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  • Building by Maltese architect graces entrance of London’s Westfield City Mall

    Building by Maltese architect graces entrance of London’s Westfield City Mall

    An iconic kiosk for the entrance of Westfield City's Shopping Centre leading from the Queen Elizabeth's Olympic Park in London has been designed by award winning architectural practice Mizzi Studio. The kiosk is of the Italian café brand...

  • Prison inmate to serve more time

    Prison inmate to serve more time

    A self-confessed drug addict, currently serving a jail term for a number of thefts, was today back in court to face fresh charges related to aggravated theft alongside another man who acted as an accomplice. Allan Grima, 34, from Kalkara, was...

  • Homeless man denied bail on drug-related charges

    Homeless man denied bail on drug-related charges

    A homeless man who told a court he often seeks shelter at a Park and Ride was denied bail today after being arraigned on charges of drug trafficking following a scuffle with police. Plasterer Abubakar Ibrahim Jabril, 32, was charged with...

  • Broadcasting Authority staff slam their chairwoman in letter to Prime Minister

    Broadcasting Authority staff slam their chairwoman in letter to Prime Minister

    Staff members at the Broadcasting Authority are up in arms against their chairwoman and have asked for the Prime Minister’s direct intervention, the Times of Malta is informed. Stopping short from asking for her outright sacking, the majority of...

  • Unannounced English language module is a pilot study, University says

    Unannounced English language module is a pilot study, University says

    A newly-introduced study module for first-year University students who obtained a Grade 4 or 5 in their English language SEC is a "pilot study" and consultations on its implementation are ongoing, the University said today.  The University...

  • Consolidated fund registers €33m positive change

    Consolidated fund registers €33m positive change

    Updated 12.52pm - Added government statement The government's consolidated fund registered a deficit of €15.9 million in January of this year, new statistics have shown.  Compared to the same month last year, recurrent revenue registered an...

  • Then and now: 50-year-old survey sheets show extent of Malta's urbanisation

    Then and now: 50-year-old survey sheets show extent of Malta's urbanisation

    Seven takeaway snapshots from the 1968 survey sheets, made available online by the Planning Authority, show a land far less choked with buildings when compared to today. Still to come: Marsa’s December 13 Road It is the principal thoroughfare...

  • Ray of hope for Malian men contesting deportation

    Ray of hope for Malian men contesting deportation

    Nine Malian asylum seekers whose bid to seek refugee status in Malta had failed, were granted a ray of hope when a constitutional court this morning declared that it would hear their case wherein they are contesting their repatriation. The First...

  • Prison guard who posted offensive Facebook comment must pay €5,000 fine

    Prison guard who posted offensive Facebook comment must pay €5,000 fine

    A prison guard sentenced to pay a €5,000 fine after being found guilty of having made an improper use of the electronic media, had his punishment confirmed on appeal. Vincent Debono, 46, was convicted by a magistrate's court in May 2016 of having...

  • Watch: Caravan catches fire by Addolorata cemetery

    Watch: Caravan catches fire by Addolorata cemetery

    Updated 11.08am - Nobody injured Police and a fire-fighting crew rushed to Luqa this morning following reports of two vehicles on fire in the vicinity of Addolorata cemetery. Eyewitnesses told Times of Malta that they heard what sounded like an...

  • Shot fired, man arrested following suspected car theft attempt

    Shot fired, man arrested following suspected car theft attempt

    A 43-year-old man was arrested early this morning following a police search that saw officers fire a shot towards two suspected car thieves.  Police received a report that shots had been fired in Birkirkara's Infetti area at around 1am, they said...

  • BBC HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur to give public talks

    BBC HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur to give public talks

    Updated 11.23am BBC HARDtalk presenter Stephen Sackur will address students and academics in a public lecture to be held early next month, the University of Malta has announced.  Mr Sackur has covered the Gulf War, reunification of Germany and...

  • Prosecution 'completely failed' to prove benefit fraud

    Prosecution 'completely failed' to prove benefit fraud

    Prosecutors "completely failed" to prove that a man accused of claiming unemployment benefits while working as a tour operator had committed fraud, an Appeals Court found yesterday, as it cleared the man of the charges.  DJ and former L-Orizzont...

  • 'X' gender option to be added to passports and ID cards

    'X' gender option to be added to passports and ID cards

    ‘X’ will be an option, alongside ‘male’ and ‘female’ on passports and identity cards “in the coming weeks”, Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli said. The non-binary ‘X’ gender option on official documents was made possible after Parliament...

  • What's on today's newspapers

    What's on today's newspapers

    These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers.  The Times of Malta leads with news that no meningitis B vaccines are available locally, with the shortage likely to persist for some time as the manufacturer fulfils other, prior orders...

  • Boy who went missing raises school transport concerns

    Boy who went missing raises school transport concerns

    An inquiry will find out whether school transport boarding operations have to improve after a seven-year-old Marsascala student ended up in Msida, the Education Ministry said.  The Eritrean child who attends the local State primary school went...

  • Suggestion that some cases of poverty are self-inflicted met with disapproval

    Suggestion that some cases of poverty are self-inflicted met with disapproval

    An elderly woman’s suggestion today that while some cases of poverty are genuine, other can be self-inflicted prompted disapproval from participants at a debate on the definition of poverty held today at the University. The woman, who was among...

  • Most treated for alcohol consumption last year were bingers

    Most treated for alcohol consumption last year were bingers

    Seven of every 10 people treated for alcohol consumption last year had been binging and did not wind up in hospital because of a drinking problem. This trend emerges from figures tabled in Parliament by Health Minister Chris Fearne. The figures...

  • Pregnant salesgirl gets fright of her life as thief enters shop and demands money

    Pregnant salesgirl gets fright of her life as thief enters shop and demands money

    A pregnant 24-year-old salesgirl from Birkirkara had the fright of her life this evening when a man wearing a hoodie and brandishing a knife entered the shop she was working in and asked for cash. The hold-up took place at the Early Learning...

  • PM proposes Europe should become the bitcoin continent

    PM proposes Europe should become the bitcoin continent

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat made five proposals today when speaking at the CEPS Ideas Lab conference in Brussels “Reconstructing the Union”. His first proposal was that Europe should become the bitcoin continent. The rise of crypto currencies, he...