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The Metamorphosis of Birds review – poetic Portuguese documentary

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Experimental, initially slightly inaccessible, this dramatised documentary about the family history of Portuguese first-time director Catarina Vasconcelos has a cumulative power that draws the audience into its dreamy...

Portuguese wines to lift the spirits

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No 1 Douro Red, Douro, Portugal 2019 (£11.99, Waitrose) For many of us, Portuguese wine begins and ends with the Christmas port. This feels somewhat unjust. Quite apart from the fact that I reckon port is –or should b...

Protests over Cristiano Ronaldo statue in former Portuguese colony of Goa

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He is idolised as one of the greatest footballers on earth, with his number seven shirt treasured by millions of youngsters dreaming of superstardom. But Cristiano Ronaldo’s astonishing success has not been matched by...

Portuguese authorities search Porto premises over commission paid on transfers

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Portuguese authorities investigating the payment of commissions exceeding €20m related to football transfers searched the headquarters of FC Porto and its president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa on Monday as part of “Oper...

Frankie review – trouble in a Portuguese paradise with Isabelle Huppert

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The famously stylish Isabelle Huppert spends a stretch of this handsome drama on her hands and knees. In the verdant foothills of Sintra, Portugal, ailing actor Frankie (Huppert) searches for the €40,000 bracelet her ...

Did you solve it? A tray of Portuguese delights

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Earlier today I set you four puzzles by Paulo Ferro, a Portuguese puzzle maker. 1. Trapezium or trap-not-so-easy-um? The trapezium is composed of 7 matchsticks. Move the positions of 3 matchsticks in order to obtain ...

Can you solve it? A tray of Portuguese delights

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Today, four tasty treats from Paulo Ferro, a puzzlesmith from Porto. 1. Trapezium or trap-not-so-easy-um? The trapezium is composed of 7 matchsticks. Move the positions of 3 matchsticks in order to obtain 2 equilater...

Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimão: F1 – live!

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Former Portuguese prime minister Sócrates to stand trial for money laundering

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A Portuguese court has cleared the way for former prime minister José Sócrates to stand trial for money laundering and falsifying documents, but cleared him of corruption charges in the years-long case. Sócrates is ac...

I spent lockdown on a Portuguese island

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The sun is slowly rising over the Atlantic and I sit watching from the house I have rented overlooking dunes on the small Portuguese island of Armona. The sound of fishing boats heading out marks the pre-dawn, a time ...