Aristos Aristidou from the Defence Fire Service in Episkopi has been honoured for his outstanding work to the St John’s Ambulance in Cyprus. The Community Fire Safety Officer, a 30-year veteran of the force, was presented with the prestigious Order of the Hospital of St john of Jerusalem at an awards ceremony last week alongside five others island-wide.

Sovereign Base Area Police officials in both the Eastern and Western SBAs have released their annual warning to residents about being mindful of the illegal and potentially lethal use of bangers which is expected to peak over the coming weeks.