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How much did a young girl get fined for selling lemonade in London? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many new Harry Potter books are being released?

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EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

4: The number of train stations that feature on the country’s new stamps.

2: The number of new books being released in the world of Harry Potter.

1.8 million: The number of new HIV infections in the year 2016, almost half the record of the 3.5 million in 1997.

500: The estimated number of fish that died after the River Tolka got polluted due to someone putting a tyre into the sewer.

19,752: The number of households on Dublin City Council’s social housing waiting list.

500,00: The number of passports issued in the first half of 2017.

€3.8 billion: The amount of money the Criminal Assets Bureau returned to the state last year.

75: The number of years a Swiss couple who disappeared in the Alps spent “perfectly preserved” in a glacier before being discovered.

£150: The amount of money a five-year-old girl was fined for selling four jugs of lemonade at the end of her London street.

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