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Alexandra Gagan

Editor & Writer of Life North Cyprus. E: [email protected]

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What Twitter thinks about the fasting ban

By Alexandra Gagan / June 14, 2015

Earlier this week, Barclay Primary School in Leyton, east London, were criticised after sending out letters to Muslim pupils’ parents stating a ban on fasting during Ramadan. The letter stated its position and justification on the ban, saying that the period between the opening and closing of fasting was in excess of 18 hours and that this was […]

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Live update: So who won? – National Television Awards

By Alexandra Gagan / January 21, 2015

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME – I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! DRAMA PERFORMANCE – SHERIDAN SMITH SKILLS CHALLENGE SHOW – GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTER – ANT & DEC NEWCOMER – MADDY HILL (EastEnders) DAYTIME – THIS MORNING COMEDY – MRS BROWN’S BOYS SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE – DANNY DYER (EastEnders) TV JUDGE – DAVID […]

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AirAsia jet climbed too high, too fast – black box reveals

By Alexandra Gagan / January 21, 2015

It has been revealed that the mysterious AirAsia flight that disappeared last month had climbed too high and too fast, just before plummeting into the Java Sea. Radar data from the jets black box revealed that the Airbus A320-200 had been reaching around 6,000 feet per minute before it crashed, killing all 162 people aboard […]

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Discover Kale | Have you joined the kale club yet?

By Alexandra Gagan / January 20, 2015

The cruciferous holy grail of 2015. The strong and distinctive flavour of this cabbage like veggie has enticed every health novice,  buff and celebrity alike. Produced from June to March in the UK, kale is a deep green brassica with an increasing nutritional profile. Championed by celebrities and leading British chefs, this kale craze has been […]

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Volleyball 2015: Women’s World Championship comes to Cyprus

By Alexandra Gagan / January 5, 2015

  Cyprus will play host to this years Women’s World Volleyball Championships (under 20-years) starting this summer. According to Cyprus News Agency, the President of the Cyprus Federation Damianos Hadjidamianou said: “Hosting this years world championships is a great honour for Cyprus and a great challenge as well. We need to assure that Cyprus meets all […]

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TRNC Water Project update: Water expected in Cyprus in May 2015

By Alexandra Gagan / January 4, 2015

Guven Karacuha, Vice-General Director of the State Hydraulic Works, has said that the terrestrial part of the project has completed, and when work to secure the pipes at sea is finished, “water from Alakporu will start to flow to TRNC from May 2015″. However, despite the advantages of water supply to the island, there has […]

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Cypriot ship overturns in Scotland, major search launched

By Alexandra Gagan / January 4, 2015

A major search has commenced after a Cypriot registered cargo ship overturned north of Scotland. According to BBC Scotland, eight people were reported to have been on board the cement carrying ship. The upturned ship was found by a passing ferry in the Pentland Firth. Two rescue helicopters, four lifeboats and other vessels are being […]

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