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Fire

Morning There has been a terrible fire just off Ladbroke Grove nth Kensington Some people are dead and many are injured and taken to hospital I have never seen a fire like this before it was like watching that film The ...



Plastic bags

EU warns Cyprus again over plastic bag use.....
http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/06/14/cyprus-warned-plastic-bag-usage/
When are they going to start charging in supermarkets? Worked wonders in the UK. ...

Our Dream Hotel - Channel 5

Our Dream Hotel - Channel 5
Alex Polizzi follows first-time hoteliers in setting up their first business.
Anyone watch this yesterday? It was in Spain with the cave hotel - looks
like it will be a good se ...

Cypriot skydiver conquers the world and its record (pics)

Cypriot skydiver conquers the world and its record (pics)
Cypriot skydiver Tasos Polykarpou conquered gold medal and broke the
world record in the World Skydiving championships PPC Wingsuit
Performance ...

Do you identify as Cypriot, Greek, or Greek Cypriot?

Public opinion: "Do you identify as Cypriot, Greek, or Greek Cypriot?"
The question of national identity is a fraught and impossible one. To try and
answer it - or at least get a vague indication of how Cyprio ...

Something to lighten the mood...

Hi folks, After all the election stuff and other depressing news lately here's something to lighten the mood and hopefully put a smile on your face: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TddQEzW9MQM Cheers Steve ...

Burial refused to Manchester Bomber

Reported in press today that Manchester Council, Funeral Directors and Manchester Mosque have refused to deal with the remains of the bomber Salman Abedi. His body is still in the morgue outside the city centre. His fath ...

German exporter thinks Paralimni is not in EU!

I recently ordered an item on E-Bay that was located in Germany.
2 days later I received this email from the supplier:
Quote: Dear friend,
have a good day!thank you very much for your kind supporting.





Amber Rudd

In my opinion Home Secretary Amber Rudd should be applauded for her excellent job in representing the Conservatives in the BBC Election debate last night, barely 48 hours after her father's death. She did an excellent job, ...

BLACK CABS

You might know about this Pete. I was reading about Black Cab Drivers taking Veterans to the Normandy beaches free of charge, and have been for a number of years, door to door service. One cab driver said it was a pleasure ...

I don't believe it!!

2nd day after the Election and not one mention of it!!! Are people shell-shocked, not surprised, sick of the whole thing, or just lying in a very dark room? What a joke it is and promises to get more laughable by the ...

New terror legislation/Human Rights

Theresa May has stated that she will rip up any Human Rights laws that obstruct the new terror legislation. Some simple souls, like me, would say that is something that should have been done a long time ago, it might no ...

Sugar

Morning Jeremy corbyns supporters have accused Alan Suarez because of tax So in the papers today he has posted a copy of a cheque in January the sum of the cheque was fifty eight and a half million pounds very serious mone ...

German cabinet backs troop pullout from Turkey air base afte

German cabinet backs troop pullout from Turkey air base after row
Germanyís cabinet on Wednesday backed the planned withdrawal of troops
from the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey, a German government sourc ...

British Train Services

When I see what the Chinese have done in just a few years, the rail services in the UK should hang their head in deep shame. In W. Europe, every country has a high-speed network, except the UK which hopes to inaugurate their ...



How air conditioning changed the world

Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of air-conditioning...
How air conditioning changed the world
Since the invention of air conditioning, we have been able to control the
weather inside ...

Ireland has come a long way - forward

When I lived in the west of Ireland (near Shannon Airport) there were some dogmatic people there who wanted to impose their view of morality on others. Vigilantists tore pages from magazines in shops if they considered the p ...

Canadian coolness

"Alberta lawn-mowing man defies twister" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40155229 ...

Changing Times

Listening to Jeremy Corbyn during the past few days I couldn't help remembering my early school days. I attended the local primary school from the age of 5 until 11. Class sizes of 30+ were very much the norm and which sc ...

May v. Corbyn

Watched the two leaders on 'Question Time' last night. May talked in chestnuts and platitudes throughout and received some flack over the so-called 'dementia tax' and was floored on the ceiling that she had brought up as ...

Netherlands hit by mini tsunami (VIDEO)

Netherlands hit by mini tsunami (VIDEO)
Amateur video footage has emerged of the moment a mini tsunami struck
the coast of The Netherlands and catching beachgoers off guard with a seven
foot tidal wave. ...

Nigel Farage - 'A person of interest'

I read that dear Nige is declared by the FBI investigating possible Trump campaign/Russian connections as a person of interest.
This means that he is not (at this time) is not accused of any wrong-doing but "they belie ...



Is this who you want as PM?

In a unanimous decision on Thursday, the UK Court of Appeals found British Prime Minister Theresa May had acted unlawfully in her capacity as home secretary in 2014 when refusing entry to a group of refugees stranded in th ...

Golden apples of the sun

"Nasa announces historic mission to send probe to 'touch the Sun'"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/31/nasa-announces-historic-mission-send-probe-touch-sun-live/ ...

