Archive for June, 2013

Alexandra Park: Remembering the man who fell to earth

The future King of England was among a roaring crowd who watched an American gymnast fall to earth from the skies above Alexandra Park more than 120 years ago.

The programme from the event in 1887.

In the summer of …

Greece benefits for youth and SMEs after EU leaders’ summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) speaks with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (right) and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (center) during a European Council summit in Brussels.

Greece’s delegation appeared pleased with the outcome of the European Council on Friday as …

Cyprus unemployed persons reached 70,7 thousand in 1st quarter 2013

The number of unemployed persons in Cyprus during the 1st quarter of 2013 has reached 70,7 thousand (males 38,0 thousand and females 32,7 thousand) according to the results of the Labour Force Survey which is carried out in accordance with …

EU leaders clinch deals on banks, budget, youth unemployment

European leaders agreed on new steps to fight youth unemployment and promote lending to credit-starved small business on Thursday after deals on banking resolution and the long-term EU budget gave their summit a much needed lift.

The 27 leaders resolved …

Haringey Police appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Haringey.

At approximately 16:20hrs today two vehicles – a white Peugeot Partner van and a motorcycle – were travelling northbound on Watermead Way, N17.

It is believed that the driver of …

Larnaca launches programme for unemployed

Larnaca Municipality will henceforth hire unemployed people to cover the seasonal needs of the municipal services, it was announced yesterday.
During a joint press conference with Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou, Larnaca Mayor Andreas Louroutziatis said that the new measure aims …

Two killed in Limassol work accident

Two construction workers from Limassol died yesterday after they were crushed by a wall they were trying to repair.
Construction workers Pantelis Ioannou, 40, from Ayios Therapontas and Giorgos Achilleos, 55, from Kolossi died in an accident in Kato Amiantos …

Cyprus wins second gold in Mediterranean Games

Cypriot athlete Nektaria Panayi won a gold medal in the long jump on Thursday in the 17th Mediterranean Games taking place in Mersin, Turkey. This is the second gold medal for Cyprus and the sixth in total.

The 23-year-old athlete …

M25 remains closed after ‘serious accident’ involving three lorries

The M25 remains closed anti-clockwise following a serious accident involving three lorries earlier this morning.

At least one of the drivers is thought to have been taken to hospital, though his injuries are understood to be minor.

Emergency services were …

Cyprus Bank deposits down by 2.51% in May

Deposits in the Cypriot banking system in May registered a monthly drop of 2.51% to €55.92 billion compared with €57.37billion in April.

According to figures released today by the Central Bank of Cyprus, deposits outflow reached €1.44 billion, compared with …