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German police told not to prosecute refugees

To be more precise, the police in Kiel (NE Germany) have been instructed not to prosecute refugees for small crimes such as shoplifting. The reason given was that identification would be too time consuming. Source: Bildzeitu ...



They all went to Grivas mnimosino, they sold Cyprus out in..

The presence of the Government and DISY at the memorial service of the devastator and destroyer of Cyprus Grivas undermines our people’s unity.. Read more at: http://www.akel.org.cy/en/?p=4576 Government-DISY presence ...

British bases face legal battle over treatment of refugees

Mr Tibbs wrote: Byker wrote:........... while at the same time telling British lorry drivers that if they don't like being violently attacked they can change jobs.............
Sounds like she has all the necessary qua ...

Learn Greek in 25 years


This is a very funny book, published in 1999, written by a reporter on the Athens News. It has 25 chapters or rather lessons, each about 3 pages, with a list of about a dozen words or phrases, some of which are totall ...

The Revenant

Watched The Revenant last night.Excellent story,beautiful scenery and a captivating performance by Di Caprio who apparently underwent a lot of physical hardship during filming BUT,totally spoiled by the sound quality with ma ...

New English test for migrants ...

Bungling Home Office announces new English test for migrants... but spells 'language' WRONG ... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3412139/Bungling-Home-Office-announces-new-English-test-migrants-spells-language-WRON ...

Almost 8,000 booked for smoking in 2015

Almost 8,000 booked for smoking in 2015
Almost 8,000 people were reported by police last year for smoking in public
areas, it was announced on Friday, as police stepped up its checks.
Last year, 35,180 c ...

Planet 9?

" Evidence of huge ninth planet found in solar system
Planet Nine is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes up to 20,000 years to orbit the Sun"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/12111353/Evidence-of ...





UK to deport non-EU migrants earning <GBP35,000pa

As non-UK residents/nationals I can't say we'd actually noticed this before, but apparently the UK is set to deport non-EU nationals working in the UK after 5 years if they don't earn GBP35,000+ per year. [Legislation to be ...

Out of office message.

Woo, hoo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlxTxWNi7k0 ...

Wow Spanner got one right, but an innocent is still in jail

Well done Spanner it appears the big man agrees with you even if you never agree with him. http://www.newsincyprus.com/article/cyprus-mail/katsourides-to-blame-for-conviction-of-innocent-man-christofias-says/ My apolog ...

ABBA are back!!

Well, sort of.
"Mamma Mia! Abba are back together again as group reunites for first time in eight years for opening of new restaurant in Stockholm"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3409318/Abba-reun ...

Celestial alignment.

I don't know the details for viewing it from hereabouts unfortunately.
" Five planets to align in spectacular celestial show
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all appear together in the night sky fo ...

Cyprus in a time warp - Our new economic model

This writer makes some good points:
http://www.newsincyprus.com/article/financial-mirror/cyprus-in-a-time-warp-our-new-economic-model/
Quote:The Euro group “rescue” of Cyprus was an economic catastrophe with few ...

Why can't they do this to Vgenopoulos?

http://www.newsincyprus.com/article/parikiaki/cypriot-extradited-back-to-cyprus-from-the-uk/
Quote:A 28-year-old man was extradited to Cyprus on Tuesday in connection with allegations of fraud and money laundering.



Watch your backs boys.

............ you're on your own it seems:
"Hundreds of British soldiers questioned in Iraq war 'witch-hunt'
Dozens of cases in which troops are accused of unlawfully killing Iraqi civilians have already been r ...

Should, could, may -such ineffective words

Why does the government spend millions of pounds on experts to produce reports that the average man/woman on the street could of told them a lot sooner and at a zero cost. I am so frustrated at the newspaper articles I r ...

Lottery winners.

Is it me, or is the idea that you can carry on working as a warehouse supervisor and continue living in your modest - address nationally broadcast - home after winning $500,000,000 in a blaze of publicity (mandatory in the ...

True love: you're never too old it seems

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35289355 ...

Music Videos To Watch

Ok I have varied tastes where it comes to music and was looking over some of my favourite videos recently. Problem is that I keep finding new ones that I like to add to the list :D To kick this off here's one I found ...

Nick Dunn from Ashington

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/12094178/British-sailors-given-India-jail-time-for-weapons-charges-on-anti-piracy-mission.html ...

I am not alone!!

bromerzz wrote:You have been breeding over the years..there is also a Mouse on the Cyprus Living forum who is a regular poster there, and if I can say without prejudice or fear of upsetting you my little cheese gnawer, he d ...



Airports set passenger record in 2015

Quote:Airports set passenger record in 2015
Airport operator Hermes announced on Friday that passenger traffic last year set a new record as 7.6 million passengers went through Larnaca and Paphos airports.
Despit ...

Bladerunner: if you happen to have been a fan.......

................... today was Roy Batty's inception date. :D http://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/blade-runner/roy-batty-birthday-inception-date-rutger-hauer/ ...

Migrants having a good time.

What is really sad about this situation are the repercussions of the behaviour of these young men towards the young German girls going about their daily life. These young men won't change their behaviour, they can always ...

