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British ‘drug gran’ dies alone in Portuguese jail

Just as she feared, a British grandmother convicted of smuggling cocaine while on a luxury cruise, has died alone in a Portuguese jail. The UK Express broke the news today, describing ‘insiders’ as saying Susan Clarke’s final days were spent in “so much pain” in a “rat infested cell”. According to...

Wild horses let loose in Sintra ‘natural park’

A little group of wild ‘Garrano’ horses has been let loose in Sintra natural park - the idea being that their grazing will minimise...

Citizens still battling to ensure rogue avocado plantation does as it has been ordered

Determined citizens in a rural backwater northwest of Lagos are still battling to get a rogue avocado plantation to do as it has been...

Over-65s to receive flu vaccines and Covid booster jabs simultaneously

From Monday October 18 Portugal’s oldest citizens will start receiving vaccines against the flu and booster jabs against Covid-19 simultaneously. DGS health chief Graça Freitas...

Government calls halt on rising fuel costs

Faced with the threat of a truckers’ strike over rising fuel costs, the government has reduced its ‘tax grab’ on the price of every...

Early elections “would be completely irrational”: PM Costa addresses opposition to draft State Budget

Prime Minister António Costa said today that the possibility of calling early elections due to disagreements over the government’s proposed State Budget for 2022...
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How to retire to Portugal with financial peace of mind

Anyone recently retired or approaching retirement is entering a new and exciting phase in life. While some worry retirement will be boring, many embrace...
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Ask Afpop – European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

UK state pensioners who qualify for the S1 and have registered it with the Social Security in Portugal will have to apply for the...
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What to expect at your first hearing consultation

It takes time to get used to the idea of wearing hearing aids. Maybe you’ve talked to friends and family about your hearing loss....
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Fall in love with the simple things in life

Portugal is an attractive country for virtually everyone. From students, retirees, families, to couples or singles, anyone can start a new life in this...

Atocha Hotel Madrid

Hotel review Patrick Stuart enjoys a stopover in the Spanish capital at Europe’s first Tapestry Collection hotel by Hilton Covid restrictions have changed the way we travel, and those of us who have done our utmost to keep on travelling during these unusual times often find ourselves taking routes we would...

Financing your home in Portugal

Sponsored Content The climate, food, hospitality, low cost of living and tax benefits make Portugal a destination of choice for foreigners who consider the country not only a great holiday destination, but also a good place to live. If you are thinking about buying a home in Portugal, and maybe even...

The Time to Act is Now: Portugal’s Golden Visa Scheme Changes in January 2022!

Sponsored Content If you are looking to apply for second citizenship, why not invest in property which could earn you big returns at the same...

Latest migration figures reveal flood of Brits moving to the Portuguese interior

The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK has shared details of a significant surge in Brits moving to inland Portugal, ahead of its...

Five reasons to buy property in Portugal

Sponsored Content Portugal is loaded with reasons to make it your new home. But purchasing property is a big commitment. If you did make the move,...

Safe Communities presents letter of appreciation to departing GNR Commander

On October 9, just prior to the inaugural ceremony of the new GNR Territorial Commander for Faro District, President Safe Communities Portugal David Thomas...

Tickets sold out! The Algarveans are back with live theatre

Finally, The Algarveans Experimental Theatre are able to make a long-anticipated return to the stage after an enforced hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic....

Rotarians raise €1,600 at charity quiz lunch

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) held a fundraising quiz lunch on October 2 at Tribulum Restaurant in Almancil. Six teams battled it out and,...

Algarve History Association launches autumn season of talks

The Algarve History Association begins its autumn programme with a series of talks at both Tavira and Lagoa municipal libraries. On Monday, October 18 in...

A reliable old friend

Periquita is one of the best-known Portuguese wines on the market and, considering that it was the first ever wine to be bottled in...

Ocean restaurant scoops top international awards

Vila Vita Parc resort, in Porches, received two international awards for its two Michelin-star Ocean restaurant, distinguished on Monday with “The Global Restaurant of...

Walk the Line

Winegrowers, especially in France, are known to plant roses at the end of each row of vines. Roses are very sensitive to diseases and...

The October 2021 Night Sky

Welcome to the October night sky. Shortly after sunset over in the west, a bright star-like object will be seen – this is planet...

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my fourth wedding anniversary. Despite having seen television programmes of brides choosing their dresses, of the ‘stressful’ planning, the wedding days, I...

Why Brits drive on the wrong side of the road

I was on a shuttle going from Gatwick airport to a hotel in Crawley when I looked out the window and saw an empty...