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  • Ombudsman probes food safety concerns

    The Ombudsman has launched an investigation into concerns over food safety after Times of Malta reported the dumping of slurry on agricultural fields. The probe is being carried out on the initiative of the Ombudsman, Joseph Said Pullicino, and is...

  • New rules for Frontex rescues

    Migrants rescued at sea in Frontex operations will no longer have to be taken to the country coordinating the mission, according to Roberta Metsola. The Nationalist MEP said new rules approved by the European Parliament this week ensure that any...

  • ‘ADHD is a real condition and it needs to be treated’

    Parents of children who have ADHD are “not taking a neutral decision” when they opt not to treat them as their choice comes with implications, according to psychiatrist Anthony Dimech. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, he stressed, “is a...

  • Maltese climbers’ shock after avalanche tragedy

    When tragedy struck on the slopes of Mount Everest in the early hours of yesterday, Gregory Attard was still asleep. With three other Maltese climbers he is currently attempting his second ascent of the world’s highest mountain. But the group...

  • Army officers in Libya to train coastguard

    With its desert borders and coastline stretching thousands of kilometres, Libya has always failed to impose proper controls. As a result, drugs, arms and humans have been trafficked with little impunity across the borders, creating a headache for...

  • Former top hotel is a dangerous wreck

    South Malta’s former biggest hotel has been reduced to a dangerous shell, with parts of the publicly accessible structure collapsing due to weather damage. The four-star Jerma Palace hotel, once owned by a Libyan state company and leased and...

  • Jacob’s moving tale told from ‘heart of a mother’

    When teenager Jacob Cachia was lying in a hospital bed, recovering from a rare brain infection, he asked his mother to tell his story to spread a message of hope to others going through tough times. Now that the worst is over and Jacob – who has...

  • Italian woman hit by car in Valletta

    A 54-year-old Italian woman was grievously injured this afternoon when she was hit by a Ford Mondeo in Mediterranean Street, Valletta. She is not in a critical condition. The accident happened at 1.30pm, the police said. The car was being driven...

  • Rare bird roosts in Malta

    A long-legged buzzard, which is rare and highly protected bird, was sighted yesterday in an undisclosed area in the north of Malta, the government said. It said the bird roosted overnight, awaiting more favourable wind currents to continue with...

  • Fgura woman struck by lightning bolt

    A 27-year-old woman from Fgura injured her hand when she was struck by a bolt of lightning at around noon. The police said the woman, who lives in Triq il-Ward tax-Xemx, was lowering an awning in the yard of her residence when the incident...

  • Concert to celebrate national anniversaries at Smart City

    A concert featuring a show with Beatles music is being held at Smart City on April 26. The concert, organised by the Fondazzjoni Ċelebrazzjonijiet Nazzjonali Maltin, was launched by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici. He said that 45 singers and...

  • €75,000 raised in Good Friday night walk

    The sum of €75,000 was raised in aid of the Puttinu Cares cancer support group during the Good Friday night walk which this year was the largest ever with some 8,000 participants. The first to arrive at the finish line in front of the Senglea...

  • New Fawwara radar to be inaugurated in coming weeks

    Malta Air Traffic Services will be inaugurating a new radar in Fawwara in the coming weeks, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis was told during a visit. The company told the minister about the constant challenges it had to face and its continuous...

  • Malta welcomes Ukraine deal

    Foreign Minister George Vella this morning welcomed the preliminary agreement reached in Geneva yesterday for immediate steps to be taken toward calming tensions in Ukraine. The US, European Union, Ukraine and Russia yesterday agreed to establish...

  • Archbishop washes feet of migrants, disabled and drug victims

    Migrants, disabled and drug victims were among the 'apostles' at St John's Co Cathedral yesterday evening, who had their feet washed by Archbishop Paul Cremona. The migrants came from different Christian denominations, the disabled from the Dar...

  • Updated: Maltese climbers safe as 12 are killed in Everest avalanche

    At least 12 Nepalese guides have been killed and four others are missing after an avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early today - the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The four Maltese currently attempting to...

  • Special programme in aid of Puttinu Cares

    A three-year old girl who suffers from cancer, Nicole Balzan, is one of may beneficiaries of the Puttinu Cares Foundation. Nicole’s mother Loraine tells TVM’s programme Xarabank this evening how on getting the shock of her life and learning about...

  • Thousands pray on Maundy Thursday

    Thousands of Maltese last night visited seven churches in remembrance of the Passion and death of Our Lord. In keeping with tradition, a large number of people walked up the hill from Siggiewi to the Laferla Cross reciting the rosary and pausing...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the international news today. National newspapers are not published, today being Good Friday. The world media has reacted favourably to the deal reached at multi-party talks in Geneva to calm tensions in...

  • Air Malta’s retro livery aircraft on first commercial flight

    Sephora Marie Mifsud, wearing Air Malta's first uniform, today welcomed passengers on board KM102 to London Heathrow. This was the airline’s first commercial flight operated with aircraft 9H-AEI after it was freshly repainted with the airline’s...

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