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  • Will the wheel Brad Pitt please stand up

    Will the wheel Brad Pitt please stand up

    As Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continue to elude photographers during their stay on Gozo, social media have been awash with spoofs of the actors in the most unusual of places. The first few ‘pictures’ of the power couple were...

  • FKNK launches campaign for hunters to report illegal incidents

    FKNK launches campaign for hunters to report illegal incidents

    The hunters federation, FKNK, is officially launching a campaign to encourage its members to report illegalities on 9947 4503. It said in a statement that although this was already being done in a discreet manner, it had no other option but for...

  • We can't cope, say police in St Julian's

    We can't cope, say police in St Julian's

    Police in the St Julian’s district, which includes the Paceville trouble spot, are stretched so thin they have very little time to investigate the flood of reports that come in every day. About 6,000 reports have already been filed this year in...

  • Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai invited to Malta

    Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai invited to Malta

    Teenage Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has been invited to Malta President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. President Coleiro Preca invited...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says police in the St Julian’s district, which includes the Paceville trouble spot, are stretched so thin they have very little time to investigatethe...

  • Choose sardines rather than salmon, urges guide

    Choose sardines rather than salmon, urges guide

    The island’s “forgotten seafood” is going to get a blitz promotion through a new campaign that hopes to get consumers to make more sustainable choices when buying fish. “We don’t want to tell people what not to eat. I think they’ve already heard...

  • Government wrong to regularise Armier boathouses by giving smart meters - Simon Busuttil

    Government wrong to regularise Armier boathouses by giving smart meters - Simon Busuttil

    The government was not right when it regularised the Armier boat houses by installing smart meters, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today. Asked during a PN Independence activity what he would have done about the Armier boathouses had he...

  • Russian man dies while swimming

    Russian man dies while swimming

    A Russian man, 65, was found dead at sea in St George's Bay this evening. The police said the grim discovery was made at 6.10p.m. The man had been swimming in the bay. A magisterial inquiry has been launched.

  • Nigerian arrested for drug trafficking

    Nigerian arrested for drug trafficking

    A Nigerian man, 35, resident in Naxxar, has been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking, the police said. The arrest was made this afternoon in Leli Falzon Street after the man was found carrying a bag with 700g of suspected heroin. A search of...

  • Farsons to reorganise corporate structure

    The Farsons group said today that it will launch a reorganisation of its corporate structure next year, spinning off  (pro-rata to existing shareholders) the Group’sproperty interests to a new company. In a company announcement the company said...

  • No Kate decision on Malta visit tonight

    No Kate decision on Malta visit tonight

    A final decision will be taken tomorrow about whether Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, will come to Malta this weekend for the Independence anniversary celebrations. "Kensington Palace will confirm tomorrow morning whether the Duchess of...

  • Card player won €36,000 by marking cards

    Card player won €36,000 by marking cards

    A Romanian man who marked cards while playing poker at a casino was today charged with fraud after managing to net €36,000 in winnings. Iaon-Florian Tet, who is staying at the Alexandria Hotel in St Julian’s, played three card poker at the Oracle...

  • MHRA president calls for all-round effort to support Air Malta

    MHRA president calls for all-round effort to support Air Malta

    The tourism sector would lose its soul and the Maltese economy would fail if Air Malta collapsed, Matthew Pace, president of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association warned this afternoon. He was speaking  at the presentation of the...

  • Floating on a cloud

    Floating on a cloud

    Andrea Muscat took this picture of Ta’ Pinu church ‘floating’ on fog early this morning.Early morning fog shrouded parts of Malta this morning and early yesterday. [email protected]

  • Planes and mazes in St George’s Square

    St George’s Square in Valletta will host parts of an aircraft and an artistic maze at this year’s Science in the City festival. Lufthansa Technik Malta will be displaying a large model aircraft and real-sized sections while Logix Creative and DAAA...

  • Government backs police appeal for effective prison term against hunter

    Government backs police appeal for effective prison term against hunter

    The government said this evening that it backed a police appeal seeking an effective prison term for a man who was convicted of shooting a protected White Stork. 26-year-old tile-layer Gilian Tanti from St Julian's was taken to court this...

  • Sant explains decision to abstain in EP Ukraine vote

    Sant explains decision to abstain in EP Ukraine vote

    Labour MEP Alfred Sant has explained why he abstained in the European Parliament vote for the ratification of the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. MEPs backed the agreement with 535 votes in favour, 127 against and 35...

  • Museum of Archaeology open day on Sunday

    Museum of Archaeology open day on Sunday

    The National Museum of Archaeology will be open free of charge on Sunday. Visitors will also be able to visit the exhibition “Malta, the great story of a small island-nation through 100 objects”. Artefacts in the museum, in Republic...

  • Magistrate complains about media coverage of the courts

    Magistrate complains about media coverage of the courts

    Magistrate Antonio Micallef Trigona this afternoon complained at media coverage of the courts "everyone takes a dig at the courts then expects it to protect their rights". He made the comments during the continuation of the compilation of evidence...

  • Former financial adviser's assets frozen

    Former financial adviser's assets frozen

    A magistrate today froze the assets of Maltese Cross Financial Services Ltd director Jean Claude Bugeja, 42, of Ghaxaq allowing him a basic allowance of €14,000 a year on which to live. Mr Bugeja is pleading not guilty to defrauding and...