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Voting information for UK Citizens abroad

Today Matt Delapp from the Consulate joined Bobby Gee on his Breakfast show on Island FM to discuss voting in the forthcoming UK General Election on12 December 2019. Part of the discussion was as to whether UK citizens living abroad will be able to vote, and how they can register …

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Breaking: Thomas Cook Brand is bought by Fosun!

It’s been announced today that the tourism company Fosun have bought the Thomas Cook Brand name for around £11million. Fosun were originally a name involved in  potential buyout of Thomas Cook before they collapsed. Fosun is a Chinese company and it is thought that one of their plans may be …

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Fly Bournemouth to Zakynthos for 2020!

Bournemouth airport have today announced that it will operate new flights next summer season to Zakynthos, both TUI and Ryanair operate out of Bournemouth and we understand this new route is with TUI. The announcement came from the Managing Director Stephen Gill who said: “We [Bournemouth Airport] have the infrastructure, …

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National OXI Day, 28 October

National OXI day is one of the most important historical dates in the Greek calendar, not just for Zakynthians, but for Greeks worldwide. Every year it is remembered and traditionally celebrated, staying firmly in the hearts and minds of Greeks everywhere. But what is National OXI day? The 28 October …

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History War Museum, free event this weekend!

This weekend the History War Museum, based at the Galaxy Beach Resort Hotel in Laganas, are running a free event for visitors which is open from 10am to 9pm. The event which is centred on the Greek Special Forces, runs from Saturday 26 October through to Monday 28 October. The …

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Why did Zakynthos move 3cm on 25 October 2018?

A year ago today, Zakynthos was hit by a large 6.8R earthquake. It struck the island on 25 October 2018 at 22.54pm (UTC) The earthquake was 56.9km SW of the island, around 11km deep. The earthquake was followed by aftershocks, a number of which were around 5R, and the aftershocks …

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Katerina Hariati-Sismani, a brave daughter of Zakynthos

Katerina Hariati-Sismani was born in Zakynthos in 1911. Part of a large family, consisting of younger sisters and brothers, Katerina was an incredible woman whose story is relatively unknown. Her incredible strength and bravery highlighted the treatment of many women, through her art, who ended up in concentration camps, in …

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Hays Travel buys Thomas Cook stores

This afternoon Hays Travel, a family run UK Travel company, announced that they have bought all 555 Thomas Cook shops in the UK that closed after Thomas Cook collapsed. Hays Travel aim to re-employ old Thomas Cook staff, saving an estimated 2,500 jobs. They also hope to have the stores …

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Greek church opens in Cairo

Today the Greek community church of St. Constantine and Santa Helena was opened in Cairo in Egypt by Dr Khalid Enani, Minister of Antiquities, on behalf of President of the Republic. The church was built over a hundred years ago but had been closed for two years for important restoration …

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