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  1. Woman claims bouncers beat her up in Paceville

    A woman who tried to stop a Paceville bouncer from hitting her friend was beaten up repeatedly by two bouncers “who showed no mercy” early this morning. Michelle Sullivan, 45, of Swieqi, said she was enjoying a good night in Paceville at a bar in...

  2. MHRA chief quits over Sunday Times inquiry

    The president of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association resigned yesterday after being confronted with evidence he had operated tourist accommodation without the necessary permits and had illegally rigged his unlicensed restaurant’s smart...

  3. Electoral office spent €4,000 on 9 dinners

    The electoral office spent more than €4,000 on nine dinners during election time, including two for which no one turned up, according to an audit. This expenditure during last year’s general and local elections was labelled “imprudent” by the...

  4. Buses going back to green in the new year

    Buses will sport a light green and white livery when the new operator takes over in January, making this the fourth colour change in four decades. The new colours will eventually replace the technicolour fleet that has characterised the public...

  5. Updated: Oncology Hospital welcomes first patients

    (Adds PN statement) The Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Hospital welcomed its first 50 outpatients today in the first step towards migration from Boffa Hospital by next May. The hospital started being excavated in 2010 and building started in 2012. It...

  6. Two arrested after cocaine haul

    Three police officers were slightly injured in an operation which resulted in the arrest of a Nigerian woman and a Maltese man and the recovery of three kilograms of cocaine. The police said that the 28-year-old woman, who lives in Italy, was...

  7. Depressed? No, it was exhaustion – Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona

    Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona refuted popular belief that he is suffering from depression or mental health problems, insisting his ailments boiled down to sheer exhaustion. Speaking frankly for the first time about health problems that have...

  8. Asbestos-riddled factory used to film music videos

    A disused factory in Mrieħel, littered with carcinogenic asbestos, has become the unlikely backdrop of two music videos shot by unwitting crews who may have exposed themselves to the toxic material. The most high-profile is the official video for...

  9. The farcical side of Maltese politics

    House visits provide the perfect platform for politicians to meet with their constituents and hopefully obtain their vote. But what happens when politicians get more (or less) than they bargained for? What is the most extravagant thing that has...

  10. Editorial: Can we start talking now?

    Human rights NGOs had every reason to cheer when they saw the back of Manuel Mallia as Home Affairs Minister. For 22 months, Dr Mallia refused to engage with them to discuss an inconvenient reality which is not going to go away  irregular...

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