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THE BITTER disappointment of not winning an Olympic medal when our athletes were writing history in Beijing was quickly forgotten as all three of our clubs triumphantly advanced in the European competitions they are competing in.

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A peaceful setting for a once-terrifying disease

FOR MOST of us leprosy is up there with plagues of locusts and the Black Death. They all evoke man’s brutal – and all too often brief – existence back in biblical and medieval times. All three belong firmly in the past.

Yet, there are three elderly ladies living a peaceful existence in a home in Larnaca who will tell you otherwise.

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Lethal weapons sold for a pittance

As increasing knife crime becomes a major problem for police forces across the EU, the unrestricted sale of knives is enjoying a boom in Cyprus, with virtually all seaside gift shops and kiosks selling some kind of deadly weaponry.

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Call for changes to law on knives

Rising knife crime that is breeding fear across Britain has yet to reach Cyprus. But our island is on borrowed time.

The unrestricted sale of knives and other dangerous weaponry is booming and the legally hamstrung police are urging a swift change in to the law.

It is perfectly legal for shops to sell knives – only carrying them in public is outlawed.

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Are you ashamed to be Cypriot?

Sir,

Yes, it was a great night for Anorthosis this week and congratulations to all.

However, while watching the match, and looking at the crowd, I noticed there was not one Cypriot flag amongst the so called fans. What’s going on? Are Anorthosis fans ashamed to be Cypriot?

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How to tackle rowdy Israeli youths in Napa

Sir,

Eli Minoff’s suggestions (Sunday Mail, August 24) for stopping the unruly behaviour of Israeli youths in Cyprus – namely that they should either be accompanied by a parent or not allowed entry and be punished with imprisonment when offending – should not be considered by Cypriot authorities.

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