Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Possible Mari health hazard, Cyprus explosion aftermath.

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Concerns surface over a possible health hazard in the Mari location of Limassol, Cyprus following the explosion on Monday 11th July….

“The US embassy in Cyprus yesterday sent an urgent message to American citizens on the island urging them “to avoid the area” despite the immediate emergency being over.

“You should not pick up or handle any suspicious material in the area, and to notify local authorities if you observe such materials,” the embassy

As a precautionary measure, the government yesterday banned the collection and sale of fruit and vegetables grown within a three-kilometre radius from the site of the blast at the naval base.

An official announcement said the measure would be in place pending the results of tests carried out on plants, the soil and water collected from the area.”

The results are expected by Tuesday, July 19.

Read the full article here.

Further update on a possible health hazard 15th July 2011.  All clear so far on any possible health hazards. Previous report indicated full results would be completed by 19th July.

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NEWS FROM CYPRUS 14th July 2011

Stones and pebbles removed from outside the Nicosia Presidential Palace in anticipation of a 3rd night of protests from Cyprus residents.  Click on the image below for more photos and the full story from the Cyprus Mail.

Precautionary measures ahead of anticipated protests.

Angry comments from facebook user Mario Papakyriakou:
“What is very, very, very, annoying, is that potential missiles’, are removed opposite the Presidential Palace, yet 98 Containers of the “REAL THING” was not removed for safety purposes, for more than 2 years! Can we please have someone explain why stones are removed immediately and explosives are left to corrode and explode leading to the death of 13 People!
They only protect themselves NOT Us!”

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Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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