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  1. Truck topples over on Gozo ferry

    A truck toppled over as a ferry was crossing from Malta to Gozo in rough seas this morning. The truck was parked at the back of the car deck. No further damage was caused and no one was injured.  The incident, which is being investigated by...

  2. Valletta's new monti stalls and location come under fire

    Architects and designers have fiercely criticised Valletta’s newly designed monti stalls, which will be erected between Renzo Piano’s new Parliament building and Teatru Rjal. The market’s move from Merchants Street will see hawkers’ stalls also...

  3. No high alert – defence minister

    Defence Minister Carmelo Abela has quashed rumours the army was placed on high alert because of some imminent threat. An internal army decision to upgrade the weapons carried by soldiers seems to have fuelled the wild rumours that were doing the...

  4. V18 chief Jason Micallef lashes out at monti stalls location, design

    Valletta 2018 Foundation chairman Jason Micallef has lashed out against plans to relocate the monti to Ordnance Street between the new parliament building and the open theatre. He also expressed himself against the new stalls’ controversial...

  5. Scheme for high emission vehicles used only on weekends launched

    An optional scheme through which high emission vehicles to be used only on weekends and holidays would pay a reduced registration tax has been launched by Transport Malta. The scheme was announced in the last budget. The authority said today it...

  6. Teacher describes Lisa Marie Zahra as 'loveable and bubbly'

    A maths teacher who used to give one-to-one private lessons to teenager Lisa Marie Zahra told the court today she was a "loveable and bubbly" person who was constantly planning her future.  Marlene Bugeja's testimony, however, did not go down well...

  7. Mario Camilleri, l-Imniehru, died of heart attack not gunshots

    Drug baron Mario Camilleri, known as L-Imniehru, died of a heart attack caused by a blood clot and not from gunshot wounds, a court heard today.  Testifying in the case against two men charged with killing Mr Camilleri and his son Mario, two...

  8. Piano's architect on new monti: ‘It’s a shame, I am crying’ - PM wants stalls changed

    Renzo Piano’s lead architect on Valletta’s City Gate project has described the decision to place monti stalls between the new parliament building and the open-air theatre as “shameful”. “What can I say? It’s a shame, I am crying,” an exasperated...

  9. Former Enemalta technician jailed over smart meter rigging

    A former Enemalta technician was this afternoon jailed for two-and-a-half years and fined €10,000 for his involvement in the smart meter scan that took Malta by storm last year. Richard Gauci, 48, from Rabat, appeared in court today for the...

  10. The Monti-fication of Renzo Piano

    Before all hell breaks loose next week, just take a look at this picture of the hideous white structure, yes the one which looks like a reject from a 1980s Malta bus stop. As from next week, these Monti stalls, consisting of a metal frame fronted...

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