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Man remanded after alleged rape

A 43-year-old man was remanded for six days on Saturday in connection with the alleged rape earlier in the week of a 32-year-old woman in Paphos.

The man was arrested after the 32-year-old reported that she was raped by two men last Monday. She told police she was out walking on December 10 when a vehicle with two men inside approached her.

Activists protest over illegal parking on pavements

Activists in old town Nicosia protested on Saturday over illegal parking on pavements.

The activists placed wheelchairs and child strollers on Nicosia pavements with placards saying “No Parking.”

They wanted to raise awareness over how parking on pavements restricts the mobility of people with disabilities.

Drunk passenger causes havoc in Paphos airport

A 64 year old British woman caused havoc in Paphos airport on Friday, according to philenews.

The woman, who had been reportedly drunk, was shouting and quarreling with other passengers in the departures hall.

Police arrested her, after previously giving her numerous warnings, which she failed to comply with.

Christmas ‘Gift of Love’ urgent appeal for 20 more bags

Organisers of the Gift of Love, an appeal that ensures that hundreds of children of needy families in Paphos will receive a gift bag of presents this Christmas, are just short of their target and are hoping members of the public will come forward to help.

Cyprus dancers in Greece’s Got Talent final

Seventeen young dancers from Paphos will compete against 11 other acts in the final of Greece’s Got Talent on Sunday, and they are appealing to the public to get behind them and cast a vote.

All of the dancers are students at the Thompson School of Dance and Performing Arts in Kissonerga, Paphos and they range in age from seven to 15.

Police investigate rape claim in Paphos

Paphos police are investigating a rape allegation which was reported on Thursday.

A 32-year-old woman told police she was out walking on December 10 when a vehicle with two men inside approached her.

They allegedly told her to get into the car and when she refused forced her to get inside.

Cloudy start with showers, improvement in the afternoon

Friday will start off cloudy at intervals with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms and the possibility of snow or sleet in the higher Troodos peaks.

A gradual improvement is expected in the afternoon. Temperatures will be 19 C inland and on the coasts and 10 C in the mountains.

Paphos Santa Run and Christmas Village this weekend

Hundreds of families and individuals will take part in the second annual Paphos Santa Run in the town on Sunday, which is supported by Paphos municipality.

Cappuccino coast phenomenon on Paphos beach (pictures)

The rare ‘capuccino coast’ phenomenon was observed in a beach on Kissonerga, Paphos on Wednesday.

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Snow expected in Troodos

Snow could fall on Troodos on Friday morning as rains and storms are set to return to the island.

On Thursday the weather will be mainly fine with a few clouds, although the temperature is not expected to reach 20C.

Paphos still plagued by stormy weather

Heavy rain and strong winds plagued the Paphos district on Tuesday, resulting in three more fallen trees on the roads.

The fierce winds toppled three trees at 1.20pm, 5pm and 9pm in Paphos and Polis Chrysochous. In all three cases road networks were restored shortly.

Paphos hotels expect 80% occupancy over Christmas holidays

Paphos hoteliers expect occupancy rates of some 80% over the Christmas holidays, the president of the local chapter of the Cyprus Hotels Association Thanos Michaelides said on Wednesday,

He told the Cyprus News Agency that bookings were satisfactory with keen interest from the local market.

Paphos bus drivers to return to work

Paphos bus drivers voted by majority to suspend their strike action and return to work on Wednesday morning to give the company and the Transport Ministry time to resolve their dispute by December 23.

The decision came after bus drivers traveled to Nicosia where they protested outside the Presidential Palace, the House of Representatives and the Transport Ministry.

Bad weather causing problems in Paphos and Limassol

The fire services continue to receive calls for help due to rains in the Paphos and Limassol district.

Between Monday and Tuesday morning, they removed two trees from roads and pumped water from a passage and a building in the Limassol area.