After years of suffering abuse for my faith.

I have finally been vindicated! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/12084725/Black-pudding-hailed-as-a-superfood.html ...

Homer the Greek

https://www.facebook.com/1470228503303078/videos/1546099189049342/ You can't beat Socrates Revenge ouzo (except for Plomari, of course). ...

The little car you can drive in France without a licence

The little car you can drive in France without a licence
If you are planning on driving in France, beware - one could be heading
straight for you at the next roundabout. Carolyn Brown, who lives part of
...

"Jihadi John" enters Jannah?

For services rendered to "the religion of peace."
" Jihadi John targeted by US drone strike in Syria with claims Isil murderer has been 'eviscerated' by 'clean hit'
US official claims Islamic State jihadi 'evis ...



New 2016 EU e-cig and vape legislation

Those buying e-cigs for the future and travelling throughout the EU may want to take it into consideration. Plenty of articles, but eg: "In the UK, the new laws mean there will be tighter rules on what products you can ...

Erdogan's new powers: deja vue?

" Turkey's president says all he wants is same powers as Hitler.
In a world first, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses Hitler's Germany as a positive role model for his constitutional reforms."
http://www.tele ...

Paphinia Apartments Paphos

Just come back from the Paphinia Apartments facing the harbour in Paphos. Very nice they were too. But, very strange plumbing in our apartment. The toilet cistern was plumbed into the Hot water system. Can you im ...

Misuse of the term 'engineer'

As a professional engineer, having done a 5-year course at university, I object strongly to the loose use of the word when the word technician is meant. You could imagine the reaction if you called a doctor 'nurse'; this is ...

How many is too many cats ?

So just a quick poll to find out how members see this.. How many is too many cats to be feeding at a private terraced house, where the cats are likely to cause the normal problems for neighbours such as pooing/digging i ...

Christmas banned

Not unique I imagine but............................... 5 years in prison? :shock:
" Sultan of Brunei bans Christmas 'because it could damage faith of Muslims'
Tiny conservative nation on Borneo warns citize ...

Travel Insurance

Can anyone recommend a yearly, reasonably priced travel insurance to cover travel to Spain,Cyprus and the UK for ovet 65's. ...





winter fuel allowance

Left Cyprus just befor Christmas with house being under10c now had a very warm week here in UK with night time temps mid teens . OK at some point the trend will reverse but watching "Dave" wade around York do wonder at what ...

Star Wars -The Force Awakens.

Went to see this. On the big screen with my three grandsons -honest opinion -thoroughly enjoyed it,,however -a bit long and VERY NOISY.Special effects excellent and the way has been left open for the next one. Campbell. ...

Coke for New Year?

In several branches of Aldi in Germany, a delivery of bananas was in fact 386 kilos of cocaine (source: today's Bildzeitung).
Wonder if they ordered Coke and wanted CocaCola or if the cocaine was a special New Year ...

UK Christmas Present from Merkel and Hollande Rejoice

Thank you Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande for your Christmas present to the democratic nations of the EU and amply demonstrating why the UK should vote to leave the EU. Quote from the Independent newspaper dated 25th ...

Cheek of the Germans to criticise Greece on immigration....

Perhaps they should just 'GIVE' Greece 3Bn euros like they did to Turkey to ease the problem. Notice I said GIVE not loan. Also the refugees are still coming from Turkey by the boat loads, Turkeys blackmail for another 3B ...

Christmas Songs

Ok to get you in the mood - here's one of my favourite Christmas songs:
Pentatonix - enjoy and maybe share yours....
Cheers
Steve ...

Full moon on Christmas day

http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/12/22/lunar-treat-for-skywatchers-on-christmas-day/ ...

Cyprus may be small but.......................

" Cyprus may be small, but its reunification could have huge global ramifications
According to some estimates, reunification could boost the island’s GDP by €5bn within five years"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/f ...

Give Tim a wave

A chance to give Tim Peake a wave tonight . Time: Tue Dec 22 5:59 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 53°, Appears: 10° above NW, Disappears: 45° above E . ...

We know the US & allies are responsible for ISIS???????

If a fraction of this is true how can any sane person oppose what Akel are saying? http://www.akel.org.cy/en/?p=4452#.VnVCEI_XJkI Will the current Cypriot Government still support The US etc? It was good to see them re ...

Hitler: the truth

"Adolf Hitler really did have only one ball, according to new medical report"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/12058755/Adolf-Hitler-really-did-have-only-one-testicle-according-to-new-medical- ...

Stunning Photos from the Storm that Hit Cyprus

Stunning Photos from the Storm that Hit Cyprus Yesterday
Cypriot photographer Stefanos Mistrelides captured some stunning photos of
the storm that hit the areas of Oroklini, Cavo Greco and Liopetri, near Ayia ...

Atheist? Now you're a terrorist....

According to the Saudis at least
Quote: Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-declare ...

French National Front fails to win its regional target

kanebill wrote:Next time Ethel, just get Krackers to write your post.
Which is democratic, someone voting how they want, or someone voting how you & ethel demand they vote?
Never heard of the part of the d ...


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