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  • Punter scoops Quaterno+Jackpot

    Punter scoops Quaterno+Jackpot

    The Quaterno+Jackpot of €340,000 has been won by one winner, Maltco said this evening. The ticket was purchased from Qormi, it said.

  • Eurovision: 'Sit back and enjoy the moment' is Conchita Wurst's advice to tonight's winner

    Eurovision: 'Sit back and enjoy the moment' is Conchita Wurst's advice to tonight's winner

    Conchita Wurst’s advice to Malta’s Eurovision winner tonight is simple: “Sit back and enjoy the moment,” she said this afternoon when addressing a press conference soon after her arrival. Last year’s winner in the Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita...

  • Woman critically injured in Zabbar accident

    Woman critically injured in Zabbar accident

    A 65-year-old woman from Zabbar is in a critical condition after the Maruti Omni she was passenger in crashed with a Volkswagen Polo at 4pm. The Maruti was being driven by a 65-year-old man and the Polo  by an 18-year-old man. Both men are also...

  • L-Istrina launched in Gozo, new Community Chest Fund offices inaugurated

    L-Istrina launched in Gozo, new Community Chest Fund offices inaugurated

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca today launched l-Istrina in Gozo. For the first time since the fund-raising marathon started being held, Gozo will host its own activities in aid of the Community Chest Fund on December 20 and 21. Addressing a...

  • Update 2 - Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation - Opposition leader

    Update 2 - Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation - Opposition leader

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this afternoon he “expected and demanded” a clear explanation from the Police Commissioner as to why a car shot at by a minister’s driver on Wednesday night was moved before the arrival of the magistrate. Dr...

  • Updated: Young man jailed nine years for attempted robbery

    Updated: Young man jailed nine years for attempted robbery

    Jonathan Felice, 25, was this afternoon jailed nine years after jurors found him guilty of breaking into the home of an elderly woman and slightly injuring her. Mr Felice committed the crime in the afternoon of June 27, 2006, when he was 17, along...

  • Two people injured in Paola collision

    Two people injured in Paola collision

    Two car drivers were hospitalised following a collision near Paola Hill roundabout this afternoon. Their condition is not yet known. The police said the cars involved were a BMW, driven by a 22-year-old man from St Paul's Bay and a Toyota Yaris...

  • No weapons in Parliament as from Monday, MPs told

    No weapons in Parliament as from Monday, MPs told

    No one carrying a weapon will be allowed in Parliament, according to a letter sent to all Members of Parliament by the Clerk of the House. In the letter, clerk Raymond Scicluna wrote that the Speaker asked him to advise members that, as from...

  • Birzebbuga fuel depot to be shut down

    Birzebbuga fuel depot to be shut down

    The fuel depot in Birzebbuga is to be shut down as part of a project to regenerate the south, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said this morning. Speaking during one of the series of post-Budget meetings organised by the individual ministries as part...

  • Speaker leading delegation to Riyadh

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia is leading a parliamentary delegation to Riyadh on the invitation of the Saudi Shura Council. The delegation is composed of MPs Joseph Sammut and Anthony Bezzina, who are members of the Malta-Saudi Arabia joint parliamentary...

  • Update 4: Shooting incident to be investigated by three retired members of the judiciary

    Update 4: Shooting incident to be investigated by three retired members of the judiciary

    (Last updated 7.10pm adding Dr Muscat's letter to Dr Busuttil and board of inquiry's terms of reference) An inquiry board made up of three retired members of the judiciary is to be set up to establish the truth in the incident on Wednesday night...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the Pink Fashion Show to a controversial shooting incident and Budget Day, Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos taken over the past days.

  • Updated: GU Clinic operating regularly - Health Department

    Updated: GU Clinic operating regularly - Health Department

    The Health Department said this afternoon that the GU Clinic was operating regularly. Reacting to a statement earlier today by the Opposition’s health spokesman, the department said that patients were being given appointments according to the...

  • Tuna quotas up by 20%

    Tuna quotas up by 20%

    Governments have agreed to an annual 20 per cent increase over three years in bluefin tuna catches, a move that Fish for Tomorrow fears will jeopardise stocks. The coalition working for sustainable fisheries said the decision by 50 states...

  • Baħar Iċ-Ċagħaq restaurant continuing to operate illegal extension

    Baħar Iċ-Ċagħaq restaurant continuing to operate illegal extension

    A restaurant on the main road in Baħar Iċ-Ċagħaq is still using an extension that has practically doubled its number of covers, despite an enforcement notice served by Mepa last May. A Mepa spokesman confirmed that the illegalities at Las Palmas...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta and l-orizzont quote the prime minister saying that no decision about Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia will be taken until an inquiry into how his driver shot...

  • Malta Eurovision finalists selected

    Malta Eurovision finalists selected

    The 14 songs which made it to tomorrow’s final of the Malta Eurovision tomorrow are: Chris Grech – Closed Doors Deborah C - It's OK Dominic Cini - Once In A While Karen Debattista - 12, Baker Street Trilogy - Chasing A Dream Amber - Warrior Daniel...

  • Public transport subsidy not as big as Germany's on per capita basis - Transport Minister

    Public transport subsidy not as big as Germany's on per capita basis - Transport Minister

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi this evening defended the €23 million subsidy that will be given to the new buses company next year, saying that on a per capita basis Germany spent more in transport subsidies. Mr Mizzi was participating in the...

  • Land owners win compensation for buildings demolished in the 1950s

    Land owners win compensation for buildings demolished in the 1950s

    A family which owned properties on the site presently occupied by the new Parliament building and which were demolished in the 1950s to make way for Freedom Square have been awarded almost €47,000 in compensation. The Land Arbitration Board,...

  • Dutchman challenges police to prosecute woman he is accused of raping

    Dutchman challenges police to prosecute woman he is accused of raping

    A man charged with raping a former girlfriend filed an application in court challenging the police to prosecute the woman for filing a false police report and lying under oath. 33-year-old Dutch Johan Stellingwerf  had a four-month relationship...