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How big is this whopper new Penneys in Madrid? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How long is it since Playboy was founded?

The new he Primark Gran Via has clothes across five floors.
The new he Primark Gran Via has clothes across five floors.
Image: Cloud 9 Leeds

EVERY SATURDAY ON, we bring you a selection of the statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

€9.15: The new minimum wage. A 50c increase announced in this week’s budget.

5: The number of years a prisoner was held without trial in Afghanistan. A Westlife song was part of the torture he endured.

38: The number of Esso stations bought out by Denis O’Brien-owned Topaz.

573: The number of staff that will be employed at a huge new Primark store in Madrid.

€322: The USC tax saving of a person earning €30,000 a year after this year’s budget.

191: The number of rooms in a Cork hotel that changed hands in a ‘record-breaking’ sale this week.

€53,000: What a German hunter is believed to have paid to shoot the largest elephant killed in Africa for almost three decades.

14: The number of emails released by the Web Summit in their correspondence with the Taoiseach’s office before their move to Lisbon.

62: The number of years since Playboy was founded. It’s decided to stop publishing nude women.

€38,000: The damages settlement for a woman who was pricked by a needle while at work and had to undergo HIV tests.

33: The number of charges former Anglo CEO David Drumm faces if he’s extradited to Ireland.

50c: The increase in the price of a packet of cigarettes after this week’s budget.

69 million: The number of worldwide subscribers to Netflix, which this week announced its plans to keep growing and growing.

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