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  • 13 months behind bars for hotel TV theft

    13 months behind bars for hotel TV theft

    A man who stole a TV from a hotel in St Julian's was jailed for 13 months by a court today.  Hashim El Amir, 24 and currently residing in St Julian's, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated theft and attempted aggravated theft. He was arraigned...

  • Motorcyclist grievously hurt in Mellieħa crash

    Motorcyclist grievously hurt in Mellieħa crash

    Updated 6.00pm A 26-year-old Għargħur man was grievously injured this morning in the course of a traffic accident in Mellieħa.  The man was riding a Honda motorcycle along Marfa road when he was involved in a crash with a 27-year-old San Ġwann man...

  • 'I was a victim of fake news', Konrad Mizzi tells Pana Committee

    'I was a victim of fake news', Konrad Mizzi tells Pana Committee

    Updated 6.50pm - Added Konrad Mizzi, Beppe Fenech Adami statements Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister Konrad Mizzi has told MEPs investigating the Panama Papers leak that he was "the victim of fake news". In a declaration issued by...

  • Cash stolen in Paceville shop hold-up

    Cash stolen in Paceville shop hold-up

    Updated 2.53pm  A hooded man made off with several hundred euros in cash when he held up a souvenir shop in Paceville early this afternoon. The incident happened in Paceville Avenue when the man produced a knife, threatened a 48-year-old female...

  • Car bombs have government concerned, says PM Muscat

    Car bombs have government concerned, says PM Muscat

    Updated 8.47pm - Added parliamentary statements Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela today expressed outrage following a car bomb at the heart of one of the most important traffic junctions. Speaking less than two hours after the bomb in Msida...

  • Over 14,000 tonnes of wood dumped at landfills

    Over 14,000 tonnes of wood dumped at landfills

    The amount of wood being dumped in landfills has increased astronomically, official figures show. A breakdown of the municipal waste being dumped at landfills shows that while less than 50 tonnes of wood was dumped in 2014, the figure soared to...

  • Malta Eurovision: Full televoting results published

    Malta Eurovision: Full televoting results published

    PBS has issued the full list of the televoting results following last Saturday's Malta Eurovision Song Contest. The contest was won by Claudia Faniello, whose song Breathlessly just beat off second placed Kewkba. Faniello will be representing...

  • Mark Gaffarena loses libel case against Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Mark Gaffarena loses libel case against Daphne Caruana Galizia

    A blog uploaded by Daphne Caruana Galizia was not defamatory in Mark Gaffarena's regard since it was based on facts that were "substantially correct," a court ruled this morning. Mr Gaffarena had instituted libel proceedings against the journalist...

  • Watch: Car bomb in Msida: driver seriously injured, two others also hurt

    Watch: Car bomb in Msida: driver seriously injured, two others also hurt

    Updated 2.30pm  A man is in critical condition following a car explosion this morning in Msida, right by the traffic lights alongside the Workers' Monument. Two other people, travelling in separate vehicles were also injured, caught up in what...

  • Man acquitted after public garden row - court says it was legitimate self-defence

    Man acquitted after public garden row - court says it was legitimate self-defence

    A man was acquitted on the ground of legitimate self defence after a chance encounter at a public garden between two rival families ended up in a violent row and a badly injured knee. Christopher Zahra, 36, from Cospicua had been accused of having...

  • Republic Street shop owners fume as street vendors pop up

    Republic Street shop owners fume as street vendors pop up

    Republic Street shop owners are concerned that the issuing of permits to street vendors could negatively impact their shops and efforts to raise standards in Valletta. Business owners, who spoke to the Times of Malta on the condition of anonymity,...

  • Swieqi to get new CCTV to fight crime, vandalism

    Swieqi to get new CCTV to fight crime, vandalism

    Swieqi residents’ safety concerns are set to decrease as the locality prepares to get considerable new CCTV coverage to help in the fight against vandalism and crime. Mayor Noel Muscat told the Times of Malta that agreement had been reached...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top story in Malta's newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that thousands attended a PN-organised national protest in Valletta. It also reports that a jail sewing project got a €100,000 direct order. l-orizzont quotes...

  • Claudia Faniello: ‘I feel as though I am in some dream’

    Claudia Faniello: ‘I feel as though I am in some dream’

    A day after winning the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, Claudia Faniello is still trying to wrap her head around the fact that she will be heading to Ukraine in May to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest. Her ninth attempt at winning the...

  • ‘Nothing to be afraid of…’ first rodents competition held

    ‘Nothing to be afraid of…’ first rodents competition held

    A number of people terrified of rodents were cured of their phobia during the first edition of the Rodents Competition organised by the Malta Rodents Society. Some 50 participants put their rodents – ranging from guinea pigs and chinchillas to...

  • Eight held after drug finds

    Eight held after drug finds

    The police have arrested eight persons after finding them in possession of drugs. Seven of the arrests were made in Malta and one in Gozo. The arrests in Malta included Maltese, French and Italian men aged between 19 and 28. They were found in...

  • Meet the man who lost half his weight in a year

    Meet the man who lost half his weight in a year

    Not many people boast about being half the person they once were, but for Melchior Vassallo, this is a feat he is proud of: the 36-year-old lost half his weight in just a year. Mr Vassallo had tipped the scales ever since he was a young boy,...

  • Watch: PN holds demo for democracy and freedom, will not observe new media law

    Watch: PN holds demo for democracy and freedom, will not observe new media law

    Thousands of people this afternoon attended a PN demonstration 'in defence of democracy and freedom' in Valletta. Opposition leader Simon Busuttil addressed the crowd and promised a Panama Papers investigation by a future PN government. He also...

  • Petition launched after five-year jail term for accidental traffic fatality - witness comes forward

    Petition launched after five-year jail term for accidental traffic fatality - witness comes forward

    Friends and colleagues of a woman who was sentenced to five years imprisonment for having involuntarily killed a man and injured his sister in a traffic accident have launched a petition calling for changes to the law so that the courts may impose...

  • After 'months of reflection' Muscat calls Busuttil 'a liar'

    After 'months of reflection' Muscat calls Busuttil 'a liar'

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat took the plunge this morning, calling Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil a liar after “months of reflection”. “I rarely use harsh political language, and I’ve been thinking about this for some time now. I say it...