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sábado, 2 de junho de 2007

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Smokers are being warned that they face on-the-spot fines for littering if they drop butts in the street.

Smokers trying not to be fined for breaking England's ban on smoking in enclosed public places from July 1 could be hit by a different fine.

Alan Woods, Chief Executive of Keep Britain Tidy (KBT), said: "Smokers will think they are avoiding a fine by lighting-up outside."


He added: "If they don't dispose of their cigarette stub responsibly, by putting it in a bin or portable ashtray, they are risking being issued with a fine of up to £80 for littering instead."


Nearly 80% of streets are blighted by cigarette stubs - 20% more than five years ago, according to KBT.

The annual clean up bill stands at £200 million just for cigarette ends.
An estimated 122 tonnes of cigarette ends, matchsticks and other bits of smoking litter are dropped every day.

KBT are now urging smokers to bin their butts.

Tesco are selling portable ashtrays from June 4.

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Madeleine Balloons Released By Kids

School children in Glasgow have released yellow balloons from their playground as the hunt for Madeleine McCann continues. The balloons all have a picture of the missing girl and the Crimestoppers number on them.

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Hunt For Madeleine Moves To Spain

Madeleine McCann's parents held a press conference in Madrid to appeal to the Spanish media for help in the hunt for their missing daughter. Kate and Gerry McCann will travel around Europe in the hope of gaining information that will find Madeleine.

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Alan Johnston's Captors Release Video

The Army of Islam have released a video of captured BBC journalist Alan Johnston on the internet. In it, Mr Johnston says he is being treated well and that the US and UK are to blame for the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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MADELEINE'S PARENTS CLING TO HOPE

The parents of Madeleine McCann believe their daughter is being kept safe by someone wanting a daughter of their own.





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Video released of BBC's Johnston

A video has appeared on the internet showing the first pictures of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston since his abduction in Gaza on 12 March.

It is said to have been posted by the Army of Islam, the group that says it is holding the reporter.

In the video, Mr Johnston says he is in good health and that his captors have treated him well.
The BBC said it was studying the video carefully and repeated its call for the immediate release of Mr Johnston.

A UK Foreign Office spokesman said it was also investigating the contents of the video "to judge the implications for Alan Johnston's safe release".

Mr Johnston, 45, was seized nearly 12 weeks ago in Gaza City on his way home.

Abu Qatada

It is unclear when the video, which has appeared on the al-Ekhlaas website, was recorded.

Mr Johnston says: "First of all, my captors have treated me very well... They have fed me well, there has been no violence towards me at all and I'm in good health."

Mr Johnston, seated and wearing a red sweatshirt, calls for an end to Western sanctions that have been imposed on the Palestinian government.

He talks of the "huge suffering" of the Palestinian people, saying: "Everyday there are Palestinians arrested, imprisoned for no reason. People are killed on a daily basis. The economic suffering is terrible, especially here in Gaza."
He also says the British government is working to occupy Muslim lands against the will of the people there.

Mr Johnston refers to the "failed invasion of Iraq by America and Britain" and the "terrible" situation in Afghanistan.

At the end of the video, Mr Johnston begins a message to his family, saying, "to my family, to my family..." but the audio is then cut off.

On the tape, the Army of Islam demand the release of Abu Qatada, a Palestinian-born Islamic cleric who is suspected of close links to al-Qaeda and is currently held by the UK government as a threat to national security.

In early May, the same group released a videotape showing Mr Johnston's BBC identity card and making the same demand for the release of Abu Qatada, but there has been virtually no other news about the reporter.

The BBC issued a statement on Friday saying the corporation had been "working very closely with Alan's family for the past 81 days".

It read: "This is a highly distressing time for them and for his friends and his colleagues. We repeat our call for his immediate release."

Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat again called for the unconditional and immediate release of Mr Johnston and said that all Palestinians stood behind him.

