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started by: wazie-aisatu-947565 · last update: 1572478861 · posted: 1572478861

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started by: Julien -DELACOURT-932914 · last update: 1549631658 · posted: 1549631658

Hello, I am journalist based in Madrid, Spain for the french-german channel "Arte". With my colleagues, we are working on a report about British retired people living in Portugal. We would like to follow a person or a couple in his daily life, to understand the reasons he/she/they moved from the UK to Portugal. The goal in also to show their activities there (any hobbie, meeting with other british expats, with local people...). I have already talk with some British expats there and they all told me that people do not really want to talk because of some stereotypes spread by medias but I can assure you that it is not what we will do. For logistics reasons, it would be better to do it with someone near Lisbon, Porto, Cascais or Estoril. Please contact me if you are interested or if you know someone who might be. Here is my phone number : +336 68 10 62 76Thank you for your consideration.Best regards, Julien

started by: Evelina-Bugajūtė-924305 · last update: 1520429482 · posted: 1520424357

Hello Everyone! I am staying in Lisbon for 3 months and I would love to find a place where I could volunteer or work without a salary. My goal is not to earn money! I want to get some expierence here! I have expierence in working as a salesperson in the clothes shop, as a waitress and some expierence in the field of administration. If you need any help to your staff, please, just let me know!

started by: scooby-385664 · last update: 1520406263 · posted: 1520406263

hello lovely people, I am looking to find info on how to or is possible to buy stamps online with tracking. I know you can buy envelopes with tracking included, but for my purposes I need to buy online in bulk and print and then attach to my package. I know other european countries offer this, can anyone point me in the right direction please.many thanks

started by: Lindam-10064259 · last update: 1515614060 · posted: 1515614060

Hi, does anyone know if there is a professional clothing dyer. I want to dye my coat, and asked in a dry cleaners @5sec but they don't do it. Maybe someone knows another company that does? Thanks

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1514976373 · posted: 1514976373

Mrs Tessa Van den Berg passed away last week.The funeral will be held on Friday, 5th January, at 11 o’clock at Alcabideche Crematorium.  We commend her to God's eternal care in Christ.

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1510083014 · posted: 1510083014

Please be sure to read the latest blog on Cascais Live as it gives details about the upcoming visit by the British Ambassador. Registration is needed to attend the event and a direct link to do so has been included in the text. Here's the article: https://www.angloinfo.com/blogs/portugal/lisbon/cascais-live/british-ambassador-reaching-out-to-the-british-community/

started by: daffodil-11 · last update: 1509272093 · posted: 1392836960

Does anyone know where in Lisboa one can buy containers of hummus, baba ganoush, tabouleh, stuffed grape leaves, etc?  Thanks!

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1498342809 · posted: 1498342808

In light of the large forest fire and devastation in the Pedrogão Grande area, we are reaching out to encourage you to support the community efforts in the region.    Close to 1500 fire firefighters and emergency staff have been working around the clock since Saturday to control the wildfire and provide aid to the families of the 62 who lost their lives and the hundreds who have lost their homes in the region.   We have compiled the following list of supply needs and drop off points from the information floating around on social media and in the news.    The need is dire so and every bit helps so thank you in advance for your generosity to the kind and gracious people of Portugal.   For Firemen:  ·         Bandages ·         Biscuits – small packets to snack ·         Burn Cream ·         Compresses ·         Cereal bars or Energy/protein bars ·         Energy drinks ·         Saline ·         Water – small bottles (33cl or 50 cl)   For Displaced Families ** NOT FOOD** ·         Bed sheets and linens (towels, etc.)           Clothes ·         Hygiene products   Drop-off Locations: Bombeiros de Alcabideche – Now at full capacity but are still accepting donations. .  Bombeiros Voluntarios de Sintra, Colares taking from the list and later will be accepting donations for people who have lost everything Bombeiros Voluntarios de Algés  Monetary Contribution: The Portuguese Ministry of Internal Affairs is encouraging monetary donations that would be properly directed according to the needs of the displaced families:   ·         Caixa Geral de Depósitos ("Unidos por Pedrógão" to support the victims) IBAN number PT50 0035 0001 00100000 330 42   Additional list of accounts available in Portugal News http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/bank-account-opened-for-pedrogao-fire-victims-as-minister-asks-country-to-stop-donating-food/42287   For up-to-date information on the wildfire, please visit: National Authority for Civil Protection http://www.prociv.pt/en-us/SITUACAOOPERACIONAL/Pages/default.aspx

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1497913252 · posted: 1497913251

The Estoril and Cascais Bombeiros fire stations are collecting supplies for fire fighters affected by the fires that have spread near Coimbra. A large contingent from all over the country and from Spain are fighting ferocious fires on several fronts and they need: Bottles of water (33 ou 50cl) Cereal bars Snacks that are individually packaged (cookies for example) Dry fruits Milk Saline All items can be dropped off at the local fire station. Upon dropping off the items, they will take your name and date of donation; this is to ensure that all donations are given to those fire fighters in need rather than being appropriated for other purposes. Please give generously.

