THE summer holidays are upon us and many Brits are off to the Continent - but buying euros can be tricky given the ever-moving exchange rate. Here is our guide to the current state of the market, and how to get the best price when you swap your cash. What is today's pound to euro exchange rate? Following a sharp fall yesterday, just after 9am today the pound was trading at around €1.12. Actual rates for holidaymakers are significantly lower. Yesterday the walk-up rate at Forexchange in Cardiff airport was 90c per £1 - £200 bought just €177. Sterling has plunged against the euro and dollar in recent days as traders bet against the UK currency. It comes after Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned of an "uncomfortably high" risk of a disorderly Brexit and said banks must prepare for a recession. International trade secretary also said there is a 60-40 chance of "no deal" because of stubbornness in Brussels. A weaker pound is better for British exports - but … [Read more...] about Pound to euro exchange rate – what’s the exchange rate today, what affects the price and where is the best place to buy currency?
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With summer just around the corner, it's probably time to invest in a nice pair of sunglasses. And no sunglasses brand epitomises summer cool like a classic pair of Ray-Bans. The brand is the go-to make for celebs like Kate Moss, Beyonce - and even our very own royal fashionista, Kate Middleton. But despite the universal appeal some shoppers are put off by the hefty price tag, which is why it is worth doing your homework on how you can snap up a good deal on the coveted fashion accessory. As well as some tips on how to not get ripped off. Best places to buy Ray-Bans Here is our round up of some of the best places to buy some cheap Ray-Ban sunglasses online or on the high street. 1. Amazon The sheer volume of stockists featured on the Amazon means you're guaranteed to find competitive prices for a wide range of Ray-Ban styles, including the popular Wayfarer and Aviator styles. 2. The Outnet The online designer discount retailer features up to 40% off current and older seasons Ray-Ban … [Read more...] about Best places to buy Ray-Ban sunglasses online
Red with meat, white with fish... even the most basic boozers among us have heard a little about how to match wine to food. But as the cocktail craze shows no signs of abating, it’s highball time we learnt more about how to complement more complex mixtures with the right flavours. Take whisky, for example. While in the UK it’s typically associated with contemplative fireside relaxation, in Japan it is socially savoured at the table with food. Read more 10 of the best places to celebrate National Cocktail Day 2018 Bar creates menu of political-themed cocktails for US shutdown KFC launch classic cocktail recipes infused with its iconic gravy Writing for Japan Today, George Koutsakis explains that the hints of salinity, which are common in Japanese whisky flavour profiles, are perfect for matching the umami typical of Asian food. But before you start playing havoc with your friends’ palates, you need to consider that not all matches … [Read more...] about Shaken, not stir-fry: How to match food with cocktails
So you want to back a horse or two in the Grand National – but how do you place a bet? The easiest – and best value – is to open an online account with one of the leading bookies. Most of them offer free bets or money back for new customers so they are the ones to look out for. For example, Unibet will give you a £20 free bet if you bet £20 (£5 minimum bet); Paddy Power is offering you a £10 free bet when you bet £10; and Ladbrokes and Coral will offer a £5 free bet when you bet £5. There are loads of online bookies so shop around for the best deal – sites such as oddschecker.com will give you a list of all the runners and riders and compares the odds for most of the big bookies. You can then see which bookie is offering the best odds for your horse and see what they will offer you as a new customer. For the Grand National some bookies offer as many as six places for each-way bets, they are the ones to go for too. How do I sign … [Read more...] about How to place a bet on the Grand National
Jenny Hockey still shivers when she remembers the moment, almost 18 months ago, she was woken by police hammering at her door. It was 5am. When she looked outside, she momentarily wondered if a terror incident was unfolding. “It was that kind of scene,” the 71-year-old says. “Multiple cars, officers swarming everywhere, flashing lights. We had no idea what was happening.” It was 17 November 2016 and, under the cover of darkness, officers from South Yorkshire Police had descended on Sheffield’s Rustlings Road, one of the city’s most sought-after addresses. Cordoning off the street and banging on doors, they ordered residents to get dressed and move their vehicles or have them towed away. Within the hour, Hockey, a retired sociology professor, would become one of three neighbours arrested and locked up for eight hours. Read more 227-year-old tree planted by George Washington pulled down by wind But this dramatic pre-dawn raid … [Read more...] about Sheffield’s tree massacre: How locals battled to protect Europe’s greenest city