"There is not a house in Gaza that does not have a picture of Alan Johnston," he said.

Mr Johnston was the only Western reporter permanently based in Gaza and his abduction has triggered appeals for his release from lawmakers and rights groups around the world.

More than 130,000 people have now signed an online petition calling for his release.

ALAN JOHNSTON PETITION

More than 100,000 people have written to the BBC to demand Alan Johnston's release

ARMY OF ISLAM FACTS
Small, Islamist armed group operating in Gaza
Splinter group of the Popular Resistance Committees
Seeks liberation of Palestine and an Islamic state
Influenced by, but not affiliated with, al-Qaeda
Led by Mumtaz Dugmush, also known as Abu Muhammad, a member of a powerful clan
One of three groups allegedly holding captured Israeli soldier Cpl Gilad Shalit



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Reports say video of Alan Johnston
posted on website

The missing BBC journalist Alan Johnston who was captured in Gaza more than two months has been shown in a video, saying he was "fit and well" and not being mistreated by his captors.

The video was apparently posted on the internet by the Army of Islam group and contains the first images of the reporter since his kidnap on March 12.

Mr Johnston first reassures everyone that he is in good health and then goes on to deliver a stinging attack on British foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The BBC correspondent appeared calm throughout the video, in which he was shown sitting down wearing an orange sweatshirt and speaking directly to camera. He started by saying: "My captors have treated me very well, they have fed me well, there has been no violence toward me at all and I am in good health."
Johnston then moved on to talking about the "huge suffering" he had seen in the Palestinian territories in the past three years and said it was "continuing and unacceptable".

Palestinian people were in "absolute despair" after nearly 40 years of Israeli occupation which has been "supported by the West", he added just before the tape corrupts. It picks up again with him claiming the situation on Iraq was "even worse".

He said: "We see every day maybe a hundred or more being killed by the violence there, which followed the failed invasion of Iraq by America and Britain. Ordinary people who are losing everything cannot live their lives properly, not just because of the violence but the shortage of everything they need for their normal lives and for bringing up their children.

"Afghanistan, again, is terrible. We see on our television screens ordinary and village people suffering as the armies of America and Britain attack."

The British Government was "endlessly working to occupy Muslim lands against the will of the people in those places", he went on.

He added: "From history, the British worked to bring about the state of Israel which is the cause of all the suffering of the Palestinian people. We the British are completely to blame along with the Americans for the situation in Iraq, and the British are the main force in Afghanistan causing all the trouble to all the simple Afghans who simply want to live."

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The F Word



The F Word Video RecipesHave your taste buds been tantalised by watching Gordon on the F Word? Are you tempted to recreate his masterpieces at home? Go on, impress your family and friends by cooking a Gordon masterpiece following the video recipes from every episode. Plus, read all the recipes from each show.


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Audience With The Pope

The parents of the missing toddler Madeleine McCann have had an audience with the Pope.The visit to the Vatican is part of Kate and Gerry McCann's campaign to keep their daughter's image in the public eye.

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Madeleine Parents' Fresh Appeal

Kate and Gerry McCann made a fresh appeal for help in finding their daughter following the audience with the Pope.

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Vouzela em destaque






Vouzela é uma vila portuguesa, capital do Distrito de Viseu, na região Centro e subregião do Dão-Lafões, com 1 485 habitantes(2001).
É sede de um município com 193.7 km² de área e 11 807 habitantes (2004), subdividido em 12 freguesias. O município é limitado a norte pelo município de São Pedro do Sul, a leste por Viseu, a sul por Tondela e pela porção secundária de Oliveira de Frades, a sudoeste por Águeda e a noroeste pela porção principal de Oliveira de Frades.
Vouzela fica a 3 km das Termas de São Pedro do Sul, a 30 km de Viseu, a 60 km de Aveiro, a pouco mais de uma hora do Porto e mais ou menos três horas de Lisboa.
É fácil chegar a este concelho quer via IP5 quer através das EE NN 16, 228, e 333.
O concelho tem origem no antigo concelho de Lafões, do qual era uma das duas sedes, juntamente com São Pedro do Sul. Em 1836, Lafões foi dividido entre Vouzela e São Pedro do Sul.

