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Here you will find actual information about what's going on in the Algarve, including our own personal impressions and experiences. We are looking forward to your comments!

Algarve road safety

Thursday, 31 December 2015 | Road safety
Algarve road safety

This blog is an extract from the latest newsletter published by Safe Communities Algarve 2015 is ending on a sour note as far as traffic accidents are concerned. In the period 1st January to 15th December 2015, the total number of accidents in Portugal rose to 117,014 compared with 112,151 for the same per...

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Algarve Caravanning Route RAARA launched in December 2015

As The Portugal News reports, the network comprises 22 infrastructures in total including 11 campsites, six service stations and two rural camping spots. Named the Home Network for Motor-Caravanning in the Algarve Region (RAARA) the route was unveiled a few days ago at the Espiche campsite in Lagos and culmin...

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BANIF sold to Banco Santander for 150 million €

The Portuguese BANIF (Banco Internacional do Funchal) will be split into a “good” and “bad” bank, with its healthy assets sold to Banco Santander of Spain as part of a state-backed rescue, Portugal’s central bank said on Sunday. The need for the rescue came after Banif had troubl...

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Forest Fires 2015 in the Algarve

Saturday, 12 December 2015 | Safety
Forest Fires 2015 in the Algarve

The Authority for Civil Protection (ANPC) has reported that similar to the national situation, the severe weather situation in the Algarve was higher than the average of the last 10 years. According to statistics provided to Safe Communities Algarve, between January 1 and October 31, a total of 552 fires occu...

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PSD and CDS in support of Marcelo

Friday, 11 December 2015 | Politics
PSD and CDS in support of Marcelo

Portuguese media report today that the Partido Social Democrata (PDS) and the Centro Democrático e Social (CDS) will support Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa as candidate for the next President of the Portuguese Republic.The election will take place on January 14th 2016, and according to actual polls Marcelo ha...

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Harlem Gospel Choir in Faro

Friday, 04 December 2015 | Culture
Harlem Gospel Choir in Faro

On occasion of a tour in Portugal the famous Harlem Gospel Choir performed in the theatre of Faro on December 4th, 2015. From the very beginning the powerful-voiced 6 female and 3 male singers, backed by a keyboarder and a drummer, managed to excite the audience that accompanied the songs with rhythmic clappi...

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