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Erdogan revisits controversy over Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia

NEWS 10:27Erdogan revisits controversy over Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia

TAGS:Turkey, Defense

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that plans are afoot to make architectural changes to the Hagia Sophia monument in Istanbul, the Cypriot newspaper Phileleftheros reported on Saturday.

Speaking …

Knife crime: More stop and search powers for police

Police in England and Wales are being given greater stop and search powers to tackle rising knife crime.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is making it easier for officers to search people without reasonable suspicion in places where serious violence may …

Turks begin voting in local polls which Erdogan could lose in big cities

Turks began voting on Sunday in local elections that President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for the country.

Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for more than 16 years thanks in part to strong economic growth, …

Flat fire – Islington

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire at a block of flats on Packington Square in Islington.

A balcony was completely destroyed by fire and part of a flat on the fourth floor of a …

Happy Mothers Day

It’s Mothers Day today March the 31st

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.…

Stabbing in Edmonton

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman was stabbed in Edmonton.

Officers were called at 19:02hrs on Saturday, 30 March to Aberdeen Road, N18 following reports of an assault.

London Ambulance Service also attended.

The victim, aged …

Kate Beckinsale deletes all Instagram posts amid Pete Davidson romance

Following in her beau’s footsteps, Kate Beckinsale has deleted all of her Instagram posts.

The 45-year-old actress, removed every picture from her account, where people have often expressed their opinions about her romance with Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, …

Cyprus entry Tamta kicks off Eurovision rehearsals

2019 Eurovision hopeful Tamta kicked off her first Eurovision rehearsals with Sacha Jean Bapstiste and choreographer Chali Jennings in Athens last week.

The Georgian born Greek star will be accompanied on stage by four male dancers as she performs this …

Est.1982 – 2019 CyWineFest’s 37th Anniversary

It is very easy to simply say 37-year anniversary but for many of us, CyWineFest is older than we are! Once you start digging into the past and looking through all the newspaper archives of how the Cypriot Wine Festival …

Theatre Reviews

Redeeming the unforgiveable

 

Any society unable or unwilling to forgive perpetrators of terrible, yes almost unforgivable crimes, will inevitably demand the ultimate penalty, that they pay with their lives. One particular criminal act that sometimes results in vigilante groups wanting …