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Sculptures to be sunk in sea off Kato Paphos

A unique sculpture composition will be sunk in the sea off Kato Paphos on Thursday morning.

The sinking of what the environmentally friendly work of art will attract swimmers and divers and at the same time contribute to the protection and reproduction of biodiversity.

British expats in Cyprus given an extra year to apply for residence permits

Britons living in Cyprus have been given a grace period until December 31, 2020 to apply for legal status on the island in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government announced on Wednesday.

Britain is due to leave the EU on October 31 with or without a deal and the residency permit applications were supposed to have been made by that date.

Hapless thieves throw away €2,000 still inside bag they snatched (Updated)

Police on Sunday said they had recovered almost €2,000 from between €4,000 and €6,000 that was in a bag snatched from a Paphos restaurant owner outside her home late Saturday just before she went to exit her car.

Four remanded after wild car chase in Paphos

Four Iranian men were remanded by the Paphos court for two days on Sunday after allegedly causing mayhem resulting in a three-car crash as they attempted to settle personal differences on the streets of the town in front of frightened bystanders, police said.

Protest against church plans to develop Yeroskipou site

Demonstrators gathered on the beach in Yeroskipou on Saturday morning to protest the church’s plans to build on an archaeological site, led by the district committee of Akel.

The dispute centres on the government’s decision to declassify the Hellenistic archaeological site and allow the church to develop it. Many locals and officials want the decision overturned.

Updated: Blaze in Paphos forest contained

A fire which broke out at around 1 pm at Moutti tou Tornou near Starvros tis Psokas in the Paphos forest is under control, the Forestry Department has announced.

It said that the fire was caused by lightning. Ten firetrucks with Forestry Department personnel responded to the fire, aided by four fire fighting aircraft, it added.

BirdLife Cyprus launch petition against Paphos-Polis highway (video)

BirdLife Cyprus have launched a petition opposing a new Paphos-Polis Chrysochous highway which they say will dissect an untouched landscape of high ecological value, including the protected site of Ezousa Valley.

The NGO is is instead suggesting the current road be upgraded.

Swedish Superstars TV Series Coming To Paphos

The Swedish TV Series "Superstars" is coming to Paphos this October. Shooting takes place between 1st and 20th October 2019.

Mainly fine, with higher than average temperatures

Seasonal low pressure is affecting the area.

Thursday will be mainly fine but in the afternoon there will be increased cloud locally.

Temperatures will rise to 37 C inland, around 31 C on the west and north coasts, around 33 C on the remaining coasts and around 29 C in the mountains.

Bahamas says 2,500 missing after Dorian; prime minister warns death toll to rise

Some 2,500 people are still listed as missing in the Bahamas more than a week after Hurricane Dorian pummelled the Caribbean island chain, although that number may include evacuees who fled to shelters, authorities said on Wednesday.

New cycling routes for Paphos

The Paphos Region Tourism Development and Promotion Company in collaboration with the Cycling Association and with the support of the Ministry of Tourism have announced the completion of the first phase of the new cycling routes in the Paphos district.

Public urged to unite to protect antiquities in Yeroskipou

Members of the public are being urged to attend a protest on Saturday aimed at protecting an area of rich and significant archaeological interest in Yeroskipou.

Organised by the district committee of Akel, it is supported by the Paphos Greens and will take place on Saturday at 10am, next to a small church and the Phaethon Hotel on the seafront in Kato Paphos.

Law to control noise pollution will finally be enforced, minister pledges

A so-far inactive law passed in 2016 providing stricter regulations for targeting uncontrolled noise pollution from pubs and bars will be enforced this week, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides said on Monday.

Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Three daily scheduled flights from Heathrow to Larnaca and Larnaca to Heathrow on Monday and Tuesday and one from Gatwick to Paphos and back on Monday have been cancelled due to a two-day strike by British Airways pilots.

“The flights are cancelled, unless the situation changes,” a spokesperson of the airline confirmed on Monday morning.

Russian toddler drowns in family swimming pool

A three-year-old Russian boy drowned in the swimming pool at his home in Argaka, Paphos, Saturday evening, the Cyprus News Agency reported.

It happened at around 5.45pm. The father jumped in to save the child and pulled the boy unconscious from the water and called for an ambulance.

Rain and isolated storms expected Sunday

Rain and possible isolated storms are expected on Sunday and the beginning of the week, the met office said.

The weather is expected to be mild on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and partly cloudy. Isolated showers and storms are not ruled out in the afternoon, mostly inland and the mountainous areas.

Forest area opposite Aphrodite’s Rock flattened for better wedding photos

A wedding photographer has illegally flattened with a bulldozer a forest area opposite Aphrodite’s Rock (Petra tou Romiou) in Paphos so that his pictures would have a more scenic background.

Missing British man

Martin Crossan, 43, from England has been reported missing from his house in Paphos since Saturday night, police said on Wednesday.

The man is described as 1.85m tall, average build with short black hair. He also has a scar on the right side of his mouth.

Agriculture minister announces massive tree-planting drive

Between November and next February more than 70,000 trees will be planted, Minister of Agriculture Costas Kadis announced after the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

“The government is leading the way in tackling climate change through tree planting, strengthening its own efforts and supporting all initiatives being developed recently,” he said.

Bi-communal exchange of art works in divided Cyprus

The bi-communal Technical Committee on Culture announced that an exchange of art works and audiovisual recordings took place on Tuesday in the divided island’s United Nations Protected Area.

The exchange followed an agreement made by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı on February 26, 2019.