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The family of a British soldier who drowned in Cyprus settle claim for more than £500,000

The family of a British soldier who drowned during a training exercise have settled a High Court claim against the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for more than £500,000.

Private Jamie Lee Sawyer died during a British Army-led kayak training exercise

George Michael’s former lover smashes up star’s old home

George Michael’s former lover Fadi Fawaz has smashed windows at the late star’s old home in a bizarre attempt to renovate his London mews house.

Fadi, 46, has been living at the property near Regent’s Park, London, since he found …

UPDATE: Investigation into abduction of missing man

Police have launched a murder investigation following the abduction of a man in Ilford.

Aron Kato, 28, from Newham, was last seen being pushed into a car on Ley Street in Ilford, shortly after 04:30hrs on Thursday, 18 April.


Paphos, Cyprus -bound plane hit by lightning

A plane that landed at Paphos International Airport was struck by lightning on Tuesday, with reports saying Ryanair passengers were unharmed during the incident.

On Tuesday afternoon, a Boeing 737-8AS en route to Cyprus and operated by Ryanair took off …

Cyprus Presidential Commissioner continues contacts in South Australia

Presidential Commissioner, Photis Photiou met with Jing Lee MLC, Assistant Minister to the Premier and member of the Legislative Council of the state of South Australia.

A Presidency press release said the two, discussed a range of issues, including the …

Council of Cyprus political leaders under President Anastasiades rejects Akinci’s proposal for natural resources

The Council of leaders of the political parties in Cyprus, which convened on Tuesday, under President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades,  rejected a proposal by the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, for the co-management of the natural resources,
noting that

Foreign Minister inaugurates UK-Cypriot diaspora Economic Diplomacy roundtable

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides inaugurated the first UK-Cypriot Diaspora Economic Diplomacy Roundtable in London on Tuesday morning, within the framework of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Economic Diplomacy Strategy.

The roundtable is a joint initiative between the National Federation of …

Prolific London pickpocket handed prison sentence after multiple thefts

Dipping their hands into passengers’ bags, lifting items and slyly walking from the scene, that’s how Tube pickpockets earn their illegitimate and shameful living. 

However, one prolific pickpocketing pest has found himself locked up for 30 months following a British

No need to take EU steps against Turkey seriously, says foreign minister

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday there is no need to take very seriously decisions made by the European Union to curb contacts and funding for Ankara over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus.

He made …

Political party leaders in Cyprus discuss Akinci’s proposal for joint natural gas management

The Council of political party leaders convene on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments to the Cyprus problem under the light of a proposal of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci for the joint management of natural resources and Turkish illegal