Saturday, 28 February 2015
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anonYesterday’s arrest of alleged computer hackers from the underground group Anonymous has sparked more hack attacks from remaining cyber warriors, this time on the websites of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lisbon, and of the Attorney General’s office.

Early on Friday morning the Meo.Extreme and NyAnonymous groups attacked these two websites and claimed to have shut them down overnight, although both were running as normal this morning.

hash2GNR patrols this week have made arrests in the Lagos and Albufeira districts for drug trafficking and possession of prohibited weapons.

Officers from Portimão GNR yesterday arrested two Portuguese citizens, aged 20 and 34, and have charged them with drug dealing and gun possession.

ryanairA judge has ruled that airlines cannot continue to keep passengers waiting for compensation owed after delayed flights.

Tens of thousands of people demanding compensation are likely to be affected, according to solicitors representing Kim Allen, the passenger in the test case.

vrsa2The council in Vila Real de Santo António has approved a motion for the government and council jointly to intervene in a potential business failure in the city.

Under the heading of ‘safeguarding jobs at the local printers, Litográfica do Sul, the CDU coalition members say that there are more than 40 jobs at risk if the situation is not resolved.

olivesThe deadly bacterium which is wiping out olive trees in Italy has now claimed up to a million trees just in the southern region of Puglia alone.

Warnings are being sounded that Portugal’s olives could be endangered.

euromillions2Passos Coelho continues in his attempts to distance himself and his government from the BES investment scandal.

In the opinion of the Prime Minister, it is up to regulators to solve the problems caused to 2,500 individual buyers of BES investments that were marketed as safe by BES branch staff but which in fact were invested by BES in a vain attempt to prop up parts of the crumbling Grupo Banco Espírito Santo empire which later failed.

legoLego is on a roll, having sold 62 billion brick sets last year which boosted its sales to 26.6bn DKK (£2.6bn).

The toy company is getting closer to its goal of reaching “every child in every country in the world”. It also wants to become the world’s most popular children’s toy and to this end it will be focusing more on emerging markets.

swimmingpoolThe death of a five-year-old British boy who fell into a swimming pool while on an Algarve family holiday was accidental, according to an Eastbourne coroner.

"Asphyxia as a result of drowning" was recorded by a Portuguese pathologist after Rupert Marshall, from Uckfield, East Sussex was found in the shallow end of the pool while on holiday with his two older sisters, their father and Joanna Gardner, his partner.