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On average, a divorce is granted every hour in Portugal. According to latest figures from the Justice Ministry’s statistics department, just over 2,500 marriages were dissolved during the first 90 days of the year, a slight increase on the same period last year. Overall, civil cases take...

Spanish fuel tanker drivers have been helping to refuel petrol stations in the Algarve. The news was confirmed by the Portuguese government, which said the move was perfectly normal and legal in terms of EU legislation. In related news, a smaller union representing striking truck drivers on...

Photo: Facebook Fatacil The Fatacil agriculture, tourism and handicraft fair starts later this afternoon in Lagoa. This year celebrating its 40th edition the biggest event south of the Tagus will be officially inaugurated by Minister Luis Capoulas Santos at around 6pm. Tonight Portuguese rock band Xutos & Pontapés...

There were no winners in last night’s Euromillions draw. With 76 million euros on offer, the best result in Portugal was for second place, with a single ticket holder here 185,000 richer this morning. With no winners in the draw, the jackpot for this Friday’s draw...

The government has decreed a civil requisition against striking drivers, alleging non-compliance with the minimum services. This was announced by the State Secretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, after the meeting. According to Tiago Antunes, the government found, particularly yesterday afternoon, that the...

Portugal holidaymakers have been warned of disruption and delays to their travel during peak holiday season. The latest advice from the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, FCO, has advised a strike may impact “travel and other non essential services”. It comes as dangerous goods lorry drivers in...

Seven councils in the Algarve have been placed on maximum fire alert due to prevailing weather conditions. The Portuguese Met Office has issued the highest warnings for Monchique, Silves, Loulé, Tavira, São Brás de Alportel, Alcoutim and Castro Marim due to the imminent risk of wildfires. The...