Sagres Fortress attracts the most visitors
A strong performance at the Algarve’s regional monuments has seen record breaking numbers of visitors so far this year, with the Fortaleza de Sagres the most visited. The Regional Directorate of Culture’s collection of monuments has attracted nearly 500,000 visitors, visiting varously the Sagres Fortress, the Hermitage of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Megalithic Monument of Alcalar and the Roman Ruins of Milreu among others.
Aljezur Council wants wild campers fined on the spot
Aljezur Council has demanded action over the ever increasing incidence of wild camping which is affecting the municipality. "Aljezur’s municipal area is conducive to the practice of outdoor activities with unique landscapes and natural beauty that invites contemplation."
Today's accidents on the EN125 - five in hospital
The Algarve’s EN125 was the scene of two further accidents this morning, one at the western entrance to Olhão and the other near Praia da Luz. Five people were injured, two of them seriously.
Millions in 'Portugal 2020' grant money stolen in fake invoice scam
Another major Police operation into tax fraud and money laundering has been confirmed after officers raided company premises and private addresses in the north of Portugal and arrested five business people. The damage this time is €2.7 million fraudulently obtained from the Portugal 2020 Community Support grant giving programme and an additional €1.9 million received in VAT credits given by the State to companies involved in the scam.
"I stand ready to finish the job" - Theresa May fights for her leadership
All 315 Conservative MPs will be voting in a secret ballot between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday evening to decide whether they want Theresa May to continue as their party leader and Prime Minister. May faces a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative party with Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee, releasing a statement that the magic number of 48 signatures, “has been exceeded.”
'Selfie' theory cliff deaths - "it's a stuff up" say parents
Six months after Michael Kearns and his girlfriend, Louise Benson, fell 30 metres to their deaths from the cliff at Praia dos Pescadores in Ericeira, Michael’s parents remain devastated by the shocking event and confused by the lack of answers to some basic questions. Politely put, the “lack of transparency from the authorities” is evident, after the final Police report, which the grieving parents had to have translated into English themselves, shows that only one witness was interviewed and that DNA from a sizable clump of hair in Michael’s dead hand was analysed but yielded no information.
Corruption - even the Tax Inspectors are at it
Police today raided the headquarters of the General Inspectorate of Finance, the Ministry of Defence and the Red Cross, looking for evidence of corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power. The National Anti-Corruption Unit of the Judicial Police sent in over 50 inspectors, accompanied by Public Prosecutors.