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Gentilico – Vouzelense
Area – 193.7 km2
Populacao-11 807 hab (2004)
Densidade Populacoinal- 61 hab/km2
Numero de freguesias -12
Fundacao do municipio (ou foral)- 1836
Regiao- Centro
Subregiao –Dao - Lafoes
Distrito- Viseu
Area Urbana – Grande Area Metropolitana de Viseu(GAMVIS)
Antiga Provincia- Beira Alta
Feriado Municipal- 14 de Maio
Site oficial-
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Endereco de correio electronico- geral@cm-vouzela.pt

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quarta-feira, 30 de maio de 2007

How to eat healthily at work

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If you spend as much time at the vending machine as you do at your desk, it might be time to get healthy.

It's not just your teeth that will love you for it - eating healthily during the working week can have a positive effect on your overall health, your performance at work and even your bank balance.

Breakfast
Eating breakfast gets your digestive system going, and fuels you up until lunchtime. Try eating foods that release energy slowly e.g. porridge, brown bread or muesli. These foods provide you with a steady release of glucose and will fill you up more effectively than sugary cereals and croissants, making you less likely to reach out for a mid-morning snack. Porridge is also great for regulating bowel movement and is a good source of vitamin B, which can help relieve nerves and reduce stress. With a 1kg bag lasting you a month at around £1.50, it's cheap as well as nutritious.

Snacks
If you love your crisps and chocolate, try snacking on dark chocolate to get your fix without the sugar rush and avoid crisps cooked in hydrogenated oil. Try fruit, nuts, seeds and vegetables, which boost concentration levels. The water content in vegetables is also a great way to naturally hydrate your skin, giving it a younger, healthier appearance, so try slicing up sticks of carrots, peppers and celery and dunking them in some dips such as humous or tzatziki.

Lunch
Preparing your own lunch is usually cheaper than buying lunch at work, with the added benefit that you know exactly what's in your food. If you don't have time to prepare food at home, then try buying something that includes a good source of protein and a slow releasing carbohydrate - that way you'll be eating food that satisfies your appetite but is less likely to lead to a mid-afternoon slump.




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Fruit power

Bananas

This fruit can help depression, and also has beneficial effects on digestion and ulcers.

"Perhaps the ultimate fast food, bananas are understandably one of the most popular energy boosters," Savona says. "They also contain tryptophan which the body can convert to serotonin - a hormone that helps lift moods and promote sleep.

"The pectin fibre helps soothe heartburn, ulcers or inflammation in the digestive tract, and to lower cholesterol.
Fact: A study carried out by mental health charity MIND found that eating just one banana made people with mild depression feel better.
Eat: Take one fresh, preferably not too ripe, banana a day to help stave off the blues and aid concentration.


Blueberries

May be beneficial for the eyes, brain and strengthening the veins and arteries, helping circulation. They may also help lower cholesterol and protect against cancer.

"Studies have shown that blueberries can help to improve brain function and the eyes, helping night vision and protecting against age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma," Savona says.

Fact: A wild blueberry from Patagonia contains up to 11 times the antioxidant activity of blueberries, research has found, and has been proven to have beneficial effects on those at a greater risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and varicose veins.
Eat: Enjoy fresh blueberries daily. Travellers concerned about DVT could take Zinopin Daily, containing the Patagonia blueberry.


Kiwifruit

These could help blood pressure and digestion and may reduce asthma symptoms in children.

Savona says, "Scientists have found that eating two or three kiwifruit a day helps reduce blood clotting and therefore stroke potential, as well as blood fats. They're also good for balancing out your salt intake to keep your blood pressure right.

