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Faro Island traffic at a standstill due to bureaucratic incompetence

FaroIslandTrafficBoardIf the incompetence of the Polis Litoral Ria Formosa company needed any further coverage, here it is, with the traffic chaos caused at Faro Island a direct result of the slack management at this well-funded but deeply incompetent, State-owned company.

The installation of an electronic traffic management panel earlier this year, at the roundabout before the straight road leading to the single lane bridge to Faro Island, was meant to advise drivers of the availability of parking spaces on the island.

Should the island’s car parking areas be full, drivers could use the new car parking area 800m short of the bridge and walk the rest of the way - not ideal but sensible enough.

IKEA to pay €200,000 towards new kindergarten

ikea2A new kindergarten in Almancil is to be paid for by IKEA and built under the direction of the Social and Cultural Association of Almancil (ASCA) and is underwritten by Loulé council.
The new facility will have space for 157, 0 to 5-year-olds and will take in children from neighbouring parishes as well as the growing number from Almancil itself.

Second Portuguese victim identified after Barcelona attack

candlesPortugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa has confirmed the death of a second Portuguese national resulting from the terror attack in Barcelona last Thursday, August 17th.

The 20-year-old woman had been missing since the attack but fears grew for her safety as her 74-year old Portuguese grandmother, with whom she was on a family reunion shopping trip, was one of the 13 killed after a van was driven through a crowd in Las Ramblas.  A further 120 pedestrians were injured, 17 of whom remain in critical condition.

Pilot dies in fire fighting helicopter crash

helicoptercrashThe pilot of an Everjets helicopter on fire fighting duties in Cabril, Viseu, died on Sunday just before midday.

The helicopter hit some high voltage cables, span out of control and crashed to the ground, bursting into flames with the pilot trapped inside, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.



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