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25/05/23
« on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 03:28:26 »
Kef fire risk 25/05/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8906 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1109 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1161 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9002 €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 25/05   23°/17°   12 km/h   05%   Mostly sunny
Fri 26/05   24°/17°   12 km/h   49%   Thunderstorms possible
Sat 27/05   24°/17°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Sun 28/05   24°/17°   12 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Mon 29/05   24°/17°   11 km/h   24%   Sunny
Tue 30/05   24°/18°   12 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Wed 31/05   25°/18°   13 km/h   24%   Sun & cloud
Thu 01/06   25°/18°   13 km/h   45%   Thunderstorms possible
Fri 02/06   25°/18°   13 km/h   07%   Sun & cloud
Sat 03/06   24°/18°   16 km/h   07%   Mostly sunny


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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 03:58:22 »
Plans approved for a new build 292 bed 5 star hotel at Paliostafida, Lassi, on land currently mixed grazing / woodland (left of Mediterranee Hotel).

Details have emerged: design capacity for 204 beds, it will be built on a 31.3 acre site and comprise two main buildings, a 1200 m2 pool with snack facilities will be constructed between the buildings and the sea. There will also be a small beach bar and a 250 seat amphitheatre.

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 04:11:01 »

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 12:13:31 »
Tenders close tomorrow for improvements to the Poros-Skala-Plateies road, sealed bids opened Tuesday coming. Work to include resurfacing of road, repair or replacement of existing retaining walls and construction of new walls, additional rockfall protection in Poros, clearing of ditches adjacent to road, new road signs and markings, additional street lighting. All upto a value of 2,000,000€.                                                                                                                       

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 12:16:06 »
Greek government considering compulsory KTEO (MOT) assessment every year for vehicles over ten years since first registered.

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 12:44:15 »
A periptero in Limenas (Thassos Town) is being targeted by a feathered thief who regularly runs off with items without paying - this time a Molto Way croissant. Brief video on  Kavala News.


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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 13:01:05 »
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‘I found paradise, drew a map, and within 15 years it was ruined’
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/thailand/i-found-paradise-thailand-drew-a-map-ruined/

A remote Thai island but could probably apply to lots of other tourist resorts.

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 13:20:25 »
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Tory pledge to build 40 ‘new’ England hospitals likely to be delayed until after 2030
Exclusive: Delay to key pledge of last Conservative manifesto likely to anger MPs who wanted action before next election

The pledge to build and fund “40 new hospitals over the next 10 years” was one of the major headlines of Boris Johnson’s pitch to the electorate in 2019.

Instead, Barclay is expected to commit to prioritising five hospitals where roofs and ceilings are most at risk of sudden collapse because they are made from reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

The cheaper, lightweight form of concrete was used in the building of many schools and hospitals in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s but is now well past its intended 30-year lifespan.

The risk is so acute that some hospitals have deployed steel stilts to stop ceilings and roofs from falling down. The Queen Elizabeth hospital in King’s Lynn in Norfolk – which is widely used by constituents of the former prime minister Liz Truss – has deployed about 1,500 such supports, for example.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/may/25/tory-pledge-to-build-40-new-england-hospitals-likely-to-be-delayed-until-after-2030


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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 15:13:46 »
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Ofgem slashes energy price cap - here's what it means for your bills
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-05-25/energy-bills-set-to-fall-to-2074-as-ofgem-reveals-new-price-cap

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 15:15:09 »
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Net migration hits record high of 606,000 - almost double pre-Brexit level
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-05-25/net-migration-hits-record-high-of-606000-almost-double-pre-brexit-level

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 15:33:46 »
Festival of the Analipsis (Ascension) celebrated this morning in Poros with flower petals scattered in public places and outside businesses and private houses.

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 16:41:31 »
If anyone's looking for an inexpensive new laptop (not a Chromebook) Argos are offering a Lenovo IdeaPad 1 with 15.6" screen, AMD Athlon 2.4GHz processor, 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD and Windows 11 (S-mode) for £199.99

If you're not familiar with Lenovo, it's the company that bought the PC side of IBM.

Lenovo IdeaPad 1


 

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 17:28:50 »
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Islands elusive for many Greeks as prices rise

Many Greeks lament the carefree days when they could travel to the Cycladic islands having secured affordable lodgings, just a few weeks in advance.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1211804/islands-elusive-for-many-greeks-as-prices-rise/

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 20:35:58 »



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The Citroën My Ami Buggy in Greece!

The sale will start on June 20 at 10 am through the Citroën Ami site https://configurator.citroen.gr/ami.

The first deliveries to customers will take place in September.

...to protect against weather conditions there are also protective equipment elements. New zipped plastic covers are designed to protect passengers from the weather.

These come in addition to the corresponding roof protection, in order to close the cabin and protect the passengers from wind, cold or rain.

...due to extremely limited availability it will be on a first come, first served basis.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2023/05/26/citroen-my-ami-buggy/


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New Citroen Ami Buggy: UK allocation limited to 40 units
https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/citroen/ami/356896/new-citroen-ami-buggy-uk-allocation-limited-40-units

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 20:40:50 »
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Man arrested after car crashes into Downing Street gates

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into the gates outside Downing Street.

The Metropolitan Police said he had been held by armed officers on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving.

One witness said he saw officers pointing Tasers at a suspect, who was held to the floor as he was arrested.

There were no reports of any injuries and police said it is not currently being treated as terror related.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65714508

Driver looked to be middle aged white male.

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Re: 25/05/23
« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 25 May, 2023 @ 23:20:21 »
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Ministers accused of betrayal after animal welfare bill scrapped

A bill aimed at banning live animal exports and introducing powers to tackle puppy smuggling has been dropped by the government over fears it would be forced into a vote on hunting.

Environment Minister Mark Spencer said measures in the Kept Animal Bill would now be delivered in different ways.

He told MPs he had to scrap the bill because Labour were going "to play political games".

However, one animal charity has accused ministers of "an astonishing betrayal".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-65707540