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Detained father and son fined and released

A Greek Cypriot father and son who were arrested on Saturday evening by Turkish Cypriot authorities were freed on Monday afternoon.They entered in the...

Father and son arrested in north

A father and son were arrested on Saturday evening by authorities in the north in the Strovilia area on charged of having illegally entered...

Both sides say ready to open Dherynia crossing

THE Dherynia crossing will be ready for operations on Monday and the one at Lefka/Apliki within 10 days, authorities in the north said on...

Potato shortage leads to soaring prices

Serious shortages in the supply of locally produced potatoes have led to soaring prices and to an increasing dependence on equally expensive imported produce.“The...

18 migrants towed to shore

A boat with 18 migrants was towed to shore in the Ayia Thekla area of Sotira on Tuesday afternoon, police said.Eleven men, four women...

Turkish Cypriots say progress made on Dherynia opening

Progress has been made in the north towards the opening of the Dherynia crossing point, reports said on Monday.According to Turkish Cypriot media reports,...

Sunday Escapes: new themed excursions for Cyprus residents launched

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) is offering an innovative new programme, the ‘Sunday Escapes’ which are one-day excursions around the island operating from September...

Boat carrying 65 people from Syria docked in Paralimni (Updated)

A vessel carrying 65 people from Syria, including 24 babies and children and two pregnant women, arrived in Cyprus on Thursday afternoon, police said.The...

Dherynia, Lefka crossings ready to open next month

The Greek Cypriot side will be ready to open both Dherynia and Lefka crossings early in October, according to reports.While work at Dherynia has...

You don’t have to be a giant to take giant steps

Local theatre group Theatro Vestiario is known for putting on performances to catch the attention of children, give them something to think about and...

Explosion in Paralimni mayor’s garage

A BOMB exploded in the garage of the home of Paralimni mayor Theodoros Pirillis in the early hours of Wednesday, but nobody was hurt....

Three men arrested for drugs

The drug squad arrested three men, one 29-year-old and two 32-year-olds, on Sunday in Sotira, Famagusta, in connection with the illegal possession of drugs.The...

Remand after man robbed bakery with trident

A 20-year-old man from Liopetri in the Famagusta district was remanded on Saturday for three days for allegedly robbing a bakery on Friday armed...

Trident-wielding robber steals money from bakery (updated)

Police on Friday arrested a 20-year-old man from Liopetri, in Famagusta, on suspicion of robbing a bakery earlier in the day armed with a...

New delay in north holds up Dherynia opening

By Lizzy IoannidouTHE second attempt by Turkish Cypriot authorities to launch a public tender for construction works near the proposed Dherynia checkpoint has once...

Famagusta municipality urges Ankara to return the town to its lawful inhabitants

The Famagusta Municipality, in a resolution, calls for a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem on the basis of a bizonal, bicommunal federation, urges...

Summer ends with a blast!

If you thought the summer was hot enough with all the beats blazing across Ayia Napa, then think again, because we’re just about to...

Bales of hay destroyed by fire in Liopetri

 Forty-five bales of hay worth €1,500 were burnt in a field in Liopetri in the Famagusta district late on Monday, reports said.According to the...

Get lost in electronic music at Deadmau5 Napa concert

The BCL festival in Ayia Napa has been going strong at the Poseidon Beach over the last couple of weeks. The festival beats have...

Famagusta residents urged to conserve water (Updated)

The Water Development Department (WDD) on Monday urged consumers in the Famagusta district to use water in moderation, as, due to damage to the...

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