Portugal hold a 1-0 advantage following the first leg
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Thursday 31 July 2008
Lawyers acting for the parents of Madeleine McCann today began trawling through the Portuguese police files on the investigation into how their daughter disappeared, the couple's spokesman said.
Saturday 26 July 2008
Saturday 14 June 2008
A row has broken out in Portugal's literary world over plans by heirs of the nation's most famous modern poet, Fernando Pessoa, to auction his unpublished manuscripts and letters.
Wednesday 04 June 2008
Bartolomeu dos Santos was always proudly Portuguese, and he came to be proudly Anglophile too; he made his career in England without losing any of his Portuguese roots. He became a well-known and widely admired artist in both countries, and indeed throughout the world. He was a wonderfully creative printmaker and a magnificent teacher of printmaking.
Saturday 10 May 2008
Q I would like to take my boys, aged 13 and 11, on a part-activity, part-relaxing (Mum needs a break) riding holiday in Europe. My budget is £3,000 for two weeks, which needs to include everything. I would like for the non-riding week to be in a warm coastal area or near water. We have only had one basic horse-riding lesson. Any ideas? P Vermassen, via email
Wednesday 07 May 2008
Thaksin Shinawatra has offered Luiz Felipe Scolari £3.25m a year to manage Manchester City and, in a move which has echoes of the Football Association's approach to the Brazilian ahead of the 2006 World Cup, he wants an answer before Scolari leads Portugal into the European Championship next month.
Saturday 19 April 2008
Roger Federer only found his form late in the match as he battled to beat the 146th-ranked Frederico Gil at the Estoril Open in Lisbon yesterday. The world No 1 eventually won 6-4, 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the clay-court tournament.
Wednesday 02 April 2008
Brahim Hemdani has handed Rangers a timely boost by declaring himself fit for tomorrow's Uefa Cup quarter-final match with Sporting Lisbon. The midfielder has been a key man in Rangers' European challenge this season, starting 13 of the club's 14 games in the Champions League and Uefa Cup despite featuring in just 11 Scottish Premier League matches.
Saturday 29 March 2008
Lisbon's sleepy hotel scene has been undergoing a quiet revolution. Two design hotels opened last year: the 65-bedroom Jeronimos 8, in the historic suburb of Belem, was completed in August; and on Boxing Day, the larger Fontana Park Hotel in central Lisbon welcomed its first guests.
Thursday 13 March 2008
The Bolton manager, Gary Megson, yesterday made no apologies for heading out to Lisbon with a second-string side. With Premier League survival the No 1 priority for Megson, the Wanderers squad who travelled for the second leg of the last-16 Uefa Cup tie were shorn of a number of leading players.
Saturday 23 February 2008
Thursday 07 February 2008
The Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has given his backing to the club's coach, Frank Rijkaard, and denied reports that the club plan to recruit Jose Mourinho as his replacement.
Wednesday 30 January 2008
Life's a beach
Saturday 19 January 2008
Saturday 03 June 2006
The recent spate of knife crimes has been deeply upsetting, But the recent spate of ideas about how to tackle it has been equally so. Amnesties, outrage against shops selling blades, even idle threats about five-year terms for possession - all these imply that they problem resides in the objects themselves rather than in the desire of certain citizens to wound others. A war on sharp edges is being declared. It is no more likely to succeed than the war on terror, the war on drugs or the war on want.
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