The Algarve is being harmed by the National Institute of Medical Emergency (INEM) being managed 300 kilometres away according to the Trade Union of Public Sector Workers.
"The Algarve-based call centre was shut when the regional INEM for the Algarve was disbanded in 2012. This was done for economic reasons.
The Algarve Tourist Board has launched a virtual marketing campaign using Algarve-based Facebook account holders. The 'Secret Spreaders - guardians of the Algarve' promotion aims to change internet users into new tourists.
Until the end of April anyone with a Facebook profile is encouraged to promote the Algarve.
More fines are being handed out to parents in the UK who take their children on holiday during term time.
Instances of fines being levied for the autumn term increased by 70% last year to nearly 5,300 in just 34 out of England’s 152 councils, according to research by the BBC.
Ryanair is to make tickets available through travel agents next month.
This is the first time in ten years that it will be possible to buy Ryanair flights from an agent.
The US state of Colorado is raking in taxes on its legalised sale of cannabis.
In January, the first month of sales, $2 million landed in the state government’s coffers. Another $1.5 million in tax was collected from medical sales of the drug.
During the same month, $2.7 million came in from tax on alcohol.
Banks forwarded €500 million less to Portugal’s corporate sector this January compared to last, according to figures released today by the Bank of Portugal, an 11% fall.
Compared with December 2013, the reduction was 13.5% in January 2014 so either companies do not need finance or the banks are not lending to them, due mainly to a rise in mortgage debt.
The UK's Liberal Democrats will fight to ensure British expats in other EU countries do not lose their right to vote, in a ground-breaking new policy adopted at the party's spring 2014 conference in York.
The party - whose policies are decided by its members at conference - also decided to look into the idea of overseas constituencies to represent Brits abroad, as used by France and Italy.
"Not to insult people who want a consensus," said the stately warhorse of Portuguese politics, but "I have said enough for people to realise that I do not agree with it.”
The former President of the Republic of Portugal was asked his opinion of yesterday’s speech by the current Head of State, Cavaco Silva who has called for an ‘arc of governance’ in Portugal’s political scene, exhorting parties to converge and agree on austerity measures so as to please foreign lenders.