"Kiwifruit contain twice as much Vitamin C as oranges, more fibre than apples and as much Vitamin E as an avocado.

Fact: Children eating the most citrus and kiwi fruit (five to seven servings per week) had 44% less incidence of asthma wheezing compared to children eating the least (less than once a week), a recent study found.

Eat: Have your recommended five to seven servings a week. Some people, particularly children, can have an allergic reaction to kiwifruit, especially the skin.


Pineapple

This fruit could be beneficial for arthritis and joint pain.

"Pineapple can help relieve the swelling linked to arthritis and sore throats, as well as injuries or operations.

"It's rich in an enzyme called bromelain, which appears to thin mucus so it's useful for helping bronchitis, asthma and sinus problems. It can also help reduce the stickiness of blood, and has been shown to relieve angina and thrombosis," Savona says.

Fact: In clinical trials, bromelain has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory effects, reducing swelling in conditions such as arthritis and gout, and speeding recovery from injuries and surgery.

Eat: It will aid digestion when eaten with a meal, but for reducing inflammation, eat fresh pineapple between meals.


Tomatoes

Hailed as a natural weapon in the fight against cancer, tomatoes are particularly beneficial to men, protecting against prostate cancer and boosting sperm production.

"These are one of the most commonly eaten wonderfoods," Savona says. "Tomatoes contain a nutrient called lycopene which protects against cancer and guards the skin and eyes from sun damage." The rich Vitamin C and potassium content of tomatoes also helps combat cardiovascular disease. Antioxidants in tomatoes may trigger joint pain in arthritis sufferers.

Fact: Researchers at the Rowett Institute, Aberdeen, found that tomatoes contain a unique chemical which thins the blood and helps prevent blood clots and DVT.

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Tears as Madeleine parents see Pope

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The parents of missing Madeleine McCann shed tears during an emotional trip to the Vatican to meet the Pope.
Gerry and Kate McCann were given the honour of meeting the Pontiff during a General Audience at the Vatican.

The couple are very devout Catholics - particularly Mrs McCann - and they believe the visit will be spiritually uplifting.

The meeting with Pope Benedict XVI lasted a little less than 30 seconds, during which time Mrs McCann gave a photograph of her daughter to him.

She spoke emphatically to the Holy Father while her husband bowed and kissed his hand.

The couple had struggled to control their emotions throughout the ceremony, which lasted more than an hour-and-a-half.

At one point, an English-speaking priest issued a prayer on behalf of the Pope: "In a special way his blessing goes to your children and your loved ones."

His words proved too much for the couple, who broke down and wiped back the tears with their heads bowed.

For much of the general audience, Mrs McCann, the now standard green and yellow ribbons in her hair fluttering in the breeze, kept her eyes closed.

Madeleine was snatched from her bed in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz 27 days ago.




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MADELEINE'S PARENTS AUDIENCE WITH POPE

The parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann have met the Pope during a general audience at the Vatican and prayed for their abducted daughter.
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A KISS GOODBYE TO MCCANN TWINS

The parents of Madeleine McCann have kissed goodbye to their two youngest children as they leave Portugal for the first time together to meet the Pope in Rome.
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More than 100,000 BBC News website users have written to the BBC to demand the release of Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston. The latest names are published here, and more will be added soon.

Mr Johnston disappeared on 12 March and is feared kidnapped, though there has been no confirmed word on his whereabouts or his condition.

There has been a worldwide response to the online petition, which was opened on Monday, 2 April and coincided with a full page appeal in the UK's Guardian newspaper.

We have published 100,000 signatures so far received and will publish regular further updates to the petition on this page.

The petition states:

"We, the undersigned, demand the immediate release of BBC Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston. We ask that everyone with influence on this situation increase their efforts to ensure that Alan is freed quickly and unharmed."

If you would like to add your name to the petition, please use the form below to send us your details. Click in the box above for the list of names so far.

