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  • Man seriously injured in Luqa traffic accident

    Man seriously injured in Luqa traffic accident

    A 39-year-old man was seriously injured following a traffic accident in Luqa this afternoon, the police said.  The incident happened in Triq l-Avjazzjoni after a Land Rover driven by a 41-year-old from Qormi crashed into a Maruti, driven by a...

  • The male model in Malta... and the misconceptions

    The male model in Malta... and the misconceptions

    Being a male model in Malta comes with a host of misconceptions attached. Add an element of sexuality and your twin brother into the mix, and things get even more complicated. Johnathan Cilia discusses society’s prejudices with model Dyan...

  • €3 million repair works to fix faulty Mtarfa building

    €3 million repair works to fix faulty Mtarfa building

    Structural repair works, estimated at €3 million, will be carried out at Binja Buqana in Mtarfa in the coming weeks, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia said this morning. Works will start at basement level and, once completed, engineers...

  • Wied Moqbol development would threaten world-threatened seabird colony

    Wied Moqbol development would threaten world-threatened seabird colony

    A proposed development at Wied Moqbol threatens a world-threatened seabird's colony, Birdlife Malta warned this afternoon. A new quarry is being proposed development in anoutside development zone area at Wied Moqbol. This will mean the further...

  • Pink on bone issues

    Pink on bone issues

    Fragility fractures is estimated to cost the national health service around €17 million, so the work of a team of researchers to discover genetic risk factors that lead to osteoporosis, which targets more women than men, is tackled in tomorrow’s...

  • New regulator for Citizenship Investment Scheme

    New regulator for Citizenship Investment Scheme

    Carmel De Gabriele has been appointed as regulator to oversee the implementation and monitoring of the Citizenship Investment Scheme. In the past, Mr De Gabriele served as Chief Electoral Commissioner under former administrations as well as...

  • Sports facilities may soon host shopping centres

    Sports facilities may soon host shopping centres

    Sports facilities may soon include commercial centres under proposals unveiled this morning, in a move intended to give additional streams of revenue to organisations running such facilities. The proposals are part of a White Paper launched today...

  • Mepa dismantling local plans to 'favour particular individuals'

    Mepa dismantling local plans to 'favour particular individuals'

    The planning authority is systematically demolishing the local plans, Alternattiva Demokratika and an NGO warned this morning. During a joint press conference between Alternattiva Demokratika and Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar in Attard, AD deputy...

  • Konrad Mizzi submits nomination for PL deputy leader

    Konrad Mizzi submits nomination for PL deputy leader

    Energy and Health Minister Konrad Mizzi was the first to submit his name for the post of Labour Party deputy leader for party affairs. The nomination this morning reinforces a Times of Malta report last Monday that Dr Mizzi is lined up to secure...

  • PN government will change judiciary appointments system - Busuttil

    PN government will change judiciary appointments system - Busuttil

    A future Nationalist government will appoint members to the judiciary based on the Bonello commission recommendations, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this morning. While the Prime Minister and the Justice Minister are making a mockery even...

  • One of Malta's last shepherds smiles... and a generation fizzles out

    One of Malta's last shepherds smiles... and a generation fizzles out

    Johnathan Cilia laments a dying lifestyle that sees a love of the land being replaced by more ephemeral pleasures, even as his Uncle Anġlu, one of Malta’s last shepherds, continues minding his flock and making ġbejniet. I remember the first time I...

  • Councils urged to revise refuse collection times

    Councils urged to revise refuse collection times

    Local councils have been requested to change refuse collection times to try to reduce traffic, the Local Government Parliamentary Secretary said this morning. Since most vehicles picking up domestic waste are bulky, often blocking the roads, they...

  • Former PN minister Joseph Spiteri dies

    Former PN minister Joseph Spiteri dies

    Former Nationalist minister Joseph Spiteri, who served in parliament between 1962 and 1976, has died. He was 95. The notary was a Cabinet member in George Borg Olivier's government, serving as minister for agriculture, industry and commerce. The...

  • Nurses call on PM to intervene on social workers shortage

    The nurses' union has called on the Prime Minister to intervene in connection with a shortage of social workers in public hospitals. Malta is facing a serious shortage of social workers, which is especially felt in the public sector, the MUMN said...

  • Birdlife's "extremism" can never lead to reconciliation - hunters

    Birdlife's "extremism" can never lead to reconciliation - hunters

    The "extremist" attitude of Birdlife Malta can never lead to any sort of reconciliation with hunters, the FKNK said in a statement this morning. It was reacting to a court judgment which dismissed a libel suit filed by Birdlife against the hunting...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.

  • Woman claims rape in Paceville; police probe whether sex was 'consensual'

    The police are holding a Libyan man to assist in their investigations into a rape allegation by a Hungarian woman though sources close to the investigation say the claim is questionable. The woman claimed the man had raped her in the early hours...

  • New figures show Malta's competitiveness 'has stood its ground'

    Malta recorded positive results in the external sector in 2015 with a further narrowing of the trade deficit, as exports net of fuels re-exports increased by €51.2 million in spite of the challenges in some of Malta’s export markets, latest...

  • Three quarters of Maltese are happy with their lives - study

    Three quarters of Maltese are happy with their lives - study

    If you’re seeking happiness and relationships in your life, a local study may have the answers: get married, have children, earn an adequate income and avoid too many problems at work. Research by the National Centre for Family Research, published...

  • Paceville stampede club case stalled as defence says it was not given enough time

    Paceville stampede club case stalled as defence says it was not given enough time

    Court proceedings against 23 people over the Paceville club incident, in which dozens of young people were injured, were stalled yesterday after the defence said it had not been given enough time to examine the 13-volume magisterial...