Archive for March, 2015

Windy weather increases weekend call outs

High winds battered the Capital and led to the Brigade receiving numerous weather related calls yesterday afternoon.

Between 12.00pm and 6.30pm, firefighters attended around 30 incidents related to the windy weather, including scaffolding in a precarious position and fallen trees.…

Met Office warn of damage and disruption from strong winds in London

The Met Office has warned strong winds could cause damage and disruption today.

The yellow warning in London and Essex will last until this 7pm evening, with gusts of up to 60 mph expected.

There is a risk of localised …

Bounds Green traffic problems

Queueing traffic due to temporary traffic lights, emergency repairs and burst water main on A109 Bounds Green Road both ways between A406 North Circular Road and Ring Way. Originally closed and underwater all through Monday afternoon and early evening. Reopened …

British Foreign Secretary not coming to Cyprus as talks on Iran continue

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has postponed his planned visit to Cyprus because of the continuing talks on Iran`s nuclear programme, London has announced.

“The Foreign Secretary had planned to travel to Nicosia but ongoing Iran talks mean his travel …

Top UN envoy in Cyprus for talks next week

The Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General Espen Barth Eide returns to Cyprus on Monday, 6 April “to follow up on the encouraging indications received during his last trip to the island regarding a possible resumption of the negotiations,” the …

Lolly Jackson killer George Louka is ‘dying’ of cancer

Cypriot national George Louka was transferred to another prison hospital section after an urgent plea by the Cypriot high commission that “he was dying” the Sunday Times reported.

His lawyer Owen Blumberg said Louka had been diagnosed with lung cancer …

‘Business rates are the most unfair tax EVER’, says former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis

Theo Paphitis, chairman of Ryman and Robert Dyas, has a reputation for plain speaking and doesn’t disappoint. He brands George Osborne’s planned review of business rates an ‘appalling PR stunt’.

The former star of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den show is

Limassol McDonalds robbed of €30,000 in cash

Police are on the lookout for an armed robber who held up a McDonald’s restaurant in the early hours of Monday morning before escaping with €30,000 in cash from the office vault.

Witnesses say a hooded man entered the popular …

Cyprus Peace talks prospect in Erdogan’s hands

The United Nations as well as officials of both the British and the United States government are upbeat that talks on the Cyprus problem will resume despite concerns that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will send another search vessel into …

New Greek President visits Cyprus

Relations between Greece and Cyprus become even stronger, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said today, during a meeting he held at the Presidential Palace with President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades.

Pavlopoulos, who arrived this morning …