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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...

The Portuguese Motocross Grand Prix has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisers said the decision was made after it was found that not all the conditions for the race to be held had been met.   The news follows the cancellation of races in Turkey...

Mainland Portugal, especially the northern and central regions, will be affected until Friday by heavy rain and rough seas, associated with depression Ellen.   In a statement, the met Office said a cold front, will bring heavy rainfall in northern and central Portugal. Increased cloud cover is...

A four-month old baby has died after contracting Covid-19, making her the youngest fatality in Portugal.   Officials said pre-existing conditions had further complicated the girl’s health.   While septic shock was given as the reason, the cause of her death has been declared as being due to Covid-19.   Brendan...