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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/09/22
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 September, 2022 @ 15:52:01 »
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Truss wrong to say energy bills capped at £2,500

The prime minister incorrectly told more than one station that there would be a maximum energy bill of £2,500 after the energy price cap is increased on 1 October.

That is not right - the energy price cap is the maximum amount that can be charged per unit of energy.

The bill will be higher or lower depending on the amount of energy used.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/63075931

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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/09/22
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 September, 2022 @ 15:37:22 »
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Police to begin dig for Moors murder victim 58 years after boy went missing
Detectives will search Saddleworth Moor after skull was found there

Police searching for Moors murder victim Keith Bennett are preparing a dig after a skull was found near to where he is thought to have been killed, it has been reported.

The boy was snatched, aged just 12, by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley some 58 years ago – but the case has never been fully resolved.

Now, detectives are preparing a new dig after the skull was found on Saddleworth Moor in the Peak District.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/moors-murders-keith-bennett-ian-brady-myra-hindley-b2183367.html
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/09/22
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 September, 2022 @ 15:32:47 »
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UK isolated as EU agrees windfall tax on energy firms
Levy could raise €140bn, and energy ministers also set targets to cut electricity use
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/30/uk-isolated-as-eu-agrees-windfall-tax-on-energy-firms
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/09/22
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 September, 2022 @ 14:16:27 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/09/22
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 September, 2022 @ 14:07:57 »
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The Top 10 extinct girls’ names

Not quite extinct (these are the numbers recorded in 2020):...... Euphemia 8
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/top-10-extinct-girls-names-john-rentoul-b2176251.html

Hm, wonder if their parents are Kef fans!?!
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/09/22
« Last Post by HiFi on Friday, 30 September, 2022 @ 13:20:58 »


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King Charles coin portrait unveiled by the Royal Mint

The official coin effigy of King Charles III has been unveiled by the Royal Mint.

People will start to see the King’s image in their change from around December, as 50p coins depicting Charles gradually enter circulation to meet demand.

In the meantime, the Mint will release a memorial coin range on Monday October 3 at 9am to commemorate the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.

The King’s portrait will first appear on a special £5 Crown and 50p commemorating the Queen.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-09-29/king-charles-coin-portrait-unveiled-by-the-royal-mint

Is it me or do his ears stand out even more than normal?
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/09/22
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 September, 2022 @ 12:51:43 »
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This English village saw out the last recession – but how has it fared 30 years on?
In 1992, the Telegraph sent a writer and a photographer to document a community for a year. Here’s what they found when they went back...

The English village lies at the heart of our collective imagination. It summons up a warm mental image: forever sunlit; roses climbing around cottage doors; cricket on the village green; cheerful evenings in the local pub; Christmas carols in an ancient church. England, our England.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/09/30/english-village-saw-last-recession-how-has-fared-30-years
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/09/22
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 September, 2022 @ 12:41:14 »


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King Charles coin portrait unveiled by the Royal Mint

The official coin effigy of King Charles III has been unveiled by the Royal Mint.

People will start to see the King’s image in their change from around December, as 50p coins depicting Charles gradually enter circulation to meet demand.

In the meantime, the Mint will release a memorial coin range on Monday October 3 at 9am to commemorate the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.

The King’s portrait will first appear on a special £5 Crown and 50p commemorating the Queen.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-09-29/king-charles-coin-portrait-unveiled-by-the-royal-mint
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/09/22
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 September, 2022 @ 12:29:52 »
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Spartathlon: Runners Trace Footsteps of Pheidippides from Athens to Sparta

Hundreds of ultra-marathon runners are taking part in the historic Spartathlon race from Athens to Sparta that started on Friday.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/09/30/spartathlon-runners-pheidippides-athens-sparta/
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 30/09/22
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 30 September, 2022 @ 12:27:45 »
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Greek Chess Prodigy Ranked 3rd in the World

Greece is proudly rising in global chessboard as ten-year-old Greek chess champion Evangelia Siskou has won bronze in the World Individual Championship, which concluded on Tuesday in Batumi, Georgia. The Greek chess prodigy now ranks third in the world.

Evangelia Siskou was among the 101 female chess players from thirty-six countries, who participated in the championship in the under-10 girls’ division.

Her victory followed that of fourteen-year-old Nikos Poupalos, who was ranked fourth in the World Individual Championship in Romania just a few hours prior to her taking the bronze.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/09/30/greek-chess-prodigy-evangelia-siskou-world-ranking/
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