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Temperature to hit 41C inland on Sunday

Temperatures inland are expected to rise to 41C on Sunday, the met office said.

Coastal temperatures will rise to 33C on the west of the island and 35C on the east while mountain temperatures will go up to 31C.

On Sunday night, temperatures will fall to 25C inland, 24C along the coast and 30C in the mountains.

Police arrest man found stealing from hotel apartment

Paphos police arrested a 42-year-old man suspected of having broken into and stealing from a hotel apartment on Friday morning, authorities said on Saturday.

According to police, at approximately 9:45am a 32-year-old woman reported that upon her return to her apartment, she found the man.

Police were called to the scene and arrested the man immediately.

British woman arrested in Paphos for drunken behaviour and assaulting a police o

A 29 year old British woman permanent resident of Paphos is under arrest  for drunken behaviour and assaulting a police officer during her arrest, the Cyprus News Agency said on Saturday.

Cigarette butts, straws, plastic collected as part of Geroskipou beach clean up

Volunteers who cleaned up Rikkos beach in Geroskipou on Friday have collected 2,072 cigarettes butts, 104 straws, 45 plastic bottle caps, 18 metal bottle caps and 104 pieces of paper. The list of shame also includes 85 napkins, 96 wrappers, 18 plastic bags, 8 balloons, 74 small pieces of plastic and 2 car tyres.

Animal Party welcomes dog registration scheme

The Animal Party welcomed on Friday a new initiative by Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis for a scheme to provide incentives to dog owners to register their animals in a bid to tackle the increasing problem of strays.

Kadis announced the plan after visiting animal shelters in Nicosia district on Thursday.

‘Intensely selfish’ driver jailed for death of five-year-old girl

By Evie Andreou

The Larnaca district court on Friday sentenced 35-year-old Penchev Milen Stefanov to 2.5 years in prison after being found guilty of causing a fatal road accident last month that led to the death of five-year-old Maria Christina Demetriou while he was driving under the influence of drugs.

Memorials vs celebrations to mark 44th anniversary of Turkish invasion

Cyprus will on Friday mark the 44th anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion with air raid sirens at 5.30am and memorial services islandwide.

Air raid sirens will sound at the same time the Turkish invasion was launched and Turkish troops landed on the island`s northern shores at dawn.

Fire fighters tackle fire on Paphos-Polis road

Fire fighters had to use breathing devices and foam to extinguish a large fire of a stock pile of tyres that broke out near the Azinas warehouses on the Paphos-Polis Chrysochous road late on Wednesday night

Urgent help needed to feed Paphos needy

Supporters, volunteers and donations are urgently required to help feed 120 families in Paphos, according to a new local charity.

Blood moon to be visible from Cyprus on July 27

The longest lunar eclipse of the century making the moon look blood red will be visible in Cyprus too from the night of Friday July 27 until the early hours of Saturday July 28.

Astronomers expect the main spectacle to last approximately an hour and 43 minutes. From start to finish, the entire celestial event will last nearly four hours.

Contaminated frozen veg withdrawn from market

Health authorities have warned the public not to eat a specific brand’s frozen mixed vegetables because they are contaminated with a bacteria that causes food poisoning.

The products have already been recalled and withdrawn by the company, but authorities say some packages may already be in the hands of consumers.

Arrest in connection with series of car arson attacks

Paphos police said on Tuesday they had arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with several cases of car arson.

They said witnesses had come forward with information that helped move forward several arson cases in the Paphos district, some of which extended as far back as November 2017.

Yellow heat warning for Tuesday

The meteorological service issued a yellow warning for Tuesday for extremely high temperature as it is expected to rise to 40 degrees Celsius inland.

The warning concerns the period between noon and 5pm, it said.

Paphos steps up efforts to attract sports tourism

Paphos is stepping up efforts to promote sports tourism as it seeks to attract more visitors particularly in the low season between November and April.

