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09/11/22
« on: Wednesday, 09 November, 2022 @ 02:17:37 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.9000 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0296 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1111 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9713 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g the
Post Office.
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.


Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.
Updated forecast @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Wed 09/11   21°/15°   08 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Thu 10/11   21°/15°   08 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Fri 11/11   22°/15°   11 km/h   14%   Sun & cloud
Sat 12/11   20°/14°   16 km/h   79%   Showers probable
Sun 13/11   21°/14°   18 km/h   68%   Showers probable
Mon 14/11   21°/13°   15 km/h   64%   Showers probable
Tue 15/11   20°/13°   11 km/h   57%   Showers probable
Wed 16/11   20°/13°   13 km/h   45%   Showers possible
Thu 17/11   20°/13°   19 km/h   47%   Showers possible
Fri 18/11   19°/12°   19 km/h   56%   Showers probable


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Re: 09/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 09 November, 2022 @ 19:56:08 »
Body of an unidentified male recovered midday yesterday from the sea off Aptera beach, Hania, Crete.

Identified as a 65 y-o foreign national.

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Re: 09/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 09 November, 2022 @ 20:00:13 »
Quite a large crowd gathered in Argostoli this morning in support of today's general strike.

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Re: 09/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 09 November, 2022 @ 20:08:19 »
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Nurses across UK back strikes in pay dispute

Nurses across the UK have voted to strike over pay with action expected to start by the end of the year.

The walkout will involve Royal College of Nursing members in more than half of hospitals and community teams, but emergency care will still be staffed.

Nurses in every service in Scotland and Northern Ireland voted for action. In Wales all but one health board did.

But in England the turnout was too low in nearly half of NHS trusts for strike action to take place.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63561317

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Re: 09/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 09 November, 2022 @ 20:10:21 »
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White poppies gaining acceptance in UK, say campaigners

Concerns about conflicts and more young people becoming politicised thought to be behind increasing use of peace symbol
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/nov/09/white-poppies-gaining-acceptance-in-uk-say-campaigners

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Re: 09/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 09 November, 2022 @ 20:13:45 »
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Man jailed for trying to sell someone else’s house
Police say potential victim was nearly swindled out of £400,000

A tenant who tried to sell his landlord’s £400,000 house without his knowledge has been jailed for two and a half years.

Andrew Smith, 41, came close to swindling a potential buyer of the three-bedroom house – even renting show-home furniture for viewings.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/estate-agent-fraud-house-purchase-b2221482.html

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Re: 09/11/22
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 09 November, 2022 @ 20:19:17 »
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A quick guide to Gavin Williamson and why he's resigned
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63557424

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Re: 09/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 09 November, 2022 @ 20:45:29 »


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Ridiculed plaque honouring key workers littered with grammatical errors

Council under fire after inscription contained a spelling mistake, unnecessary capital letters and stated the pandemic began in March 2019
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/09/ridiculed-plaque-honouring-key-workers-littered-grammatical/