Number 1 or Number 2 For Number 10??

Pretty catchy - what do you think?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxN1STgQXW8 Cheers Steve ...

Manchester suicide bomber

Salman Abedi is reported to phoned his mother (in Tripoli presumably?) to beg her forgiveness just before he activated his bomb. Did she contact the Authorities? Or indeed anyone to try to avert the butchery? People can d ...

EU issues first post-Brexit document

Don't see how they can think this is acceptable... 'Other elements of the EU position which may irritate Mayís government include an insistence that the EU executive retain the power to monitor how Britain is applying the ...

Voting forms

If registered to do so,has anyone received their voting forms for the UK general election as told ours had been posted out 2 weeks ago.thanks ...

The demise of the White House Communications Department.

It has always been chaotic and ineffective since Trump's inauguration. However there are no signs of improvement. Mike Dubke has resigned as Communications Director however the utterly incompetent Sean Spicer will report ...



Pernera Beach-beware

Had the need to use the toilet facilities whilst on Pernera Beach today. Went over to the one and only unisex/disabled toilet which to put it mildly was an absolute disgrace. I don't think it can have been cleaned in recent ...

Didsbury Mosque

From Thursday night's BBC1 Question Time programme. A young muslim woman in the audience confirmed that she attended Didsbury Mosque and Wahhabism - the reactionary brand of Islam from Saudi Arabia, said to be the main so ...

Annual car parking charge for Ayia Napa council area

This past few years I have paid an annual parking fee which covers the town and Macronnissos, Does anyone know if this is operating again this year.. I have emailed the council but have had no reply. Thank you. ...

UKIP Manifesto

UKIP's Manifesto launched this morning; some of the promises, especially those on immigration and border control, will set a few cats amongst the pigeons I suspect, especially in the light of recent events in Manchester. ...

Trump: Germany is bad, very bad!

.., because their cars are good, very good. And that's why so many Americans are buying them. And Trump wants them to buy American rubbish, so he will put an import penalty on German cars. That's Trump economics! Incidentall ...

Boy George wants bomb making info removed from internet

Quote: Boy George wants bomb making info removed from internet

The Culture Club singer has taken to Twitter to share his views over what steps should be taken to stop individuals from learning how to make explo ...

Evacuation in Manchester

Evacuation in Manchester
Hundreds of people have been pouring out of Manchester's Arndale Centre in
panic amid reports of an evacuation of the shopping centre.
It happened as police widened the cordon ar ...





He did say America needed to drain the swamp :-)

Apparently a sinkhole has opened up in front of Trump's Mar-a-Lago property. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-40013480/aerial-footage-of-sinkhole-at-trump-s-mar-a-lago-resort Well, he did say (repeatedly) tha ...

P's and Q's

Is it important, or at least desirable, that when somebody asks for advice on these pages that they take the trouble to observe traditional courtesy and use the word 'please' in their request, and follow up with a 'thank you ...

Citizens Advice center Larnaca

Just spent 2 hrs at the Citizens Advice centre in Larnaca. We went in to get my wife a provisional motorcycle licence. She went in, spoke to the receptionist and got a number. After a short wait she was called to one of t ...

The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

Has anyone else read this book ? It's quite interesting. Here's a synopsis : The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass im ...

May has condemned house owners to no free care

Quote:The social care changes proposed are that the value of someone's property would be included in the means test for receiving free care in their own home - currently only their income and savings are taken into account.< ...

Going Downhill

Hi folks, So I was driving yesterday (UK) and in heavy traffic - there was a car in front of me then a gap and then a row of cars. The car in front had stopped and I was wondering why - until I saw a car slowly rever ...

WHAT A WORLD WE LIVE IN.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/lee-rigby-memorial-flags-vandalised-and-stolen-near-southeast-london-barracks-a3542711.html ...

USA - Special counsel appointed in Russia probe

Quote: Special counsel appointed in Russia probe
The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference in t ...

EU Trade deal with Singapore - ECJ rules

Brussels must involve national and regional parliaments in the ratification of trade. The European Court of Justice said the EUís trade agreement with Singapore could not be ratified merely by EU governments and the European ...

Wanted quote for transporting Office Furniture

Am looking to transport some office furniture from Limassol to Avgorou. I am looking for a man (or two) with a large van (probably a box type van). Can anyone suggest someone that does such removals. Many thanks ...

Living standards set to fall in UK.......

..........because of Brexit, according to Bank of England!! :( Never mind, at least they'll be regaining their 'sovereignty'!! :lol: :lol: ...

General Election Poll

69% of the forum members would vote conservative. Blimey I didn't think we had that many brexiters on board. ...

Varosha drone view

it may interest some http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/497044/Varosha-drone-footage-shows-stunning-view-Cyprus-ghost-town ...

Tomorrow's World Quiz - What Was The Year?

After seeing the old video yesterday I found this little quiz:
See how you get on - I was doing ok until the halfway mark then it all went
downhill after that #-o
Cheers
Steve ...


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