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Parliamentary leader encourages Portuguese to ‘flock en-masse’ to Seville to watch Portugal v Belgium game…

Social media has exploded with ‘righteous indignation’ today over comments made by parliamentary leader Ferro Rodrigues after last night’s Euro championship game in which Portugal went forwards to the semi-finals, to play Belgium in Seville on Sunday. His words? He hopes the Portuguese will flock en masse to Seville to...

New blow to holiday confidence as PM admits “if European Council” votes to ban Brits, we will comply”

Just when anyone might think they had seen it all, Portugal’s PM has told reporters that if the European Council backs Angela Merkel’s ‘demand’...

Family gatherings and long weekend tourists behind Algarve’s rising Covid cases, health delegate says

Family gatherings and the “large number of tourists” who visited the Algarve during early June’s long weekends could be behind the growing number of...

Crisis provoked by pandemic plunges another 400,000 Portuguese into poverty

The crisis provoked by the pandemic has plunged a further 400,000 Portuguese into poverty. This is the bottom line of a study published this week...

Further upset as Angela Merkel ‘demands’ that all Britons arriving in EU’ go into quarantine

There is further upset in the tourism and hospitality sector today following news that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is ‘demanding’ that all EU countries...

Euro 2020: Portugal survive ‘group of death’

PORTUGAL 2-2 FRANCE GERMANY 2-2 HUNGARY Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Ali Daei’s long-standing all-time 109 international goal-scoring record with a brace of penalties against France to ensure...
Richard Lamberth

London Calling

Life is a circus … Or it soon will be when work starts this year to transform the beating heart of London’s West End! After...
Dr Maria Alice

Are we near the end?

At this point, the pandemic is far from over. In an attempt to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic will end, scientists look to the...
Rosie Peddle

Woody Aussies for a Monchique Garden – lessons following the fires

The southernmost province of Portugal, the Algarve, is, according to the USDA hardiness designation, classified as zone 9/10. Because our garden is 500m up...
Dan Henderson

4 key benefits of effective tax planning

When it comes to your savings and investments, is your main objective to preserve your wealth, provide an income or generate growth? Perhaps it...

Projection Dreams opens Dolby Atmos cinema demonstration suite in Carvoeiro

Algarve-based home cinema specialists Projection Dreams opened their third full Dolby Atmos cinema demonstration suite at their Carvoeiro Experience Centre on Friday (June 18). The event was attended by Luis Wassmann of LW Speakers – described by Projection Dreams as the “top manufacturer of commercial speakers used in most of...

The Federal Reserve meeting, US dollar strength, and what it means for British expats

It’s been an explosive week for most major currencies. Starting off reasonably stable, everything took a turn for the volatile on Wednesday. All due to one key event. The FOMC (the Federal Open Market Committee — a unit within the US Federal Reserve) met on Wednesday. The result of the...

Ideal Homes International will host a Mortgage Webinar next week!

Sponsored Content Join Ideal Homes next Thursday, 24th June at 5pm London/Lisbon | 12pm EST | 9am Pacific, for their latest webinar, which will explore...

Hassle-free investment into a European holiday paradise in addition to a second passport

Sponsored Content The Portuguese Golden Visa program is considered as one of, if not the best, residency investment-schemes in Europe. Whenever an entrepreneur brainstorms about a...
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Showhouse ready as Carvoeiro Gardens development nears completion

A new video produced recently by Fine & Country Algarve presents the new fully-furnished showhouse at Carvoeiro Gardens and shows aerial footage of the...

Transforming people at Receive Retreat

“Are you ready to receive these offerings?” It is with this slogan echoing in their minds that Alex Wirthl’s clients find the determination to...

Winners of “Lockdown” photo competition revealed

The winners of a Lockdown-themed photographic competition organised by the Rotary Club Estoi Palace’s (RCEPI) have been revealed. RCEPI had asked “What has Lockdown...

Dingbats21 – we’re stronger together!

‘Dingbats21’ came to me in the restless early hours one morning. Why? Because it is often then one finds, after a bereavement, that loneliness...

Rotary Clubs donate fridges to Algarve’s Refood branches

The Algarve’s Rotary Clubs, led by the Rotary Club of Faro, have donated several fridges and other cold storage equipment to the Algarve branches...

Tavira chef Noélia Jerónimo elected ‘Chef of the Year’

Chef Noélia Jerónimo, known for her work at the popular Cabanas de Tavira restaurant Noélia & Jerónimo, has received the coveted ‘Chef of the...

New ‘Algarve Wines’ official seal launched

The Algarve Wine Commission (CVA) has created an “official seal” for restaurants that serve Algarve wines from at least three local winemakers to display...

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The famous duo of inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term used to describe two conditions: Crohn’s Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) both are responsible for chronic...

Pilot’s School

I’ve always been extremely fortunate in my life when it comes to flying. By that I mean that, so far, I’ve never been on...

Re: “What I miss about the UK?” (article by Trevor Holman, May 13 edition)

I thought absence was supposed to make the heart grow fonder, Trevor! There’s nowhere perfect in this world and, on balance, I enjoy life here...

Palm trees

I am shocked at so many palm trees from Porto to Algarve. Portuguese native trees are beautiful and green like the trees throughout other European...