Archive for December, 2019

Cypriot thief tells tourist where to find son’s stolen ashes

Cypriot police have recovered the stolen ashes of a Swedish teenager after a man who said he accidentally stole the urn they were in phoned the family in Sweden, offering a tearful apology and directions to the missing container, the …

Worcester man still stuck in Cyprus after identity dispute

A UK national whose passport has been withheld preventing him from coming home is feeling ‘trapped.’

James Spencer is unable to access healthcare and employment in Cyprus because he does not have a passport.

The authorities withheld his passport in …

World rings in the new year amid wildfires, protests

SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Millions of people began ringing in 2020 with fireworks, dancing and champagne on Wednesday, but Australia’s celebrations were overshadowed by deadly wildfires while protests dampened the festive mood in Hong Kong and India.

New Zealanders were …

Sonic boom’ heard by residents in north London confirmed as Tottenham explosion

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters attended an explosion at a breakers yard on Brantwood Road in Tottenham.

A dividing wall of a timber construction was damaged by the fire and explosion. A man was taken to hospital by …

Appeal after woman stabbed in front of her child in London

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a mother was stabbed in an unprovoked attack in Streatham Hill while she was with her child. 

Officers were called at 17:23hrs on Monday, 30 December, to a report of a 36-year-old woman stabbed …

New Year’s Eve advice from the Metropolitan police

With 2020 fast approaching, many people will be thinking about their plans for New Year’s Eve.

The highlight of London’s celebrations will again be the spectacular Mayor’s fireworks display on Victoria Embankment, a ticketed event which has already sold out.…

Netanyahu in Athens on Thursday to sign East Med agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will pay a formal visit to Athens from January 2-4 and sign the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Greece, Israel and Cyprus for the East Med pipeline with his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President …

Message and announcement for the new year from the Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain

Message for the New Year

As we enter the New Year 2020, the Archbishop, the Clergy and staff of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain wish all a most blessed, happy, healthy and Christ-filled year. May Christ, the Epiphany …

US committed to engaging with partners in Eastern Mediterranean to uphold stability, State Department official says 

Τhe Republic of Cyprus is a force for stability, democracy, and prosperity, and a valued U.S. partner in the important Eastern Mediterranean region, a Senior State Department Official has said during a briefing via teleconference on Secretary Pompeo’s travel to …

Police are appealing for information after two teenagers were shot in Walthamstow.

Detectives are appealing for information after two teenagers were shot in Walthamstow.

Police were called at 22:36hrs on Sunday, 29 December to reports of a man suffering from a gunshot injury in St James Street, Walthamstow.

Officers, including firearms officers, …