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Flu vaccination programme begins on Friday, 10,000 shots in stock, more to come

The health ministry received 10,000 flu vaccines on Monday, and another batch of 10,000 will be delivered by the end of this month, it said.

According to an announcement, the remaining 58,000 will be delivered in the coming weeks and the process will be completed by mid-November.

MPs to ditch 20-year-old law banning electric cars on highway

AMENDMENTS to a 1999 law forbidding electric cars on highways are expected to be discussed by the House plenum in one of its coming sessions.

Parliament guarantees rights of UK nationals for GMI and employee rights

Two regulations guaranteeing the rights of UK nationals living in Cyprus were passed by the House plenum on Friday.

The first regulation guarantees that UK nationals who by the date of Brexit, set for October 31, are beneficiaries of a guaranteed minimum income (GMI), will retain the right to continue receiving the benefit after the UK’s exit from the EU.

Cypriot organisations join forces to demand British woman in Napa rape case is f

A group of organisations has asked the attorney-general to suspend the prosecution of a 19-year-old British woman charged with public nuisance after she claimed she had been raped by 12 Israeli tourists in July in Ayia Napa.

Sweeping changes, higher penalties for animal abuse approved by cabinet

The cabinet on Wednesday approved a slew of new measures on animal welfare following proposals tabled by agriculture minister Costas Kadis.

The measures are part of a series of amendments to the animal welfare law.

Specifically, it will be forbidden, first, to keep a pet permanently tied up or to keep or isolate a dog or cat on balconies or roofs.

Condemnation piles up but Yavuz to start drilling by Tuesday

Despite widespread international condemnation, Ankara’s drillship Yavuz was set to begin drilling by Tuesday in part of Cyprus’ block 7, which has been licensed to French and Italian giants Total and Eni, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said.

The drillship is currently located some 50 nautical miles (90km) southwest of the island where it arrived on Friday afternoon.

Privacy concerns after video of verbal racist attack goes viral (Updated)

Police said on Monday they were examining video evidence and CCTV footage of a verbal racist attack by three Greek Cypriot women against a Russian woman in a Larnaca car park on Saturday night, while Child Commissioner Despo Michaelidou said she was deeply concerned because a minor was also at the scene.

Kissonerga first for recycling in Paphos for third year

Kissonerga Community Council has been ranked first in recycling compared to all other local administration bodies in Paphos district for the third consecutive year.

Arrests after burglaries, thefts in Paphos

Paphos police have made four arrests in three different cases of suspected burglary and theft, including one man caught inside a house.