Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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caymanThe final Tax and Customs Authority audit and report on the information and control system for transferring money from Portugal to overseas accounts, concludes it is "extremely improbable" that the €10 billion that left the country without the taxman knowing about it, was caused by human hand.

According to the report, the systems failure between 2011 and 2014 that let €12.5 billion slip away without a murmur, was not deliberate, despite it being very convenient for those who should have been investigated by the taxman to check that any taxes due indeed had been paid.

marialuisacliffcollapse2009Albufeira council is repeating its ‘Arribas! Cooperate - Avoid an Accident!’ campaign across the municipality’s beaches during July and August.

The goal is to alert bathers to the dangers of rockfalls from cliffs to warn them to take preventative measures.

ubertaxiThe head of transport company, Uber, announced today that from Wednesday July 3rd the geographical coverage of the service will be expanded across the entire Algarve region.

Uber operates a full service in Lisbon and Oporto and has been running a service in the Algarve since last summer, covering the busy tourism areas of Faro, Vilamoura and Albufeira.

mattsbarThe president of the Algarve regional tourist board and former mayor of Albufeira, Desidério Silva, is powerless to prevent the sort of group booking that caused so much trouble and negative publicity last Sunday night in Albufeira as police cleared The Strip amid violent outbreaks.

Silva has asked for care to be taken in the sale of these sorts of low-price bulk bookings after around 1,000 young tourists from the UK arrived at Clube Praia da Oura resort as part of the 'Invade Portugal' five-day festival that promoted alcohol, events, entertainment and the chance to get laid.

CPDouroMiradouroPortugal’s rail service company, Comboios de Portugal, is following the ‘retro’ trend sweeping through the transport industry by converting some old carriages into a 1940s-style travel experience.

The carriages were in use between 1949 and 1977 and have been restored by the rail company to start a 'time travel' service from Oporto’s São Bento station to Tua in Bragança along the picturesque Douro valley.

FireLeiriaSmallCarsThe company responsible for the emergency communication system that failed to function during significant periods of the devastating Pedrógão Grande fire claimed that the SIRESP system, "lived up to the complexity of the theatre of operations."

SIRESP, a private company that manages the state's emergency communications network, says that "there was no interruption in the operation of the network" nor "was there any station that was left without service as a result of the fire" that killed 64 people.

aradeOne person died and six were injured in a crash involving three vehicles on the EN125’s Arade Bridge near Portimão in the early hours of Tuesday morning, June 27.

The collision between three cars at the Ponte Nova do Arade, at about 02.40 resulted in the road being cut off as the emergency services dealt with the dead man, the injured and the extensive wreckage.

albufeiraCrowdSunday night out in Albufeira easily could have turned into a riot as 50 anti-riot police dealt with 600 - 1,000  revellers who had spilled out into the street after a bar room fight was tacked by officers with batons.

A low number of PSP police were injured as they intervened in the general disorder along the infamous ‘strip’ and used batons to clear people from the area.