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UK’s Labour Party Win Majority: Keir Starmer For Prime Minister

UK's Labour Party Win Majority: Keir Starmer For Prime Minister
Jul 5 2024 Share

The Labour Party has won a majority in the UK’s 2024 general election, with Keir Starmer set to become the new Prime Minister.

Labour’s victory marks a significant shift as the ruling Conservatives, after 14 years in power, have been relegated to opposition. This election follows a tumultuous period marked by Brexit, the pandemic, and political instability, resulting in three Prime Ministers in a single year.

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Labour is expected to secure 410 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons, according to exit polls, while the Conservatives are projected to win just 131 seats, their worst performance in nearly 200 years. Starmer celebrated the win, promising to bring hope and change to the nation.

Outgoing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak acknowledged the defeat, attributing it to public dissatisfaction and the impact of recent Conservative scandals.

The election also saw Nigel Farage’s Reform U.K. party gaining traction, potentially winning 13 seats.

Despite Labour’s landslide victory, voter turnout was lower compared to the 2019 election, reflecting widespread disillusionment.

Labour now faces the challenge of fulfilling its campaign promises, including revitalizing the National Health Service and strengthening ties with European partners.

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Aidan Releases New Single: ‘HERO’

Aidan Releases New Single: 'HERO'
Jul 5 2024 Share

Local favourite artist Aidan has returned with a brand new track: HERO.

Following his successful show, which saw his hundreds of fans convene together for a night of some of Aidan’s most well known tracks, Aidan has hit the local music scene with yet another catchy tune.

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Aidan’s song list has grown massively ever since his earliest releases like ‘Naħseb Fik and ‘Rita’, adding favourites such as ‘Reġina’, ‘Strawberry’, ‘Pupa’ and ‘Juliette’.

Have you heard the track yet?

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Social Media Captures Mount Etna’s Latest Eruption

Social Media Captures Mount Etna's Latest Eruption
Jul 5 2024 Share

Mount Etna in Italy erupted spectacularly with lava and ash earlier this week. Located on the island of Sicily, the eruption prompted Italy’s Civil Protection agency to elevate the alert level from green to yellow. Lava cascaded down the slopes of the approximately 3,300-meter-high volcano.

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L’Etna questa sera al tramonto (video Guide Vulcanollogiche Etna Nord) #lasiciliaweb #notizie #news #sicilia #etna #cenere

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Social media platforms like TikTok were filled with videos of the volcano’s eruption, situated a few miles off the coast of Malta and thus a tourist hotspot for many living on the island.

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Video Source: Antenna Sicilia

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Fifth Edition of Mużika Mużika Announced: Applications Now Open

Fifth Edition of Mużika Mużika Announced: Applications Now Open
Jul 4 2024 Share

Minister for National Heritage, Arts and Local Government, Owen Bonnici, has announced the opening of applications for the fifth edition of Mużika Mużika, scheduled to take place on March 27, 28, and 29, 2025. Applications can be submitted online at muzikamuzika.mt until September 27, 2024, or in person at the Festivals Malta offices in Floriana on September 26 and 27, 2024.

Minister Bonnici highlighted that Mużika Mużika continues to achieve new milestones, not only in participation levels but also in the quality of songs and musical performances presented. He emphasised that the festival has strengthened its reputation within the Maltese music community, providing singers, composers, and authors with a prestigious platform to showcase their talent.

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In the same announcement, Festivals Malta presented trophies to the winners of the fourth edition. Maxine Pace won with the song “Mhux tal-Aħħar” written by Emil Calleja Bayliss and composed by Cyprian Cassar. Other notable mentions included Kantera’s “Vjaġġ Sabiħ” and Cliff Zammit Stevens’ “Fil-Qrib.” Special awards were also given for outstanding arrangements and interpretations.

Preparations for the fifth edition are well underway, with the festival set to select 16 finalist songs. The first night on March 27 will not be an elimination round, allowing participants to enjoy the festival more fully. Emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply to be part of this event.

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