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                                                                                                                  N N N N N   News in Brief



                                                                                              Fuel prices hit five-year high

                                                                                                Fuel prices have risen to a five-year high following substantial
                                                                                              increases this week in the cost of both diesel and unleaded petrol.
                                                                                              In the case of diesel, a litre now costs 1.42 euros, up three cents on
                                                                                              last week’s prices. Unleaded fuel has meanwhile reached 1.60
                                                                                              euros a litre, having gone up by two cents. The increases are
                    N N N N N                                                                 blamed on the rising oil prices on the international markets, which
                                                                                              have climbed to their highest value since 2014. This comes after a
                                                                                              study last month revealed that Portugal has the tenth most
                                                                                              expensive petrol in the world.


                                                                                              Light aircraft makes emergency landing in Alvor
                                                                                              following engine problems
                                                                                                A light aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on
                                                                                              Sunday morning in Portimão following a technical problem.
                                                                                              According to newspaper Correio da Manhã, the pilot and the
                                                                                              passenger in the private plane escaped unscathed after it landed
                                                                                              off the runway at the Municipal Aerodrome in Alvor following engine
                                                                                              issues. Firefighters were dispatched when the aircraft declared an
                                                                                              emergency shortly after take-off, but it landed without incident.


                                                                                              WEATHER
                                                                                              First autumn showers dilute


                                                                                              temperatures


                                                                                              Light showers forecast to fall before the end of the current
                                                                                              Light showers forecast to fall before the end of the current
                                                                                              Light showers forecast to fall before the end of the current
                                                                                              Light showers forecast to fall before the end of the current
                                                                                              Light showers forecast to fall before the end of the current
                                                                                              week are the first signs that autumn is making itself at
                                                                                              week are the first signs that autumn is making itself at
                                                                                              week are the first signs that autumn is making itself at
                                                                                              week are the first signs that autumn is making itself at
                                                                                              week are the first signs that autumn is making itself at
                                                                                              home after a hot and dusty summer.
                                                                                              home after a hot and dusty summer.
                                                                                              home after a hot and dusty summer.
                                                                                              home after a hot and dusty summer.
                                                                                              home after a hot and dusty summer.
                                                                                                Lisbon:
                                                                                                Lisbon:                    the coming week is also looking
                                                                                                Lisbon:
                                                                                                Lisbon: Saturday could be
                                                                                                Lisbon:
  popular golden visa scheme, which hands non-EU citizens residency in the country based on sizeable investments.
  popular golden visa scheme, which hands non-EU citizens residency in the country based on sizeable investments.
  popular golden visa scheme, which hands non-EU citizens residency in the country based on sizeable investments.
  popular golden visa scheme, which hands non-EU citizens residency in the country based on sizeable investments.
  popular golden visa scheme, which hands non-EU citizens residency in the country based on sizeable investments.
                                                                                              the last warm day in Lisbon for a  warmer than the rest of the country,
                                                                                              little while with thermometers  being partly cloudy with highs of 26
       would up the ante against golden  opportunity.            in Portugal by local authorities”.  forecast to peak at 25 degrees.  degrees.
       visas being “sold in a system that  “I don’t want their home  The most popular means to  Rain on Saturday and lots of  North:
                                                                                                                             North:
                                                                                                                             North:
                                                                                                                             North: The north is looking
                                                                                                                             North:
       favours corruption”.         addresses or bank account    obtain a golden visa is through  cloud for the coming week are  decidedly autumnal with showers
       The MEP based these claims on  details, all I want is their names,  an investment of 500,000 euros  accompanied by a drop in  forecast for most of the weekend
       the fact that she was unable to  which has been denied to me”,  in real estate, with Chinese  temperatures to the low 20’s.  and the coming week, with the
       obtain a list of golden visa  explained the MEP, adding:  topping the list of visa recipients.  South:              possible exception of Monday,
                                                                                                South:
                                                                                                South:
                                                                                                South:
                                                                                                South:  Southern Portugal saw
       investors due to Portugal’s  “The only explanation I can find  But Ana Gomes concludes,  the first spots of rain fall earlier this  which will be cloudy and cool but
       restrictive privacy laws despite  is that if I were to gain access to  “China has a limit on transfers out  week and the weekend should  dry. There will be a marked drop in
       successive official requests.  the list, I would find people on it  the country of 50,000 euros a  stay warm and dry, albeit  temperatures of a few degrees,
       Gomes wanted the list in order to  with criminal records in their  year, so it is obvious that the  blanketed with high cloud.  from Saturday to Sunday, with the
       conduct a background check, but  home countries and who had not  system can only be fraudulent or  Saturday will be particularly warm,  mercury sitting just above the 20
       says she was denied this     been subjected to due diligence  criminal.”               reaching around 27 degrees, and  degree barrier next week.
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