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Columbus Direct has analysed some of the most popular destinations within a five-hour, or less, flight time from London to reveal the best locations for a family-friendly holiday.

The non-Portuguese reading public can now consult the latest diplomas approved by the government as well as a guide for investors, assisting them with their queries about investing in the country.

The Portuguese start up companies that took part in the first edition of the Web Summit in Lisbon three years ago, have already raised almost €60 million in funding after 41 investment rounds, the organisation told Lusa news agency.

President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, considered the news a reason for “great joy for all Portuguese”, while prime minister, Antonio Costa, said this is “another reason for great pride” for the country.

The parish of Lagoa and Carvoeiro has been voted as the best place in the Algarve due to its quality of life.

A new report by imovirtual assessed the quality of life in 62 parishes throughout the Algarve and found the central Algarve region, more specifically the municipality of Lagoa, is top of the list of best places to live in the Algarve.

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