News British girl Madeleine McCann, who was allegedy abducted 03 May 2007 from the resort apartment where she was on vacation with her family in the Algarve

British police reportedly made the request to their Portuguese counterparts in a recent meeting between the two forces

I'm innocent, says England football fan jailed for Algarve riot

Seven days ago, Garry Mann was a tourist sitting in the Blues Bar in the Portuguese resort of Albufeira, drinking with his brother and a friend. Hours later, Mr Mann would be arrested as the "ringleader" of rampaging football fans, and the next day his salmon-pink face was emblazoned across British front pages as, "The shame of England".

Convicted fire-fighter 'just stuck out in crowd' at football riot

Flags of St George hung in all the windows of Garry Mann's local pub yesterday. Inside, they were gearing up for the big game. But while his fellow drinkers were watching England's match against Switzerland last night, Mann was beginning a two-year jail sentence in Portugal for his part in this week's riot in Albufeira.

Sun, sea, shame: England's Euro efforts threatened by violence

England could face expulsion from Euro 2004 if violence involving fans on the Algarve becomes more widespread, European football's governing body warned yesterday.

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Would-be buyers of that dream villa abroad should make sure they're aware of the potential dangers, says Christopher Browne

There's a whole world of golf out there

For a growing number of aficionados, a home near or on a golf course somewhere in the sun is the ultimate dream. And today, you can choose from Spain, Cyprus or even South Africa

Missing man: Body is found

Bonnie waits for Clyde's rescue

COMMANDOS HAVE been drafted in to guard a prison in Albufeira in southern Portugal where the female half of a latter-day Bonnie and Clyde duo is being held after a series of violent crimes. The authorities are fearful the woman's 29-year-old lover, who broke out of the Lisbon prison where he was being held, may now try to help 22-year-old "Bonnie" to flee the long arm of the law.

Property: A corner of paradise at a fraction of the price

Always imagined you couldn't afford a holiday home in the sun, even with a strong pound? Well, think again: more and more people these days are clubbing together to split ownership four ways. By Mary Wilson

Parliament: Members Interests: Gorman failed to declare shareholdings in register

THE TORY MP Teresa Gorman had to apologise to the House of Commons yesterday for failing to list directorships, shareholdings and property in the Register of Members' Interests. The humiliation of the Essex MP could mark the start of a new, tougher era in which House of Commons rules are enforced more rigorously.
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