FARO POLICE recently arrested a foreign man, who is suspected of robbing a bank in the Vila do Bispo area and stealing a car which he used in the robbery. The suspect, aged 30, had been living in an abandoned house in Lagos and is a drug addict, who has been wanted by the police in connection with other crimes. For the past four years, he has been living in Portugal illegally. After appearing in court for an initial hearing, the man has to report to the police station on a twice weekly basis.
Local resident helps
A CHEQUE for 1,450 euros was presented to Dr. Santos Pereira, president of the Associação Oncológica do Algarve (AOA), by Santa Bárbara de Nêxe resident, Ray Broadhurst. The money was collected at the memorial service for Ray’s partner, Wendy Goodson, who died of cancer on May 5 after a long illness. The memorial service at St Luke’s church, in Santa Bárbara de Nêxe, was attended by more than 200 friends who donated money in lieu of flowers. The cheque will go towards the finishing of the new Radiotherapy Unit in Faro, which is expected to come into operation in October.
RAJ AT GARBE, Indian restaurant in Armação de Pêra’s Hotel Garbe, is hosting an Indian barbecue dinner this Saturday (June 25) in aid of two animal charities, Quintinha dos Animals de Goldra and Amigos dos Gatos do Algarve. Both charities help re-house and rehabilitate the stray and abandoned animals that roam the Algarve. Every year, the Hotel Garbe and Raj at Garbe work in conjunction with animal related charities to raise funds and awareness of the issue. Live entertainment will keep your toes tapping and your hips swinging throughout the evening. The highlight of the event will be a raffle, which always proves to be an exciting and rewarding part of the proceedings. Tickets cost 25 euros per person (including wine and coffee), with all the proceeds going to the charities. Book early to avoid disappointment. For reservations, call Jane at Hotel Garbe on 282 320 260, Lesley 282 514 218 or Dawn 918 753 003.