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                                                                                              Madeleine McCann: German police search
                                                                                              Madeleine McCann: German police search
                                                                                              Madeleine McCann: German police search
                                                                                              Madeleine McCann: German police search
                                                                                              Madeleine McCann: German police search
                                                                                              garden in Hanover
                                                                                              garden in Hanover
                                                                                              garden in Hanover
                                                                                              garden in Hanover
                                                                                              garden in Hanover
                                                                                                German police were searching an allotment plot on the outskirts of
                                                                                              Hanover in connection with their investigation of a suspect in the
                                                                                              disappearance of Madeleine McCann. A small excavator is being
                                                                                              used to clear the plot and police officers are combing the ground with
                                                                                              rakes and shovels. The police have not revealed what exactly they are
                                                                                              hoping to find. But state prosecutors confirmed that the search was
                                                                                              taking place as part of its investigation into the disappearance of
                                                                                              three-year-old Madeleine in Portugal in 2007.
                                                                                              Man who escaped Grândola prison in 2007
                                                                                              Man who escaped Grândola prison in 2007
                                                                                              Man who escaped Grândola prison in 2007
                                                                                              Man who escaped Grândola prison in 2007
                                                                                              Man who escaped Grândola prison in 2007
                                                                                              caught in Algarve
                                                                                              caught in Algarve
                                                                                              caught in Algarve
                                                                                              caught in Algarve
                                                                                              caught in Algarve
                                                                                                A 56-year-old man who escaped from a prison in Grândola in 2007
                                                                                              has been caught and arrested in the Algarve. The man was arrested
                                                                                              on 27 July for drug trafficking in Parragil, in the municipality of Loulé.
                                                                                              He had been sent to jail for drug trafficking, but in 2007 he fled the
                                                                                              Pinheiro da Cruz Prison and had been using a fake identity ever since.
                                                                                              A 60-year-old woman was also arrested.
                                                                                              Portugal’s public deficit spikes in first halfs public deficit spikes in first half
                                                                                              Portugal’
                                                                                              Portugal’
                                                                                              Portugal’s public deficit spikes in first half
                                                                                              Portugal’s public deficit spikes in first halfs public deficit spikes in first half
                                                                                              due to pandemic
                                                                                              due to pandemic
                                                                                              due to pandemic
                                                                                              due to pandemic
                                                                                              due to pandemic
                                                                                                The government has reported a public deficit of €6.7 billion in the
                                                                                              first half of 2020, jumping 10 times compared to the same period last
                                                                                              year, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Total revenues
                                                                                              fell almost ten percent and tax revenues dropped 14.5 percent as a
                                                                                              consequence of a “sharp decrease in economic activity”, while
                                                                                              expenditures grew more than 5 percent due to subsidies for laid-off
 s se across Portugal and especially in the Algarve where unemployment levels continue to rise.
 se across Portugal and especially in the Algarve where unemployment levels continue to rise.e across Portugal and especially in the Algarve where unemployment levels continue to rise.  workers, social benefits, health equipment purchases and hiring
 s se across Portugal and especially in the Algarve where unemployment levels continue to rise.e across Portugal and especially in the Algarve where unemployment levels continue to rise.
                                                                                              doctors and nurses.
      would be more comprehensive   WEATHER
      and cumulative than the
      measures already in place”, said
                                                                                                 The high temperatures are to continue this weekend,
                                                                                                 The high temperatures are to continue this weekend,
                                                                                                 The high temperatures are to continue this weekend,
                                                                                                 The high temperatures are to continue this weekend,
      Daniel Santana, referring to the  Scorching weather in the south                           The high temperatures are to continue this weekend,
      FormAlgarve programme, which                                                               especially in the south and central region of Portugal
                                                                                                 especially in the south and central region of Portugal
                                                                                                 especially in the south and central region of Portugal
                                                                                                 especially in the south and central region of Portugal
                                                                                                 especially in the south and central region of Portugal
      supports employers that sign
      contracts for at least 12 months  Lisbon:                    The centre:                  The north: The best of the   The south:
                                                                                                                             The south:
                                                                   The centre:
                                                                                                The north:
                                                                                                The north:
                                                                                                The north:
                                                                                                The north:
                                                                                                                             The south:
                                                                   The centre:  It will be feeling
                                                                   The centre:
                                                                                                                             The south:
                                                                                                                             The south: It is set to be a very
                                                                   The centre:
                                     Lisbon:
                                     Lisbon:
                                     Lisbon:
                                     Lisbon:  Slight cloud cover will
      with workers whose contracts  continue over the weekend in the  slightly cooler in the centre of  weather in the north is expected  hot weekend in the south of the
      expire between 1 September    capital, helping to keep     Portugal over the weekend with  on Sunday when there is to be  country with the temperatures
      and 31 December.              temperatures slightly lower with  temperatures peaking at 33  clear skies and average highs of  expected to reach highs of 37
      According to the union leader,  average highs of 31 degrees and  degrees and dropping at night to  25 degrees.  Saturday is to have  degrees on Saturday.  From
      the seasonality problem in the  lows of 17 degrees.  From  17 degrees.  From Monday the  cloud cover and a slight chance  Sunday it is set to cool down
      region was aggravated by the  Monday the cloud is to clear and  thermometer will be on the rise  of rain.  The remainder of the  slightly, to average highs of 33
      pandemic, due to the “economy  temperatures will be on the rise  again, reaching highs of 36  week is set to be warm and dry  degrees and nightly lows of 20
      being very dependent on tourist  again with highs of 34 degrees by  degrees from Tuesday and for  with average highs of 24 degrees  degrees for the rest of the week in
      flows”.                       the end of the week.         the remainder of the week.   and lows of 15 degrees.      the Algarve.
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