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  • Street art at Electrifying Elmo

    Street art at Electrifying Elmo

    Kevin Naudi wants to bring the street art and music culture of London’s Covent Garden to Malta. The marketing professional will be launching his new venture, Cultural Events Brand (CEB) Malta, this weekend at Fort St Elmo, with the aim of...

  • Big screen adaptation of Assassin's Creed starts shooting in Malta

    Big screen adaptation of Assassin's Creed starts shooting in Malta

    Assassin’s Creed has commenced shooting in Malta, the Malta Film Commission said. Assassin’s Creed stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark...

  • Pedelecs to stay off road if unregistered

    Pedelecs to stay off road if unregistered

    Police or transport officers can now order pedelecs off the road if they have not been registered, after a plea to put penalties on hold fell on deaf ears. The sanction came into force this month following a warning issued by Transport Malta in...

  • 100 State workers a month employed under PL

    100 State workers a month employed under PL

    The Labour government has recruited more than 100 employees per month into the public sector since coming to power, official figures show. Public sector employment surged to 44,059, or an increase of 2,552 since the March 2013 election, the...

  • I am victim, says fake lease address owner

    I am victim, says fake lease address owner

    The owner of a Sliema apartment being investigated by police after at least 50 foreigners submitted the address as their official residence insists she is the victim of this sham activity. “I am the victim of this fraudulent activity. I was not...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta speaks to the owner of a Sliema apartment being investigated by police after at least 50 foreigners submitted the address as their official residence...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - September 2

    Editor's choice of your photos - September 2

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • Power station turbines to be shipped to Malta in November

    Power station turbines to be shipped to Malta in November

    The turbines and auxiliary equipment for the turbines of the Delimara gas power station are due for shipping to Malta from the Siemens plant in Sweden in November. Gas turbine 2 is currently on the assembly line, the final process before packaging...

  • European Commission to intervene over debris dumped in Gozo

    European Commission to intervene over debris dumped in Gozo

    The European Commission will urge the Maltese authorities to take action against dumping on a Natura 2000 site in Gozo, after repeated complaints fell on deaf ears. Nationalist MEP Therese Comodini Cachia told Times of Malta the Commission had...

  • 'Shark' spotted off breakwater

    'Shark' spotted off breakwater

    The police warned this afternoon that a big fish has been spotted close to the breakwater at Grand Harbour. Reader Aaron Sammut told Times of Malta that he was on his boat less than a mile off the breakwater when he spotted what he believed to be...

  • Prisoner tried to assault magistrate when case went ahead despite lawyer not being present, court told

    Prisoner tried to assault magistrate when case went ahead despite lawyer not being present, court told

    A prisoner tried to assault a magistrate because he was angered by her decision to go ahead with proceedings in the absence of his lawyer, a court heard yesterday. “After explaining to my client that his behaviour was wrong and unjustifiable on...

  • French student acquitted of laptop theft

    French student acquitted of laptop theft

    A French student has been acquitted of stealing his friends’ laptops during a holiday in Malta, as the court said the version of events given by the alleged victims was not credible. Last Sunday, 22-year-old Maxime Tarraso was apprehended at Malta...

  • Drunk Bulgarian causes fracas

    Drunk Bulgarian causes fracas

    A Bulgarian today admitted of driving under the influence and causing €3,000 worth of damage to two parked vehicles in St Paul’s Bay yesterday. Teodor Hristov, 21, was accused of causing €2,500 in damages to a Renault Megane and €500 to a Toyota...

  • Refugee charged with attempted break-in

    Refugee charged with attempted break-in

    A 26-year-old Libyan refugee was charged with attempted robbery after being caught on the roof of a Floriana property in the middle of the night. The case happened last Monday between midnight and 2am in Triq l-Arċisqof Caruana. Khaled Eddali was...

  • State guarantee for power station 'unique and discriminatory' - PN

    State guarantee for power station 'unique and discriminatory' - PN

    The €360 million state guarantee given to cover a massive bank loan for the private consortium selected to build the new gas power station was unique and discriminatory to the commercial community, Economy shadow minister Claudio Grech said this...

  • Carmelite Order is in legal war on Balluta supermarket

    Carmelite Order is in legal war on Balluta supermarket

    The Carmelite Order is facing a two-pronged legal battle over a proposed supermarket on the grounds of its Balluta priory, court documents show. Developer John Cilia is suing the Order and demanding it honours a 50-year lease agreement signed in...

  • White Paper on school hours and traffic is for feedback and suggestions - minister

    White Paper on school hours and traffic is for feedback and suggestions - minister

    Children should not have to wake up at 5.30am to go to school, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said this morning. Asked during a press conference about the White Paper on school opening hours and traffic congestion, Mr Bartolo said that the...

  • Half of new jobs created being taken up by foreigners

    Half of new jobs created being taken up by foreigners

    Half of the new jobs being created are taken up by foreigners, the vast majority of whom are EU citizens, Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo said during a news conference this morning. “This is a trend which has been going on for years,” he said,...

  • Valletta's St George’s Square to be transformed into Rosetta Satellite Space Mission

    Valletta's St George’s Square to be transformed into Rosetta Satellite Space Mission

    St George’s Square in Valletta will be transformed into the Rosetta Satellite Space Mission on September 25, when this year's edition of Science in the City will be held all over Valletta. Speaking at the festival’s launch this morning, project...

  • From Mozart to Taylor Swift

    From Mozart to Taylor Swift

    John Cutajar, 14, aspires to become a full-time pianist and trumpeter but he is not the type to be carried away, even when music teachers are full of praise and see exciting prospects. Admittedly, most of the time he is on YouTube, watching music...