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Missing girl met man on internet

A 14-year-old missing girl may have run away with an 18-year-old man she met on the internet, police have said.

Jade Power vanished after spending two months exchanging e-mails and text messages with the older teenager.

The schoolgirl left her home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, on Friday while her family slept.

Insp Tony Rymer, of Gloucestershire Police, said: "There is a suggestion she has gone missing with someone she met on the internet."

Jade is described as white, 5ft 1in, with straight, shoulder-length dark hair and a West Country accent.

Her father Sean Power, 37, and step-mother Kim, 21, have spent the last few days searching for the teenager.

"We're not eating, sleeping, it's constant worry night and day," said Mr Power.

Mrs Power, who has been driving around Gloucester and Cheltenham looking for Jade, said: "If we could get just one message to Jade it would be 'please come home, you're not in trouble'.

"She has been missing for several days now; my husband is not in a good way and I am having to be strong for him."

Mrs Power said she believed Jade had met up with an 18-year-old she named as James Marshall, from St Austell, Cornwall.

Mr and Mrs Power said they tried to put a stop to the relationship after discovering last month the age of Mr Marshall.


'Full support'

"I was sick to the stomach reading the messages (on her mobile) they're totally inappropriate for a 14-year-old girl," said Sean Power.

Mrs Power added: "Obviously we were not happy at all when we found out he was 18.

"We were told last night that he has gone back to St Austell, but we don't know if Jade is with him or not.

"We've been in contact with his (Mr Marshall's) family and they have given us their full support."

Devon and Cornwall Police said the matter was being handled by Gloucestershire Police.

Inspector Erik Sherwood, of Gloucestershire Police, said: "We are keen to find this young girl.

"Due to her age we are concerned for her welfare and we would urge anyone who knows where she is to contact us."




"Obviously we were not happy at all when we found out he was 18 "


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Despedida à campeão no Estádio do Fontelo

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O tráfego telefónico entre as 20h00 e as 21h00 do passado dia 3 de Maio, nas imediações do Ocean Club, de onde foi raptada a pequena Madeleine, está ...


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Três quartos (71,2%) das famílias portuguesas pagam entre 11,9% e 22,9% a mais pela electricidade face às espanholas, uma situação que tem vindo a agravar-se desde 1994. Na indústria, o peso da factura face a Espanha é ainda mais evidente, com 99,97% dos clientes a pagarem, pelo mesmo consumo, mais 7,7% a 14,9% face à "concorrência" do outro lado da fronteira. Em média, os clientes domésticos portugueses pagam mais 18,3% pela electricidade, enquanto a factura das empresas é 9,8% mais elevada em Portugal








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Papa recebe amanhã

Papa recebe amanhãpais de Madeleine



Os pais de Madeleine querem mostrar ao Papa uma fotografia da menina desaparecida há 25 dias e pedir-lhe que reze por ela. Kate e Gerry McCann partem esta tarde para Roma e serão recebidos por Bento XVI no dia seguinte, no final da audiência semanal na praça de São Pedro. O porta-voz do casal, Clarence Mitchell, garantiu ontem que o encontro está "oficialmente confirmado pelo Vaticano". Por "rapidez e comodidade", a viagem será feita "num jacto particular gentilmente oferecido por um milionário britânico". O regresso está previsto para quarta-feira à noite e será à praia da Luz, onde o casal quer manter o "quartel-general" 02:00h.






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NEW MADELEINE VIDEO RELEASED

The parents of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann have released the last moving images of her before she was abducted.
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Video footage of missing Madeleine McCann has been released by her parents as they prepared to travel to Rome to meet the Pope.

The video, shot by a family friend on a mobile phone camera, shows the missing four-year-old dressed in pink and boarding a flight at East Midlands Airport, and then riding on an airport bus at Faro Airport in the Algarve.