Paphos bus drivers take pay protest to Nicosia  

By Evie Andreou

Drivers from the Paphos public bus company, Osypa, gathered on Tuesday morning outside the Presidential Place to protest over the fact that they had not received any assurances they would receive their December and 13th salaries.

Drunk couple assault driver after traffic collision

A couple physically assaulted a 52 year old driver after a traffic collision in Paphos on Monday, philenews reports.

According to authorities, a car driven by a 30 year old woman, with her 38 year old partner in the passenger’s seat – under conditions which are being investigated – collided with a car driven by a 52 year old coming in the opposite direction.

Police in new campaign against drunk driving

Police on Monday launches a new campaign against drunk driving, the ninth so far this year, as it seeks to stem the bloodshed on the roads.

The week-long campaign is being heard simultaneously with similar campaigns in other European countries members of the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL).

Striking Paphos bus drivers threaten protest at palace if no progress by Monday

Paphos bus drivers warned on Sunday that if there were no developments in resolving their wages issues, they would protest outside the presidential palace in their vehicles.

A series of blunders that lost us the halloumi trademark

Cyprus has lost the trademark to register halloumi in the UK essentially because of a change of address and because crucial correspondence from the UK court dealing with the case either went astray or was not dealt with by the correct officials at the commerce ministry.

Three wanted for Paphos break-in

Police are looking for three men in connection with a robbery case in Paphos that took place on November 22.

Anyone with any information is asked to contacted Paphos CID on 26806049,  or the closest police station or the citizen’s help line on 1460 or through Cyprus’ police app.

Cypriot arrested in north for taking part in protest in south

A female Cypriot citizen was arrested by authorities in the north for participating in a protest in the state-controlled areas against the Turkish invasion of Syria’s Afrin province, reports said on Tuesday.

According to CyBC, this is the first time that a citizen of another country was arrested in the north for taking part in an ‘incident’ in the south.

Falling fuel prices could drop further

A bill seeing a reduction in fuel prices by five cents is due to be submitted to parliament by Diko before Christmas, boosting the decrease seen in the retail price of fuel in November.

The price of 95 octane petrol decreased in November by €0.072 per litre compared to the previous month, with the average price being at €1.247 per litre, the association said.

More rain and thunderstorms as unsettled weather to continue until Saturday

The unsettled weather continues with more rain and thunderstorms expected today and an orange thunderstorm warning remains in force until 11 am.

The met office said Wednesday will be mainly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms which may be accompanied by hail.

Woman rescued after car fell into sea near Peyia

A woman driver was rescued on Tuesday when the car she was driving fell into the sea at the fishing shelter at Ayios Georgios in Peyia.

The driver,a a young Russian woman, was able to telephone police on her mobile phone and she was rescued before her car was covered by the water.

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Man remanded after alleged rape

A 43-year-old man was remanded for six days on Saturday in connection with the alleged rape earlier in the week of a 32-year-old woman in Paphos.

The man was arrested after the 32-year-old reported that she was raped by two men last Monday. She told police she was out walking on December 10 when a vehicle with two men inside approached her.

Activists protest over illegal parking on pavements

Activists in old town Nicosia protested on Saturday over illegal parking on pavements.

The activists placed wheelchairs and child strollers on Nicosia pavements with placards saying “No Parking.”

They wanted to raise awareness over how parking on pavements restricts the mobility of people with disabilities.

Drunk passenger causes havoc in Paphos airport

A 64 year old British woman caused havoc in Paphos airport on Friday, according to philenews.

The woman, who had been reportedly drunk, was shouting and quarreling with other passengers in the departures hall.

Police arrested her, after previously giving her numerous warnings, which she failed to comply with.

Christmas ‘Gift of Love’ urgent appeal for 20 more bags

Organisers of the Gift of Love, an appeal that ensures that hundreds of children of needy families in Paphos will receive a gift bag of presents this Christmas, are just short of their target and are hoping members of the public will come forward to help.