With Christmas on the way, a European getaway might be on the cards, so it's good to know you're getting value for money. Here is our guide to what's happening in the euro currency market — and how to get the best price for your sterling. What is today's pound to euro exchange rate? The pound was trading at €1.12 at 7.30am on October 30, 2018. The trading value continues to be affected by speculation over Brexit, and even the Government's "end of austerity" budget provided no real lift in the pound's value. Actual rates for holidaymakers are significantly lower than market prices, but they broadly follow the trend. Sterling had been on a very modest upward trend from August, but lost a large part of the value it had gained in mid-October. Brexit jitters have persisted since Prime Minister Theresa May rejected the possibility of a people's vote on the final deal, and said she would push for a break with the EU even if it cost her the top job. Bank of England governor … [Read more...] about Pound to euro exchange rate – what is the exchange rate today and where’s the best place to buy currency?
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A pint-sized Beverley bistro has been named in The Sunday Times as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Eat in the UK. It is the latest accolade for The Pig & Whistle, which last month made it into The Good Food Guide 2019. The bistro and charcuterie bar, which opened only last year, is hailed for its “sexy” food in The Sunday Times Magazine and The Times Top 100. Food critic Marina O’Loughlin, who drew up the top 100 venues with fellow guru Giles Coren, ladles praise on the Sow Hill Road venue. She writes chef/owner James Allock “comes from the Gordon Ramsay school of hard knocks” and dishes out “a sexy collection of rillettes, tartines and lunchtime croques.” In her write-up she says: “What the Pig & Whistle, in the lovely market town of Beverley, does so well is deliver the best products (and produce) – charcuterie and salumi; a pongy dream of a cheese list written up on rolls of brown craft paper; fine bread and salads … [Read more...] about This restaurant near Hull is in the Top 100 Best Places to Eat in UK
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 rise earlier in the week, just after 8am today the pound was trading at around €1.11. But actual rates for holidaymakers are significantly lower. Sterling has plunged against the euro and dollar in recent weeks 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 imports will cost more, potentially driving up inflation. It also means your money doesn't stretch as far when … [Read more...] about Pound to euro exchange rate – what’s the exchange rate today and where is the best place to buy currency?
KNOWING the right time to buy your holiday euros can be tricky as the exchange rate goes up and down. Here's 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? This afternoon a pound was being traded for 1.134 euros, down around a tenth of a cent from yesterday. It means one euro is worth approximately 88p. The rate has remained relatively stable for the past two months following a more volatile period earlier in 2018. Sterling had dipped below 1.12 euros on March 7 and it reached almost 1.16 on April 17. Analysts said the market was static thanks to a range of factors including uncertainty over Brexit. News of Britain's stalling housing market was thought likely to hit the pound. But that was balanced by rumours of political divisions in Europe which are said to make it more likely the UK will get a bespoke trade deal. Last August the rate briefly plunged under 1.08 euros, the lowest for … [Read more...] about Pound to euro exchange rate – what’s today’s rate, where’s the best place to buy currency and what affects the price?
As we all (hopefully) know, the Earth rotates on an axis around the sun, providing us with all manner of marvellous things like the seasons and night and day. But at the northern and southern extremes, the tilt causes incredibly long days in summer and absent days in winter. In the northern hemisphere, days of prolonged daylight hours, commonly known as the midnight sun, start anywhere from April in the far north and mid-June around the Arctic Circle and last until late August or early July respectively. So while we’re all revelling in the ability to bask in beer gardens until 10pm, there are people around the world putting up blackout blinds and feeling slightly odd when leaving clubs at 3am in the daylight. The ‘light’ of the midnight sun isn’t the same as that in the middle of the day. It has a slightly magical quality to it – similar to that which photographers often refer to as the ‘golden hour’ – and makes you feel as if … [Read more...] about A world without darkness: The best places to see the midnight sun