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17/11/22
« on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 04:27:47 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.9011 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0724 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1098 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9325 €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
Thu 17/11   21°/16°   19 km/h   91%   Rain & thunder probable
Fri 18/11   21°/17°   18 km/h   76%   Light rain probable
Sat 19/11   22°/17°   24 km/h   81%   Thunderstorms probable
Sun 20/11   20°/14°   25 km/h   98%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 21/11   18°/14°   28 km/h   89%   Thunderstorms probable
Tue 22/11   20°/14°   31 km/h   80%   Rain & thunder probable
Wed 23/11   18°/13°   31 km/h   73%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 24/11   19°/13°   24 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Fri 25/11   19°/13°   21 km/h   22%   Mostly sunny
Sat 26/11   18°/13°   17 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 17/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 04:37:44 »
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Parliament approves reimbursement of electricity suppliers’ excess profits

An amendment which temporarily establishes the reimbursement of part of the electricity suppliers’ excess profits was approved in Parliament on Wednesday.

Environment & Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said “we envisage the extension of this mechanism for taxing surplus profits in the supply sector too,” adding that Greece has created a mechanism for taxing surplus profits in the production sector, which has so far yielded about 2.5 billion euros, which have been returned to electricity bills.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1198032/parliament-approves-reimbursement-of-electricity-suppliers-excess-profits/

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Re: 17/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 04:44:01 »
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Meteorite that landed in Cotswolds may solve mystery of Earth’s water

Water covers three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and was crucial for the emergence of life, but its origins have remained a subject of active debate among scientists.

Now, a 4.6bn-year-old rock that crashed on to a driveway in Gloucestershire last year has provided some of the most compelling evidence to date that water arrived on Earth from asteroids in the outer solar system.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/16/meteorite-that-landed-in-cotswolds-may-solve-mystery-of-earths-water

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Re: 17/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 14:46:08 »
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‘Struggle for democracy is constant,’ president says at Athens Polytechnic memorial

The 1973 Athens Polytechnic student uprising marked the “beginning of the end” of the seven-year military dictatorship that ruled Greece with an iron fist from 1967 to 1974 and was a “foundation stone” in the Metapolitefsi, the process of restoring democracy, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on the anniversary of the revolt on Thursday.

Laying a wreath at a memorial to the victims of the regime’s violent crackdown on the uprising at the historic downtown Athens campus, Sakellaropoulou said the anniversary serves as a “reminder that the struggle for democracy is constant and taxing.”
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1198080/struggle-for-democracy-is-constant-president-says-at-athens-polytechnic-memorial/

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Re: 17/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 14:49:28 »
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Electric car drivers to pay road tax from April 2025

Electric cars will no longer be exempt from vehicle excise duty from April 2025, the chancellor has said.

Announcing the change as part of his Autumn Statement, Jeremy Hunt said the move was designed to make the motoring tax system "fairer".

The RAC motoring group said it does not expect the change to dampen demand for electric cars.

But others, including the AA, warned the move would reduce the incentive to switch to electric vehicles (EVs).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63660321

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Re: 17/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 14:51:29 »
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Royal Mail asks to stop Saturday letter deliveries

Royal Mail has asked the government if it can stop its letter deliveries on Saturdays, as it seeks to turn its fortunes around after slumping to a loss in the first half of the year.

The business said it wanted to move from a six-days-a-week letter delivery to five, from Monday to Friday only.

However, parcel services would continue to run all days of the week.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63660320

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 14:54:30 »
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Neighbours: Amazon to revive TV soap, four months after finale

Amazon has announced it is reviving Australian TV soap Neighbours, less than four months after its much-publicised final episode.

The show will resume filming next year and will then be available in the UK and US on Amazon Freevee, the company's free streaming service.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63660032

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Re: 17/11/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 15:08:49 »
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Autumn Statement 2022 summary: key points and changes at a glance

Chancellor launches stealth tax raid and squeezes department budgets in a belt-tightening Autumn Statement
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/11/17/key-points-autumn-statement-2022-summary-tax-rises-hunt/

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Re: 17/11/22
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 15:14:23 »
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Security minister Tom Tugendhat banned from driving over phone use
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-63662624

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Re: 17/11/22
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 15:16:20 »
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What the Autumn Statement means for you and the cost of living
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63635582

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Re: 17/11/22
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 18:22:11 »
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What is the minimum wage and how much is it?

The National Living Wage will increase from £9.50 to £10.42 an hour in April.

That is the UK's legal minimum wage for workers aged 23 or over. There are lower rates for younger workers.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48445674

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 18:24:59 »
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Households to see disposable income plummet by record 7% as UK recession confirmed

Household disposable income will drop by more than 7% over the next two years, according to the OBR - the biggest fall since records began.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-11-17/autumn-budget-chancellor-jeremy-hunt-unveils-tax-hikes-and-public-spending-cuts

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« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 17 November, 2022 @ 23:57:52 »
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Royal Mail to stage six fresh strikes in December, including on Christmas Eve

The CWU said its members will walk out on December 9, 11, 14, 15, 23 and 24.

This is in addition to strikes already notified for November 24, 25 and 30, and December 1.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-11-17/royal-mail-to-stage-six-fresh-strikes-in-december-including-on-christmas-eve