Thursday, 25 May 2017
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alcoutimLong awaited dredging works are closer to happening as those concerned with this stretch of the Guadiana River, between Alcoutim and Pomarão in Mértola, have got together, resulting in the announcement of a start date of 'early 2018.’

Those at this key meeting looked at the current situation and managed to lay down a programme of 'things that need to be done' to sort out the navigability of the upper Guadiana which at the moment is generally navigable only to Alcoutim.

water2Lagoa council has taken its leaking water supply system and, since 2013, has renewed significant sections in an effort to reduce water loss.

According to the 2016 report from the council’s water supply service, the percentage of water lost at the year-end was 29.5%, a drop of over 10% compared to 2013 when 40% of domestic water was lost between supplier and consumer.

oilAljezurImageThe movement to free the Algarve of oil, MALP, is organising a vigil outside Loulé town hall for Friday May 26th

The anti-oil organisation is continuing to demand that the government changes its policy of doing everything possible to encourage the oil and gas exploration and extraction concession granted to Galp-ENI for an area off the coast of Aljezur.

mattWallaceEngland's Matt Wallace has won the Portugal Open at the Morgado Golf Resort near Portimão.

Wallace led from start to finish and claims his first European Tour title after a final round of 69 to finish ahead of  Julian Suri from the US.

6208aThe worldwide WannaCry virus has affected 200,000 victims, according to Europol which said this number inevitably will rise on Monday when people get to work and turn on their computers.

"We had never seen anything like it," said Europol’s director Rob Wainwright, who said the virus has hit 150 countries and affected mostly companies.

gasThe Government is eliminating several obligations related to the installation of gas and electricity in properties which to date have entailed significant costs for customers. 

Laws have been approved by the Council of Ministers that establish new systems for the installation of gases and electricity in properties while ensuring "safety will be fully assured."

PopeinCrowdPope Francis has makes saints of two Portuguese shepherd children on Saturday by announcing to the crowd of around 500,000 gathered at Fátima, "We declare the blissful Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto saints."

One hundred years ago, three children said they saw the Virgin Mary while tending their sheep. The Church sets the first vision as being on 13 May, 1917.

eurovisonSobralPortugal's Salvador Sobral has won the Eurovision Song Contest and ends 53 years of national embarrassment .

The bookies’ favourite sung, ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ at the competition hosted in Ukraine at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv.