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UK & World News / Re: Fire Flocks
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 @ 12:21:06 »
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Greece comes first in Europe in the number of grazing goats, as approximately 4.5 million goats are bred in the country, amounting to 47.6 percent of milk-producing goats in the EU.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/16/the-abundance-of-goats-in-greece-and-the-therapeutic-qualities-of-goat-milk/
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Greek News / Re: More strikes coming soon
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 @ 12:18:54 »
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Greece’s Civil Servants Call 24-Hour Strike Over Pay, Pensions

ADEDY, Greece’s largest public sector union will stage a 24-hour walkout on November 14 to demand wage and pension increases, hirings and tax cuts.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/16/greeces-civil-servants-call-24-hour-strike-over-pay-pensions/
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Holidays in Hellas / BA LHR-Preveza
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 @ 02:15:14 »
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British Airways has revealed the latest additions to its expanding network of Mediterranean destinations from Heathrow.

Preveza in northwest Greece gets flights on Wednesday and Sundays from 26 May to 29 September.

Preveza is on the Greek mainland, southeast of Corfu and northwest of Kefalonia. It provides easy access to the island of Lefkada.

Fares on British Airways from Heathrow are generally higher than from other London hubs, reflecting the high airport charges, but initially the prices are lower than the competitors.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-ba-new-flights-heathrow-corsica-greece-bastia-preveza-a8586316.html
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UK & World News / Re: UK weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 @ 14:31:25 »
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UK weather forecast: Temperatures set to plunge below zero as warmth gives way to frosty mornings

Frost and freezing temperatures are expected to hit parts of the UK as a spell of colder weather begins to take hold this week.

Northern parts of Britain are likely to see some crisp mornings as autumn starts to set in, while the mercury could drop below zero on Tuesday night into Wednesday in the Scottish Highlands.

It comes after Storm Callum pummelled the country over the weekend, causing severe flooding in Wales and leaving at least three people dead.

At the same time, southern parts of England enjoyed unseasonably warm conditions, which look set to continue in the south east on Tuesday, where some places could see highs of 23C - before potentially falling into single figures at the weekend.

Despite some reports to the contrary, the Met Office said it did not expect snow to fall in the UK during October.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-forecast-latest-freezing-snow-frost-october-autumn-heatwave-a8585951.html
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Greek News / Re: Heating oil price hike
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 @ 02:56:47 »
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Heating oil prices post 20 pct rise on last year

The official sales period for heating oil began on Monday in Greece, with prices averaging out at 1.14 euros per liter – 20.7 percent higher than the average rate a year earlier.

...taxation on the commodity in Greece remains high, accounting for 48 percent of the product’s retail price – which represents a clear incentive for smuggling.

Retailers report zero orders for the fuel so far, after sales posted a mammoth decline of 62.4 percent in the period from 2008 to 2017.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/233662/article/ekathimerini/business/heating-oil-prices-post-20-pct-rise-on-last-year
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Holidays in Hellas / Re: Flights from Southampton to kefalonia - 2019
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 October, 2018 @ 16:19:12 »
Never mind the quad bikes, beware the mobility scooters?
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Greek News / Re: Greece to launch e-registry for leisure boats under Greek and foreign flags
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 October, 2018 @ 16:18:11 »
Not totally sure this relates to the above, but I'd think it does, somehow:

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Greek Yachting Tourism Bodies Urge PM to Annul New Taxation Regulation

The decision foresees 24 percent VAT on purchase as well as taxation on all services provided, which until now were exempt.
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/10/12/greek-yachting-tourism-urge-annul-new-taxation-regulation
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Holidays in Hellas / Re: Flights from Southampton to kefalonia - 2019
« Last Post by TonyD on Monday, 15 October, 2018 @ 16:12:31 »
Also Tui will be flying from Bournmouth to Kefalonia from 7th May.
Special route for Zimmer 2019?
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Holidays in Hellas / Re: Flights from Southampton to kefalonia - 2019
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 October, 2018 @ 12:32:02 »
If you FlyLolo it could be on a TUI flight (presumably from Southampton!), or it may be Air Europa or Flybe. Conditions of Carriage
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Holidays in Hellas / Re: Flights from Southampton to kefalonia - 2019
« Last Post by Jolly Roger on Monday, 15 October, 2018 @ 08:53:43 »
A company called flylolo.com is advertising flights from Southampton to Kefalonia on Mondays during July, August and September 2019.

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Flylolo is a flight operator specialising in 'peak season only' flights, catering for individuals and families who require flights during school holidays.

https://www.loloflights.com/

Also Tui will be flying from Bournmouth to Kefalonia from 7th May.
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