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1497614738 · posted: 1497614737

A new article and some great photos was just published on Algarve Live. The article is by Bev Gibbons of Pinetrees Riding Centre and highlights riding for the disabled and Jogos de Quelfes and the Special Olympics. 

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1496401900 · posted: 1496401899

A new article detailing the International Women in Portugal's recent visit to the Jose de Almada Negreiros exhibition where they enjoyed a guided tour. The article is very good while relaying much information, including details about the Golden Ratio and how when not being able to pay a restaurant bill, paintings were commissioned!Please take a few minutes to enjoy this article, which can be found here:  https://www.angloinfo.com/blogs/portugal/lisbon/lisbon-live/international-women-in-portugal-jose-de-almada-negreiros-exhibition/

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1495971398 · posted: 1495141323

Robyn Lake and Julie Dutra have put together an amazing set of ongoing articles entitled, "Life and Times Cascais"Articles will be tailored for young families, introducing readers to the writers' special spots and lots of how-to's, including how to find an accountant for a business and how to get a free ultrasound!A warm welcome to Robyn and Julie!

started by: tom-761226 · last update: 1495726494 · posted: 1495726493

Does anyone know how to get your A-levels recognised in Portugal?Thanks

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1492917345 · posted: 1492917344

Read all about the IWP's recent book readings, by their respective authors, at the Cascais Municipal Library and had questions answered about the writing process: http://blogs.angloinfo.com/cascais-live/2017/04/23/international-women-in-portugal-book-readings/

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1492629534 · posted: 1492629533

We would like to thank all those who supported the Presentation onthe British Cemetery, Elvas on Wednesday, 12th April at the CascaisCultural Centre, which raised €220. Major General Rui Moura (retired), Vice Chairman of the Friends ofthe British Cemetery, Elvas, opened the presentation by describing how hediscovered the part that Lt Col James Ward Oliver played during the PeninsularWar, when he commanded the 14th Infantry Regiment of the PortugueseArmy in 1809. Mark Crathorne, Vice Chairman of the British Historical Society thenspoke in great detail on the development of the Peninsular War, the strategic importanceof Elvas, and the battle of Albuera and the sieges of Badajoz. His presentationincluded the reasons why the body of Major General Daniel Hoghton was the firstto be buried in the British Cemetery at Elvas in 1811, and how the voluntary association,‘The Friends of the British Cemetery’ was formed 20 years ago, and its work inrestoring the cemetery.  He also spokeabout the Chapel of  São João da Corujeira,adjoining the British Cemetery, which is the oldest chapel in Elvas, which wasbuilt in 1228 by the Knights Hospitaller on the taking of Elvas from the Moors. Special thanks are due to the Cascais Câmara for suggesting the FBCE use the Cascais Cultural Centre and, of course, the Fundação Dom Luís I for hosting the event in the auditorium  and for the excellent support provided by their staff. For more information, see the FBCEwebsite:  http://british-cemetery-elvas.org 

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1492027000 · posted: 1492027000

The FCO hosted a LIVE Q&A session yesterday and you can find a video of it here. 

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1492026731 · posted: 1492026731

A message for all of our readers from the U.S. EmbassyU.S Embassy Lisbon, PortugalSecurity Message for U.S. Citizens: Portuguese Airport Strikes April 13-17 The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs all U.S. citizens that, per local media, Portuguese airport security employees are planning a strike that will begin at 12:01 a.m.  Thursday, April 13 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 17.  Airport authorities have advised customers flying out of Portuguese airports during these times to seek or await instructions from their airlines.  The U.S. Embassy cannot assist U.S. citizens by intervening or coordinating with airlines or travel agents for inconvenienced passengers as a result of these strikes. Passengers may also wish to arrive at the airport earlier than normal. Information about the strike can be found at:   https://www.ana.pt/pt/institucional/imprensa/2017/04/11/greve-anunciada-para-as-empresas-de-seguranca

started by: laszlo-simon-896044 · last update: 1491570175 · posted: 1490113655

Any good tips about volunteering in Portugal? eco-friendly and children cares projects are welcome!!! Thanks!

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1491568382 · posted: 1491568382

Brits in Portugal have asked if we would share this information with our readersFollowing the sessions held by the Ambassador in the Algarve, Cascais, Caldas da Rainha and Porto, the Foreign Office Director for Consular Services, Julia Longbottom, will be holding a live Facebook Q&A session on Tuesday, 11 April at 11am.So, if you’re a UK national living in the EU and want to find out more about your rights and status following the triggering of Article 50, join FCO travel advice (https://www.facebook.com/fcotravel/ ). “Like” the page to get notified when the broadcast begins and post your questions in advance in the comments section.

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