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It is Queen Elizabeth’s first birthday since having passed away

It is Queen Elizabeth's first birthday since having passed away
Apr 21 2023 Share

The world was shocked last September, 2023 after Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving UK monarch, passed away at the age of 96. 

Today, the 21st of April 2023, marks the first birthday the Queen would have celebrated since having passed away. 

Queen Elizabeth was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime and was the longest verified reign of any female head of state in history. 

She was succeeded by her eldest son Charles III, who became the oldest person to accede to the British throne at the age of 73. He was also, quite by default, the longest serving heir apparent and Prince of Wales in British history. His coronation will be taking place on May 6th 2023. 

Since the queen’s passing, the royal family has been once again at the centre of media attention. Most notably, Prince Harry’s book ‘Spare’ revealed and alleged various details from within the royal family. 

Interest in the royal family also somewhat spiked this past year, with series like ‘The Crown’ highlighting more of Queen Elizabeth’s life. 

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Sliema apartments evacuated due to fire breaking out at night

Sliema apartments evacuated due to fire breaking out at night
Apr 21 2023 Share

A fire broke out yesterday in a residence in Triq Tigne, Sliema at around 2245hrs. 

 

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According to reports, police and Civil Protection went on site to help assist and evacuate the residents. No one was reported injured in the incident. 

Investigations into the cause of the fire are still ongoing. 

Well done to all involved for the rapid response.

 

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Complete T-Rex skeleton sells for $8 million at auction

Complete T-Rex skeleton sells for $8 million at auction
Apr 21 2023 Share

Someone has just bought a 300-bone $8 million Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton at an auction – talk about the perfect house greeting statue.

The dinosaur skeleton measures 11.6 metres in length and 3.9 metres in height and is posed in the classic open mouth stance we are all familiar with (if you’ve watched the likes of ‘Night at the Museum’, that is).

The dinosaur was sold at Koller Auktionen, Zurich, and has been nicknamed Trinity. This was the first time in Europe this has happened, and only the third time worldwide. 

However, it was revealed that despite being sold to a private collector, the dinosaur will still be on public display. So there won’t have to be any house renovations to fit this big boy in. 

The dinosaur is made up of specimens which were dug up at three sites in the United States, so it’s technically three T-Rex’s all compiled into one. 

T-Rex’s roamed the Earth around 65 million years ago, with the other auctioned and sold dinosaurs named Sue, Stan and Big John.

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18 year old hospitalised after Imqabba car crash

18 year old hospitalised after Imqabba car crash
Apr 21 2023 Share

Yesterday, at around 1400hrs, police were informed about a traffic accident in Triq Ħal-Kirkop, Imqabba. 

Preliminary investigations showed that a car crash had taken placed between a Toyota Tercel, driven by an 18 year old resident of Ħal Qormi, and a Peugeot Expert, driven by a 42 year old resident of Imsida. 

A medical team was called onto the site, which took the 18 year old to Mater Dei. He was later certified as having suffered grievous injuries. 

Police investigations are ongoing. Wishing him a speedy recovery. 

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