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  • Man remanded over domestic violence incident

    A company general manager was remanded in custody after being accused of seriously injuring his wife with a knife in the presence of the couple’s three children The 62-year-old man, whose name cannot be published by court order, denied seriously...

  • Truck driver is cleared of injuring toddler

    A driver who slightly injured a 10-month old toddler when his truck’s side mirror hit him in the face was cleared of criminal charges on lack of evidence. Magistrate Neville Camilleri ruled there was not enough evidence to prove that Keith...

  • Irish couple steal tips to buy alcohol

    An Irish couple stole just over €77 in tips from a bar and a cafeteria, used the money to binge on alcohol and then entered a stranger’s house where they were found asleep, a court heard. Eoin Eamonn Hogan, 31, and his girlfriend Elaine Hurley,...

  • Petrol station thief pleads guilty again

    A man from Birżebbuġa who was handed a probation order on Tuesday was back in court yesterday, charged with an identical crime. Police Inspector Josric Mifsud charged Patrick Pullicino, 21, with having stolen €355 from the Lourdes Service Station...

  • Three corporate websites are targeted by hackers

    Three corporate websites are targeted by hackers

    Hackers with a pro-Palestinian message hijacked the corporate websites of McDonald’s, the Water Services Corporation and an app for the Farsons’ Great Beer Festival on Wednesday. The group, who identified themselves as Rebel Team Hackers, struck...

  • Two more arraigned in smuggling case

    Two more arraigned in smuggling case

    Another two men have been arraigned over the theft from the Freeport of a container carrying more than 10 million cigarettes, as police continue investigating the case. Haulier Malcolm Zammit, 35, from Qormi, and security officer Christopher...

  • Price impact of eco-tax removal is still unclear

    Price impact of eco-tax removal is still unclear

    Less than four days before the removal of eco-tax on white goods and electronic equipment it is not yet clear how the measure will affect consumer prices. While the Environment Ministry says it will reduce costs for importers, retailers are being...

  • Closed-down gaming firm staff stage protest

    Closed-down gaming firm staff stage protest

    Employees of a betting company whose licence was suspended last month yesterday staged a protest outside the Gaming Authority offices in Mrieħel, complaining they had not been paid since June. “We have mortgages to pay and the banks are breathing...

  • Academic, physical programme

    A programme with the aim of merging academic subjects with physical activity will be implemented in the coming scholastic year. A number of workshops were carried out by primary physical education teachers last scholastic year, Education Officer...

  • Diversions

    Traffic flow in Valley Road, Iklin is being directed from Naxxar to Iklin only because of the ongoing works related to the National Flood Relief Project. Traffic from Birkirkara bypass will be diverted on to Għargħur Road and on to Tal-Balal Road.

  • Poisonous pets set to be banned by end of the year

    Poisonous pets set to be banned by end of the year

    Poisonous pets could be banned by the end of the year when regulations on the mandatory registration of exotic animals come into force. The development follows proposals floated earlier this summer suggesting pet owners of venomous animals store...

  • Bank of Valletta is seeking new CEO

    Bank of Valletta is seeking new CEO

    Bank of Valletta is seeking a chief executive officer to take over from incumbent Charles Borg, whose three-year term expires on December 31. The bank released the news through a company announcement – a first for this position – saying that the...

  • Major earthquake test for emergency services

    Major earthquake test for emergency services

    Next Thursday, at five minutes past six in the evening, a major earthquake will strike 120 kilometres south-west of Malta, hitting large parts of the island’s critical infrastructure. The damage will be most intense in Gozo, where several...

  • PN’s hospital figures ‘make no sense’

    PN’s hospital figures ‘make no sense’

    Figures in a Mater Dei hospital report released by the Opposition earlier this week were “misinterpreted”, and overcrowding has decreased every year since 2012, according to health parliamentary secretary Chris Fearne. Speaking to Times of Malta,...

  • Driver hospitalised after his van topples over

    Driver hospitalised after his van topples over

    A van ended up on its side just outside the tunnels on the Marsa-bound lane of the Regional Road in Sta Venera yesterday morning. The driver was hospitalised after the van hit the centre strip and toppled over. The road was closed for a while,...

  • Elderly man hit by reversing car

    Elderly man hit by reversing car

    An 81-year-old man from Paola was seriously injured this evening when he was hit by a reversing BMW in his home town. The incident happened just before 6pm in Palm Street, Paola. The car was being driven by a 37-year-old man from Balzan. The...

  • Three injured sailors brought to Malta

    Three sailors were brought to Malta from a Cypriot-registered ship after they were injured in a fall this afternoon. The incident happened while the ship was anchored on Hurd's Bank, just outside Maltese territorial waters. Two of the workers were...

  • Drunk couple found asleep in stranger's house

    An Irish couple that staggered into a stranger's house in Sliema and fell asleep, got a conditional discharge today after they apologized and also admitted stealing money to find their binge drinking. Eoin Eamonn Hogan, 31, and his girlfriend...

  • Gaming employees protest over unpaid wages

    Gaming employees protest over unpaid wages

    Employees of a gaming company whose licence was suspended following a money laundering probe by Italian authorities this afternoon staged a protest at the Gaming Authority offices in Mrieħel. Some 20 employees of Uniq Group, complained they had...

  • The beheaded Qormi parish priest and other siege tales

    The beheaded Qormi parish priest and other siege tales

    Determined to defend Qormi territory against the invasion of the Ottoman Turks in 1565, parish priest Dun Ġwann Cilia joined the battle but was beheaded and thrown into the Grand Harbour. This is one of the theories behind his disappearance at the...