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‘Get out of my pub!’ Landlord challenges Labour’s Starmer (V)

Shouting “Get out of my pub”, a landlord in southern England threw out opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer on Monday and berated him for what he said was his failure to challenge the government’s COVID-19 lockdown. Starmer, who was on a campaign trip in the city of Bath before local… Cyprus Mail …


Grief-work performances continue with rending the cloth

Grief-Work is a new development in Helen Kirwan’s Memory Theatre series and her direct response to the poignancy of the pandemic. Currently artist in residence with the Cyprus Academy of Arts Residency Programme, Kirwan presents the fourth in her series of online performances this week. During this period of much… Cyprus Mail …


Coronavirus: Limassol’s King Carnival in morale-boosting tour of city

Limassol’s Carnival King has urged his co-citizens to remain positive and to smile during what he believes is a difficult and testing time for the city. Limassol municipality announced months ago there would be no carnival parade this year because of the pandemic, but it would organise alternative celebrations such… Cyprus Mail …



Police interview archbishop over cleric rape claim

A woman claiming she had been raped by a senior cleric in 2011 had been deemed unreliable by the archbishop, according to a Church source quoted by the Cyprus News Agency. The case is currently under investigation by the police after the woman filed an official complaint naming the cleric…. Cyprus Mail …


Hefty fine and licence loss for young speeder

A 20-year-old man received a €2,000 fine on Tuesday and had his licence revoked for two months after he was found driving almost double the speed limit earlier this month. The young man also received six penalty points on his licence from the Larnaca district court. He was arrested around… Cyprus Mail …


UK preparing staged exit from Covid lockdown, pubs to open in May

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a staged exit from COVID-19 lockdown that would see pubs and restaurants reopen in May, and hospitality and domestic holiday industries not fully reopening until July, the Daily Mail reported. Johnson, who will set out the path out of lockdown on Feb. 22,… Cyprus Mail …



Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar‘s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids. The army said it had carried out the detentions in… Cyprus Mail …


MPs stand firm on evictions freeze

Parliament on Thursday rejected President Nicos Anastasiades’ referral of legislation that aims to extend eviction protection to tenants until December 31. Barring a change of mind by the president, the matter will  be adjudicated by the supreme court. The House plenum voted by 28 to 17 to reject the president’s… Cyprus Mail …