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Lisbon opens debate on construction of Jewish Museum

Museum project dependent on being considered of "exceptional interest" Lisbon City Council has approved a public debate on the project to build a Jewish Museum in Belém - initially scheduled to be ready by this year. In a private meeting of the municipal executive, the proposal to "approve the exceptional interest...

Military ‘bristling’ with ‘bad feeling’; threaten protests

Portugal's Armed Forces demanding pay increases in line with police  Portugal’s military is bristling with indignation over “differentiated treatment” between the Armed Forces and the...

AD targets PS for failing to prepare Algarve for drought

The head of AD says nothing has been done in eight years of PS leadership Luís Montenegro, president of PSD and head of the Aliança...

PS names health, drought and housing as Algarve priorities

PS has set three key priorities for the region The Socialist Party (PS) has named health, drought and housing as the three key priorities that...

Suspended: price increases announced for Algarve’s water

Algarve mayors reject government pressure, for now Price increases announced for water across the 16 municipalities of the Algarve will NOT now being implemented, as...

Jet 2 plane makes emergency landing at Faro Airport

An Airbus 321-251NX operated by Jet 2 which was flying from Tenerife (Spain) to Birmingham (UK) had to make an emergency landing at Faro...

Wine Yoga Fest Takes Centre Stage at Quinta dos Vales

In the heart of the Algarve region in Portugal, amidst the stunning landscapes and lush vineyards, health enthusiasts and yoga aficionados are gearing up for a transformative experience at the upcoming Health Fest hosted at Quinta dos Vales. This unique event promises a harmonious blend of wellness activities, with...

Discover a unique sense of freedom

Caravans2rent is a company dedicated to providing memorable and liberating experiences for travel and camping lovers. Since 2017 their mission has been to turn every journey into an unforgettable adventure by offering a diverse fleet of high-quality motor homes designed to meet the diverse needs of their customers. What sets...

Algarve Trade Experience mixes football, wine and spirits

The tenth edition of the Algarve Trade Experience, the biggest wine and spirits event organised by Garrafeira Soares, takes place at the Algarve Stadium on February 26 and 27. This European Championship year, the tenth edition of the Algarve Trade Experience is back on February 26 and 27 with a...

Ando Living – a ‘walkable haven’ in the heart of European culture

In the lively streets of Lisbon, Porto, and Istanbul, Ando Living apartments beckon modern travellers with a promise – a place to live or...

Clínica Vivina Cabrita launches teledermatology service to meet the needs of the Algarve population

Clínica Vivina Cabrita, a reference in ophthalmology in Portugal's southern region, is strengthening its position as a centre of excellence in healthcare in the...

Portuguese taxes in 2024: What you need to know

The Portugal 2024 budget introduced one significant tax reform for 2024 – the popular non-habitual residence programme closed for new applicants. Otherwise, Portuguese taxation remains similar to recent years. Income...

Non-Habitual Resident Status – Transitional Regime

The Non-Habitual Resident Status is a special regime that establishes a more favourable tax regime, in the sense of reducing Personal Income Tax (IRS)...

Protect your pensions and retirement savings for the long-term

Our pensions are often key for our long-term financial security, but, unfortunately, they are complex. Deciding what to do with yours involves navigating various...

Demand for Portugal’s revamped Golden Visa remains high

“Avalanche” of money from investors looking to get Portuguese Golden Visas There has been a lot of talk in the overseas press that Portugal’s Golden...

Recognising excellence SandyBlue named ‘Best Luxury Holiday Home Lettings & Management in Portugal’

The annual Luxury Lifestyle Awards is an international award ceremony providing luxury brands with recognition for their overall excellence. The objective of these awards is to recognise excellence across the whole range of property industry sectors and maintain the highest standards in the industry worldwide. In 2023, SandyBlue won the...

The state of real estate: 2024 property trends in Portugal

Property associations in Portugal are predicting continued growth for 2024 as foreigners continue to look to Portugal as a top choice to invest and live in. With Portugal reportedly among the most sought-after destinations for property investment in 2024, the Resident contacted associations representing the property sector to find out...
Joan Maycock

Positive and negative affect … and moods – Part 1

The word ‘affect’ is used to refer to the expression of moods and emotions associated with an idea, action and feeling. Basically, if we talk...
Irina Mikhailava

The Mother Sauces

In the culinary world, there are undoubtedly as many sauces as there are dishes. However, not all sauces are made equal. There is an...
Carl Munson

Driven mad in Portugal?

What goes on in your mind when I say “driving in Portugal”? Are you thinking about the ‘unique’ driving style of this country, which some...
Jay Costa Owen

The ancient origins of Carnival

Throughout history, humanity has always celebrated the changing of seasons and the renewal of life through various festivals and rituals. Among these, Carnival stands...

FOOD & wine

The Mother Sauces

In the culinary world, there are undoubtedly as many sauces as there are dishes. However, not all sauces are made equal. There is an...

Try the Algarve’s traditional xarém in Moncarapacho

Xarém is a beloved dish in the Algarve Moncarapacho, a small village near Olhão, is gearing up for the third edition of its 'Mostra de...

Oysters replacing clams at Algarve shellfish farms

Clams take longer to produce and generate less profit for producers Oyster production is gaining ground in the Ria Formosa in the Algarve, replacing clams...

Morgado do Quintão launches À MESA, a series of events inspired by Algarve cuisine and family recipes

Coordinated by chef Sérgio Gama, the monthly gastronomic gatherings will offer guests an authentic taste of the Algarve and its traditions. Boutique winery and farm...

Long-forgotten grape varieties produce wine again

First wines with commercial potential reach Portuguese tables this week Grape varieties that had been forgotten in the Dão Demarcated Region have been recovered and...

Choosing a Valentine

Did you know that Valentine’s Day has been celebrated since the Middle Ages with the most popular belief being that it honours St Valentine,...

The flavour of love

Along with everything else that Valentine’s Day is promoted to be, it is also considered a day of love. At least that is what...

Child-on-child abuse

A new year always brings new reports and statistics on a variety of topics. It has been reported worldwide that child-on-child abuse has risen...

Animal Corner – Animal dumping

Humiliation … going for a ride, car door opens. “Out.” Car gone. What now? Wait. Whizzing cars. Pedestrians. Not used to this. Someone approaching....

The history behind the months of the year

The Gregorian calendar is what we use today to track the Earth’s journey around the sun, or to schedule a dentist’s appointment, or to...

Cinema: The Color Purple

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