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  • Watch: Turtles hatch at Golden Bay in first recorded event in a generation

    Watch: Turtles hatch at Golden Bay in first recorded event in a generation

    Turtles have hatched in Golden Bay in a first-in-a-generation event closely watched by environmentalists. Just yesterday, Times of Malta had quoted officials saying that the storms that lashed the islands over the weekend could mean an early...

  • New Bill means bad care homes could lose licences

    New Bill means bad care homes could lose licences

    Consultation will kick off this week on a Bill which could see the revocation of the licence of homes for the elderly that do not adhere to care standards. The Bill, aimed at rising elderly care standards, sets the financial penalty for homes that...

  • Van explosion: Three hurt, one critically, explosive material found

    Van explosion: Three hurt, one critically, explosive material found

    Three men were injured this afternoon, one critically, in an explosion on a van in Aldo Moro Road, Marsa. The cause of the blast which happened at about 6.15pm was not immediately known but explosive material was found on the scene. The inside of...

  • English Premier League fans upset as limited Saturday 4pm live action

    English Premier League fans upset as limited Saturday 4pm live action

    English Premier League followers are fuming as more often than not teams playing in the traditional Saturday 4pm bracket will not be screened live on GO’s premium sports channel, which holds the exclusive rights for Malta. Last weekend, Manchester...

  • Corradino Heights in state of neglect

    Corradino Heights in state of neglect

    One of the largest sports facilities in Malta is surrounded by neglect – with trailers parked haphazardly along the streets. As soon as sports enthusiasts make a left turn, ahead of the traffic lights at the top of Corradino Road, heading to...

  • School tablets are for training purposes until MOU is signed, MUT says

    School tablets are for training purposes until MOU is signed, MUT says

    The use of tablets by teachers and LSAs in schools is currently limited to training and familiarisation only, the Malta Union of Teachers said this afternoon. It said this had been previously agreed with the Ministry of Education until...

  • Third man jailed over dramatic Valletta hold-up

    Third man jailed over dramatic Valletta hold-up

    A 42-year-old man has been jailed for six years and six months for being an accomplice in the dramatic attempted hold-up on a Valletta jewellery in 2010. Jason Galea, of Birżebbuga, was found guilty of taking part in the early-morning hold-up on...

  • High-rise projects to give €50,000 to artistic fund

    High-rise projects to give €50,000 to artistic fund

    The upcoming high-rise projects in Mrieħel and Tigné would each contribute €50,000 to a new artistic fund, according to the Office of the Prime Minister. The funds have not yet been allocated as the two permits granted last month were still not...

  • Former managing director denies Allied Newspapers claims

    Former managing director denies Allied Newspapers claims

    The former managing director of Allied Newspapers, Adrian Hillman, has denied claims by his former employers that he used company funds without the authorisation of the board of directors. Mr Hillman made his denial in a judicial letter after...

  • World's youngest captain flies airline from Gatwick to Malta

    World's youngest captain flies airline from Gatwick to Malta

    A British woman is believed to have become the world's youngest ever commercial airline captain at just 26 years old, after she flew a plane from Gatwick to Malta.  Kate McWilliams, originally from Carlisle, told the Press Association she gets...

  • Calls to close hunting season are 'extremist' - hunters

    Calls to close hunting season are 'extremist' - hunters

    The hunters' association Kaċċaturi San Ubertu (KSU) has described BirdLife calls for the closure of the autumn hunting season as extremist. The association referred to  an ongoing Council of Europe initiative on the illegal killing of birds,...

  • Publish exam results at once - SDM

    Publish exam results at once - SDM

    The yearly advance and intermediate examination results should be published without further delay, the Studenti Demokratici Maltin said today. The statement from the students' organisation comes after MATSEC today "finally" published the Ordinary...

  • Watch: ‘I’ll vote for Trump, he’s got a big mouth like me’… but Maltese migrants are split on US election

    Watch: ‘I’ll vote for Trump, he’s got a big mouth like me’… but Maltese migrants are split on US election

    The Maltese are traditionally split right down the middle between the Labour and Nationalist camps. And the trend appears to have been exported to the US, where the Maltese migrants appear to be split between voting for Donald Trump or Hillary...

  • Warning against payment processing entity

    Warning against payment processing entity

    The company EMEXPAY is not registered in Malta nor is it an entity licenced or otherwise authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to provide any type of financial service. The MFSA said this morning it has become aware of an entity...

  • New AFM recruits start training

    New AFM recruits start training

    New Armed Forces of Malta recruits walked through the Luqa Barracks gates for their first time this morning to start 18 weeks of training. This is the second intake for the year 2016, following last August's passing-out parade, where 72 recruits...

  • Tourist accommodation in July down

    Tourist accommodation in July down

    Total guests and nights spent in collective accommodation establishments in July declined by 3.2 and 5.4 per cent respectively when compared to the corresponding month in 2015, according to official figures. In July, total guests in collective...

  • Several Cabinet ministers show up for court hearing on MP seats

    Several Cabinet ministers show up for court hearing on MP seats

    Some 10 members of the government Cabinet turned up at the law courts this morning to hear an appeal filed by the Labour Party against an earlier court decision to allocate two new parliamentary seats to the Opposition. Senior members of Cabinet,...

  • Watch: Tailbacks in areas, smooth traffic in others as children return to school

    Watch: Tailbacks in areas, smooth traffic in others as children return to school

    Wardens and police were out in full force on the streets this morning to try to get some order into the traditional chaotic situation in the streets as the scholastic season kicks off.  Readers reported tailbacks of traffic in areas like Naxxar,...

  • 16-year-olds could be voting in the next general election

    16-year-olds could be voting in the next general election

    Updated 12pm with PL statement The Nationalist Party together with independent MP Marlene Farrugia this morning presented a parliamentary motion calling for 16-year-olds to be allowed to vote in the coming general election. Speaking after the...

  • Local newspapers in review

    Local newspapers in review

    These are the main stories featured in today's newspapers: Times of Malta quotes Italian unions saying that Alitalia has no money to invest in Air Malta and the Italian airline needs investment itself. It also quotes Labour MP Franco Mercieca...