Archive for November, 2011

£161m VAT fraud: Sisters found guilty

Two sisters have been found guilty of trying to claim back £161m in VAT which they had never paid.

Andrea and Roberta Vaughan-Owen, of Colwyn Bay, Conwy, were also convicted of illegally claiming tens of thousands of pounds in benefits.…

Police probe grenade threat in Nicosia

Two live hand grenades were found outside the home of a prison warden in the capital on Tuesday, prompting the police bomb disposal squad to shut down the road and defuse the explosives.
According to police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos, two …

GEORGE MICHAEL’S FAMILY FLY TO VIENNA TO BE AT BEDSIDE

GEORGE Michael’s family have made a mercy dash to support his distraught lover in a bedside vigil. Dad Kyriacos Panayiotou, 75, and sisters Melanie, 49, and Yioda, 53, have flown to Austria where George is fighting pneumonia. The singer’s lover …

Cyprus Labour Minister to participate in EU Council

Cyprus Minister of Labour and Social Insurances Sotiroula Charalambous will participate in EU on Employment and Social Policy Council that will take place in Brussels on December 1, 2011. According to an official announcement, the Contribution to the European Council …

Greece strikes on Thursday

Public services are to be paralyzed again on Thursday as thousands of workers walk off the job to protest an ongoing austerity drive in the seventh general strike this year.

As usual, tax offices, courts and schools will shut down, …

Scientists question if wi-fi laptops can damage sperm

Scientists are questioning if using wi-fi on a laptop to roam the internet could harm a man’s fertility, after lab work suggested ejaculated sperm were significantly damaged after only four hours of exposure. The benchside tests showed sperm were less …

EU responds to Ankara as regards Cyprus EU Presidency

Cyprus is a sovereign state and a full member of the European Union and the European Commission totally respects the decision taken about Cyprus assuming the EU Presidency the second half of 2012, European Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fule has …

Bank of Cyprus posts a €801 million loss on Greece

Bank of Cyprus, on Tuesday posted a €801 million net loss for the nine months of the year after taking provisions for a Greek sovereign debt swap.

BoC said the total impact of its participation in a voluntary swap of …

George Michael ‘could lose his singing voice’

Things are going from bad to worse for poorly George Michael as he battles pneumonia.

As well as facing Christmas in hospital, the singer could lose his singing voice altogether, according to one expert.

Ear, nose and throat surgeon …

Todays UK strike : Which Services Will Be Affected?

Up to two million workers are set to walk out on Wednesday – but what services will be affected?

SCHOOLS

Nine out of 10 schools will be closed, according to Education Secretary Michael Gove.
Headteachers, teachers and classroom assistants from …