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British Expat commits suicide in Malia, Crete

A British expat committed suicide in his home in Malia, Crete, on Saturday, two days before Christmas. The 55-year-old man had hanged himself in the home  where he has been living alone for the last years. He was was found by a friend. He had not left a note explaining …

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Ghost of Christmas Present: PPC cuts power to mother of four

Ignorance? Want? Ugly, mean and greedy little creatures? That was in mid-Victorian England and in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  In the novel that has touched millions people ever since it was first published in 1843, ‘the two emaciated children” grow up to be adults, Ignorance as adult man in …

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Authorities needed 13 years to fire a municipality treasurer over €135K embezzlement

It took the state authorities a total of 13 years to manage to fire a treasurer who had embezzled 135.159 euros from the funds of a municipality on the island of Crete. The case started in December 2004, when an audit control discovered a cash deficit of 961.757 euros in …

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Tornado sweeps through Maleme beach on Crete (video)

A tornado swept through Maleme Beach in Platanias in the prefecture of Chania on the island of Crete causing damages to local businesses. Local media speak of an unprecedented phenomenon as an impressive waterspout was first formed in the sea, an unusual phenomenon in the area. “Typically a waterspout weaken …

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Impressive waterspout formed off Gerani, Chania (video)

Barometric low Daedalus that hit Chania in Western Crete brought not only tons of rain and mud but also an impressive waterspout. The waterspout appeared in the sea off Gerani village by Chania. “The phenomenon was unusual and very impressive,” writes local media zarpanews.gr. that uploaded the video. The water …

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Abducted businessman Lembidakis returns to work a big bright smile

One day after he was freed during a police operation, abducted businessman Michalis Lembidakis paid a visit to his factory and chatted with his employees. The marks of the harrowing adventure are visible. But also a big bright smile is engraved on his face. The nightmare is over. The marks …

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Police raid frees kidnapped Cretan businessman Lembidakis

The longest hostage situation in Greece has finally ended with success. Greece’s Police raided a    tow yard and freed Cretan businessman Michalis Lembidakis. He was held chained in an area four kilometers away from the city of Rethymnon on the way to Chania. The kidnappers held the businessman hostage for …

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Local high school teacher arrested for fossil footprints theft in Crete

A local high school teacher has been arrested for the theft of fossil footprints in Kasteli, Chania, on the island of Crete. A part of the stolen human-like footprints were found in the home of the 55-year-old who is a resident of Kissamos. Security cameras had recorded the thief when …

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