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Man wanted in connection with Paphos explosion

Police are seeking a 23-year-old man in connection with an explosion outside a residence in Mouttalos, Paphos earlier this week.

The man has been named as Charalambos Kitsios, from Paphos.

Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is urged to contact Paphos CID at 26806026, 26806027 or 26806049, their nearest police station, or call the citizens hotline at 1460.

Met office issues new extreme high temperature warning

The met office has issued a new yellow alert warning of extreme high temperatures tomorrow.

In a yellow alert issued on Thursday afternoon, the met office said that the maximum temperature inland is expected to reach 40 C inland.

It said the yellow alert is in force from 12 noon to 4 pm on Friday.

Teens remanded for stealing from car

The Paphos district court remanded three teenagers on Thursday after they were arrested for allegedly stealing items worth €2,280 from a car parked at a hotel.

According to the owner of the car, two mobile phones, ten memory cards and three cameras were stolen from the vehicle.

Met office issues yellow alert for Thursday, temps inland to rise to 40 C

Cyprus will swelter on Thursday with the met office issuing an extreme high temperature warning.

In an alert posted on its website on Wednesday afternoon, the met office said that the maximum temperatures  is expected to reach around 40 C inland and 32 C over Troodos’ higher peaks.

The yellow alert is in force from 2 pm to 4.30 pm on Thursday, May 23.

RAF’s Lightning planes land in Akrotiri for exercise

New planes belonging to the RAF arrived in Akrotiri on Tuesday afternoon to take part in the exercise Lightening Dawn, their first overseas deployment.

The F-35B Lightning aircraft arrived in Cyprus from Royal Air Force Marham in Norfolk and will spend six weeks at RAF Akrotiri.

Christofias still critical but stable, Israeli specialist due to fly in  

The health of former president Demetris Christofias continues to be stable but he remains in critical condition. A specialist on infectious diseases is expected to arrive from abroad later on Tuesday.

According to the health ministry Christofias is still in the Nicosia general hospital’s intensive care unit due to significant respiratory problems.

Highest electricity price rise in EU

Cyprus registered the highest increase in household electricity prices in the EU between the second half of 2017 and the second half of 2018, Eurostat figures published on Tuesday show.

The increase in Cyprus was 19.6 per cent, with Spain a distant second at 13.8 per cent and the Netherlands third (+9.7 per cent).

Two explosive devices go off in Paphos overnight

Paphos police responded to two explosions  after an improvised low intensity device went off outside a house in Mouttalos and a Molotov  cocktail was thrown at a house elsewhere in the town overnight with authorities investigating whether the two incidents are linked.

President unveils “peace and tolerance” monument in Limassol 

President Nicos Anastasiades on Saturday unveiled a statue by artist Philippos Yiapanis in Limassol’s Ayios Tychonas.

President raises issue of EEZ with EU supreme court judges

President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday raised the issue of Turkey’s violation of international law in the Cyprus EEZ with representatives of the network of the presidents of the supreme judicial courts of the European Union.

Half of population now registered with Gesy, foreign nationals encountering prob

ALMOST half of the population has registered with the National Health Scheme (Gesy), Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Thursday but foreign nationals living in Cyprus say this is not the case as they continue to encounter numerous problems.

Abandoned hotel in Platres damaged in fire

An abandoned hotel in Platres was badly damaged by a fire early on Thursday morning.

The fire services were informed about the fire at the Pavsilipon hotel at 3.14am and responded by fighting the blaze with eight fire trucks, six from fire stations in Limassol, Pelendri, Moniatis and Agros, one from the British bases and one belonging to the forestry department.

Forest protection week kicks off

The forest protection week for this year will start on May 17 and end on May 23, the forestry department said on Wednesday.

A large-scale firefighting exercise will be part of the week, and plans for combating a major forest fire will be tested, using aircraft, firefighting equipment and personnel of the forestry department and other services and the British bases.

Ten-year plan for the mountains presented to president

The comprehensive ten-year strategy to develop the mountain regions which will cost €150 million was officially presented to President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday.