Kate and Gerry McCann have been given "verbal assurances" that a meeting will go ahead on Wednesday morning at the Vatican.

They are expected to use a private jet to fly there and will hold a news conference for the international media to keep the attention focused on Madeleine.

It is now 25 days since the four-year-old was abducted in Praia da Luz in Portugal and there is no sign of police getting any closer to finding her.

One theory being considered is that Madeleine was taken away by boat, and the manager of the Lagos marina told on Monday how there was "constant police activity".

Four people at the marina have been questioned, including three Britons, according to Ingrid Fortunato.

On Monday the McCanns visited an 800 square foot inflatable poster of Madeleine set up on the beach and thanked all their supporters "from the bottom of our hearts".

The two short film clips of their daughter, taken by a family friend on their mobile on April 28. They are the last moving images of Madeleine.

They showed the little girl - dressed all in pink - clambering up the steps to the aircraft at East Midlands airport and sitting on a shuttle bus at Faro airport.

Mr McCann said his daughter had been so excited about the holiday that she had barely complained when she tripped and grazed her shin.



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domingo, 27 de maio de 2007

Police Reveal Details Of Strongest Lead

Parents of missing Madeleine McCann have appealed for anyone who saw a man holding what was thought to be a child on the night of her disappearance, to speak to police. They said they were sure the sighting was relevant to her abduction.


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Missing Boy Mum Praises The McCann Family

The McCanns' decision to stay in Portugal has been backed by Kerry Grist. Kerry’s 21-month-old son Ben Needham disappeared on the Greek island of Kos in 1991, never to be found. She told Sky’s Lorna Dunkley why she eventually had to return.


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The Pope Agrees To Meeting With The McCanns

The Pope has agreed to meet the parents of Madeleine McCann. The Vatican say they're waiting for a formal request from the McCanns, which could schedule a meeting as early as this Wednesday. Sky's Ashish Joshi reports from Praia da Luz.


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Pope to meet Madeleine's parents

The Pope has agreed to meet the parents of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann.


Gerry and Kate McCann, who are both Roman Catholics, had made a request to meet Benedict XVI through church authorities in London.
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Key witness 'saw man snatch Madeleine'

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A woman who saw Madeleine McCann being carried off in the arms of a mystery man is wracked with guilt that she did nothing to stop him, it has emerged.


A close friend of Kate and Gerry McCann, she saw a young blonde girl wearing "distinguishable" pyjamas and wrapped in a blanket.

Described as the "principal witness" in the case by police sources, the woman has now returned to the UK and is brooding over what she saw.

But the McCanns, from Rothley in Leicestershire, are said not to blame her and feel sorry for her torment.

Details of the sighting came as hundreds of calls were made to police about the description of a white man aged between 35 and 40 seen holding what was thought to be a child on the night Madeleine disappeared.

She was snatched from her bed on May 3 as she slept in the family's holiday apartment while her parents enjoyed a tapas meal yards away in the Algarve resort town of Praia Da Luz.

The witness, who has been advised by police not to discuss events of that night, joined the McCanns at dinner at about 9.30pm. As she walked past the family's property, she saw a man with a child wearing pink pyjamas in his arms.

"She thought it was odd, but thought it was the man's own child," the police source said. "He was walking urgently, neither running or walking."

After the alarm was raised, the friend "instantly" realised what she had seen and gave a statement and description to the authorities "within hours".

But sources said the significance was missed: "The officers who took the description did not seem interested, they just seemed to have filed it away. She went back to the UK and Leicestershire police said she was the principal witness to what happened," the source said.
"The view of the family is that this was Madeleine being taken. As a result they do not blame the woman, but she feels dreadful guilt. They feel sorry for her."

Meanwhile, Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry McCann are hoping to meet the Pope on Wednesday to discuss the plight of their daughter, their spokesman has said.

It will be the start of a series of visits the couple are planning to make around Europe.
Clarence Mitchell, the Foreign Office liaison officer for the family, is helping the McCanns plan the trip.

