Knock, knock. Who’s there?

Competition winner Jasmine Hawley’s makeover was so radical even her family didn’t recognise her COME ON, admit it, don’t you sometimes flick through glossy magazines and think ’I can look like that’, or ’ I could have been a fashion model’. Trust me. though, having worked in the fashion industry for more years than I care to remember, it’s not as easy as it looks.

Rape case suspect caught and remanded

A 30-YEAR-OLD man suspected of the abduction and rape of a 37-year-old woman in Nicosia last week was remanded for eight days yesterday, police said. Varnavas Cleovoulou, from Mosphiloti in Larnaca, is facing charges of rape, abduction, breaking and entering and theft.

Greens say antenna evidence withheld

GREEN PARTY deputy George Perdikis yesterday accused the government of withholding evidence and misleading the House of Representatives on the impact the new British PLUTO antenna would have on public health at Akrotiri.

Four black marks for shipping

A NEW study of 104 flag states around the world reveals that open registries or so-called Flags of Convenience (FoC), including Cyprus, perform no worse than their closed registry counterparts.

Loizidou: so who is right, Iacovou or Tassos?

THE TITINA Loizidou case will be among the issues raised during President Tassos Papadopoulos’ meeting on Tuesday with Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi in Rome, Foreign Minister George Iacovou said yesterday, contradicting an earlier statement by the President. “The meeting with Berlusconi is part of the exchange of views on the future European Constitution”, Iacovou said.

Doctor denies he was negligent in death of woman

LIMASSOL gynaecologist George Mitas yesterday denied charges of medical negligence during a fertility treatment that caused the death of a 37-year-old woman last week, saying her death was the result of an unfortunate incident.

Big FAT Festive Fibs

Passing off shop-bought mince pies as your own? That’s nothing! I asked a few female and male friends of mine to reveal the truth behind the porkies we all love to tell ¼ SHE SAYS ¼ “I hate Christmas” No, you don’t. You’re just furious that the gulf between the fantasy and reality is so enormous.

Victorians Secrets

JILL CAMPBELL MACKAY unearths a Victorian book with tips for the home. Some of them are still useful today… IN 1857 a book titled Enquire Within upon Everything was published which went on to sell a staggering 75,000 copies in one year.

Good enough to eat

If you fancy a Christmas decoration with a difference, MARIA SOCRATOUS suggests a gingerbread house Welcome to Christmas… With a little imagination, you can give your home a tasty new look for Christmas, or at least a part of it with gingerbread dough. Make it, bake it and turn it into anything you like, and why stop at Christmas? Create a village with the church and thatched cottages.

We’re lucky we were only invaded

WHAT A WEEK this has been. The only safe conclusion a detached observer could arrive at after witnessing the antics of our politicians is that Cyprus is an institution for political lunacy – and without any fencing to keep the inmates in. Let’s just take a look at some of the week’s happenings.