Thursday, 19 October 2017
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Rod Lavery diesThe Algarve's most feared letter-writer Ron Lavery died on the 4th of February. Long-term resident of the Algarve, Ron loved nothing more than stirring up expats and locals alike through the always-tolerant Letters page of the Portugal News. 

Michael WinnerFilm director Michael Winner, latterly a restaurant critic and always a bon vivant, died on Monday January 21st at the age of 77.

His wife Geraldine said he died at his London home after an illness, Winner suffered poor health in recent years including a near-fatal bacterial infection from oysters, MRSA and liver disease.