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  • Environment Ombudsman offers conservation advice

    Environment Ombudsman offers conservation advice

    Malta needs to re-evaluate its local urban conservation heritage zones and buildings that are worthy of conservation, according to the Environment Ombudsman. David Pace was reacting to a complaint filed by museum curator John Vella about an...

  • EPP again insists Leo Brincat is not right for the Court of Auditors

    EPP again insists Leo Brincat is not right for the Court of Auditors

    The European People's Party insisted once more today that Leo Brincat is not a suitable person to join the European Court of Auditors. “The European Parliament rejected his nomination last plenary session by 381 votes against, 229 in favour and 58...

  • Widow ordered to pay damages caused by fatal fireworks explosion

    Widow ordered to pay damages caused by fatal fireworks explosion

    The widow of a man who caused a powerful fatal fireworks explosion in Naxxar in 2008 has been ordered by a court to pay damages to two couples who lost their houses as a result. The judgment was given in a case instituted by seven couples who had...

  • Project to turn Tritons Fountain area into pedestrian zone kicks off

    Project to turn Tritons Fountain area into pedestrian zone kicks off

    New arrangements are being made for pedestrians in the area of the Tritons fountain in Valletta ahead of works for the rehabilitation of the area. The workare being carried out by the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation. Vehicular traffic will...

  • Manoel Island: Activists claim victory as Midi says it will grant access to the foreshore

    Manoel Island: Activists claim victory as Midi says it will grant access to the foreshore

    Updated - See activists' and PN statements below - Midi is to grant supervised public access to the foreshore at Manoel Island from this weekend, after days of protests. In a statement, the company said it is prepared to allow pedestrian access...

  • Malta tops Lonely Planet's 25 'secret' destinations

    Malta tops Lonely Planet's 25 'secret' destinations

    Lonely Planet magazine has revealed its top 25 'secret' destinations - and it's Malta that comes in at No1. Gozo came in for special praise in the US print edition, with writer Writer Abigail Blasi describing it as home to some of Europe’s best...

  • Man, 73, grievously injured in Vittoriosa accident

    Man, 73, grievously injured in Vittoriosa accident

    A 73-year-old man from Vittoriosa was grievously injured this morning when he was hit by a car in Triq Tal-Ħawli, Vittoriosa. He is not in a critical condition. The police said the accident happened at 10.30am. The man was hit by a car that was...

  • Car fire in the middle of the night wakes up Marsascala residents

    Car fire in the middle of the night wakes up Marsascala residents

    Residents of Triq il-Kavallieri ta' Malta in Marsascala were shocked last night when they heard a noise which sounded like an explosion and saw large flames of fire when they looked outside to see what was happening. A resident said this was at...

  • Panama Papers: Konrad Mizzi among first to be called to Brussels

    Panama Papers: Konrad Mizzi among first to be called to Brussels

    Minister without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi will be among the first to be called to Brussels over the Panama Papers scandal, according to the chairman of the European Parliament's Committee, which is investigating the scandal. Addressing a press...

  • Ryanair to extend new winter routes to summer

    Ryanair to extend new winter routes to summer

    The six new winter routes low cost airline Ryanair launched from Malta last April - to Brussels, Catania, Nuremberg, Toulouse, Valencia and Vilnius - will be retained year round, the airline said today. The new flights will be increasing the...

  • Pedestrian hospitalised after being hit by car in Birkirkara

    Pedestrian hospitalised after being hit by car in Birkirkara

    A pedestrian has been hospitalised after he was hit by a car in Psaila Street, Birkirkara this morning. The police said the accident happened at 9.35am. Although his condition is not yet known, his injuries are not critical. The victim was hit by...

  • Technical problem on Air Malta aircraft delays 7 flights

    Technical problem on Air Malta aircraft delays 7 flights

    Updated at 11.30am with new flight departure times Seven Air Malta flights were delayed between one and five hours today due to a technical problem on an aircraft. The aircraft is currently being serviced by the airline's engineers. A spokesman...

  • AFM in medical evacuation

    AFM in medical evacuation

    A Spanish sailor was evacuated by the Armed Forces of Malta this morning, after needing medical assistance as he was suffering from chest pain. The AFM said the sailor was on the Spanish frigate Navarra. He was transferred to the AFM's Airwing by...

  • Bomb 'planted under vehicle' caused Marsa blast

    Bomb 'planted under vehicle' caused Marsa blast

    A bomb planted under a vehicle caused the explosion on a busy road in Marsa last night, leaving one man critical, according to police sources. The bomb was placed underneath the Transit van, which meant it was done by a third party to target the...

  • Simshar, the movie released in French cinemas

    Simshar, the movie released in French cinemas

    Simshar, the movie inspired by the 2008 Marsaxlokk sea tragedy, has set a new bar in the cinematic world, becoming the first Maltese film to be released in French cinemas. Malta’s first feature film for the international market was released in...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says a Pembroke resident has embarked on a hunger strike as a last resort to protest against “music so loud it made his bedroom windows rattle in the early hours of the...

  • Budget on October 17

    Budget on October 17

    The Budget for 2017 will be presented on October 17. The date was announced yesterday during RTK’s programme’s Kif u X’Fatta.

  • Hunger strike called off as Prime Minister promises action on Villa Rosa noise pollution

    Hunger strike called off as Prime Minister promises action on Villa Rosa noise pollution

    Updated at 11.15 am as Mr Dean calls off hunger strike A Pembroke man who embarked on a hunger strike this morning after the authorities ignored his appeals to stop the loud music at night called it off by 11am after Prime Minister Joseph Muscat...

  • Watch: Turtles hatch at Golden Bay in first recorded event in a generation

    Watch: Turtles hatch at Golden Bay in first recorded event in a generation

    Turtles have hatched in Golden Bay in a first-in-a-generation event closely watched by environmentalists. Just yesterday, Times of Malta had quoted officials saying that the storms that lashed the islands over the weekend could mean an early...

  • New Bill means bad care homes could lose licences

    New Bill means bad care homes could lose licences

    Consultation will kick off this week on a Bill which could see the revocation of the licence of homes for the elderly that do not adhere to care standards. The Bill, aimed at rising elderly care standards, sets the financial penalty for homes that...