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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:27:01 +0000
Former PM is “not an engineer” after all, says Order of Engineers
In hot water over matters so much more important, the new ‘blot’ on former prime minister José Sócrates ‘good name’ is that his well-used prefix of “Eng.” (standing for engineer) is bogus. So says the Order of Engineers, which insists S...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:20:35 +0000
History talk on the town of Balsa
Algarve historian Peter Kingdon Booker will be giving a talk about “Balsa” on Friday, November 3 at the Clube de Tavira at 11am. He will answer such questions as: Was Tavira a Roman town or is it even older? Why is the old bridge called The Roman...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:16:27 +0000
Tragedy as fisherman swept to death in Aljezur
Tragedy struck the Algarve’s fishing community once again last week as a fisherman in his 40s was swept to his death by a wave near Arrifana beach in Aljezur. The man was fishing with two friends at the base of a 100-metre cliff on Friday afternoon...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:09:50 +0000
PS popularity takes ‘absolute dive’ as PSD leadership contest starts getting ugly
The PS government’s failure to get a grip of forest fires this year before they killed over 100 nationals and devastated more than 500,000 hectares of land has seen a poll emerge showing the party has lost its chances of attaining an absolute major...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:06:38 +0000
Portugal’s deficit plunges, but public debt is still ‘sky high’
Eurostat has confirmed that Portugal’s deficit for 2016 came in at 2% - a massive 2.2% drop from the 4.4% registered the year before. Explains ECO online, five eurozone countries “obtained worse results, including Spain, France, and Italy, the la...

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