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AIDAN chosen to read Malta’s jury votes at Eurovision Grand Final

 - Local - May 14 SHARE ON:
AIDAN chosen to read Malta's jury votes at Eurovision Grand Final

Local singer AIDAN has been chosen to read the Maltese jury’s votes at the Eurovision Grand Final this evening.

Reponsible for recent hit track ‘Ritmu’, AIDAN took to Facebook on Friday evening to announce the news, stating that he is honoured to be Malta’s spokesperson at the Eurovision Final.

AIDAN will be the only touch of Malta at the final after ‘I Am What I Am’ singer Emma Muscat unfortunately failed to qualify on Thursday’s Semi Final 2.

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13-year-old girl with grievous injuries after being hit by car in Swieqi

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13-year-old girl with grievous injuries after being hit by car in Swieqi

A 13-year-old Bulgarian girl residing in Imsida has sustained grievous injuries after being hit by a car in Swieqi.

The incident took place on Friday at around 6.30pm Triq Sant Andrija in Swieqi, with the car being driven by a 34-year-old Polish woman residing in Swieqi.

The girl was assisted by a medical team and taken to Mater Dei hospital via ambulance, where she was certified to have sustained grievous injuries.

Police investigations are currently under way.

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Putin allegedly severely ill with blood cancer

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Putin allegedly severely ill with blood cancer

According to new emerging news reports, an oligarch with close links to Vladimir Putin has been recorded saying that the Russian president is ‘very ill with blood cancer’. 

The oligarch is believed to have discussed Putin’s health with a Western venture capitalist, with the conversation having been recorded without his permission. 

With the oligarch’s name not revealed, the report comes after there was further speculation over the leader’s health after his attendance at the Victory Day parade in Moscow.

The oligarch said that Putin was ‘crazy’, especially when it comes to his Ukraine operation. The oligarch said that the Ukraine war absolutely ruined Russia’s economy and that ‘the problem is with his head.’

The health of the Russian despot is a subject of much speculation, and it is unlikely there will be clear confirmation on this matter. 

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Ban on demolition and excavation in touristic areas for summer

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Ban on demolition and excavation in touristic areas for summer

A ban has been placed on demolition and excavation works within touristic areas for the period of 15th June up to the 30th of September. 

The areas which will see the prohibition are the localities of Cottonera, Floriana, Sliema, Gzira, Mellieħa, Rabat, Mdina, Marsaskala, Birzebbuġa, Marsaxlokk, Swieqi, St Paul’s Bay, Wied Iż–Żurrieq and Floriana in Malta.

As for Gozo, the localities are Qala, Sannat, San Lawrenz, Victoria, Marsalforn, Għasri, Mġarr, Għajnsielem, Xagħra and Xlendi. 

The Planning Authority released a statement saying that the enforcement is one way of mitigating the nuisance that construction sites have on both the tourism industry and the number of Maltese families who move to summer residences. 

‘The demolition and excavation phases at a construction site are by far the greatest inconvenience for the surrounding neighbourhood’ read the statement. Any illegal works carried out during this period can be reported to the Building and Construction Authority. The full list can be found here. 

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