Hey Portugal Newsletter
20th April 2012 No.98
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What's New On HeyPortugal.com
This week we have three new advertisers. M & Co are the online arm of Mackays in the UK and have a great selection of clothes and Homewares. Transicao Simples supply and install renewable energy products from Off-Grid Solar to Electric Bikes. Campelos car Boot sale is a weekly event held undercover near Pedrogao Grande and has a FREE clothes swap as well as all the regular Car Boot Stalls.
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This Week in History
21st April 1926: Elizabeth II, Queen of England, was born, it is her Diamond Jubilee this year.
27th April 1989: Protesting students take over Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.
Bigger school classes next year. The Portuguese government has announced that in the next school year maximum class sizes for 5-12 year olds will increase to from 28 to 30. The minimum will also be increased from 24 to 26. This will mean that more of the smaller village primary schools will close.
Estradas de Portugal have announced that the discounts and 10 free trips that were applied for residents close to the previously free, SCUT motorways, will finish on 30th June. They are also looking into plans to make it easier for foreign registered vehicles to pay the tolls and will make an announcement soon.
The motto for the London 2012 Olympics was revealed this week as "Inspire a generation" during a number of events to mark the 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony on 27th July.
The UK is clamping down on British expat benefit cheats living abroad. Read more on Algarve Daily News.
Regular readers would have noted we expected rates to climb and GBPEUR currency now sits at a 20 month high over 1.2250. We would expect a little more as the UK continues its run. Please remember however that the road to recovery is never straight so it may be wise not to be too greedy if you do have a transfer to complete. Watch out for the G20 and the first round of the French elections that are both happening this weekend. For professional, personal information please contact Steve Eakins at www.currencies.co.uk. Their service saves clients between 2%-4% compared to simply using high street banks.
The rain is probably going to hold off in the South until Tuesday but most other parts of Portugal can expect more of the same weather for the next week. The good news is that the UV index will be low and remember...it's good for the garden.
What's on in Central Portugal
This weekend there is the Classic Motor Festival in Lisbon and the Green Pin Rally in Leiria
Sunday is the London Marathon, where Matthew Loddy will finish his 100 Marathon Challenge.
The Idiot Society Art Festival continues this week in Tomar
Sunday is St George's Day
Wednesday is Portugal's Revolution Day, National Holiday in Portugal.
The weekly Walks with the Silver Coast walking group are on Wednesday and Thursday.
South Africans in Portugal hold their monthly events in Cascais and Porto - Non-South Africans also welcome
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