Doubts over new moves on title deeds

HOPES of issuing up to 70,000 trapped property buyers with their title deeds were revived earlier this month after banks pledged not to raise objections to a disputed law, but the top land registry official told the Sunday Mail this week he was uncertain how this would work in practice.

Long-anticipated Paphos marina envisioned to be the largest in Cyprus

Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis informed the Parliament about the long-awaited Paphos marina project, which is envisioned to be the largest in Cyprus. The new marina is expected to have a capacity of 1,000 berths, including at the same time more than 42,000 square metres of residential and commercial developments.

Beekeepers warned to remove dry vegetation from hive areas  

The agriculture ministry on Saturday called on beekeepers to remove dry grass from around their apiaries to prevent hives being destroyed by brush fires.

Cyprus to mark 44th anniversary of coup on Sunday

The anniversary of the coup on July 15, 1974 to overthrow the then president, Archbishop Makarios, will be marked on Sunday with the sound of air raid sirens at 8.20am.

Polis lifeguards’ jet ski ‘stuck on the beach’

A jet ski for use by lifeguards on a Polis Chrysochous beach has been parked on the beach, thereby impeding quick action by lifeguards should the need arise.

The issue was raised by the spokesman of the Lifeguards Association Andreas Isychiou on Active Radio on Friday.

Akamas fire under control

A fire that broke out in the Akamas region on Friday in the forest between Inia and Lara, has been put partially under control, authorities said.

The fire broke out at around 2.30pm and was partially under control by around 4pm, according to Christos Christou, a senior official from the forestry department.

Tourist given suspended jail sentence for indecent assault

A 48 year old tourist was on Thursday sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for three years,  after pleading guilty to  indecent assault, common assault and behaving in a drunk and disorderly fashion.

Animal lovers outraged over poison ‘warning’ on Paphos street

Animal lovers have taken to social media to express outrage over a sign put up in a Paphos street serving notice that poison has been deliberately placed in the area so as to ‘free ourselves from your irresponsible behaviour as regards your dogs.”

Unleashed pit bulls kill Maltese dog

A Maltese dog was killed and another one severely injured after the two were attacked by two pit bull terriers in Paphos on Wednesday evening.

A man was taking his girlfriend’s two little dogs for a walk when two pit bull terriers which were roaming around unleashed attacked and bit them at around 11pm.

Reports: Concern in Paphos over drunk tourists

Tourism stakeholders in Paphos are concerned about the damage drunk tourists may cause to their town as a tourist destination.

The latest incident occurred over the weekend, when a a foreign tourist broke a TV at a local pub. He was later arrested at Paphos airport.

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Temperature to hit 41C inland on Sunday

Temperatures inland are expected to rise to 41C on Sunday, the met office said.

Coastal temperatures will rise to 33C on the west of the island and 35C on the east while mountain temperatures will go up to 31C.

On Sunday night, temperatures will fall to 25C inland, 24C along the coast and 30C in the mountains.

Police arrest man found stealing from hotel apartment

Paphos police arrested a 42-year-old man suspected of having broken into and stealing from a hotel apartment on Friday morning, authorities said on Saturday.

According to police, at approximately 9:45am a 32-year-old woman reported that upon her return to her apartment, she found the man.

Police were called to the scene and arrested the man immediately.

British woman arrested in Paphos for drunken behaviour and assaulting a police o

A 29 year old British woman permanent resident of Paphos is under arrest  for drunken behaviour and assaulting a police officer during her arrest, the Cyprus News Agency said on Saturday.

Cigarette butts, straws, plastic collected as part of Geroskipou beach clean up

Volunteers who cleaned up Rikkos beach in Geroskipou on Friday have collected 2,072 cigarettes butts, 104 straws, 45 plastic bottle caps, 18 metal bottle caps and 104 pieces of paper. The list of shame also includes 85 napkins, 96 wrappers, 18 plastic bags, 8 balloons, 74 small pieces of plastic and 2 car tyres.