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EU court backs Britain over child benefit residency rule

EU court backs Britain over child benefit residency rule
The European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday that Britain can deny
family allowances to foreign workers with children living abroad, one of the
...



Priest punches groom's brother during wedding in Paphos

Priest punches groom's brother during wedding in Paphos
A priest has reportedly punched a man, while performing a wedding service
in Paphos, sources had told CNA on Sunday.
The same sources said that du ...

Last night's BBC

I was greatly intrigued by last night's BBC4 opera, Cavalleria Rusticana, followed by Pagliacci, often known as "Cav & Pag". Costumes were as you may see today in any street, on the whole. I found Cav was very well done, ...

Migrant boat rescued in English Channel

Reported in UK press that 5 migrants, thought to be Iranian, were rescued in the English Channel heading for Kent coast from Calais. Did the press get it wrong? Were they just trying to get to spend Ramadan with family a ...

It's beginning to look a lot like ......................

........................................ not Christmas - TRUMP!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/03/indiana-primary-donald-trump-swings-for-knockout-blow-after-spar/
OMG, what a prospect, Donald or Hilla ...

Amazing

THE ballot papers arrived this morning which gives us over 2 weeks to return them. I was expecting 2 days :shock: ...

Talent

This was bouncing around Facebook recently. There's no shortage of child prodigy's nowadays of course but I was taken aback to hear a sort of Amy Winehouse/Satchmo coming out of this kid. Angelina Jordan - 8 years ol ...

Cologne revisited?

"Police in Germany are investigating reports of dozens of sexual assaults against women at a music festival using tactics that appear to be a smaller scale repeat of the New Year attacks in Cologne."
Re the NYE incid ...





Muhammad Ali

Critically ill it seems: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/03/muhammad-ali-family-gathers-as-doctors-say-condition-more-seriou/ I remember him when he certainly was "The greatest" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v ...

Unbelievable!

The lawyer representing the Egyptian man who hijacked a plane in Egypt and forced the pilot to fly and land in Larnaca 3 months ago is questioning the legitimacy of the Egyptian Government and saying it is a Dictatorship and ...

Terrible, terrible new BBC series: avoid!

Versaille.....................s (upon the advice of my personal media manager)
XXX - well, BBC XXX ................... a bit.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/06/02/furore-over-bbcs-steamy-costume-drama-versa ...

English grammar questions

I won't comment yet on these serious questions.
1. Which is grammatically correct and why:
a) I have apples, bananas and pears.
b) I have apples, bananas, and pears. ?
2.
a) I have apples and ...

top gear

watched the new top gear last night not a patch on the old one bring back the old team they were so funny they made you laugh ...

Purple International

No, they do not advertise on the Forum.Yes they do charge five percent, less for a sole agency. I do not like estate agents very much, but in this difficult Cyprus market one has little real choice but to use one. Two other ...

Disposing of furniture?

Hi, I am replacing a sideboard, desk, king size divan and king size mattress. They are not worth selling but advice needed on best way to dispose of them please? Thanks ...



Fullfact - Is Turkey likely to join the EU?

https://fullfact.org/europe/turkey-likely-join-eu/ ...

FACEBOOK

For those of my generation who do not and cannot comprehend why Facebook exists. I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles. Therefore, every day I walk down the street and ...

Programme review.

Thanks to Deanna, who tipped us off about this programme. I couldnt bring myself to watch it as....A. The BBC conveniently tucked it away at 10-45pm, funny that. And .... B. Ive seen the London I know dissapear under the wei ...

Chilcott: 6th July 2016

" Jeremy Corbyn preparing to call for Tony Blair to be investigated for war crimes!"
"The report will deliver an "absolutely brutal" verdict on the former Labour prime minister, ex-foreign secretary Jack Straw and ...

kill someone and profit from it? disgusting.

i find this report sickening. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36354206 convicted or not convicted, justified or not justified i think this is horrific. the gun should have been confiscated and destroyed. not been put ...

Celebrity "Threesome" super injunction


It's [Edit] - and his boyfriend. Or is it girlfriend? I get confused.
How disappointing. ...

Report: more bad news on antibiotics

"Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, a hugely influential report says."
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36321394
It makes terrorism look small-fry. :shock: :( ...



Hillary: "Will you say anything to get elected?"

Well, yes, of course.
This seems to have taken off, with over 7 million views since it was posted.
Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dY77j6uBHI ...

Balearic Islands

Know it's not Cyprus but it may be of use, just received an email: From 1 July 2016, customers staying in the Balearic Islands will need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax. This will be collected from you when you get to yo ...

