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Rare long-legged Buzzard continues its onward journey North

The rare visitor, a long-legged Buzzard roosted for the second night at an undisclosed area in North Western part of Malta. This majestic large raptor soared high early on Saturday morning and headed north towards Gozo. The Government said that the bird was observed circling over Qala in Gozo, before continuing on its onward journey […]
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Over 300 athletes registered for next Sunday’s Gozo Half Marathon

Over 300 athletes have already registered their participation in the Gozo Half Marathon event, which is being held next Sunday, the 27th of April. The half marathon, which starts from Xaghra Square, starts downhill, followed by a major uphill towards the centre of Victoria. A stretch of flat terrain, occasionally going steep, ensues, going through […]
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Families enjoy spring wildlife and Easter-egg hunt at Is-Simar

On Easter Saturday, 50 families enjoyed an Easter-egg hunt and Nature Discovery Trail at Is-Simar wetland reserve in Xemxija, along with BirdLife’s Klabb Huttaf mascot, Huttafa, the migrating Barn Swallow! After a hard contested hunt for the chocolate eggs hidden around the park in front of the reserve, BirdLife Malta staff and volunteers welcomed adults […]
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Visiting side Romily CC play Marsa for the game and the series

The Marsa team are having a well earned rest this weekend after playing sixteen games against seven touring teams in just five weeks. A better win ratio would have been nicer, with the home side only winning five games.. This coming Thursday the Marsa team will be back in action with the return of Ampthill […]
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Technical problems on Air Malta London flight has a knock-on effect

Air Malta flight KM103 from London Heathrow to Malta yesterday had to make a night stop in London due to technical reasons. The airline said that the Malta bound passengers were offered hotel accommodation and will return to Malta today on other Air Malta services. The aircraft is being repaired and is expected in Malta […]
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Good Friday marks 100th anniversary of Xaghra’s Passion statues

The Good Friday procession in Xaghra this year marked an important event, the 100th anniversary since the arrival of the Passion statues for the Good Friday procession in Xaghra, Gozo. In 1913, with Rev. Mawrizju Cauchi as Archpriest, an inspiring Crucifix arrived in Xaghra from Lecce. The parishioners were so struck by this image, that […]
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Equality between the sexes: slow but sure progress throughout the EU

Gaps in gender equality in Europe are shrinking, but the rate of progress is slow, according to an annual EU report published this week.. The report found persistent inequalities between the sexes in employment, pay and representation, while violence against women remains a big problem: On average, women still earn 16.4% less than men. Women […]
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Gozitan woman in danger of dying after being stabbed in the head

A 48-year old woman was this morning transferred from Gozo by AFM helicopter to the Mater Dei Hospital, after a man, believed to be her former husband, allegedly stabbed her in the head with a screwdriver following an argument at her home in Triq Guzeppi Grech, Xaghra. The Police were called on site at around […]
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