Sam Wallace: The medallion man from the sticks whose talent brought forgiveness

Five years ago, after England went out of Euro 2004, my newspaper sent me from Lisbon to Madeira to find the father of Cristiano Ronaldo who, after his first season at Manchester United, was starting to show signs that he might become the superstar he is now.

Chris Mullin: Contrary to opinion, we're not all at it

We despised representatives of the people have put up with many falsehoods

Primark targets Belgium in push across Europe

The discount fashion store chain Primark plans to launch in Belgium next year, in the latest phase of its European expansion.

McCanns to sue Portuguese former police chief

The parents of Madeleine McCann are suing the Portuguese former police chief who led the inquiry into her disappearance to prevent further publication of his "deeply offensive" book about the case.

The Complete Guide To: The Azores

Scattered across the North Atlantic lie nine volcanic islands with Portuguese heritage. Each is distinctive. But Simon Calder finds they share one attribute: a totally relaxed atmosphere

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Conchita Cintrón: Matador who led the way for women in the bullring

Conchita Cintrón Verrill, who fought a long uphill battle to establish a central role for women as matadors, has died in Lisbon, where she had lived in retirement for many years.

Portugal PM vows to defend honour over mall

Portugal's prime minister, Jose Socrates, is embroiled in an alleged corruption scandal over permission granted for a British development on protected land outside Lisbon.

Madeleine McCann's father returns to Portugal

Missing Madeleine McCann's father was in Portugal today for the first time since returning to the UK.

Great and good await child sex verdict

Prosecutor to conclude Portuguese trial involving state officials and celebrities

Barça look beyond Messi's magic for Sporting showdown

Valdes urges team-mates to provide cutting edge with talisman expected to be out

Waldemar Bastos, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Waldemar Bastos has become a de facto lightning rod for his country, Angola's, struggles – from the day he was arrested as an innocent schoolchild by the Portuguese secret police, to the more recent moment when his eldest son was killed by one of the factions who turned a war of independence into a savage civil one.

Veteran Saramago reaches end of epic journey

Portugal's Nobel Literature laureate Jose Saramago has announced the completion of his latest work "The Elephant's Journey", based on the real-life epic journey of an Indian elephant named Solomon who travelled from Lisbon to Vienna in the 16th century.

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