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A survey of about 40% of all dentists in Portugal revealed that the vast majority or 99.5% of those involved in the survey have avoided catching coronavirus in a clinical setting despite the pandemic.   According to the survey, carried out by the Portuguese Dentists’ Association, 4,136...

England’s head teachers are considering challenging unusually high GCSE results, accusing the algorithm of injecting grade inflation as pupils round the country celebrate and the government’s exams fiasco continues to snowball.   Heads in England reported bizarre anomalies as record results were published, with pupils unexpectedly upgraded...

The number of people registered as unemployed in Portugal in July was 37% higher year-on-year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.   The Institute of Employment and Professional Training said. The Algarve, hardest hit by the crisis due to its heavy reliance on tourism, continues...

Photo: Airbnb Facebook Airbnb has banned house parties as part of its efforts to comply with limits on gatherings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.   Occupancy will be limited to 16 people, with a few exceptions for some venues.   Lockdown parties hosted in Airbnb properties led the...

The AMAL - Algarve Intermunicipal Community Association has launched an awareness-raising radio campaign to prevent fires in the region.   With this initiative, the entity that brings together the Algarve’s 16 councils aims to raise awareness “towards risky behaviours that should be avoided”.   Source: Sul Informação...

Quarantine rules have been lifted for travel between Portugal and the UK. UK tourists will no longer need to quarantine after holidaying in Portugal, but travellers returning from Croatia will now have to self-isolate.   UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said people will need to self-isolate for...

A UK charity that rehomes chickens said it has had more than 52,000 requests for hens since lockdown began.   Fresh Start for Hens saves birds that have reached the end of their peak laying years and would face being slaughtered.   Operations director Jaki Hann said the huge...