Portugal beat Holland to win inaugural Nations League

Hosts Portugal claimed their second trophy in three years by beating the Netherlands to win the inaugural Nations League. Fernando Santos’ side triumphed at the 2016 European Championship and Goncalo Guedes’ second half strike gave them a narrow victory in Porto which Santos said was evidence of their unity as a team. “For the last […]

New suspect in Madeleine McCann disappearance

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are focusing on a convicted German paedophile. Martin Nye, 48, is already in prison and was not previously known to the investigators. German officers have passed on his details to British and Portuguese detectives. The potential breakthrough has prompted Portuguese police to plough more resources into the case. […]

Eating a bar of dark chocolate every day ‘is good for you’

Chocolate lovers have new reason to celebrate. Scientists have discovered the sweet treat is good for us. Eating just a few squares of dark chocolate every day lowers blood pressure in just one month, a study suggests. While milk chocolate has its benefits, 90 per cent cocoa was found to have the strongest effect. Researchers […]

Malta is named one of the world’s best places to retire

It offers a near-perfect mix of historic towns, quaint villages and stunning beaches. Add in glorious sunsine, mild temperatures, a relatively low crime rate and good life-expectancy, and it’s clear why Malta is such a retirement hotspot. Malta, which is the officially sunniest nation in Europe, has now been named one of the happiest places […]