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04/08/21
« on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 03:11:11 »
Three new coronavirus cases recorded on Kefalonia yesterday, according to EODY.

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Re: 04/08/21
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 03:12:11 »
Apparently Aragia beach, Poros, has 'lost' its Blue Flag award. Not for water quality, which remains excellent, but for a lack of the gubbins that's required for an 'organised' beach.

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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 03:18:55 »

https://twitter.com/Debbie_banks30/status/1422295388711620617/photo/1

Firefighter giving water to tortoise outside Patras.

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 04:27:43 »
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£50,000 grants for people willing to relocate to remote Scottish islands

Grants of up to £50,000 are to be offered to people willing to relocate to one of Scotland's remote islands amid fears that tight-knit communities are dying out.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/08/02/50000-grants-offer-people-willing-relocate-scottish-islands/

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Re: 04/08/21
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 11:48:30 »
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British holidaymakers will have to pay €7 to enter Europe under EU plans
Brussels wants visitors to the Schengen area to be pre-screened in a bid to prevent the need for visas
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/08/03/british-holidaymakers-will-have-pay-7-enter-europe-eu-plans/

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 11:56:53 »
Five people on board the AVRA 'rescued' off Lixouri by Coast Guard yesterday afternoon after the boat suffered mechanical failure. No injuries and no pollution recorded, boat awaiting repair and certification.

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 11:59:13 »
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Dog killer arrested in Kilkis

In the latest instance of animal abuse, a man accused of shooting and killing a stray dog in Kilkis, northern Greece was located and arrested on Monday, according to reports on Tuesday.

The alleged perpetrator, aged 72, shot the dog three times in a park in the district of Pontoirakleia.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1165630/dog-killer-arrested-in-kilkis/

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 12:01:29 »
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Petrol prices at eight-year high, says RAC

Petrol prices have reached an eight-year high after nine straight months of rises, according to the RAC.

The group said the average price of a litre of petrol is now 135.13p, a level not seen since September 2013, as rising oil prices push up fuel costs.

Diesel now costs an average of 137.06p a litre, its highest price since 2014.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58076604

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Re: 04/08/21
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 12:11:25 »
Slightly strange (or maybe it's me): information for Brits living in Greece on the UK gov travel advice website. It's on the subject of COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Greece (scroll down page). You can get more information on the Greek National Vaccination Programme.

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Re: 04/08/21
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 19:51:45 »
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Dog killer arrested in Kilkis

In the latest instance of animal abuse, a man accused of shooting and killing a stray dog in Kilkis, northern Greece was located and arrested on Monday, according to reports on Tuesday.

The alleged perpetrator, aged 72, shot the dog three times in a park in the district of Pontoirakleia.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1165630/dog-killer-arrested-in-kilkis/
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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 21:19:08 »
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Greece wildfires force people to flee island by boat

Scores of people on the Greek island of Evia were forced to flee by boat as wildfire spread rapidly, destroying homes in its wake.

The blaze on the island, north of Athens, forced villages to be evacuated.

Fires also threatened the outskirts of Greece's capital.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-58093275

Fires all over Greece, video clip of the Evia fire in link above.

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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 21:23:08 »
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Priti Patel visits ‘inhumane’ Greek asylum reception centre
Fears UK home secretary planning to emulate ‘closed’ asylum centres in Greece following visit to Samos
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/priti-patel-greece-samos-asylum-b1896832.html

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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 04 August, 2021 @ 21:25:54 »
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Thousands flee homes in Athens as Greece battles with wildfires amid heatwave

Greece is enduring its worst heatwave in decades, with temperatures in parts of the country expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius (113 F).
https://www.itv.com/news/2021-08-04/thousands-flee-homes-in-athens-as-greece-battles-with-wildfires-amid-heatwave

Video clips in link above.