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  • Dog found with chain embedded in its neck

    Dog found with chain embedded in its neck

    Updated 1.55pm with operation details A dog was picked off the streets this morning with a chain embedded in its neck, reinforcing animal welfare organisations' demand to change legislation about chained dogs.  The pure breed Shar Pei was picked...

  • Chamber welcomes Air Malta developments

    Developments relating to Air Malta and its strategic partnership with Alitalia/Etihad were this morning welcomed by the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry. It was announced yesterday that Alitalia had agreed in principle to take a...

  • Drop in number of unemployed

    Drop in number of unemployed

    The number of people registering for work in March stood at just over 4,000, according to the latest statistics. A total of 4,033 people were registering for work in March compared to 5,894 in the same month last year, according to data provided...

  • Brexit would isolate England

    Brexit would isolate England

    If the British voted to leave the EU, it would result in a second referendum in Scotland, which would probably result in it leaving the United Kingdom, former Lib-Dem leader Paddy Ashdown warned the audience at The Economist’s conference being...

  • Seriously injured following roof fall

    Seriously injured following roof fall

    A 26-year-old man was seriously injured after he fell from a roof at Armier bay, the police said.  The incident happened around 9pm last night when the man tried to climb down from the roof using a ladder, the police said.  The man from Paola was...

  • Court rules in favour of judge hearing clerical sex abuse case, fundamental right to fair hearing 'not breached'

    Court rules in favour of judge hearing clerical sex abuse case, fundamental right to fair hearing 'not breached'

    Mr Justice Joseph R Micallef will continue to preside a case filed by victims of clerical sex abuse at Dar San Ġużepp in the late 1980s, who are seeking compensation from the Church. The victims had questioned the judge’s impartiality on grounds...

  • Nemea Bank client withdrawals limited to €250 per day

    Nemea Bank client withdrawals limited to €250 per day

    Nemea Bank clients have been informed by the bank that withdrawals are being limited to €250 per day for each client until further notice. The bank, which operates from Portomaso, has been put into administration after a number of serious...

  • 68 live turtle doves found in five cage trap installations in Gozo - CABS

    68 live turtle doves found in five cage trap installations in Gozo - CABS

    Five massive cage trap installations designed for the mass-capturing of turtle doves were yesterday dismantled by teams from the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) together with Gozo police officers. CABS said in a statement that all traps...

  • Man critical after Armier boathouse stabbing, woman also injured

    Man critical after Armier boathouse stabbing, woman also injured

    A 55-year-old man is in critical condition after he was stabbed during an alleged robbery at an Armier boathouse. A 34-year-old woman from Swieqi was also injured when she was bound by the aggressors during the incident, according to the...

  • Maltese newspapers review

    Maltese newspapers review

    The Air Malta/Alitalia deal is the main topic in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says the Italian airline will buy just under half of Air Malta, heralding a turnaround for the Maltese carrier. In another story, it says the planning...

  • Alfred Sant says Toni Abela was treated unfairly

    Alfred Sant says Toni Abela was treated unfairly

    Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant applauded Toni Abela's political integrity when speaking at the European Parliament and criticised the way the way his nomination for the European Court of Auditors was reviewed. Dr Sant, an MEP, was reacting to...

  • Elderly woman dies in Fgura accident

    Elderly woman dies in Fgura accident

    A 77-year-old woman from Marsascala died in a traffic accident at around 10pm yesterday evening. The accident took place in Żabbar Road, Fgura. The woman's husband, who was driving the car, was hospitalised for shock. The car overturned on...

  • Oil rigs services facility will break Labour promise on Marsa revamp, Marlene Farrugia says

    Oil rigs services facility will break Labour promise on Marsa revamp, Marlene Farrugia says

    The government's decision to allocate the former Malta Shipbuilding site for an oil rigs servicing facility was in sharp variance to Labour promises to regenerate Marsa, Independent MP Marlene Farrugia said in Parliament this evening. This, she...

  • Alitalia deal will not go ahead if it does not benefit Air Malta - Muscat

    Alitalia deal will not go ahead if it does not benefit Air Malta - Muscat

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening that the memorandum of understand (MoU) signed between the government and Alitalia would only lead to a concrete deal if it benefits Air Malta.  Speaking during an acitivity organised by the Labour...

  • Police Commissioner resigns - PN says replacement should be appointed with broad agreement in Parliament

    Police Commissioner resigns - PN says replacement should be appointed with broad agreement in Parliament

    Updated - Adds PN call for change in the way how the police commissioner is appointed - Police Commissioner Michael Cassar has resigned with immediate effect because of health reasons, the government said today. The prime minister thanked him for...

  • Busuttil: Claims on De Marco, Fenech Adami do not merit action

    Busuttil: Claims on De Marco, Fenech Adami do not merit action

    Doubts about the Panama Papers scandal were turning into certainty and disgust, Opposition leader Simon Busutil said in a recorded interview on Net TV this evening. He said truth had to be said, however negative it was deemed to be, more so as...

  • ‘Good to know the children you care for are in safe hands’

    ‘Good to know the children you care for are in safe hands’

    Foster parents are ‘delighted’ when children in their care are safely returned to their natural parents. However, they will put their foot down when years roll by and they remain without a place they can permanently call home, Patricia Graham and...

  • Boy, 5, hit by motorcycle

    Boy, 5, hit by motorcycle

    A five-year-old boy suffered grievous injuries when he was hit by a motorcycle in Naxxar this afternoon, the police said. The accident happened in Parish Street, Naxxar, at 4.45pm as the boy was crossing the road with his mother. The Yamaha T110...

  • Ministerial assets declarations: Konrad Mizzi declares a slight drop in income

    Ministerial assets declarations: Konrad Mizzi declares a slight drop in income

    Energy and Health Minister Konrad Mizzi has declared total bank deposits of €389,440 and an outstanding loan of €322,167.20. The statement was made in his declaration of assets for 2015, dated February 8, which was tabled in Parliament with the...

  • No call for applications before Busuttil's appointment at MIC

    No call for applications was issued by the Nationalist government before Simon Busuttil was appointed head of the Malta EU Information Centre, Foreign Minister George Vella said in reply to a parliamentary question this evening. The question was...