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  • Thief ties up elderly woman, unties her before escaping

    Thief ties up elderly woman, unties her before escaping

    A thief who broke into an elderly lady's home this morning tied her up, stole her money and made his getaway - but not before he untied his victim. The theft happened at around 10am in Mosta, police said.  According to the 86-year-old victim, a...

  • New research to track physical activity of 14, 15-year-olds

    New research will seek to track physical activity in 14- to 15-year-olds, to assess their lifestyle. The research, being conducted by the University of Malta Institute for Physical Education and Sport, is a follow up to a study conducted back in...

  • Wanted men found in garage wardrobe

    Wanted men found in garage wardrobe

    The two Libyan nationals wanted by the police in connection with the death of a Colombian man after a Paceville argument were found this morning hiding in a wardrobe in a garage in San Lawrenz, Gozo, The police who arrested them also found a...

  • Higher female participation in labour market not matched in political sphere

    Higher female participation in labour market not matched in political sphere

    Last year was marked with a positive higher participation of women in the labour market, however, Malta had hit a ceiling in the political sphere, Equality Commissioner Renee Laiviera said this morning. Speaking at the 12th annual conference of...

  • Migration centre opens regional office in Malta

    Migration centre opens regional office in Malta

    The International Centre for Migration Policy Development, a key player in the migration field, has opened a regional office in Malta to coordinate migration efforts in the Mediterranean. Foreign minister George Vella and ICMPD director general...

  • Tourists staying in Malta longer

    Tourists staying in Malta longer

    Total guests and nights spent in hotels, guesthouses, hostels and tourist villages in March increased by 9.7 per cent and 11.6 per cent respectively compared to the same month in 2015. The National Statistics Office said total guests in such...

  • Public transport employees to get some €2 million in benefits

    Public transport employees to get some €2 million in benefits

    Malta Public Transport will spend some €2 million on increased salaries and benefits for employees this year following the signing of a new collective agreement. The agreement, signed with the Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin this morning, will see...

  • Higher secondary cancels open day after MUT orders teachers to stay home

    Higher secondary cancels open day after MUT orders teachers to stay home

    Update 5.37pm - Principal replies An open day at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School has been cancelled after the teachers' union ordered teachers not to attend what it called an "academic market."  School head Gaetano Calleja told Times of...

  • Doubts expressed over censure motion

    Doubts expressed over censure motion

    A parliamentary motion of censure can be directed against the government understood in the widest sense, according to law faculty dean Kevin Aquilina. However, Prof. Aquilina admitted he had doubts on whether Parliament could discuss a motion of...

  • No one injured in car fire

    No one injured in car fire

    No one was injured in a care fire at Sir Paul Boffa avenue in Paola this morning. The fire, which was reported to the police at 8.15am, was put out by members of the Civil Protection Department.

  • 42 per cent of deaths in Malta avoidable - study

    42 per cent of deaths in Malta avoidable - study

    In 2013 two out of every five deaths in Malta involving persons aged 75 years or less could have been avoided in the light of medical know­ledge and available techno­logy, according to a study published by the EU’s statistical office. The report...

  • Cambridge experts recommend teaching English as foreign language

    Cambridge experts recommend teaching English as foreign language

    English language classes and exams could become similar to those used when teaching foreign students, in line with suggestions by Cambridge University. In a detailed study of Maltese students’ English language proficiency, Cambridge University...

  • Majority of Maltese passport buyers prefer to rent property

    Majority of Maltese passport buyers prefer to rent property

    The overwhelming majority of those buying Maltese passports prefer to rent property rather than purchase it. According to information tabled in Parliament in reply to questions by Nationalist MP Claudio Grech, 81 per cent of those granted Maltese...

  • Maltese newspapers review

    Maltese newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says the overwhelming majority of those buying Maltese passports prefer to rent property rather than purchase it. In another story, it says English language classes and...

  • Animal lovers mourn cat that was put down

    Animal lovers mourn cat that was put down

    Some 50 animal lovers gathered in Valletta this evening to mourn the death of a beloved local cat, described as “part of the community”, which was put down by the Animal Welfare department last week. Those gathered said they were also protesting...

  • Opposition insists Speaker's ruling limits parliament's duty to oversee the executive, justice minister insists ruling 'correct'

    Opposition insists Speaker's ruling limits parliament's duty to oversee the executive, justice minister insists ruling 'correct'

    The House of Representatives this evening debated and defeated an Opposition motion challenging a decision by the Speaker not to accept a motion of censure against the prime minister’s chief of staff, Keith Schembri. The censure motion, presented...

  • Air Malta announces winter seat sale

    Air Malta announces winter seat sale

    Air Malta has announced a seat sale for flights to 22 destinations between 21September 2016 and 26 March 2017. Fares start from €35 one-way, inclusive of taxes and charges.   The sale is open between tomorrow at 7am and Saturday at 6:59am. Tickets...

  • Today is another day worth living - 19-year-old diagnosed with cancer twice

    Today is another day worth living - 19-year-old diagnosed with cancer twice

    Jerome Frendo will this week launch the Puttinu football marathon, after missing it last year when he was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in as many years. But that is the only plan the 19-year-old has made, as he has decided to live day...

  • Acquitted of seriously injuring policeman

    Acquitted of seriously injuring policeman

    A young man who was accused of seriously injuring a policeman in 2012 has been acquitted after a court ruled that the prosecution did not adequately prove their case. Clint Dalton, 26 from St Paul's Bay, had been charged with causing Vincent...

  • Fierce fire at Bulebel factory

    Fierce fire at Bulebel factory

    A factory in Bulebel caught fire this afternoon, producing a thick column of smoke seen from various parts of Malta. People on the site said the blaze was in an area where chemicals were stored at Skat Ltd, which produced sterilising solutions,...