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28/12/21
« on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 02:52:52 »
Eight new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1513
1 USD = € 0.8583

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
Tue 28/12   15°/12°   11 km/h   96%   Rain probable
Wed 29/12   16°/11°   12 km/h   75%   Light rain probable
Thu 30/12   16°/11°   19 km/h   21%   Mostly sunny
Fri 31/12   17°/11°   13 km/h   05%   Sunny
Sat 01/01   17°/12°   12 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 02/01   16°/10°   12 km/h   07%   Sunny
Mon 03/01   15°/11°   11 km/h   17%   Sun & cloud
Tue 04/01   15°/10°   13 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Wed 05/01   15°/11°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Thu 06/01   15°/11°   15 km/h   38%   Showers possible


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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 02:57:51 »
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Has the Croydon Cat Killer returned? South london locals fear for their pets after brutal neigbourhood incident

Animal protection campaigners are increasingly concerned that the prolific 'Croydon Cat Killer' is on the prowl again after more grisly incidents.

The so-called  'Croydon Cat Killer' is alleged to have killed, dismembered and mutilated 400 cats and other animals across England since 2014.

Police carried out a three-year investigation into the cat killings but concluded it in 2018 saying they were 'probably killed by foxes'.

However many owners and many animal protection campaigners believe the 'Croydon Cat Killer' is still at large.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10093403/Croydon-Cat-Killer-fears-brutal-Sanderstead-incident.html

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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 02:59:12 »
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'Lucky escape' for dog rescued after falling 10 metres into North Yorkshire river
https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2021-12-27/lucky-escape-for-dog-who-fell-10-metres-into-north-yorkshire-river

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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 15:42:24 »
Police in Paliki have arrested a local minor for theft of 3,000 € from a house in Kouroupata over the Christmas period. Apparently the resident went away and left a window unsecured. All the money retrieved and returned.

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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 15:43:46 »
Mains power down in Lixouri since this morning, believed due to damage to an undersea cable connection from Argostoli.

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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 15:45:26 »
Deadline for the payment of road vehicle taxes for 2022 has been extended extended until 28 February, 2022.

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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 18:13:48 »
Thirty two new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia today by EODY.

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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 18:19:50 »
Landslides in Lourdas due to heavy rain flooding down local streams.

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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 18:43:35 »
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Brexit blow for disabled people as EU holiday destinations stop recognising UK blue badges
Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Greece are among countries not currently recognising UK badges

British disability blue badges are no longer being recognised in major holiday destinations across Europe thanks to Brexit, the government has admitted.

Automatic recognition for Britain’s 2.4 million blue badge holders – a perk of EU membership – stopped across Europe on 31 December 2020 when the EU transition period ended.

Ministers promised to negotiate individual deals with EU countries to recognise British badges, but a year on they have still failed to do so for the most popular destinations.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-blue-badges-disabled-travel-holiday-b1975957.html

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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 20:42:54 »
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Revellers plot English nightclub invasion after Scotland and Wales tighten Covid rules
Coachloads of clubbers expected to descend onto England on New Year’s Eve as clubs closed in both Home Nations to contain omicron spread
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/12/28/hogmanay-revellers-plot-english-nightclub-invasion-scotland/

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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 20:49:58 »
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Turkey’s Erdogan shows bark and bite by targeting stray dogs in culture war
Turkish president orders stray dogs into shelters derided as ‘death camps’ and accuses pet owners of elitism

Faced with soaring inflation, sliding approval ratings, and scepticism by international partners, Turkey’s president has set upon an unusual new culprit: dogs, which have become a source of controversy and a political wedge issue in the polarised country.

In a Christmas Day speech, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on city officials across Turkey to round up often beloved stray dogs, which are frequently allowed to roam free in public squares and streets, and demanded that so-called “white Turks” – shorthand for the country’s Europe-oriented secular elite – mind their pets.

"White Turks, take responsibility for your animals,” he said in the speech. “These dogs are the dogs of the wealthy.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-erdogan-dogs-imamgoglu-istanbul-gaziantep-b1983338.html

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Re: 28/12/21
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, 28 December, 2021 @ 23:07:41 »
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Australian man ‘cannot leave Israel for 8,000 years’ over unpaid child support
Noam Huppert says he is subject to travel ban until the year 9999 because he owes £1.8m to ex-wife
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/28/australian-man-cannot-leave-israel-for-8000-years-over-unpaid-child-support