The wildfires send ash clouds over Albufeira's main beach on Wednesday.

‘It was like the last days of Pompeii’

A local councillor has spoken of how nervous holidamakers have witnessed ash clouds descend over popular holiday destination, Albufeira, as wildfires continue to rage through Portugal this week.

Flooding affected Eglinton and other communities in the north west last August. 'Photo by Kelvin Boyes  / Press Eye.

Local event to mark floods anniversary

On Wednesday August 22, from 5-7pm - a year to the day after the devastating 2017 flood in Eglinton - the local community will gather to celebrate their resilience and sense of community at a special event organised by the main local churches.

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