Birds and planes are major features of the Ria Formosa. Sophie Lam takes to the water to explore this extraordinary lagoon
The midfielder was on international duty when the injury occurred
The traditionally precarious holiday season for the nation’s leading politicians is once more upon us.
David Cameron and his wife Samantha have begun their summer holiday with a visit to a Portuguese fish market.
This Moorish-style guesthouse is a sophisticated base for exploring the region's natural delights, says Katie Monk
Luxury escapism, olive groves and natural lagoons
Less than £200... Armed with The Independent’s latest 48 Hours in Paris, take Eurostar from London St Pancras on 26 January for two nights in the French capital for £193 – including B&B at the two-star Hotel Americain, close to Place de la République. Upgrade the train for £104 per person. Crestaholidays.co.uk
Head coach irritated by fitness saga but insists he had to give triple jumper chance to 'fulfil his dream'
A taxi driver who believes he picked up Madeleine McCann the night after she vanished has claimed that Portuguese police ignored his report.
Kate and Gerry McCann said today they have "no doubt" that the Portuguese authorities will eventually reopen the investigation into their daughter Madeleine's disappearance.
Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a family holiday in Portugal during half term. Prices are based on two adults and two children travelling. Each package includes flights from the UK on Saturday 2 June, transfers and a week's accommodation.
Portuguese police have launched a review of the Madeleine McCann case.
Hope Powell's battlers go out in worst way to spark memories of men's shoot-out exits
British tourists to Portugal have been warned to be on their guard after the death of a man who was savagely beaten in the street by a gang of youths.
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann today welcomed new information which suggests their daughter may be in America.
It's not just sun, sand and Brits on the beach – Portugal's south coast offers dramatic countryside inland, too, says Cathy Packe