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                                                                                              Ronaldo buys Portugal’s mosts most
                                                                                              Ronaldo buys Portugal’
                                                                                              Ronaldo buys Portugal’s mosts most
                                                                                              Ronaldo buys Portugal’
                                                                                              Ronaldo buys Portugal’s most
                                                                                              expensive
                                                                                              expensive
                                                                                              expensive
                                                                                                             apartment
                                                                                              expensive      apartment
                                                                                                             apartment
                                                                                                             apartment
                                                                                              expensive
                                                                                                             apartment
                                                                                                Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly purchased the most expensive
                                                                                              apartment ever sold in Portugal. Located just off Lisbon’s Avenida
                                                                                              da Liberdade, the apartment was sold for 7.2 million euros, at
                                                                                              25,000 euros a square metre. According to news reports, the 3-
                                                                                              bedroom penthouse was paid for in cash by Cristiano Ronaldo and
                                                                                              is also registered in his name.
                                                                                              Slight drop in fuel prices after huge rise
                                                                                              Slight drop in fuel prices after huge rise
                                                                                              Slight drop in fuel prices after huge rise
                                                                                              Slight drop in fuel prices after huge rise
                                                                                              Slight drop in fuel prices after huge rise
                                                                                                Following increases in fuel prices of around 7 cents a litre, the
                                                                                              cost of diesel is set to fall. The latest increases, which has seen
                                                                                              diesel climb to its highest price since 2013, is largely the result of
                                                                                              the government’s carbon taxes which came into force at the
                                                                                              beginning of the year. Increases had been expected to climb close
                                                                                              to double digits due to instability in the Middle East, but with war
                                                                                              being averted, the cost of oil has stablised.
                                                                                              Speeding  still number one cause of
                                                                                              Speeding  still number one cause of
                                                                                              Speeding  still number one cause of
                                                                                              Speeding  still number one cause of
                                                                                              Speeding  still number one cause of
                                                                                              offences on roads
                                                                                              offences on roads
                                                                                              offences on roads
                                                                                              offences on roads
                                                                                              offences on roads
                                                                                                 The GNR says speeding is still the number one cause of
                                                                                              offences on Portugal’s roads. It comes after the GNR staged a
                                                                                              nationwide 12 hour operation to clamp down on speeders. During
                                                                                              the operation last weekend, the GNR recorded 42 accidents,
                                                                                              resulting in 1 serious injury and 9 minor injuries. Of the 532
                                                                                              offences registered, 151 related to speeding.
                                                                                              Half of elderly who live alone unable to
                                                                                              Half of elderly who live alone unable to
                                                                                              Half of elderly who live alone unable to
                                                                                              Half of elderly who live alone unable to
                                                                                              Half of elderly who live alone unable to
 e e have all planned strikes and protest to take place this month across Portugal. (Photo: Lusa/Tiago Petinga) have all planned strikes and protest to take place this month across Portugal. (Photo: Lusa/Tiago Petinga)
 e e have all planned strikes and protest to take place this month across Portugal. (Photo: Lusa/Tiago Petinga)
 e have all planned strikes and protest to take place this month across Portugal. (Photo: Lusa/Tiago Petinga) have all planned strikes and protest to take place this month across Portugal. (Photo: Lusa/Tiago Petinga)
                                                                                              afford heating
                                                                                              afford heating
                                                                                              afford heating
                                                                                              afford heating
                                                                                              afford heating
      WEATHER
                                                                                                Half of the elderly who live alone in Portugal are unable to pay
      A wet Saturday followed by a sunny Sunday                                               their home heating. The same applies to the country’s poorest
                                                                                              families and women who live alone. Altogether, close to 20 percent
                                                                                              of the population cannot afford to warm their homes, according to
       The wet weather of the week is set to clear on Sunday leaving the country with bright
       The wet weather of the week is set to clear on Sunday leaving the country with bright  figures from Eurostat.
       The wet weather of the week is set to clear on Sunday leaving the country with bright
       The wet weather of the week is set to clear on Sunday leaving the country with bright
       The wet weather of the week is set to clear on Sunday leaving the country with bright
       and sunny weather for the rest of the week.
       and sunny weather for the rest of the week.
       and sunny weather for the rest of the week.
       and sunny weather for the rest of the week.
       and sunny weather for the rest of the week.
                                                                                              Mother dies and son injured in IP2 crash
                                                                                              Mother dies and son injured in IP2 crash
                                                                                              Mother dies and son injured in IP2 crash
                                                                                              Mother dies and son injured in IP2 crash
                                                                                              Mother dies and son injured in IP2 crash
                                                                   The north:
                                      The south:
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon: The wet weather of
        Lisbon:                       The south:                   The north:
                                                                   The north: Rain will continue
                                                                   The north:
                                                                   The north:
                                      The south:
                                      The south:
        Lisbon:
                                      The south: Saturday is set to
      the week is set to clear on   be a rainy day again with average  on Saturday in the north but  A 39 year old woman has died and her 10 year old son has been
      Sunday when blue skies are to  highs of 17 degrees and lows of  come Sunday it will be clear and  seriously injured following a collision on the IP2 on
      return to the capital.  Rain on  12 degrees.  From Sunday the  bright and there is little chance of  14 January in the municipality of Évora.  A source from the Évora
      Saturday will keep temperatures  weather is to clear and during the  rain for the remainder of the  District Relief Command (CDOS) told Lusa news agency that the
      up to highs of 16 degrees     day it is to average 16 degrees  week.  Daily highs for the week  warning was given about an accident between a truck and a car on
      however, from Sunday the clear  however at night is will be feeling  are to average 14 degrees  the road near to São Manços at 8.03am.  It was reported that the
      skies will result in lower daily  cool with lows dipping to 6  however the clear weather will  woman was declared dead at the scene of the accident and that
      highs which are to average 13  degrees.                    see nightly lows dropping to only  her son was transported to the Espírito Santo de Évora Hospital for
      degrees for the week.                                      4 degrees.                   treatment.
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