Pagoda; nearby...

New Year’s resolutions for 2023

This is my 50th column for this newspaper, which represents over four years of me trying to keep track of the expat experience here...

Household safety during cold weather

Winter time is a time when we all snuggle up in front of the fire and turn on some extra heating around the home. However,...

Giant tortoise recovered by GNR police in Albufeira

A man was fined by GNR police on January 5 for illegally keeping an African spurred tortoise, the largest mainland species of tortoise in...

Opposition to Salazar’s Regime

António de Oliveira Salazar was Europe’s longest ruling dictator in the 20th century, exercising power during the international crises of the Great Depression, World...
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