While the slow-down was nationwide, it was particularly noticeable in the Algarve. The only region to buck the trend was the Alentejo.
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2,024 accidents in nine months in Madeira
The Public Security Police (PSP) of Madeira recorded 2,024 road accidents between January and September 2021, resulting in 702 minor injuries, 57 serious injuries and seven deaths, according to the Regional Statistics Office (DREM).
By TPN/Lusa, In News, Lisbon 04 Dec 2021, 18:00
The data on transport released by the statistical authority points to 96 more injuries than in the same period of 2020 and 175 less compared to 2019, which means a year-on-year increase of 14.3% and a reduction of 18.6% compared to 2019. According to DREM, collective transport by bus transported, between January and September 2021, 8.9 million...
Lagoa dos Salgados to become Nature Reserve
Almargem welcomes the ICNF decision on Lagoa dos Salgados, which will protect that area. However, the association is still concerned with Praia Grande resort plans.
By Paula Martins, In News, Environment, Algarve, Alentejo 04 Dec 2021, 15:00
After more than 20 years of complaints, the Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests (ICNF) announced the creation of the Natural Reserve of Lagoa dos Salgados, but Almargem warns that there is much more work to be done. The environmental association added that Lagoa dos Salgados will have protection status, which is a victory for "those who...
The future of European parking
According to a new European survey conducted by the tech company EasyPark Group, the majority of Europeans are considering buying an electric vehicle, either as their next car or in the near future. Searching for a parking spot is what annoys people the most about parking, and the survey also shows that the ability to easily find a free parking spot...
Expats feeling at home in Lisbon
Where Lisbon has however particularly shone, is when it comes to rating how easy a city is to settle into as an expat, and in this category Lisbon is ranked 7th in the world. The capital also did very well in regards to the cost of living (10th) and the high quality of life (12th). Lisbon did not fare so well in relation to finance and housing (28th) and...
Ronaldo transfer questions
The transfer of Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus to Manchester United is being investigated by the Italian court, with the Turin club reporting that it has been the target of new searches and seizures.
By TPN/Lusa, In News, Sport 03 Dec 2021, 12:54
“The Society [Juventus] has received a new search and seizure warrant based on the investigations of the Turin Court prosecutor, as well as in relation to some of its representatives (Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, Stefano Cerrato and Cesare Gabasio)”, says the club in a statement. The Juventus club states that the investigation is...
Masks mandatory in Azores
The Government of the Azores has decreed the mandatory use of masks or visors for access or permanence inside spaces and commercial and service establishments, regardless of the respective area.
By TPN/Lusa, In News, COVID-19, Madeira & Azores 02 Dec 2021, 13:33
According to the Regional Directorate of Health, despite the “high vaccination coverage in the region and the current epidemiological situation support, a strategy of gradual, progressive and proportionate flexibility of public health measures implemented in the pandemic context, the use of masks continues to be an important infection...