Hugh Grant has fun at nightclub

British actor Hugh Grant made a flying visit to the Algarve to play golf as well as enjoy the nightlife with friends at Quinta do Lago’s nightclub, T-Club, on August 7 and 8.

Vera Roquette, co-owner of the T-Club, met the Four Weddings and a Funeral star.

“He is a delightful man,” she told the Algarve Resident: “He has a lot of time for people and spoke highly of our nightclub.”

While on holiday in the region, Hugh Grant also made an appearance at the Vale do Lobo Summer Party on Saturday evening.

Region saddened by death of Sir Bobby

Sir Bobby Robson, one of England’s most successful football managers and a regular visitor to the Algarve, died aged 76 on Friday, July 31, in County Durham, UK, after battling with five bouts of cancer.

Sir Bobby was regarded as one of football’s best and most charismatic coaches, as well as being highly respected for his annual charity golf event in the Algarve in aid of the Refúgio Aboim Ascenção children’s home in Faro.

Dangerous beaches lack warning signs

Following a fatal rock fall at a beach in Albufeira on August 21, it came to light that several cliffs overlooking Algarve beaches were at risk of collapsing and no warning signs were in place to alert bathers to the potential dangers they represent.

Also in August, Albufeira’s public prosecutor opened a criminal inquiry into the incident at Maria Luísa beach that killed five holidaymakers from the north of Portugal and saw three others injured.

Authorities responsible for monitoring the Algarve’s coastline said that the “unforeseeable accident” was not a result

of negligence.

After the incident, safety work was carried out at Praia da Oura in Albufeira as part of the Regional Hydrographic Administration’s (ARH) programme to monitor the Algarve’s coastline.

In October, a second rock fall occurred in the early hours of the morning at Santa Eulália beach, also in Albufeira council, but no one was hurt.