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Legendary house label Defected Records coming to Malta for 3-day festival

Legendary house label Defected Records coming to Malta for 3-day festival
Jan 25 2022 Share

It seems like Malta is set for a house music revival in October as legendary record label Defected Records is headed to the sunny island for a 3-day festival in October.

Captioned “Defected Malta 2022 is ALL SYSTEMS GO”, the industry giant shared a photo of the festival poster on Instagram. Defected Malta will hosts 3 days of events in 5 different Maltese clubs, including ‘Off the Grid’ locations and Boat Parties. The event will also feature popular sub-brands such as Glitterbox and Sondela.

 

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This comes only a few months after Maltese event manager Nick Mizzi landed a role at the label doing Event Marketing and Promotion after meeting Defected head George Pritchard in 2019. With a line-up yet to be announced, house-heads across the country look forward to the 3 days of house music and revelry in October.

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WATCH: Temperatures as low as 5°C as Malta faces icy weather

Jan 25 2022 Share

A considerable amount of Maltese areas were hit by a hail storm on Monday evening as the country’s temperatures continue to drop. Television Malta shared reports that drivers passing through the Telgħa t’Alla u ommu area were not able to go up the hill due to the slippery conditions as a result of the hail.

 

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Many took to social media to share photos and videos of the hail, with with the Malta International Airport providing a detailed forecast of the remainder of the week. Temperatures are expected to drop further, with forecasted 5°C lows on Tuesday which will rise slightly towards the end of the week.

Such weather conditions are the result of cold air coming towards the Mediterranean from the Balkans.

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Five charged with abducting man who allegedly robbed them of their vehicles

Five charged with abducting man who allegedly robbed them of their vehicles
Jan 25 2022 Share

Five men have been charged with abducting a man from his garage in Rabat on Friday after the man allegedly robbed them of their vehicles.

The suspects have also been charged with holding the man against his will, stealing a mobile phone and €1,000 cash, criminal conspiracy and threats beyond provocation. After he was initially kidnapped, the abductee escaped from the van and headed towards the nearest police station in Paola to report the crime.

In a Times of Malta report, it was stated that lawyer Giannella de Marco, one of the defence team’s lawyers, asked the prosecution whether the abducted robbed the accused of six vehicles and whether or not they were driving him to a police station. The defence team consisted of lawyers Giannella de Marco, Gianluca Caruana Curran, Franco Debono, Jason Grima, Michael Sciriha, Alex Scerri Herrera, Marion Camilleri and Matthew Xuereb.

The suspects are pleading not guilty and were denied bail due to the gravity of charges.

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UK to scratch COVID-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers

UK to scratch COVID-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers
Jan 24 2022 Share

The UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that COVID tests for fully vaccinated travellers in England will be getting scrapped. 

This comes after the chief executives of the UK’s largest airlines urged the government to end COVID related travel restrictions. The representatives pointed towards evidence that the Omicron variant is in retreat, arguing that current measures have limited effect in preventing COVID spread. 

The Prime Minister, speaking to broadcasters, said that thanks to the tough decisions and the big calls made, UK has the most open economy and society in Europe. 

‘Although we have to be cautious, we are now moving through the Omicron wave, and you can see the figures are starting to get better.’ 

EasyJet’s chief executive Johan Lundgren welcomed the news, ‘knowing that millions of our customers will also be delighted to see the return of restriction-free travel in the UK. We now look ahead to what we believe will be a strong summer.’ 

As of Thursday, COVID passports and mandatory face masks will be scrapped in England, with people also no longer being urged to work from home. 

However, the World Health Organisation still describes the virus as very nasty and ‘rather cunning’, stating that it should not be treated like the flu. This comes as Malta’s health authorities announced the reveal of a COVID exit roadmap in the coming days. 

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