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  • Man seriously injured in early morning Burmarrad crash

    Man seriously injured in early morning Burmarrad crash

    A St Paul's Bay man was seriously injured early this morning after he lost control of his Toyota Landcruiser and crashed on Triq Burmarrad, Burmarrad.  Police were called to the scene at around 3.50am. Preliminary investigations suggest the man,...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    These are the leading stories in today's Maltese newspapers.  The Times of Malta recounts a mother's horror at seeing her son engulfed in flames after being soaked in flammable liquid in a barbeque-related accident.  In another story, the Times...

  • 'I saw my son light up in a ball of flames'

    'I saw my son light up in a ball of flames'

    A mother stood in shock as she watched her five-year-old son engulfed in flames as a barbecue soaked him in flammable liquid. “My son was suddenly washed in the flammable solution that this person had tried to use to light his barbecue. I saw my...

  • Business leaders told Air Malta will not become a feeder airline

    Business leaders told Air Malta will not become a feeder airline

    Air Malta will not become a feeder airline, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis told business leaders during a meeting this afternoon.  Dr Zammit Lewis "categorically denied" reports that negotiations between the government and Alitalia, which is...

  • Octogenarian PhD graduate marches to her own beat

    Octogenarian PhD graduate marches to her own beat

    A woman who lived through the war and received her doctorate aged 82 is publishing a book about everything that happened in between. “I wish that whoever picks up this book in 50 years’ time understands that, if a woman born before the war was...

  • Żejtun considers opening a Roman heritage trail

    Żejtun considers opening a Roman heritage trail

    The Żejtun local council is looking into having a Roman heritage trail that links the remains at Tas-Silġ with the Roman settlement in the locality. The announcement was made by Żejtun mayor Joe Attard when launching a half marathon that will be...

  • Watch: Capsized ship brought back to surface in Grand Harbour recovery operation

    Watch: Capsized ship brought back to surface in Grand Harbour recovery operation

    A fishing trawler that had capsized in the Grand Harbour after being struck by a larger cargo ship was brought back to the surface today.  The Angela Arcella was carrying bait to be used at fish farms when it was hit by a cargo ship on August 9.

  • ‘No overnight solution to fish farm slime’, ministry says

    ‘No overnight solution to fish farm slime’, ministry says

    The fish farm slime problem will not be solved overnight, a spokeswoman for the Environment Ministry said. An investigation into fish farm pollution started earlier this month after numerous reports of slime washing up in bays around...

  • Environment Minister, Ombudsman meet to discuss ERA and fish farms

    Environment Minister, Ombudsman meet to discuss ERA and fish farms

    Environment Minister José Herrera met with Environment Commissioner David Pace today, days after Mr Pace slammed the Mepa demerger as a failure that resulted in a "toothless" Environment and Resources Authority.  In a brief statement, the...

  • 'Swearing, shirtless' man allegedly punched policeman at St Julian's feast

    'Swearing, shirtless' man allegedly punched policeman at St Julian's feast

    A 27-year-old Gżira man who allegedly assaulted a police officer at the St Julian's feast after being told to stop swearing was denied bail today.  Police allege that a shirtless, drunk and foul-mouthed Darren Grech insulted and then punched a...

  • Watch: Forts under attack from neglect and vandalism

    Watch: Forts under attack from neglect and vandalism

    Vandalism and weather erosion have left their mark on the walls of at least three forts on the east coast, all crying out for some care. After surviving wars and tribulations, Delle Grazie Battery, in Xgħajra, Fort Delimara and, the largest one,...

  • Five arrested following two separate drug finds

    Five arrested following two separate drug finds

    An 18-year-old male was caught in a Rabat nightclub with what authorities suspect are ecstasy pills, sachets of cocaine and MDMA, police said.  The man had 18 pills, 10 sachets of suspected cocaine and 5 of what is believed to be MDMA on his person.

  • Turn Jerma Palace site into public space - Din L-Art Ħelwa

    Turn Jerma Palace site into public space - Din L-Art Ħelwa

    The Jerma Palace site should be turned back into a public open space once the hotel has been demolished, Din L-Art Ħelwa have said.  In a press statement, the NGO said it backed calls made by some members of Marsascala local council to return the...

  • Watch: Large tree collapses on Hompesch Road

    Watch: Large tree collapses on Hompesch Road

    A large tree has snapped and collapsed on one of southern Malta's main arterial roads.  Photos sent to Times of Malta show the collapsed tree, on Hompesch Road in Żabbar, blocking lanes in both directions.  One reader told of their lucky escape,...

  • Watch: Buġibba divers return soggy purse to rightful owner one year on

    Watch: Buġibba divers return soggy purse to rightful owner one year on

    Update 3.58pm - Adds owner's comments If a thief pinched your purse, would you ever imagine it being returned to you, soggy but functional, a whole year later?   Scuba diver Raniero Borg and his daughter Martina were swimming along the sea floor...

  • Police investigating Msida rape claim

    Police investigating Msida rape claim

    The police are investigating an Irish woman's claim that she was raped in Gżira last night.  The police were informed at 1.15am that a 45-year-old woman needed assistance in Rue D'Argens. She said she had been raped in an apartment by a man whose...

  • Renewable energy scheme will provide business boost - Chamber

    Renewable energy scheme will provide business boost - Chamber

    The €140 million budget for renewable energy will give businesses a needed boost, the Malta Chamber of Commerce said today. In a statement, the chamber welcomed the news that the European Commission has approved plans drawn up by Malta, to support...

  • Two injured after car crashes into tree

    Two injured after car crashes into tree

    A 28-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman from Żabbar were injured this morning after their car ploughed into a tree in Paola. The accident happened in Triq Ħal Luqa at 7.15 am, the police said, after the driver lost control of his NissanSunny,...

  • Give workers all their public holidays back - GWU

    Give workers all their public holidays back - GWU

    The General Workers' Union has appealed to the government to give workers back all public holidays which fell on a weekend, a measure that had been removed by the previous legislature. Presenting the GWU’s 2017 budget proposals, GWU general...

  • War of words as PN calls MPs' meeting to discuss 'latest scandals'

    War of words as PN calls MPs' meeting to discuss 'latest scandals'

    Updated 1pm with government reaction: Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil has called a parliamentary group meeting for tomorrow to discuss the "latest scandals" enveloping the Prime Minister's Office, especially the Libyan medical visas...