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Gatwick flights cancelled after air traffic control staff shortages

Flights at Gatwick Airport have been cancelled, delayed or diverted due to a shortage of air traffic controllers.

Dozens of arrivals and departures were affected on Thursday evening – Gatwick confirmed 22 cancellations as of 22:00 BST.

According to the …

Cyprus holds military drill with France, Italy and Greece to bolster security in east Mediterranean

The Cypriot president said Thursday that joint military maneuvers with three other European Union member states underway in the Eastern Mediterranean underscore the bloc’s readiness to ensure security and stability in the region.

President Nikos Christodoulides said the drill with …

We sadly announce that UK Cypriot Despina Nick Ttofis has passed away


Despina Nick Ttofis

(from Yerani of Famagusta)

11/07/1929 – 07/09/2023

It is with great sadness that the family of Despina Ttofis announce her passing after a prolonged illness, on 7th September 2023, at the age

We sadly announce that UK Cypriot Leondis Chirtou has passed away


Leondis Chirtou

(from Yialousa, Cyprus)

10/04/1934 – 01/09/2023

With heavy hearts, we share the news of the passing of Leondis Chirtou, a cherished husband and father, who sadly departed this world on Friday, September 1st,

Rogue Russian pilot tried to shoot down RAF aircraft in 2022

A Russian pilot tried to shoot down an RAF surveillance plane after believing he had permission to fire, the BBC has learned.
The pilot fired two missiles, the first of which missed rather than malfunctioned as claimed at the time.…

Happy name day to all Stavros, Stavroula and Steven

The name day of Stavros and Stavroula is celebrated on 14 September, the day the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Elevation of the Holy Cross.

On this day in 325AD, Saint Helen set out from Constantinople on an expedition to …

Celebrating St Neophytos church in Northampton

On the 24th September st Neophytos church in Northampton will be celebrating st Neophytos yoirti.

This year as a church they have been gifted some of st Neophytos relics / leipsana this is a major honour.

To commemorate this after …

Waltham Abbey: Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

Police slow sign in front of parked police van
Officers investigating a serious road traffic collision are in a position to confirm a fatality as they continue to appeal for witnesses and anyone with dash cam footage to come forward.…

A vision for Electric Vehicle charging in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council, working with district & borough councils and other key stakeholders in both the private and public sectors, has published its strategy for supporting and enabling Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure within the county.
The strategy sets out …

Hertfordshire police have re-appealed for the public’s help to find a missing child, who was last seen more than three weeks ago.

Michael, 13 was last seen at his home address in Hatfield at around 5.15pm on Saturday, August 19.

Officers believe “he could be anywhere in the country”, but has links to Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Essex, Kent, and London.

Michael is described …