UK Cypriot's Michael Georgiou creates nice batch of Jaffa cakes...

UK Cypriot’s Michael Georgiou creates nice batch of Jaffa cakes…

The new series of BBC One’s the Great British Bake Off aired on August 24th, with a young British Cypriot in this year’s line-up of 12 amateur bakers, he is Michael Georgiou.

The 20-year-old UK Cypriot, who studies politics and economics at Durham University, was born to Cypriot parents in London. His grandparents from his father’s side come from Leonarisso, Koma tou Yiallou and from his mother’s side from Kellaki in Limassol.

In the first show he rolled up his sleeves clearly aiming to rise to the top of his class, by impressing his slightly edgier culinary skills.

Straight after the first show was broadcast Michael had taken to twitter to write: ‘Wow that was amazing! Now to next week! Thanks for the support everyone.’

Michael was given the task to bake Jaffa cakes making an incredibly positive start by finishing 3rd place, in his first baking task in the series.

‘These have a nice shine, nice batch and very even’ judge Mary Berry had said.

Next was the first Show-stopper challenge, to come up with a mirror glaze cake, and we was presented by Michael’s Tea Chocolate glaze. Here Mary didn’t seem particularly hooked by the strong flavours (we think it was the ingredient of Mastichi… here…!!) we Cypriots on the other hand absolutely adore our flavours… but never mind that… it was clearly, a very solid start by Michael who clearly, seems to be embracing every single moment he is on…

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Cobalt airlines, following an announcement by the Ministry of Transport that it will look into recent incidents involving Cobalt flights, apologised today to all its customers who have been inconvenienced because of the disruptions to its scheduled operations.

The disruptions, Cobalt said, were due to the unusual circumstances, with technical problems on two aircraft at the same time.

In a press release, the company says that ”we continued to operate our schedule and most passengers were flown to their destinations with delays.”

”Although our passengers have been looked after, under the circumstances there are still a few whose transportation is pending. We are already in the process of communicating with them to offer alternative transportation. Moreover, we shall be contacting all inconvenienced passengers to cover any incidental expenses and to offer compensation for their delayed flights in accordance with EU regulations”, the press release adds.

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, said on Sunday that the Civil Aviation Department will assess all the incidents involving Cobalt, adding that these may possibly relate to safety matters.

”Regarding recent events, which may be related to safety, the Ministry wishes to clarify that it has asked the Civil Aviation Department to assess all recent incidents in order to determine whether it is necessary to take any additional appropriate measures”, the Ministry press release said.

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A fundraising campaign has been launched to urgently help a Cypriot family who lost their home in a fire in Palmers Green, on Monday 15th August.

One of our listeners Georgia Melaris set-up the Go Fund Me campaign immediately following the incident and is hoping to give her friend a little relief at the difficult time.

If you like to find out more about the fundraising appeal then click on to the link here.

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A 19-year-old Norwegian national of Somali origin has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 60-year-old woman from the US was stabbed to death and another five people were injured last night in a knife attack in Russell square .


The Met Police’s assistant commissioner for specialist operations, Mark Rowley, said: “We’ve found no evidence of radicalisation that would suggest the man in our custody is in anyway motivated by terrorism.”

Police believe the attack in central London on Wednesday was “spontaneous” and triggered by mental health issues.

The injured people were from Britain, America, Israel and Australia.

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