£ hits €1,30.55

If they extended the referendum run-in time we could all end up rich. :lol: ...

Brick wall optical illusion.

Can you see it? If so, don't give the game away.
...

Evolution

4.5 billion years after the formation of the earth, 2.8 million years after homo habilis started using tools, the human race has developed sufficiently to give us this:
...

Impetuosity can be a bad thing

Am in the UK at the moment and had just finished my previous posting when I heard a bang and the sound of a house alarm go off. So I went out to see two men exiting a neighbours house after apparently robbing it!! I ...

Gary wants a P

For those that haven't seen it yet the new Walkers crisps TV advert in the UK
highlights Cyprus as a destination holiday prize:
Cheers
Steve ...



Chemtrails


"Chemtrails" over Paralimni last week. I know what they are. They're alien starships come to abduct anyone who doesn't believe it. Really
:roll: ...

Post from UK re the Referendum

Does anyone know why post from UK is taking approx 4 weeks to reach us here? Where is the delay? UK, in transit or here in Cyprus? It is very frustrating. For those who have registered to vote in the referendum it is extre ...

German firms scaling back investment in Britaim

Quote: German firms scaling back investment in Britain ahead of EU vote
German companies are scaling back their investment in Britain ahead of its June 23 referendum on membership of the European Union, and German ind ...

IS THIS LEGAL?

http://creativeaccess.org.uk/opportunities ...

Occasionally Twitter is justifed

Occasionally ( very occasionally) Twitter is justifed.
...

Hyperloop

empty tummy prior to travel http://nsnbc.me/2016/05/11/gotta-go-fast-hyperloop-prepares-for-historic-public-demo/ ...

white working class... the future.

After my Grandad had finished fighting Germans in WW1 he came come home to a Country fit for heroes, or so he thought. He met Nan and got on with it, like people did in those days.He didnt ask fo anything, and didnt receive ...





Expert opinion.?

Was this in the Guardian.? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3581950/We-heading-immigration-disaster-warns-former-race-tsar-Trevor-Phillips-says-Britain-risks-wave-unrest-unless-concerns-addressed.html ...

Fascinating part of London history

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160510-the-hidden-world-of-the-knights-templar ...

Three Public Health Doctors Face Trial on Corruption Charges

Quote:Three public health sector doctors are facing trial on corruption charges, reports the Cyprus News Agency.
.....
.....
The evidence against them was easy to find – they accepted personal cheques for t ...

Cyprus Eurovision Semi-Final Tonight

Cyprus Eurovision Semi-Final Tonight
Cypriot rock ban Minus One will represent the island tonight in the first
Eurovision semi-final in Stockholm in Sweden. If they manage to
successfully get through th ...

Moving in the Right Direction

More and more I find that independent like-minded individuals are co-operating to create sustainable housing/farming as laid out below. I realise that most of us can't achieve such an amazing standard (without grants) , es ...

Who has the most to say on this forum?

Having a few minutes to spare, I did a survey of the major posters and found some astonishing results (I've omitted the two admins):
The highest score goes to
scottie with an average 1,506 posts/year (too much ...

Labour's current travails

Naz Shah, furiously back-tracking on comments she made when in her wildest dreams she probably didn't think she would become a Labour MP, now insists that she "made anti Semitic remarks that she doesn’t agree with"
T ...

What has the European Court of Human Right ever done for us?

As Theresa May says the UK should withdraw from the EHCR whether the UK leaves or stays in the EU, a variation on Monty Python's "What have the Romans ...." scene from 'Life of Brian'.

Warning, there is a vulga ...

Tim Peake, Cyprus

This is a picture Tim Peake has taken from the space station.
...

Number of e-government services will rise to 87 by next year

Quote:Number of e-government services will rise to 87 by next year
THE Cabinet on Wednesday approved an action plan for its e-government ambitions as part of a public sector reform, making a total of 87 services availa ...

How can this be happening?

Turkey being accepted for Visa-free travel - this week.... http://in-cyprus.com/eu-to-grant-turks-visa-free-travel/ ...

Turkey PM Shown Red Card!

Rumour has it that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has exercised his democratic right to sack his PM Ahmet Davutoglu!! http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36213401 What now for the German, sorry I meant European, migrant agree ...

Under age

Mouse I ain't no holy joe I am a sinner I think under age sex That is consensual is a different thing we all no the media sentenced him And that's not right I have spoken to many people about this And the majority said if ...

Dishonoured cheques

I'm sure that when I first came to the island - over 40 years ago - and for a considerable time afterwards the idea of a bounced cheque here was inconceivable. The advent of the cheque guarantee card an unnecessary oddity. ...


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