Strong Cyprus housing market attracts Britons

UK buyers still flock to the Med despite horror stories of land claims affecting purchases. Julian Knight reports

Travel challenge: A winter sun holiday in Cyprus

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week in Cyprus in early December. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together for seven nights.

The Week In Radio: It's all clicking into place for the silver surfers

The Archers, which was originally founded to impart Government advice about the turnip crop and the prospects for pig farming, has been dispensing some less rural tips recently. Peggy has been learning to surf the web – an activity almost guaranteed to end in the arrival of a romantic stranger in Ambridge. This storyline is in fact a not-too-disguised part of the latest BBC public information campaign to target the Digitally Disadvantaged. That's not those of us who regularly fritter vast chunks of our time on Facebook and email, but the nine million people who have never got online at all. Now a campaign called First Click has been devised to drag them into the 21st century.

Gold medals for English shooting pair

Parag Patel bagged England's second shooting gold of the day with victory in the full bore singles.

Afobe hat-trick makes short work of Cyprus

Cyprus Under-19 0 England Under-19 4

17 years on run – now a 12-month wait for a trial

After 17 years on the run in northern Cyprus, the fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir finally returned to face British justice yesterday but was immediately told he will have to wait another year before his trial is heard.

Art of the unwearable: Can fashion designer Hussein Chalayan conquer the art world?

Even the most feted of fashion designers are reluctant to describe their work as "art". Still, in 2006, narrating an item dedicated to Hussein Chalayan on BBC2's The Culture Show, the art critic, Andrew Graham-Dixon, described Chalayan's work as "as close to contemporary art as you can get".

James Moore: Mr Nadir is going to have the last laugh

Outlook Asil's back and guess what: the Serious Fraud Office has been presented with its worst nightmare. All those concerned with the collapse of Polly Peck had to say that they wanted Mr Nadir to face trial. But in reality, as time has gone on, it has suited just about everyone for him to remain in his bolt hole in North Cyprus.

On the run since 1993, Asil Nadir will finally face trial for £34m theft

The last that Asil Nadir saw of England was the glinting village lights of Compton Abbas, Dorset, out of the small window of his Piper aircraft, as he fled the country in the middle of the night 17 years ago.

WIN! A two-night break for two in Cyprus

We've teamed up with Hotels.com – the world's leading hotel booking website – to offer a two-night break for two in Cyprus.

Lopez gig in Turkish Cyprus cancelled

Jennifer Lopez has cancelled a performance in Turkish-held north Cyprus after a storm of angry protest from thousands of displaced Greek Cypriots.

Lopez gig in north angers Greeks

The singer Jennifer Lopez has angered Greek Cypriots by agreeing to perform in Turkish-held northern Cyprus.

Fleas drive out staff at Cyprus state broadcaster

Staff at Cyprus's state broadcaster are refusing to use the radio and television studios because they claim the ageing building is making them ill.

Court told TV host 'hired hitmen'

Prosecutors began presenting evidence yesterday in the trial of a television presenter and two men for the murder of a Cypriot media baron. The presenter is accused of hiring contract killers after she was sacked.

Gaza flotilla delayed after mystery faults hit two boats

Sabotage claim as Israeli navy is poised to intercept pro-Palestinian convoy
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