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The News - 26th January Edition

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NEW NEW NEW See what the world is reporting about Portugal! A new section on
The News site now has news about Portugal from around the world. Updated
daily
www.the-news.net/digest.htm

If you live in Portugal, the print edition of The News is out today.

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26th January - Contents
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1. LATEST NEWS FROM THIS WEEKS ISSUE
2. New Year sales offer, MORE DETAILS
3. Send The News to a friend
4. Search the database
5. This weeks recommended sites
6. How to subscribe to this newsletter
7. Links
8. No1 for news about Portugal


1 - HEADLINES (click link to see full story, and much more)

FRONT PAGE  - Portugal Faces New Nuclear Hazards

Two armed British merchant ships carrying a deadly cargo of weapons grade
radioactive plutonium passed through a corridor between the islands of
Madeira and the Azores on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, it has
emerged that the stricken British nuclear submarine undergoing repairs at
Gibraltar could pass through Portuguese waters in May, reports Siobhan
Mitchell.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Swissair cold feet could stop TAP from running

Swissair's proposed purchase of 34 percent of Portuguese airline carrier TAP
was this week flung into further doubt when the Swiss carrier's new
management revealed it had serious reservations of carrying through the
proposed deal. Conflicting reports emanated from various quarters this week
following the news of Swissair's possible withdrawal from its life-saving
deal with TAP.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

BSE numbers rise again

The incidence of BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis) rose during the month
of December, breaking the trend of earlier months were numbers showed a
steady reduction. According to EU figures, the incidence of the disease
climbed from 161.6 per million animals to 173. Meanwhile, the EU has
revealed that a decision on whether or not to lift the Portuguese beef
embargo will be made on February 20.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Illegals galore are illegal no more

Queues stretching hundred of metres formed this week outside immigration
offices throughout the country, as illegal immigrants waited in anticipation
to take advantage of Portugal's new and controversial laws regulating their
presence in the country.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Metro halts as people are driven from their homes

Already over a year behind schedule, the work on Oporto's metro is once more
at a standstill amid fears over public safety. With this weekend's public
announcement of the exorbitant salaries being demanded by the board of
administrators, it seems this recent addition to the metro's catalogue of
errors couldn't have come at a worse time.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

School crimes - Stop or they will scoot

A special initiative to patrol problematic schools, known as "Safe School",
has been launched by the government in order to overcome growing vandalism
and criminal activities at selected schools throughout the country.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net

Eagles humbled by Dragon blitz

Three games in six days between FC Porto and Benfica is enough to quench any
supporter's appetite for enthralling football. From last Wednesday to this
Tuesday, Portuguese football was awarded such a feast of football. In the
end, one win, one draw and a loss, was what the two teams managed from these
gruelling encounters.
Click BLUE link to see full story - www.the-news.net


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2. SPECIAL READER OFFERS
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Are you a keen gardener? Follow this link for a special offer on The Garden
Lover's Guide to Spain and Portugal by Barbara Segall
www.the-news.net/Supplement/books.htm

JANUARY SALES IN GIBRALTAR - A great visit for our readers living in the
Algarve. Tax-free shopping + sales all in one! The centrally located and
excellent Eliott Hotel offers readers a special rate of 75 per night. The
hotel is only a few steps from Main Street and all the shops! Call 00 350
70500 and ask for The News reader offer

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3. Send News from Portugal to a friend
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Send News about Portugal to a friend

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to decline our offer before their name is placed on the list
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4. Search the database
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Thousands of articles from the last two years of The News are archived and
available for you to search by keyword http://the-news.net/search.htm

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5. Recommended sites
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BOOKS ABOUT PORTUGAL - Our special arrangement with Amazon means that you
can see all the titles they stock on the subject of Portugal with just one
click. Try it - www.the-news.net/Supplement/books.htm

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6. How to subscribe to this newsletter
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If you have been sent this message, and would like to receive The News
from Portugal in English regularly, please follow this link, and fill in
your details for a FREE subscription.
http://the-news.net/join/

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7. Links
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To advertise on The News site: http://www.the-news.net/advertising.htm

For details about advertising here or in the printed edition:
mailto:advertise@the-news.net

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8. The No1 Webb site for news about Portugal in English
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According to www.directhit.com, (the only search engine that rates sites
by the amount of visits received) The News is the most popular site on the
World Wide Webb for news about Portugal in English. The News site averaged
523,739 hits per month between January and August 2000.


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