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Young woman dies after police ‘shoot at fleeing vehicle’

A 23-year-old woman has died in hospital in Aveiro from gun-shot injuries hours after police fired at a fleeing vehicle. PJ police are now investigating.The incident happened in the early hours in São João da Madeira during a PSP operation against thefts from parked cars.According to a release issued...

Belgium puts Lisbon and Centre back on ‘red list’ “strongly” advising against visits

Belgium has put the Greater Metropolitan Area of Lisbon and Central Portugal back on its no-go travel ‘red list’, “strongly advising” against any visits.Criticising...

“It’s hard to explain how we went so long without it”: Faro Mayor inaugurates new crematorium

Faro’s new crematorium was finally inaugurated yesterday (September 23) following over a decade of delays which had started to cast doubts on whether the...

Pioneering therapy developed in Portugal promises to eliminate virus in seconds

A consortium put together by the University of Coimbra is working on a pioneering therapy which promises to eliminate “in seconds” the virus that...

Race for Recovery

This week sees the government on a mission to secure almost €58 billion in EU funding over the next 10 years to recover the country’s...

Public debt hits 133.8% of GDP: “historic record”

Portugal’s public debt has skyrocketed in the last six months of pandemic from 114% of GDP to 133.8%.It’s an historic record, explain reports,...
Portugal Resident

Bonfires

Ask Afpop In this new monthly column, afpop, Portugal’s largest foreign residents’ association, aims to answer some of the most frequently-asked questions by members.Question: I...
Sandra Genest-Boudreau

Back to school: help your child’s posture, breathing and vitality

September is back and the new school year begins. After being at home for many months, our children used computers and cell phones a...
Portugal Resident

Female depression. Begin with prevention

Depression is not only more common in women; it tends to appear earlier, to last longer and to be recurrent. Why?Depression “includes several types...
Rosie Peddle

Fire resistant landscaping

The Algarve is not unique in experiencing devastating wildfires in native vegetation. This is a natural part of living in a Mediterranean ecosystem. I...