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Five blue whale ’game’ cases probed in Cyprus

The Education Ministry in Cyprus has confirmed that it is investigating five cases that could possibly be related to the macabre online suicide game, ‘Blue Whale Challenge’.

Main police phone lines will be down for an hour Tuesday afternoon

Police said on Tuesday that certain phone lines, including the citizens hotline 1460 would be down for an hour between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday for server maintenance.

Emergency lines 199 and 112 will not be affected.

Outrage over Kofinou dog poisoning

A vet has managed to save one of three dogs cruelly poisoned in a case that has been making the rounds on social media in Cyprus and prompted renewed calls for action against animal cruelty.

Mouse brings civil service office to a standstill

Mice catchers and the head of a state department were scrambling last week after three civil servants refused to go to work after discovering droppings all around their office.

Lifesguards rescue struggling Paphos swimmer

Lifeguards in Paphos on Sunday rushd to the rescue of an 80-year-old British swimmer.

The man had been swimming in the sea by the hotels next to the municipal beach in Kato Paphos when, shortly before 11am, he was overcome by the waves.

Revisiting Mouttalos

A unique bi-communal event marking the culmination of collaboration between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities is taking place this weekend following months of creative work across the Green Line.

Paphos earmarked for huge industrial park

Efforts are underway by Chinese investors to build a huge industrial park in Paphos with the search already underway according to the Paphos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

Rain sweeping across Cyprus on Friday (VIDEO)

Heavy rain swept through some areas of the capital Nicosia on Friday morning with meteorologists predicting more showers and even storms throughout Cyprus until Sunday.

Other areas of Cyprus were also being hit with short bursts of rain showers.

Russians seeking to form their own party

 

Russians living in Cyprus filed for the creation of a political party earlier in the month, it was reported on Wednesday.

Expat mother and son in cannabis arrest

Police in Paphos say a 50-year-old British expat and her 17-year-old son were arrested on drugs related charges on Wednesday night.

Man arrested for hacking down small tree

A man from Paphos was arrested and charged with vandalism on Tuesday after CCTV footage captured him hacking down a small tree.

Shop, bar, restaurant and café owners on Makarios Street in Paphos had been complaining that vandals were constantly attacking trees in their area.

Fire fighters begin summer preparations

Fire fighters on Troodos were involved an exercise drill on Tuesday as they prepare for yet another busy summer within the island’s woodland areas.

Cybersecurity professionals warn worse impact may yet be felt

Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as more employees turned on their computers and checked e-mails.

ExxonMobile to sink first exploratory well in 2018

The ExxonMobile-Qatar Petroleum joint venture is set to start exploratory drilling in plot 10 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone in 2018.

Twenty month old child hit by car in Paphos

A 20 month old boy was hit by a car in the parking area of an apartment complex in Paphos on Friday. The little boy was with his mother in the pool area of the complex, when the child wandered off without his mother noticing.

BirdLife Cyprus celebrates completion of Akrotiri marsh project

BirdLife Cyprus on Friday announced the completion of a two-year project to restore the Akrotiri marsh and have invited the public to an event to celebrate on May 18.

Cyprus braces for sweltering weekend

Cyprus is set to experience higher than normal temperatures this weekend with thermometers expected to hit at least 35°C inland on Saturday.

Precious water pouring into Paphos street

The local authorities in Paphos have come under fire for failing to fix a leak which has seen gallons of water being lost in the street.

Cyprus to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

BirdLife Cyprus is getting ready to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Wednesday, with bird-watching events designed to help people appreciate the wondrous world of migratory birds.

Crazy drunk driver arrested in Paphos

A 57-year-old man was arrested in Paphos on Sunday for drunk driving with nearly seven times the permitted level when on the opposite side of the road.

Submerged Paphos wines brought up, and have ‘aged well’

Wines that had been submerged off the coast of Yeroskipou since November 15 were declared fit for human consumption by experts on Sunday in Paphos, and declared to have aged well, according to CNA reports.

Arrested for smuggled tobacco

Two men were arrested at Paphos airport on Friday for carrying 28 kilos of untaxed tobacco in their luggage, police said.

Letters needed for art installation in Paphos

A Paphos based artist has issued an open call for old or new handwritten letters to be sent to her which will be used as part of a public art installation. She needs hundreds more to reach her 1,000 or so target.

Flower festival moves to public garden

The annual Anthestiria Flower Festival is taking place in Paphos on Sunday, and this year the main event will take place at the town hall square.