Dozens of hunting dogs kept in appalling conditions in a privately-owned kennel in Rogil, Aljezur, are the subject of a desperate rescue attempt to prevent them coming to a sorry end. The aid campaign is by a group of local residents and an Algarve animal welfare association, which has recently launched a petition calling for support.
Around 40 small car rental companies operating at Faro Airport say they are being “forced” to attend to customers in “dire conditions” from a single structure erected at the car park and are not allowed to enter the terminal building to conduct business.
As many as 20 new suspects in the Madeleine McCann investigation have been identified by British police in a Scotland Yard review of the Portuguese inquiry into her disappearance which has uncovered dozens of fresh leads.
Euro zone finance ministers declared on Monday at a Eurogroup meeting in Brussels that the seventh review of the Portuguese adjustment programme by the Troika had been concluded, paving the way for the eighth bailout tranche of €2.1 billion to be released.
Two groups of 28 firemen plus eight vehicles will reinforce the fire-fighting brigades in the Algarve this summer in a bid to avoid the kind of tragedies that happened in the São Brás de Alportel and Tavira area last year, when 20,000 hectares of forestland and a number of agricultural buildings were destroyed.