Authorities offer some relief to blighted Paradise Hills

THE authorities have finally stepped in to help residents of the misnamed and blighted Paradise Hills, a housing development in Marathounda Paphos, to prevent a repetition of last winter’s heavy flooding caused by a rainwater drainage pipe positioned right above the site.

Last winter, tens of thousands of litres of water gushed out of the drainage pipe and backed up behind the site’s retaining wall, putting huge pressure on the structure and causing flooding, ground erosion and subsidence all the way down the site.

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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.