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  • Watch: Electricity restored following widespread power cut

    Watch: Electricity restored following widespread power cut

    Update with new photos at 9pm Swathes of central Malta were without electricity for several hours this morning following a power cut caused by a cable that caught fire in a tunnel.   The power cut affected parts of Birkirkara, Gzira, San Ġwann,...

  • Cyclists face a very Maltese problem - no parking

    Cyclists face a very Maltese problem - no parking

    Cyclists are calling on the authorities to increase the number of bicycle racks and introduce rules that ban other road users from obstructing them. While the number of people braving Malta’s roads on a bicycle is increasing, it is often...

  • Police consider action against medical visa ‘whistleblower’

    Police consider action against medical visa ‘whistleblower’

    The police will be seeking the Attorney General’s advice to see whether to arraign a Libyan national who accused a government official of bribery in relation to the issue of medical visas, this newspaper has learnt. In the meantime, the government...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers.  The Times of Malta reports that the government intends on hiving off all Air Malta ground staff to a new company as part of its deal to sell 49 per cent of the airline to Alitalia.  The...

  • Air Malta ground staff to join new company

    Air Malta ground staff to join new company

    All Air Malta ground staff will be transferred to a new public company that will be servicing the national airline, the Times of Malta is informed. Although the plans were communicated to the workers involved during meetings last week, a spokesman...

  • Industry slams Air Malta southbound rerouting

    Industry slams Air Malta southbound rerouting

    The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association and the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry have criticised the business plan proposed by Alitalia whereby many Air Malta flights will go south. At the same time, the Tourism Ministry...

  • You can now get a Masters at MCAST

    You can now get a Masters at MCAST

    Postgraduate students can now add MCAST to their prospective academic options, with the college adding two Masters degrees to its list of courses for the first time.  The two Masters courses, in Business Administration and Business Informatics,...

  • Wardens have issued 35,000 fewer fines this year, LESA data shows

    Wardens have issued 35,000 fewer fines this year, LESA data shows

    Nearly 35,000 fewer fines have been issued by wardens so far this year compared to the same period in 2015, as the government urges wardens to prioritise education over penalisation. The Local Enforcement System Agency, responsible for overseeing...

  • 'You won't shut me up', axed TV presenter Salvu Mallia tells government

    'You won't shut me up', axed TV presenter Salvu Mallia tells government

    TV presenter Salvu Mallia has vowed to continue speaking his mind, despite what he says are attempts by the government to silence him by axing his popular programme on PBS. He explained that the production house behind the show, Madwarna, was...

  • New building amnesty widely open to interpretation - Kamra tal-Periti

    New building amnesty widely open to interpretation - Kamra tal-Periti

    New amnesties unveiled to regularise building illegalities are unclear and widely open to interpretation, the Kamra tal-Periti has warned. Above all, they also fail to address the importance of promoting quality of our building stock by allowing...

  • Roadworks in Kappara, Mġarr tonight

      Regional Road lanes heading to Msida will be closed for 30 minutes tonight as contractors paint new road markings as part of the Kappara Junction project. The lane closures will start at 10.30pm and should be over by 11pm, Transport Malta said.

  • Josephine Sant, mother of Alfred Sant, passes away aged 96

    Josephine Sant, mother of Alfred Sant, passes away aged 96

    5.25pm - Adds Speaker's condolences Josephine Sant, the mother of MEP Alfred Sant, has passed away at the age of 96. Mrs Sant avoided the public spotlight and was rarely seen at public events with her son, a former Prime Minister.   One exception...

  • Police seize 15kg of suspected cocaine hidden in car

    Police seize 15kg of suspected cocaine hidden in car

    Approximately 15kg of a white substance believed to be cocaine was discovered hidden in a car that had just arrived in Malta from Italy, police have said. Two men - a 66-year-old Qormi man and a 23-year-old from Għajnsielem - are being held in...

  • Tarmac trouble spreads as clumps appear at MIA entrance

    Tarmac trouble spreads as clumps appear at MIA entrance

    People travelling to the Malta International Airport will hit turbulence long before getting on their flight, as tarmac laid down near the airport’s entrance has warped and failed. A spokesman for Transport Malta confirmed that the tarmac was laid...

  • Watch: Yacht damaged in rough seas at Fekruna bay

    Watch: Yacht damaged in rough seas at Fekruna bay

    A yacht was substantially damaged today after the strong winds and rough seas broke the vessel loose from its moorings at Fekruna bay. Police and rescuers are currently trying to salvage the boat, according to witnesses. Nobody is believed to have...

  • Malta's afforestation efforts missed the wood for the trees, experts say

    Malta's afforestation efforts missed the wood for the trees, experts say

    Malta has failed to coordinate afforestation efforts or to implement large-scale ecological restoration projects, two leading ecology experts have written.  In a report aimed at shoring up Malta's tepid afforestation initiatives, academics Louis F.

  • Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car at traffic lights

    Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car at traffic lights

    An elderly man hit by a car at a pelican crossing in Msida on Sunday afternoon has died, police said today.  The 79-year-old Pieta' resident was hit by a BMW driven by a 35-year-old Floriana man at traffic lights on Marina street, Msida.  A...

  • More fruit and vegetables sold this year

    More fruit and vegetables sold this year

    The volume of fruit and vegetables sold during the first half of the year was up by 9.1 per cent when compared to the same period in 2015, new figures from the National Statistics Office show.  But NSO figures showed that while sales volumes in...

  • Man grievously injured in Naxxar car crash

    Man grievously injured in Naxxar car crash

    A St Paul's Bay resident was grievously injured this morning after he was involved in a traffic accident on Triq is-Salini, limits of Naxxar. The 32-year-old St Paul's Bay man was driving a Kia Ceed when he and a 26-year-old San Ġwann resident...

  • Man critical after being found unconscious on stair landing

    Man critical after being found unconscious on stair landing

    A 78-year-old Dingli resident is in a critical state after being found unconscious on the stair landing of his home last night. The man, who lives on Triq Santa Marija, was found unconscious by his wife at around 11pm. Police said the woman went...