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  • Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest, Malta placed 11th in second semi-final

    Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest, Malta placed 11th in second semi-final

    Sweden has been crowned the winner of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest for Mans Zelmerlow's performance of Heroes. It is the sixth time in the contest's history that Sweden has come out on top, this time fighting off strong competition from Russia...

  • Wowed by the wonder of wool

    Wowed by the wonder of wool

    Hidden away at the foot of a Portuguese mountain is a sustainable ecological farm with 14 woolly leggy alpacas run by a Maltese woman. Lisa Vella-Gatt, 46, owns the Monte Frio Alpacas farm in Benfeita, Portugal, which she has been running since...

  • Two Britons die after getting into difficulty while swimming in Comino

    Two Britons die after getting into difficulty while swimming in Comino

    Two Britons, both 35, died this afternoon after they found themselves in difficulty while swimming at the Blue Lagoon in Comino because of strong currents. The police said they were informed of the incident at 3.30pm. One was airlifted to Gozo...

  • Father and son injured in explosion

    Father and son injured in explosion

    A father and son were injured in an explosion in Triq is-Siġġiewi, Qrendi at 1.30pm today. The son, 28, from Mqabba is in a critical condition. His 60-year-old father, who also lives in Mqabba, suffered slight injuries. The police said the two men...

  • Romanian jailed for string of thefts

    Romanian jailed for string of thefts

    A Romanian man who stole an iPhone 6 from a mobile phone shop at BayStreet Shopping Complex was caught after the police used the Find My iPhone app to trace where the device was, the court heard today. The police went to an apartment in St...

  • Jailed for drug possession with intent

    Jailed for drug possession with intent

    A man who was found in possession of heroin and cocaine in circumstances denoting it was not for his personal use was this afternoon jailed for 15 months and fined €500. The court heard how Antoine Gravina was caught with the drugs found hidden in...

  • Man charged with stabbing wife's lover

    Man charged with stabbing wife's lover

    A man who stabbed his wife's lover when he caught the two in bed after he returned home from work early insisted in court this afternoon that his crime was excusable. Magistrate Antonio Micallef Trigona heard defence lawyer Roberto Montalto...

  • Man throws dog in well

    Man throws dog in well

    A man was this afternoon charged with the animal cruelty after he allegedly threw his dog into a well. Before Magistrate Antonio Micallef Trigona, Eugenio Galea, 56, from Senglea, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty just after midday on Friday. The...

  • Tarxien mayor resigns due to lack of funds to administer council

    Tarxien mayor resigns due to lack of funds to administer council

    The mayor of Tarxien resigned his post saying he could no longer administer the council without any money. In a post on Facebook, Joseph Abela, PL,  said he resigned yesterday. The decision, he said, was tough and he took it not because he did not...

  • Deaf runner clinches second in marathon

    Deaf runner clinches second in marathon

    In Lublin, Poland, it was pouring but one drenched determined man, kitted in Maltese sports gear, was running on the slippery roads and there was no stopping him. George Vella, 35, a deaf draughtsman, took part in the first deaf European Marathon...

  • Hunters' federation supports development of shooting range in Mosta

    The hunters' federation said this morning it supported the development of the long awaited and international standards target shooting range at tal-Busbesija, limits of Mosta. It said that, in its opinion, the promised range would not disturb the...

  • ‘Ban spraying of harmful pesticides’

    ‘Ban spraying of harmful pesticides’

    A group raising awareness about food safety and the environment is calling on the government to ban the spraying of pesticides harmful to humans. “Why do we allow the use of pesticides in public spaces when the manufacturers themselves are saying...

  • Government whip among protestors rallying against ODZ development

    Government whip among protestors rallying against ODZ development

    Government whip Godfrey Farrugia was among the protesters who attended a rally this morning by a collective of environmental non-government organisations and concerned citizens against development in outside development zones. They described such...

  • 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.

  • NGOs insist on viability of using historic sites for new university

    NGOs insist on viability of using historic sites for new university

    Environmental organisations this morning expressed concern that while that while the Prime Minister has announced that it might be possible to split the proposed AUM campus on different sites, the Jordanian investors’ legal representative has...

  • Young woman injured in accident

    Young woman injured in accident

    A 21-year-old woman from Attard was grievously injured in an accident in Triq il-Mosta, Lija, at 5.40am. She is not in a critical condition. The police said the woman was driving a Ford Ka towards Mosta when she lost control and crashed into a...

  • We will slit your throats, women were warned by burglars

    We will slit your throats, women were warned by burglars

    Three burglars who barged into a Gżira house early on Thursday morningthreatened two women that they would slit their throats and burn them alive if they called the police. The burglars later escaped with some cash and a car belonging to one of...

  • Match-fixing: Maltese suspect spoke of threats from Chinese gamblers

    Match-fixing: Maltese suspect spoke of threats from Chinese gamblers

    Msida St Joseph vice president Robert Farrugia, one of the Maltese under investigation for match fixing in Italy, allegedly told an Italian national over the phone that Chinese gamblers had threatened to kill his brother. Mr Farrugia has been...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says a Maltese match-fixing suspect had been threatened by Chinese gamblers. l-orizzont reports that Simon Busuttil criticised the government for raising undue...

  • PN Executive elected

    PN Executive elected

    The 18 elected members of the executive committee of the Nationalist Party were announced last night after the first session of the PN general council meeting. Among them is Rosette Thake, who some observers say, is in pole position to succeed...