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Spain heads 'back to Franco era' as tensions rise in Barcelona

Spain heads 'back to Franco era' as tensions rise in Barcelona

Of the Spanish government’s three ships, contracted to dock in Catalonian ports to act as accommodation for...

MAR Shopping Algarve six weeks late in opening

MAR Shopping Algarve six weeks late in opening

MAR Shopping Algarve, due to open next to the new Ikea store near Loulé, has missed its...

Pedrógão Grande fire deaths - prosecutions for 'negligent homicide' being prepared

Pedrógão Grande fire deaths - prosecutions for 'negligent homicide' being prepared

Police investigators have found evidence of negligence by four entities in the deaths of 64 people, all...

Algarve scoops annual tourism awards

Algarve scoops annual tourism awards

The Algarve region collected an exceptional haul of awards at the Publituris Portugal Travel Awards gala at...

Monchique feldspar mining project gets official thumbs down

Monchique feldspar mining project gets official thumbs down

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Carlos Martins, has given the thumbs down to a proposal...

Public Prosecutor investigating 'missing €10 billion' in offshore transfers

Public Prosecutor investigating 'missing €10 billion' in offshore transfers

After months of collecting information on ‘the case of the missing €10 billion,’ the total amount transferred...

Portuguese stranded abroad with zero compensation from Ryanair

Portuguese stranded abroad with zero compensation from Ryanair

Consumer organisation Deco and Portugal's National Civil Aviation Authority both have received complaints from passengers affected by...

Jerónimo Martins director detained in Colombia on corruption charges

Jerónimo Martins director detained in Colombia on corruption charges

The director of operations of ARA, a supermarket company belonging to Pingo Doce owner Jerónimo Martins (Est....

Spain's government prepares to suppress Catalonian referendum with up to 16,000 police

Spain's government prepares to suppress Catalonian referendum with up to 16,000 police

The Catalan president said today that the vote for indepence from Spain would take place. “The aggressive tactics...

Portugal's 'Jumbo' supermarket brand to go in Auchan shake-up

Portugal's 'Jumbo' supermarket brand to go in Auchan shake-up

Groupe Auchan SA, is based in Croix, France, owns the Jumbo supermarket chain in Portugal but has...

Left Bloc continues to harry government over Via do Infante tolls

Left Bloc continues to harry government over Via do Infante tolls

Refusing to give, keenly aware of his responsibilities to those who elected him as Left Bloc MP...

Portugal's Navy to receive Black Shark torpedoes in €7 million order

Portugal's Navy to receive Black Shark torpedoes in €7 million order

Portugal’s Navy is to take delivery of new torpedoes as part of a deal with Leonardo Defence...

'The problems of Portugal are not over' advises Commerzbank

'The problems of Portugal are not over' advises Commerzbank

"The problems of Portugal are not over - they are worse," warns Commerzbank in a note to...

Bikes are Back - FIM World Superbike Championships Round 10

Bikes are Back - FIM World Superbike Championships Round 10

Following a one year absence the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve welcomed motorcycle fans from across the world...

Latest Features

BLiP EXPO 2017 - Bringing Business to You

BLiP EXPO 2017 - Bringing Business to You

Put the weekend of 7-8 October in your diary now because that...

Winter is coming, heat your home now at 50%

Winter is coming, heat your home now at 50%

While in the North of Europe rain and storm is daily business,...

Zoom in on a Lagos Resident: An Excellent Hairstylist and Single Mother

Zoom in on a Lagos Resident: An Excellent Hairstylist and Single Mother

This is a story of my hairstylist Ana, Vidal Sassoon trained and...

Weekly Currency Forecast

Weekly Currency Forecast

Last week proved a very good week for the Pound. Good economic...

Mediterranean Garden Fair 2017 - Saturday October 28th - make it a date!

Mediterranean Garden Fair 2017 - Saturday October 28th - make it a date!

Make it a date - the Algarve’s only specialist Plant Sale once...

Under our feet in Lisbon

Under our feet in Lisbon

An excellent exhibition, organized by the Museu de Lisboa, is about to...

Popping the cork at Windsor

Popping the cork at Windsor

Lovers of champagne (woops, I mean sparkling wine), are awaiting the release...

South African overseas workers face tax shock

South African overseas workers face tax shock

On 18 August, the window period to submit public comment on the...

We never lose at the 19th hole

We never lose at the 19th hole

If you are a golfer then you don’t need further explanation! Golf...

Which EU Country Is Most At Risk Of Cybercrime?

Which EU Country Is Most At Risk Of Cybercrime?

Computer users in South Eastern Europe may want to review their digital...

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Ideal Homes Portugal Receives International Property Award

Ideal Homes Portugal Receives International Property Award

The old adage of 'hard work pays off' rings true here at Ideal Homes Portugal, especially these last few days...

11th Portugal Masters in Vilamoura - 21 to 24 September

11th Portugal Masters in Vilamoura - 21 to 24 September

Yesterday saw the start of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura. The event, considered one of the major golf tournaments, is...

Exclusive Algarve Villas wins another award

Exclusive Algarve Villas wins another award

Directors Marcela and Bart van Linden are proud to announce that Exclusive Algarve Villas will be honoured at the European...

Government to charge income tax on all expat pensions

Government to charge income tax on all expat pensions

In a move that epitomises the Portuguese government’s ‘lure them in and tax them later’ attitude to foreign retirees and...

September set to be a good month for property

September set to be a good month for property

Summer may be almost over but the property market is hotting up this September, with more properties on the market...

NEW - contemporary golf resort an "architectural masterpiece"

NEW - contemporary golf resort an "architectural masterpiece"

Just when you thought Portugal’s coastline properties couldn’t get any more impressive, a stylish and contemporary golf estate, conceptualised and...

‘Until Sold’ deal from Beverywhere shakes the property market

‘Until Sold’ deal from Beverywhere shakes the property market

Portugal’s leading online estate agent Beverywhere.com has launched an already hugely popular 'Until Sold’ deal to help sell properties -...

A Premier Property in a Stunning Location: Exclusive to Cerro Novo

A Premier Property in a Stunning Location: Exclusive to Cerro Novo

Cerro Novo are pleased to present this magnificent villa with annexe, situated in an elevated position to the west of...

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