"I can confirm that approaches have been made to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and to the British ambassador to the Holy See and we are certainly exploring the possibility of Gerry and Kate McCann visiting Rome to meet the Pope in the near future," he said.

According to Vatican protocol, the family had to express a desire to go to Rome before the trip could be finally approved.

Representatives of the Pope were said to be very "receptive" to the idea of a meeting.
Mr and Mrs McCann have been offered the use of a private plane to make the trip by a British entrepreneur.



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A Polícia Judiciária admite que Madeleine possa estar ainda na zona da Praia da Luz, de onde foi raptada no passado dia 3. “É uma possibilidade que ...
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Aumentam chamadas para a PJsobre encontros com o suspeito

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A decisão da Polícia Judiciária (PJ) em divulgar a descrição de um homem visto perto do Ocean Clube na noite em que Madeleine desapareceu no quarto do aldeamento, no passado dia 3, enquanto os pais jantavam no restaurante, foi tomada a pedido dos McCann. Um gesto que ontem, numa curta (…)



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Comércio tradicional abre sexta-feira à noite

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A Associação de Comerciantes do Distrito de Viseu (ACDV) reuniu, anteontem, com vários (…)



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Alfaiates não resistem à moda do pronto-a-vestir

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Quatro a cinco mestres de alfaiataria, dois em actividade regular, tentam resistir, em Viseu, (…)



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Turismo termal precisa de promoção

Turismo termal precisa de promoção

Um estudo apresentado ontem em S. Pedro do Sul, no âmbito da Academia Aberta de Turismo, revelou a (…)



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Mais de 1300 escolas

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São 1313 as escolas básicas do 1.º Ciclo que não deverão reabrir no início do próximo ano lectivo. O JN teve acesso ao relatório produzido pelo Gabinete de Informação e Avaliação do Sistema Educativo, que sinalizou 614 estabelecimentos para fecharem só na Região Centro. Pelo país multiplicam-se os concelhos que ficarão apenas com uma, duas e três escolas - sempre no Interior. No Alentejo, aumentam os municípios que só ficam com as integradas a funcionar - caso de Barrancos e Gavião


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BECKS RETURNS TO FOLD

FORMER England skipper David Beckham has completed an incredible season by being recalled to the national side - after 10 months in the international wilderness.

England boss Steve McClaren completed his u-turn this afternoon after naming the 32-year-old midfielder in his line-up as he battles to rescue England's Euro 2008 hopes.


Beckham has seen his form for Real Madrid improve dramatically in the second half of the season, helping guide the Bernabau giants to another Spanish title as he prepares for a move to the MLS and LA Galaxy this summer.


Fit-again Michael Owen, who captained England's B-side against Albania last night, returns to the full international squad for the first time since his World Cup injury.


And he is joined in the 26-man squad by Blackburn's David Bentley, who has impressed in his recent U21 and B-international performances. Reading's Nicky Shorey is also included in the squad.

England take on Brazil in a Wembley warm-up before travelling to Estonia for the crucial clash five days later which could prove make or break for both England's European Championship hopes and Steve McClaren's job.



The full squad:


Robinson (Tottenham), Carson (Liverpool), Green (West Ham);


P Neville (Everton), R Ferdinand (Man Utd), Terry (Chelsea), Bridge (Chelsea), Brown (Man Utd), Carragher (Liverpool), Dawson (Tottenham), King (Tottenham), Shorey (Reading);


Beckham (Real Madrid), Gerrard (Liverpool), Jenas (Tottenham), J Cole (Chelsea), Lennon (Tottenham), Bentley (Blackburn), Carrick (Man Utd), Lampard (Chelsea), Downing (Middlesbrough), Dyer (Newcastle);


Crouch (Liverpool), Owen (Newcastle), Smith (Man Utd), Defoe (Tottenham).





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