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23/11/22
« on: Wednesday, 23 November, 2022 @ 02:40:39 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8895 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0582 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1242 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9450 €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 23/11   18°/14°   20 km/h   88%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 24/11   18°/14°   21 km/h   03%   Mostly sunny
Fri 25/11   18°/13°   22 km/h   00%   Mostly sunny
Sat 26/11   18°/13°   23 km/h   78%   Showers probable
Sun 27/11   16°/12°   29 km/h   86%   Rain probable
Mon 28/11   17°/12°   21 km/h   70%   Showers probable
Tue 29/11   18°/12°   17 km/h   72%   Rain probable
Wed 30/11   17°/13°   19 km/h   63%   Rain probable
Thu 01/12   17°/13°   22 km/h   60%   Rain probable
Fri 02/12   18°/14°   19 km/h   60%   Light rain probable


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Re: 23/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 23 November, 2022 @ 10:56:30 »
San Georgio hotel in Skala has beeen granted permission to extend with a new build of 58 rooms / 116 guests. No start/completion date given.

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Re: 23/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 23 November, 2022 @ 11:24:22 »
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Pensioners start to receive up to £600 to help with energy bills

More than 11.6 million pensioners will start to receive up to £600 from Wednesday to help with their energy bills this winter.

Winter Fuel Payments, which have been boosted this year by an additional £300 per household Pensioner Cost of Living payment, will land in bank accounts over the next two months.

The vast majority of payments will be made automatically, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-11-22/pensioners-start-to-receive-up-to-600-from-wednesday-to-help-with-energy-bills
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Re: 23/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 23 November, 2022 @ 19:14:56 »


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Idyllic Italian town is offering €30,000 to move there
Presicce in Puglia is the latest destination to attempt to lure new residents

Another picturesque Italian town has announced it will pay people who move there, in an attempt to boost dwindling population numbers.

Presicce, in the Puglia region of Italy, is enticing new residents with the promise of up to €30,000 - although, as always, there are strings attached.

Those who take up the offer must use the money to buy an empty property and renovate it.

Like other towns and villages across Italy, Presicce has numerous abandoned homes in varying states of disrepair.

It’s the latest in a long line of rural Italian communities who’ve sought to attract new inhabitants with cash incentives.

Many towns have signed up to the €1 homes scheme, whereby outsiders can buy a vacant house for the symbolic price of €1.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/italy-town-pay-move-presicce-puglia-b2231170.html

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Re: 23/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 23 November, 2022 @ 22:09:36 »
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British paralympian on course to be Europe’s first disabled astronaut
Bronze medallist sprinter picked to join European Space Agency’s training corps

A British Paralympian could soon be Europe’s first disabled astronaut.

John McFall, who took the bronze medal in the Men’s T42 100m sprint at the 2008 Beijing Games, has been selected for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) astronaut training corps.

The 41-year-old said the programme was an “inspiring and exhilarating opportunity” and praised the ESA for opening their search to a disabled candidate.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/john-mcfall-esa-disabled-astronaut-b2231504.html

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Re: 23/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 24 November, 2022 @ 00:35:42 »


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UK’s largest and rarest beetle, once thought to be extinct, discovered on Dartmoor

The blue ground beetle, which grows up to 38mm (1.5 inches) in length, was believed to be extinct in the UK until it was first rediscovered in Dartmoor national park in 1994.

Now, two new populations have been found in Dartmoor woods by a dedicated project set up to search for them.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/blue-ground-beetle-uk-largest-dartmoor-b2230560.html