Two burn to death in Monchique bread lorry crash

Bread lorry fireA lorry carrying bread crashed on Friday morning at around 09.00 near Marmelete, Monchique, and burst into flames killing the driver and passenger.

The car plunged into a ravine and then caught fire, according to the GNR.

According to the deputy commander of the local Fire Department the two men "were alive" but died from severe burns.

Portugal's economy in positive territory for the first time since 2011

Bank of Portugal issues positive resultsAccording to the Bank of Portugal, economic activity rebounded in September for the first time since February 2011.

Private consumption indicators show a weak pulse remaining in negative territory but the indicators measuring overall economic activity have registered a positive value for the first time since early 2011.

"Finanças offices should stay open"

Financas office closure fightSupport from the Green party today gave impetus to the movement to keep open those Finanças offices in the Algarve that face closure.

MP José Luís Ferreira from the Greens party (os Verdes) views the closure of tax offices in the Algarve as "a real blow to the quality of services provided to the citizens of this region."

Woman raped in Albufeira nightclub

Albufeira's night club rapeThe police have arrested a man suspected of raping a 28 year old woman in a nightclub in Albufeira.

The 26-year old man was arrested by the judicial police after an incident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday October 12th inside one of Albufeira’s many nightclubs.

It is alleged that the suspect led the victim to a storage room adjacent to the dance floor where he forced her to have sex.

British motorists get a break

UK Petrol prices dropThe cost of petrol in the UK has had its biggest fall since 2008.

Human trafficking on the rise in Britain

Human trafficingHuman trafficking rose by 25% in the UK during the last year, according to government figures.

Expats suffer more property wrecking in Spain

More pain in SpainThe demolition of ‘illegal’ houses in Andalusia is picking up pace again.

Water company's PR stunt fails to impress

Aguas do AlgarveA ‘technical meeting’ arranged in Albufeira by Águas do Algarve has resulted in praise for the quality of its tap water.