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Portugal’s F1 Grand Prix winner is British driver Lewis Hamilton

British ‘racing driving legend’ Lewis Hamilton has won the Portuguese Grand Prix, beating Michael Schumacher’s record of F1 victories by securing his 92nd career win. Say reports, the world champion delivered another exhibition of control, managing his race magnificently to become the most successful F1 driver of all time in...

Portugal’s virus situation continues to fill hospitals

Sunday’s virus tally shows another 19 people have died from serious complications of infection by Covid-19 in the last 24-hours. Another 2,577 positive cases have...

OE 2021: Today’s the day for pivotal decisions in Portugal

Today - albeit a Sunday - is the day for pivotal decisions over the government’s State Budget for 2021 (OE 2021). With everything else that...

Homeless man gets a home after 20 years on streets

A 62-year old homeless man who had lived on the streets of Portugal's capital for over 20 years was finally given a home, Lusa...

Portugal’s medical association warns of “severe overload” in emergencies via SNS Line 24

Portugal's medical association warned on Sunday that the SNS 24 Line - which was created to answer questions for people with COVID-19 symptoms -...

Mixed messaging comes out of Algarve’s first F1 Grand Prix

With Portimão the epicentre of Grand Prix fever in Portugal this weekend, there has been mixed messaging coming from the tracks. Sports paper Record proclaims...
Larry Hampton

We can whine about Covid … or we can wine and dine

Every autumn our group of wine-loving friends organises a four- to five-day trip. The objective is pure hedonism – we stay in wonderful hotels,...
Manuela Robinson

Financial Emigration for South Africans

What is financial emigration Financial emigration is a decision that needs to be made when one has decided to permanently move residency, and no longer...
Guilherme Marques

Champion’s parade

DS Techeetah and António Félix da Costa put on a show around Lisbon’s streets last Saturday, celebrating their first world title together. This week we...
Portugal Resident

US elections and the stock market

With elections looming in the United States, this year was always going to be an interesting stock market year. The global corona crisis was...