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Wizz Air adds new London route

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in central and Eastern Europe on Tuesday announced a new route connecting Larnaca to London-Luton, a daily service that will start on May 30, 2018.

Bank of Cyprus staff call strike

Staff at Bank of Cyprus’ restructuring and debt collection unit on Tuesday announced a two-hour warning strike for Friday to protest the lender’s intention to outsource.

Stolen artefact will be returned to Egypt without fanfare

A stolen ancient Egyptian artefact will be delivered to the Egyptian embassy in Nicosia, quietly and away from the prying eyes of the media, it emerged on Monday.

Paphos house floods in rain

The basement of a house in Kato Pervolia, Paphos was flooded after heavy rain fell on Monday morning.

The Paphos fire services responded by pumping the water while the municipality is set to clean the street and drains.

Egyptian President pays official visit to Cyprus

President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pays an official visit to Cyprus on Monday, during which he will have talks with President Nicos Anastasiades, a meeting with House President Demetris Syllouris and will address the House plenum.

Storms and rain on the way

Winter weather is on the way with rain and storms expected on the island from Sunday night, lasting into the beginning of next week, the met office said on Saturday.

Nominations for Hearts of Gold award received from all over Cyprus

Nominations from all over Cyprus are flooding in for the annual Hearts of Gold awards as they go nationwide for the first time.

Majority of visitors come for sea and sun

Of the foreign visitors who chose to spend time exclusively in the north in the past four months 10 per cent were Israelis and 5.8 per cent came from the UK, a tourist survey released on Tuesday showed.

Cypriot banks many need additional provisions due to slow restructurings pace

Moody’s rating agency warned on Monday that the slow pace of loan restructurings in the Cypriot banking system may create a need for additional provisions which would erode the banks’ capital.

Candidates back making lime-sticks legal

All five presidential candidates said that neither they nor their spouses had any assets in offshore funds or tax paradises, nor did they have savings accounts abroad.

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 168 (Update)

At least 168 people were killed in Iraq and Iran on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.

Three fires in Paphos

The fire service said on Sunday it was investigating the causes of three fires that erupted in the Paphos district, two in the same village, earlier in the day.

Shots fired to warn hunters

Police are investigating an incident concerning shots fired in the air on Sunday morning by a resident of Arodes village in Paphos, aimed at warning hunters to keep away from his property.

Cyprus move a step closer to being part of an integrated European defence policy

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for Cyprus’ participation in the permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) mechanism, an EU tool aiming to increase defence cooperation among member states.

EAC strike averted

The scheduled strike organised by Electricity Authority (EAC) unions was averted on Wednesday after an appeal by the utility’s chairman.

Total, Eni to start drilling Block 6 by early 2018

French oil and gas group Total and Italy’s Eni plan to start drilling in a joint exploration block off the coast of Cyprus by the end of this year or early 2018, President Nicos Anastasiades told French daily Le Figaro on Monday.

Unions stand by strike threat over future of EAC

Unions at the state power company EAC on Monday appeared still poised to go through with an announced two-hour strike for later this week, amid fresh pleas from the government to put off the industrial action.

Turtles tracked in same way police monitor criminals

Scientists from a UK university are using techniques more commonly used by police to track the movements of turtles nesting on the island.

Rescued dogs are safe and well

The Paphos dogs discovered by tourists last month being kept in 'horror conditions' are enjoying their liberation in a well-cared-for, clean and happy environment. They are receiving correct medical treatment and are safe, but the legal case continues in the background.

Paphos residents fear landslide

PAPHOS authorities are taking urgent action following complaints from residents and businesses in the Mousallas area of Paphos that they fear land movement and piles of rocks tumbling down the hillside onto their properties below.

Bases police raid casino, arrest 13

British bases (SBA) police on Tuesday raided an illegal casino in Trachoni, Limassol, arresting 13 and seizing cash, computers, and gambling tables.

According to SBA police, the Blue Live casino on the new Trachoni road was raided at 8pm on Tuesday morning.

Latest Blog Articles

Peace 2 Peace Exhibit Again

You may remember back in Spring we blogged about the The Patchwork Tree in Ivis Maliotou Park. That was assembled by Peace2Peace. Well, they will soon be doing another installation at Ibrahim's Kahn, in Old Paphos. But prior to that, we caught up with another of their exhibits, at St. Sophia Mosque. We also took the opportunity for another stroll around the area, to have a look at the brand new Markideio Theatre...

Paphos Desalination Plant

We were exploring the countryside around Mandria recently, and blogged about the Olive Factory we found there. At the same time, we noticed a rather large white building nearby. When we found out it was the old abandoned desalination plant, we had to investigate...

Let's Take a Look At Fabrica Hill

We've driven past Fabrica Hill many times over the years, and often wondered what was up there. (It's the area of land diagonally opposite The Mall, in case you didn't know). After comments and photos started appearing on the forum about the erection of a raised walkway, we decided a visit was overdue. With no expectations of what we would see when we got there, other than a vague feeling of disappointment that despite what it looked like, they weren't building a roller coaster, this is what we found.

New Old Paphos

It's been a few months since we last reported on the progress of the Old Paphos Regeneration Scheme.I had to visit the main Cyta Shop recently, and as I had time to kill I decided to take my camera for a stroll, to see how things were progressing. Autumn was in the air and the skies were fairly grey. There was even some rain at some point. However, the pictures will still hopefully show what a wonderful place Old Town Paphos is becoming.

Latest News Articles

Wizz Air adds new London route

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in central and Eastern Europe on Tuesday announced a new route connecting Larnaca to London-Luton, a daily service that will start on May 30, 2018.

Bank of Cyprus staff call strike

Staff at Bank of Cyprus’ restructuring and debt collection unit on Tuesday announced a two-hour warning strike for Friday to protest the lender’s intention to outsource.

Stolen artefact will be returned to Egypt without fanfare

A stolen ancient Egyptian artefact will be delivered to the Egyptian embassy in Nicosia, quietly and away from the prying eyes of the media, it emerged on Monday.

Paphos house floods in rain

The basement of a house in Kato Pervolia, Paphos was flooded after heavy rain fell on Monday morning.

The Paphos fire services responded by pumping the water while the municipality is set to clean the street and drains.