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Family raising funds as young Ena Marie battles brain tumour in London

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Family raising funds as young Ena Marie battles brain tumour in London

The family of 15-year-old Ena Marie Mifsud is currently raising funds for the young girl as she battles against a brain tumour she was diagnosed with a few days before Christmas.

Mifsud is currently in London’s Great Ormond Hospital where she is undergoing what is reported to be around 9 months of treatment.

The courageous young girl will be cutting her hair and donating to London charity ‘Little Princess Trust’ as the Maltese government, Malta Community Chest Fund, Puttinu Cares and members of the local community continue to offer their financial and emotional support.

In an attempt to ramp up the financial aid, Ena Marie’s aunt Jeanette Zammit will be running 50 kilometres on her 50th birthday in order to raise funds.

A small excerpt from Zammit’s GoGetFunding page reports that the young girl remains positive and smiling in the face of such adversity, raising €27,262 from an initial goal of €5,000.

Zammit’s 50 kilometre run will take place on the 29th of January 2023.

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Customs Malta bust 40 kilograms of cocaine coming from Puerto Rico

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Customs Malta bust 40 kilograms of cocaine coming from Puerto Rico

40 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a reefer container on their way to Puerto Rico have been intercepted by Customs Malta at the Freeport.

The reefer container was en-route to Cairo from Puerto Rico, hiding 40 packets of cocaine, each containing 1 kilogram of the drug a concealed compartment.

The reefer was transporting a shipment of medical products.

“Customs Malta has been registering successes in the fight against cocaine trafficking, year on year, with 2019 recording a total of 750kg (in 13 separate seizures), 2020: 612kg (in 1 seizure), 2021:740kg (in 1 seizure) and 2022: 800kg and 1494kg in two separate seizures”, a statement by Customs Malta read.

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Labour MP Alex Muscat successfully climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

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Labour MP Alex Muscat successfully climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

After 7 hours of trekking and ferociously cold weather conditions, Labour MP Alex Muscat has successfully scaled Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

“Success! I have arrived at the highest point of Africa’s highest mountain,” the MP stated in a jubilant Facebook post. He went on to thank all of the people who showed their support through continuous encouraging messages and also thanked anyone who donated before he announced the beginning of his descent.

The MP took on the personal challenge as an initiative to help the families and children in need, together with charity organisation Puttinu Cares, calling their work priceless.

Congratulations!

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79-year-old man dies after getting hit by car in Hamrun-Marsa bypass

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79-year-old man dies after getting hit by car in Hamrun-Marsa bypass

A 79-year-old man from Marsa died on Saturday evening after being hit by a car in the Marsa-Hamrun bypass.

The police was informed of the incident at around 7PM on Saturday, going on site to discover that the elderly man was hit by a Kia Sorento driven by a 24-year-old Birzebbugia resident.

A medical team went on site with an ambulance to assist the victim and take him to Mater Dei, but he was unfortunately certified dead only moments after.

Police investigations are currently under way.

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