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“Only 15% of adverse reactions in Portugal related to AstraZeneca” while second dose ‘can be substituted by another other vaccine’

Only 15% of the more than 3600 cases of adverse reactions reported in Portugal are related to the AstraZeneca vaccine while DGS health chiefs today have ‘admitted’ that the second dose ‘could be substituted by any other vaccine’. And so began another ‘stranger than fiction’ week in Portugal where no-one...

Hundreds of motorists honk horns in disgust in Lisbon and Viseu as petition to oust Marquês judge hits 170,000 signatures

Hundreds of motorists honked their horns in ‘disgust’ in Lisbon and Viseu yesterday over the ‘pardoning’ by Judge Ivo Rosa of former prime minister...

‘Saving Alagoas Brancas’: associations file injunction

The steely determination of bird-lovers and conservationists to save Alagoas Brancas, Lagoa’s signature freshwater lagoon, has seen a bid for a judicial embargo presented...

Shots fired at police as hundreds party in Amadora

Shots were fired at police in the early hours of this morning as they tried to break up parties ongoing in the Amadora neighbourhood...

“Algarve at risk of confinement” but numbers remain low

Today’s Covid bulletin if taken on face value is positive: hospital numbers remain at 466 nationwide, the number of patients in intensive care has...

Race against time to ‘save’ €80 million MotoGP promises for Algarve and Portugal in general

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, it seems negotiations are still ongoing to try and ‘save’ the €80 million in revenue that the Algarve...
Trevor Holman

You are very lucky to still be alive!

Now, if you are like me – that is you are ever so very slightly just over the age of 37 or, in my...
Dr Eduardo Serra Jorge

Deadline for regularisation by AT (tax authority)

Law number 7/2021 of February 26 reinforced taxpayer guarantees and simplified tax procedures, having amended the General Tax Law, the Tax Procedure and Procedure...
Portugal Resident

Turning sediments into art

Algarve biologist Sarita Camacho makes watercolours out of rocks and shells An Algarve marine biologist and artist is enjoying success bringing both those worlds together...
Farah Naz

Springing hope in your step

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness – Desmond Tutu Spring is here again to push away...

Healthcare in Portugal as British expat

Sponsored Content Every year, hundreds of Brits take the decision to move to Portugal. They do it for the better weather, the easy-going lifestyle and the lower cost of living. But of course, there are also practical things you need to think about when moving to a different country. Will I...

Transferring your Mortgage to Another Bank

Sponsored Content Do you currently have a mortgage in Portugal with a high interest rate and are looking to get the lowest rate possible? We understand that the thought of moving to another bank may seem like a daunting task but it doesn't need to be. At Ideal Homes Mortgages...

Amendoeira Golf welcoming families back

RESORT HIGHLIGHT As golf courses reopen, Amendoeira Golf Resort in Alcantarilha (Silves) is showing off its brand new, family-friendly facilities to complement the existing, award-winning...

How to retire to Portugal as a British expat

Sponsored Content Portugal attracts hundreds of British retirees each year. The blissful weather, stunning scenery and excellent food provide an alternative to the year-round grey...

Luz Living: a luxury reinvention of Algarve retirement

Sponsored Content Luz Living, a residential luxury condominium due to be built in Praia da Luz (Lagos), will provide a retirement haven for citizens looking...

New website helps local artisans sell products worldwide

Helping local artisans sell their handmade products to clients from all over the world is the goal of new website ‘Little Piece of Portugal’. Launched...

Rotary ‘Golden Ticket’ winner receives hamper of Algarve products

For Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI), it has been a difficult 12 months as many of its regular fundraising events have had to...

United Lisbon: The capital’s new international school and educational hub

Chitra Stern, founder and CEO of United Lisbon International School, spoke to the Resident this week about the school’s opening last September, how it...

Giving something back to Portugal – The Swedes set an example worth following

“Ten years ago, I started collecting food and toiletries from friends to give to needy families in the area to help them to have...

Drugs and vaccines: balancing benefits and harms

For drugs to be approved, they must prove to be safe and effective, which means that the benefits of the drug appear to be...

Watch out for Portugal’s women winemakers

Meet some of the country’s top players in a traditionally male-dominated profession In 2020, one of Portugal’s most accomplished wine producers told me, in his...

Marmoré de Borba 2018

Different, delicious and slightly dangerous... The first thing that makes this wine stand out on the shelf is the shape of the bottle, something I...

Screen time – what is acceptable in the multimedia age?

In a multimedia-based world, for many the recent pandemic drove education to be taught through remote screens for the entire school day and was,...

April fools – message in a bottle or living outside the box

“There must be some kind of way outta here, said the joker to the thief” - Jimmy Hendrix April the First - ‘dia das mentiras’...

Yearning for yarn – Vanessa Barragão, a textile artist for our times

As theoretical physicist Richard P. Feynman once said, “Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of...