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Canine officer Sophie busts €12,000 in undeclared cash

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Canine officer Sophie busts €12,000 in undeclared cash

Customs canine officer Sophia reacted positively to a passenger en route to Istanbul carrying around €12,343 in undeclared cash. The passenger stated when asked that he was carrying around €3000. 

Following a search by Customs officials, €2,530 were found on his person, €4,085 in his carrying bag and around €6,100 in his checked in luggage. 

Agreeing to sign an out-of-court settlement, the passenger was administered a fine. 

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Bayern solidify status as one of Champions League favourites after Barcelona victory

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One of the most awaited games of the Champions League happened yesterday, when Barcelona welcomed Bayern to the Camp Nou. The game didn’t go according to plan for the Blaugrana as Bayern stormed to a 3-0 victory to further solidify their intentions as one of the favourites.

 

 

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Once the game started, it looked like Bayern’s to lose as they rarely misplaced a pass and looked levels ahead of their opponents. Bayern’s defence was a highlight of the game not conceding a shot on goal and keeping dangerous player Memphis Depay out of the game.  The first goal of the game came in the 34th minute from a deflected Thomas Muller long shot.

The second half continued how the game started with Bayern being more clinical and deadly in attack, whilst Barcelona lacked ideas. Bayern star striker Robert Lewandowski scored hid first UCL goal of the season from a rebound off the post. The game continued and whilst Barcelona grew into the game more when Philippe Coutinho and youngster Gavi were introduced they were still lackluster. Lewandowski doubled his tally in the 84th minute and at the same time killed off any chance of a Barcelona comeback.

This was the first time since 1997 that Barcelona have lost their opening game of the Champions League. The Catalan side at certain times look unrecognizable to the side we’ve all grown up to. Bayern will be happy with this result and will now look to safely qualify to the next round.

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New Patrol Ranger Unit will safeguard more of Malta’s countryside

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New Patrol Ranger Unit will safeguard more of Malta’s countryside

A new Patrolling Ranger Unit has been announced by the Heritage Parks Federation Unit (HPF) and it will be covering additional areas around Malta to safeguard and protect it all. The federation, set up by local NGOs Nature Trust Malta, Din l-Art Helwa and GAIA Foundation, was an incentive to safeguard and monitor the Majjistral Park area. The Ranger Unit will be adding sites managed by Nature Trust – FEE Malta and Din l-Art Helwa to its areas as of the 13th of September. 

The federation posted to Facebook revealing how in 2021, the Majjistral Park ‘implemented more frequent patrols and this proved to be very beneficial, both for protecting the Park’s biodiversity and to educate the visitors on the green code; how to behave when being in nature.’ 

The rangers will receive training in different areas realign from flora and fauna, Natura2000 sites, wildlife rescue, first aid, basic fire safety and environmental laws. With a fundraiser set to launch shortly along with a call for volunteers, the unit is endorsed by the Malta Police. 

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How to make the most out of your Christmas & New Year

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How to make the most out of your Christmas & New Year

Book a Holiday

After what can be considered quite a stressful year, a Christmas holiday is just what you need to close off a long 12 months in peace. Thankfully, Virtu Ferries are offering some of the best deals around and will benefit any kind of traveller, even if they wish to embark on their journey with a car or motorcycle.

To top it all off, lovers of Christmas will rejoice at the fact that Sicily in December is as traditional as it gets. From Christmas nativities to Christmas markets, iconic holiday meals and a couple of beverages in between, trust us when we say that you need a Sicilian Christmas right now.

Find the best deals

While a few shopping excursions are absolutely necessary during a Christmas and New Year’s trip, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find the best deals. Virtu Ferries are offering travellers a chance to book early and save more with their Christmas & New Year Deals.

For just €49 per person, you can book a trip to Sicily with the return fare included. If you want to embark on your holiday journey with a motorcycle or car, prices go up to as little as €59 and €69 respectively. Moreover, families will not have to worry as kids travel for free!

Plan well

The Virtu Ferries’ Super December offer is available to book anytime before 15th October and you can travel anytime from December 1 to January 9 as they operate daily with super convenient timings.

Discover Sicily like you’ve never seen before, a mecca of diversity, tradition, culture and mouth-watering food. Sicily in Winter offer not only winter sunshine, but a plethora of exhibitions and activities to make sure that your time is occupied in the best possible way.

Leave with an empty stomach

The unmistakable Christmas vibes and the great value for money are already enough to convince you that you need a holiday trip, but Sicily’s never-ending list of the island’s typical cuisine is the cherry on the cake for so many people.

Classic cannoli, astounding arancini and a plethora of pasta dishes which will have you licking your fingers and wanting more, Sicilian cuisine is the pure definition of comfort food.

Tag someone who NEEDS Christmas trip.

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