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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.

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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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