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Lisbon restaurateurs call for traffic-free streets

Pedestrianised downtown would allow “tourism with more quality” The Portuguese association of restaurants, bars and nightlife (APRBAN) is pushing for the ‘pedestrianisation’ of Lisbon's historic districts, to allow "tourism with more quality". Led by Ricardo Tavares, the group believes the change would bring the capital up to speed with Europe, where...

EU must have different energy supply scenario by autumn, says PM

Portugal ‘reinforcing’ renewables production ahead of winter’ Prime minister António Costa has stressed today how the EU has to reach the autumn “with another situation...

Maternity services in Lisbon/ Vale do Tejo in state of “imminent rupture”

Doctors slam health ministry for “continuing to ignore signs of alarm” The lack of obstetric health professionals in the Lisbon/ Vale do Tejo health region...

Tension at TAP threatens airline’s recovery

… while on ground, baggage handlers call two-day strike Wherever one looks today, there are tensions threatening air travel. Just as Portugal prepares for what...

Sale of homes to foreigners increases by more than 70%

Property prices in Portugal rise almost 13% between January-March Foreign investment in property in Portugal “continues to attract the attention of foreigners”, Dinheiro Vivo reports...

Ryanair strikes “with no minimum services”

Three day strike begins today A strike by Ryanair crew members, starting today and continuing through to Sunday, has no minimum services set by the...

Portugal has five of the best Masters in Finance degrees in the world

Portugal offers five of the best Masters in Finance post-graduate degree courses in the world according to the Financial Times. And the Nova SBE business school near Lisbon has the best classification of all the Masters in Finance courses in Portugal, joining the Financial Time’s “elite group”. All of the five...

Fladgate Partnership sells Infante Sagres

The Fladgate Partnership has sold the iconic Porto boutique hotel Infante Sagres to a group of investors. The hotel was sold to a group of Asian investors, Gaw Capital, according to the online news site ECO. The oldest hotel in Portugal’s second city, the five-star Infante Sagres had been bought previously...

Cork giant Amorim buys Herdade de Rio Frio in Alentejo

Portugal’s cork giant Corticeira Amorim now owns 100% of a large agricultural estate – Cold River’s Homestead – at Rio Frio in the Alentejo. It had owned 50% but bought the share which was held by Parvalorem, a company set up by the Portuguese State to acquire and manage distressed...

Development bank director resigns

The Head of Compliance at Portugal’s development bank Banco Português de Fomento, João Martins, put in a formal notice of resignation at the start...

Management of historic Loulé café up for grabs

Concession contract to last maximum of five years A public tender for the management of Loulé’s iconic Café Calcinha has been launched by Loulé Council. Once...

New yoga studio opening in Vilamoura

This has been my vision since the lockdown when I was sitting in my apartment in Dubai contemplating a move back to Europe and...

Portimão retail park project up for scrutiny

Project to fill “urban gap” available to the public A project to build a new retail park in Portimão is up for public consultation...

An antique shop born from passion

Even before it became a business for him, antiques have always had a special place in the life of Hugo Batalha, who was used...

Portugal’s non-habitual residence (NHR) regime – 10 years of tax benefits

You may consider moving to the Algarve for a healthier, more relaxed lifestyle. But Portugal also offers much wider appeal as new residents have the opportunity to enjoy a decade...

Development bank director resigns

The Head of Compliance at Portugal’s development bank Banco Português de Fomento, João Martins, put in a formal notice of resignation at the start...

Changes in the employment regime in 2022

On May 25, the government closed the discussion on the so-called "decent work agenda". The diploma will be approved in June by the Council of...

Should we be concerned about inflation in Portugal?

Inflation has been climbing for months now, but we don’t need to read news reports to know the cost of living is going up....

Monchique: six-bedroom mountain retreat

This property is an inspired conversion of a traditional mountain quinta designed by an award-winning architect. A hidden gem that overlooks its own valley with a mountain stream and extensive woodland with eucalyptus, oak and fruit trees. Whilst totally secluded, the property is just a five-minute drive from Monchique town...

What guests want from Summer 2022 in the Algarve

What do guests really want from a holiday? It’s an age-old question within the travel industry - one where the answer is never the same! Travel trends mean there is always something new to try, while different destinations offer tourists different things. The SandyBlue team knows exactly what guests want and...

Four-bedroom villa close to beach in Albufeira

This magnificent four-bedroom villa is located just 380m from the beach, West of Albufeira. The property is in a prime sought-after position neighbouring a new...

Sustainability can be the key to securing a sale

The importance of environmental issues when trying to sell a property starts with the very simple matter of obtaining an energy certificate. Whilst many estate...

Stylish villa for sale in Algoz

This three-bedroom villa with a private pool is for sale within a tranquil location. Comprising of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an elegant living/dining room...

Perfect pillows: accessorise your space

Think of cushions as your room’s jewellery, adding colour and style. Find the right cushions. Throws and cushions are the ultimate accessory for a space....
Sharon Farrell

Portugal’s non-habitual residence (NHR) regime – 10 years of tax benefits

You may consider moving to the Algarve for a healthier, more relaxed lifestyle. But Portugal also offers much wider appeal as new residents have the...
Portugal Resident

Padel – The best addiction

Padel has been growing exponentially all over Europe, and the Algarve is no exception  Despite not being a new sport - the first padel court...
Diane Lowe

How to turn your puppy into a well-rounded adult

Most people understand the concept of obedience training and they set out with the best of intentions with their new puppy. But, whilst it is...
Dr Eduardo Serra Jorge

Changes in the employment regime in 2022

On May 25, the government closed the discussion on the so-called "decent work agenda". The diploma will be approved in June by the Council of...

FOOD & wine

Learn how to taste wine

Referred to as the drink of the Gods, who can resist a glass of wine with a deliciously prepared meal? But if one is an...

Luxury Cakes By Natalia – unique, delicious cakes made with passion

My name is Natalia and I have a love and passion for designing and baking the most beautiful and gorgeous tasting cakes. My passion for...

New NANA on the Beach opens at Armação Beach Club

“The restaurant where you can savour the Mediterranean side of life” Vila Vita Parc presents the new NANA on the Beach restaurant, at the Armação...

A funky claypot white from the Alentejo

This recent arrival at Apolónia (€22.95) is certainly funky and I will go as far as to say challenging. The wine is made by Gerações...

Lagoa Wine Show returns to showcase best Algarve wines

Wine tasting and gastronomic show between June 9 and 12 Lagoa Wine Show, “one of the most popular wine shows in the south of Portugal”,...

The makings of the perfect Portuguese guitar

Bob Tidy delves into the makings of the perfect Portuguese guitar I first tuned into the sound of the guitar when l was a child...

Learning how to learn

It is that time of the year again when students, normally secondary aged, are faced with a range of end-of-year assessments or formal external...

The May 2022 Night Sky

Welcome to the May night sky. This month, all the bright planets are only visible in the pre-dawn sky. These planets are Venus, Mars, Jupiter,...

112 – The European Emergency Call Number

Recently I was privileged to visit one of the four 112 Emergency call centres in Portugal. The one I visited was in Lisbon serving...