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Patras: “Seek & Hide”, “Cut & Run” -Tragicomedy as Private Companies Cut the Power to Property Tax Dodgers

The scenes that occurred in a suburb of Patras, Peloponnese, must have had something from a tragicomic thriller with secret agents working undercover. A unit allegedly from the public power company without wearing or carrying the logo and signs of DEH went to the home of a property owner and tried …

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Greek attempted attack on Nobel Laureate James Watson in Patras (video)

A hooded, unidentified young man tried to hit  the so-called father of the DNA, Nobel laureate for Medicine and Physiology, Professor James Watson , 83, during a conference at the University of Patras. While Watson was speaking to students, a group of some 20 young people entered the conference hall …

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Patras: Puppy thrown into garbage bin

 A tiny puppy was  thrown into a garbage bin by a heinous human. A young woman, who was passing by, heard his whimper and freed him from a certain and unbelievable cruel death. She took him to the vet and now the “little miracle” is in the care of a …

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Angela Merkel rules Patras Carnival- Xanthi’s Mask in Guinness (videos)

Hundreds of thousands of Greeks celebrated this year’s Carnival amid strict austerity measures and grey future perspectives. However as the folk says: Poverty needs indulgence! Young and old, amateurs and professionals wore something funny, something meaningful and went out to have fun.  (best.gr) Domina – Angela Merkel rules Patras Greece’s most …

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Fires are sweeping in SW Greece; one dead

A 55-year-old man has died while he was assisting firefighters to extinguish a wildfire in the village Myrtia, Peloponnese, one of the many in central and southern Greece on Friday. It is suggested that the man have died of strong smoke inhalation, an autopsy will determine the exact causes of …

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Court finds Roula Pispirigou guilty for the murder of her daughter

A court in Athens found Roula Pispirigou guilty for the murder of her 9-year-old daughter Georgina Daskalaki and sentenced her to life imprisonment. The Mixed Jury Court unanimously ruled on Friday that Pispirigou was guilty of both the homicide and the attempted homicide of her first-born and last surviving daughter. …

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High school student electrocuted in school yard

Student electrocuted at school – Touched bare wire Fortunately for him the contact with the cable was lightning fast A high school student in Patras, western Greece, was electrocuted  after he came in contact with a bare power cable in the school yard. According to the “Gnomi” newspaper, everything happened …

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Troupes of “famous” surgeons will be ordered to work in other cities

After the “afternoon surgeries”,  Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis plans to organize troupes of “famous” surgeons, who will travel from hospital to hospital across the country in order to operate patients. In recent years, with the constant departures of doctors due to retirement or resignation from the Greek National Public Hospital …

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First test flight with seaplane: Greece hopes for network operation in summer

Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister and other high-ranking officials  flew in the first test flight with a seaplane on Saturday. The test flight was carried out by Hellenic Seaplanes on Saturday and the plane took off from the Lavrio seaplane field. Operation of hydroplanes and the development of a network …

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“Athens: The worst city for digital nomads”, survey finds

Athens, Thessalonki and Patras are not attractive to digital nomads. A recent survey showed these three Greek cities collected the lowest score among other European cities, with capital Athens to top the list of the “top ten worst European cities for remote working”. Technology supplier Brother UK has identified the …

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Toll hikes in Greece’s highways as of 1.1.2024

Higher toll fees at frontal and lateral toll stations, or major and auxiliary roads, increased on specific roads in Greece as of January 1, 2024, following earlier announcements by concessionaires. In relation to the Olympia Odos concession, the new fees implemented for vehicles affect the following highways: Patras-Athens, Antirrio-Ioannina, Corinth-Tripolis-Kalamata …

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New Year’s Ever: Stores, supermarkets open until early evening; reopen Jan 3

Athens retailer stores will be open from 11:00 to 18:00 on Sunday, New Year’s Eve, according to a schedule published before Christmas. Supermarkets will be open from 11:00 to 20:00 the same day. Retail stores and supermarkets will be closed on Monday and Tuesday (January 1-2, 2024), reopening again on …

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Greece Weather RED ALERT: <112> warning, updates, sea traffic

Greece’s Civil Protection sent emergency messages to citizens via <112> on Saturday, urging them to limit their movement due to stormy winds that have already led to cancellation of sea traffic. At the same time, the National Meteorological Service updated its Weather Warning issued on Friday to Highest Category “RED.” …

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Proastiakos train with 72 passengers on board party derailed

A Proastiakos suburban railway service from Rio to Agios Andreas in the port city of Patras with 72 people on board was partially derailed on Wednesday, the Hellenic Train said in a press release. The train came off  the tracks at the junction of Gounari and Othonos Streets in Patras. …

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Spyros Fokas: The actor who bewitched international audience dies at 86

Actor Spyros Fokas died at the age of 86 on Friday. He was one of the few Greek actors to have an international career and played in many notable foreign films, such as “Rocco and his Brothers” or the Hollywood blockbusters “The Jewel of the Nile”(1985) and “Rambo III” (1988), …

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