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UK and Portugal sign bilateral agreement to protect citizens’ voting rights after EU exit

The British and Portuguese governments have signed a bilateral agreement in Lisbon on Wednesday, June 12, that “secures the rights of...

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Peaceful country index sees Portugal promoted to third place

Considering neighbours Spain and France are ranked in 32nd and 60th place respectively, Portugal’s promotion this year to third place in...

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Sir Cliff Richard’s Adega do Cantor wins Algarve’s Best Wine title

Vida Nova Reserva IGP Algarve Tinto 2015 – a red wine produced by Adega do Cantor, the Algarve winery co-owned by Sir Cliff Richard – has...

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130,000 foreigners ‘are waiting for Portuguese nationality’

With the number of foreigners applying for Portuguese nationality – among them Brexit-fleeing Brits – increasing all the time, the...

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Long-abandoned Fábrica do Inglês could become five-star hotel as investors negotiate with CGD bank

Silves has been making headlines recently over the many massive projects that are in the pipeline in the borough. The Resident spoke with...

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Massive tourist development earmarked for Silves gains traction

A €50 million project to build a five-star hotel with 700 beds, an 18-hole golf course and a sports complex in Silves is one step closer...

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Zoomarine wants to double in size: Silves PDM ‘partially suspended’

Popular Algarve theme-park Zoomarine is hoping to get the go-ahead to ‘double in size’. The plans include “more than doubling” the...

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Wealthy Brazilians dub Portugal ‘the new Miami’

Bloomberg is extolling this week on the advantages for high-worth individuals and professionals in moving to Portugal, with its “booming...

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Campaigners launch new environmental battle to preserve Alvor’s threatened Quinta da Rocha

Environmental campaigners desperate to save the last ‘green lungs’ of the coastal Algarve have a new cause – the ‘soft rural tourism plan’...

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Owners of empty and abandoned buildings to start being charged “aggravated rates”

President Marcelo has approved a government proposal to charge owners of empty and abandoned buildings up to six times the normal...

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Algarve’s popularity as wedding destination on the rise

The Algarve is becoming an increasingly popular destination for couples who want to get married abroad, with Brits and Irish among the...

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Efforts begin to breathe new life into fire-ravaged Monchique

A volunteer initiative to repair the hiking trails of Monchique is planned for this Friday and will mark the first of many projects that...

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