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  • 'Cannabis medicine helped me to control pain'

    'Cannabis medicine helped me to control pain'

    It took Peter Robbins nearly two years to overcome pain and walk again following a traffic accident – and he attributes his eventual recovery to the use of cannabis extracts. Mr Robbins moved to Malta in 2009, he embarked on building a new career...

  • Watch: Marriage proposal in Valletta reaches dizzying heights

    Watch: Marriage proposal in Valletta reaches dizzying heights

    Proposing over dinner might be one of the most common ways to ask for a woman's hand in marriage. Doing so suspended in the sky from a crane takes it to new heights. Frenchman Aurelien Besnard, 26, was ecstatic when his girlfriend Annabel Grima,...

  • Ex-gymnast who turned tragedy into opportunity

    Ex-gymnast who turned tragedy into opportunity

    Vladyslava Kravchenko will make Maltese sporting history when she steps into the pool at the Rio Paralympics starting in 10 days’ time.  Four years ago Vladyslava Kravchenko was watching a feature documentary about the London Summer Paralympics...

  • A greasy pole and gunfire mark St Julian's feast

    A greasy pole and gunfire mark St Julian's feast

    The traditional ġostra competition, which dates back to the 1800s, was one of the main highlights of the St Julian's feast marked this weekend.  Spectators lined the beach to watch the ġostra, which sees competitors run up a 65-foot long...

  • What are the ramifications of the building illegality amnesty?

    What are the ramifications of the building illegality amnesty?

    An amnesty is often used as a political tool to provide a remedy for problems that lie outside the confines of legality. Kurt Sansone explores the impact of the decision to offer absolution for planning sins. Joyce* is an elderly woman who owns a...

  • Open letter to PM on high-rise ‘greed’

    Open letter to PM on high-rise ‘greed’

    Three hundred people have so far signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for action against “short-sighted decisions and greed” following the Planning Authority’s approval of high-rise projects. In the letter being distributed by...

  • Maltese rescuers locate earthquake bodies

    Maltese rescuers locate earthquake bodies

    Maltese rescuers in the earthquake-stricken Italian town of Amatrice have so far only managed to locate dead bodies as the search for survivors continues. “Our dogs located something but we were instructed to leave the site as it was unstable,”...

  • Dry spell leads to poor grape harvest

    Dry spell leads to poor grape harvest

    The dry spell throughout winter led to poor grape harvest, but the quality of Maltese wine was not impacted, Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes said.  Several plants were ruined as a result of the lack of rain throughout winter, leading to a...

  • Drink-driving laws are set to be less tolerant

    Drink-driving laws are set to be less tolerant

    The national drink-driving limit is set to be cut by a third as the government sobers up on boozy driving, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. A spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister said the current limit of 0.8g of alcohol per litre...

  • Watch: Gianna Nannini: 'Malta is Malta, you can't copy it'

    Watch: Gianna Nannini: 'Malta is Malta, you can't copy it'

    Preparing to close an extensive tour in “unique” Malta this evening, Italian singer Gianna Nannini said she feels fitter and more energetic than ever at 62 years of age. “I feel younger than I ever have,” she told the Times of Malta. “My body is...

  • Pregnant woman who admitted stealing wallet jailed 16 months

    Pregnant woman who admitted stealing wallet jailed 16 months

    A pregnant 34-year-old Bulgarian woman who admitted to stealing a man's wallet broke down in tears in court today as she was jailed for 16 months. The wallet was stolen last Thursday on the number 13 route bus.   Police inspector Lara Butters told...

  • No immediate need for action to stop people walking across Azure Window - MTA

    No immediate need for action to stop people walking across Azure Window - MTA

    The Malta Tourism Authority sees no immediate need to take action to prevent people from walking across the iconic Azure Window in Gozo, despite the danger it poses, The Sunday Times of Malta has been told. Asked whether it felt it should take...

  • Medical visas: ‘A criminal act linked directly to Castille’ – Simon Busuttil

    Medical visas: ‘A criminal act linked directly to Castille’ – Simon Busuttil

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil today said there were clear links between bribes taken to issue medical visas to Libyans and the Office of the Prime Minister. Speaking during a phone interview on Radio 101, Dr Busuttil said he had raised concerns...

  • Development Bank will be this government's legacy - Joseph Muscat

    Development Bank will be this government's legacy - Joseph Muscat

    The European Commission's green light to set up a Development Bank in Malta was of utmost importance and would be part of this government’s legacy, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning. In a brief interview on One Radio, the Prime...

  • Robber stabs woman in St Julian's in attempt to steal her handbag

    Robber stabs woman in St Julian's in attempt to steal her handbag

    A 25-year-old woman from Marsaxlokk has been hospitalised after she was seriously injured when she was attacked by a robber armed with a knife in St Julian's early this morning. The police said the attack took place in Sqaq Lourdes at 4am. The...

  • Townsquare project: 'A choice between going up or across' - developer

    Townsquare project: 'A choice between going up or across' - developer

    Townsquare is a Gasan family project started by Joseph Gasan Senior in 1956. Andrew Ganado, a Townsquare Sliema Ltd director, is the nephew of Joe A. Gasan, whose family owns the land, and has been involved in the project for decades. His side of...

  • Townsquare developers plan to 'set record straight' about 'misinformation'

    Townsquare developers plan to 'set record straight' about 'misinformation'

    Updated at 12.15pm with independent MP Marlene Farrugia's comments The developers of the Townsquare high-rise project are going to start engaging with residents now that they have a permit for their controversial development – and have started to...

  • Today’s newspapers in review

    Today’s newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories appearing in Maltese newspapers today. The Sunday Times of Malta says Bank of Valletta is investigating a loan worth millions granted to a businessman who paid for a hotel stay in London for the bank’s executive...

  • Loan of more than €10 million being probed by Bank of Valletta

    Loan of more than €10 million being probed by Bank of Valletta

    Bank of Valletta is investigating a loan worth millions granted to a businessman who paid for a hotel stay in London for the bank’s executive head of corporate finance. Evidence seen by this newspaper has emerged showing that the businessman,...

  • Quaterno+ jackpot won by one punter

    One lucky punter has won the Quaterno+ jackpot of €480,000, Maltco said. The ticket was purchased from Zejtun. The winning numbers were: 53 • 1 • 32 • 12 • 61 / 10 • 19 • 22.