The 18 studies comprising the strategy were presented by the commissioner for the development of the communities Yiannakis Papadouris and ministers and technical committees involved.

Cyprus will miss its environmental targets for 2020 and 2030

Cyprus is expected to miss its EU 2020 and 2030 environmental targets by large margins, a damning country report of the EU environmental implementation review for 2019 showed on Tuesday.

Witnesses who found British hit-and-run victims testify at Paphos trial

Two more witnesses appeared at Paphos court on Tuesday in the ongoing trial of a Georgian man accused of running over and killing British tourist Robert James (Charlie) Birch in Peyia in June 2018.

Cyprus EEZ ‘under dispute’ comment provokes ire

Cyprus on Tuesday branded statements by a UK minister that the island’s EEZ was “under dispute” as unacceptable, as reports surfaced that the Turkish drillship located 60km west of Paphos seemed to be preparing to start drilling in the island’s waters.

Bank of Cyprus generates €95m net profit in first quarter

Bank of Cyprus said Monday it has generated a €95m net profit in the first quarter of the year on tax legislation amendments and adjustments in the sale of non-performing exposures.

Court issues fresh remand against self-confessed serial killer

The Nicosia district court on  Monday issued a fresh remand order against 35-year-old suspected serial killer Nikos Metaxas to allow police to continue investigations into premeditated murder, kidnapping, and rape.

The 35-year-old, who appeared before the court once again without a lawyer, was escorted by members of the counter-terrorism unit.

Monday set to be hottest day of the year

Monday is likely to be the hottest day of the year so far, but temperatures are set to rise to even higher levels on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Inland it is going to be warmer than elsewhere, with temperatures reaching 33C on Monday. For coastal areas 27C to 30C are forecast, and for the mountains 24C.

At night they will drop to 17C around Nicosia and 15C in other areas.

Mothers march against climate change (updated, photos)

On Mother’s Day, marked around the world on Sunday, Mothers Rise Up-Cyprus held a protest march from the House of Representatives to the Presidential Palace to call for action to be taken against climate change.

The march follows events by students with the same issue – that the government is not doing enough to protect the environment for future generations.

Jewellery and coin collection stolen from Emba home

Gold, jewellery and a collection of coins were reported stolen from a house in Emba on Saturday night.

Lucky escape for missing elderly woman

The 81-year-old Russian woman who was reported missing from her Peyia home on Thursday evening was found on Saturday morning in a small gorge with light injuries to her hands but is otherwise well, police said.

The woman was reported missing by her son-in-law on Thursday night. He told police she had left the house at 8.30pm on foot and did not return.

Using drink cans to control our feral cat population

A British pensioner and avid animal lover who moved to the seaside area of Pervolia in Larnaca 11 years ago spends her days catching and neutering feral cats, the island-wide population of which greatly outnumbers we humans.

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Man wanted in connection with Paphos explosion

Police are seeking a 23-year-old man in connection with an explosion outside a residence in Mouttalos, Paphos earlier this week.

The man has been named as Charalambos Kitsios, from Paphos.

Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is urged to contact Paphos CID at 26806026, 26806027 or 26806049, their nearest police station, or call the citizens hotline at 1460.

Met office issues new extreme high temperature warning

The met office has issued a new yellow alert warning of extreme high temperatures tomorrow.

In a yellow alert issued on Thursday afternoon, the met office said that the maximum temperature inland is expected to reach 40 C inland.

It said the yellow alert is in force from 12 noon to 4 pm on Friday.

Teens remanded for stealing from car

The Paphos district court remanded three teenagers on Thursday after they were arrested for allegedly stealing items worth €2,280 from a car parked at a hotel.

According to the owner of the car, two mobile phones, ten memory cards and three cameras were stolen from the vehicle.

Met office issues yellow alert for Thursday, temps inland to rise to 40 C

Cyprus will swelter on Thursday with the met office issuing an extreme high temperature warning.

In an alert posted on its website on Wednesday afternoon, the met office said that the maximum temperatures  is expected to reach around 40 C inland and 32 C over Troodos’ higher peaks.

The yellow alert is in force from 2 pm to 4.30 pm on Thursday, May 23.