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World’s oldest dog ever is Portuguese

Bobi, a 30-year-old Rafeiro Alentejano, breaks Guinness World Record for oldest dog ever A Portuguese dog who defied death after birth has been crowned the oldest living dog in the world - and the oldest dog ever - by Guinness World Records (GWR). Bobi is a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo -...

Deaths and mutilations ‘scandal’ at Amadora-Sintra: surgical team threaten walkout

Surgeons ‘upset’ over disciplinary processes; want whistleblowers ‘out The controversy exposed by the complaints of two surgeons of allegedly needless deaths and ‘mutilations’ at the...

New cases of cancer in Portugal correspond to ⅔ of annual births

Cancers are main cause of premature death in Portugal World Cancer Day has seen Portugal’s deputy director general of Health stress that the roughly 60,000...

Nothing new from talks with ministry – striking teachers

Government accused of ‘tinkering round edges’ but failing on ‘essential’ Portugal's defiant teachers' unions emerged from the latest meeting with the government yesterday as focused...

Contaminated soil and groundwater on former site of Matosinhos refinery

Construction of Innovation City hinges on radical environmental clean-up Portugal's largest oil company GALP has said it is “only to be expected” that land around...

Man suspected of killing two women in Algarve

But public prosecutor has doubts A man in jail over a drug trafficking case has now been linked to the brutal deaths of two women...

150 jobs on offer at Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago resort will host its ninth Open Day event on Wednesday, February 8 in a bid to hire around 150 employees to join its team. “Quinta do Lago continues to grow year after year, with new projects and opportunities, and is looking to strengthen its teams in the...

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...

What’s the Best Way to Ship Pallets to Portugal?

Located in the extreme west of Europe, there are two primary routes for sending pallets to Portugal. The first is via France and 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...

Are your savings and investments suitable for you today and your future plans?

We often write about the importance of protecting your wealth, from taxes, inflation, succession restrictions, etc. It is worth highlighting that one key element, whether you are looking at tax...

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...

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...

Make your dreams come true! Portugal comes to London

'Moving to Portugal' Show - March 23, 2023 in Central London  Hearing the word “Portugal” no doubt creates in your mind visions of a beautiful climate, sensational beaches, breathtaking beauty and world-class golf courses. On top of that, there is a thriving tech scene and Portugal also has some of the...

Lovely rural residence with annexe and delightful gardens

This charming, rustic-style residence of immense character is located in a superb rural area within a few minutes’ drive of Algoz, with its orange groves and main road connections. With flexible and generous accommodation throughout, the current owners have thoughtfully decorated and renovated over the years to provide immense comfort...
Adrian Hook

Are your savings and investments suitable for you today and your future plans?

We often write about the importance of protecting your wealth, from taxes, inflation, succession restrictions, etc. It is worth highlighting that one key element, whether...
Glenda Cole

A tale of two Covids

Where were you when Covid first changed your life? As an American, there are moments burned into our common psyche – like the explosion...
Guilherme Marques

The Volvo C40 Recharge Twin

First ground-up pure electric Volvo is the same as any other Volvo these days. Cool. It’s good to be Volvo these days. The Swedish constructor...
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...

FOOD & wine

Become a private winemaker in the Algarve

The Winemaker Experience - Become a private winemaker in the Algarve How does it work? The Winemaker Experience  is a hands-on project funded by Quinta dos...

Wine: Vinha Pan Tinto 2017

Remedy to a dry January (well almost …) I hope, dear readers, that those of you who carried on enjoying wine during January (like any...

Choosing the best wine to pair with your meals

The importance of choosing the right wine It is no surprise that the wine can set out the tone of a meal, pulling it together...

Portugal among world’s 15 best cuisines

Portuguese cuisine has been voted as the 13th best in the world, according to audience votes collected by food website TasteAtlas. The cuisines of each...

Food Talk – Dry January

Well, as I can’t write about wine this month … I have to apologise to regular readers of my column, but as I am (at...

Advances in the efforts to save Alagoas Brancas

The bitter dispute over whether the Alagoas Brancas wetland in the Algarve should be protected or destroyed has entered its sixth year with environmental...

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...

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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