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  • Where is Malta?

    Where is Malta?

    Where is Malta? See what went on at My Kitchen Rules, an Australian competitive cooking game show.  https://www.facebook.com/MyKitchenRules/videos/10153834058560149/

  • Local warden agency paying €36,000 in rent to PBS

    Local warden agency paying €36,000 in rent to PBS

    A building earmarked by the national broadcaster to serve as a TV studio and a sound stage has been rented to the new local enforcement agency. Television House was part of a €10 million plan announced by PBS in 2012 to transform the whole area in...

  • Industrial production up slightly

    Seasonally adjusted industrial production increased by 0.4 per cent in December over the previous month, the NSO said today. When compared to December 2014, the index of industrial production adjusted for working days went up by 5.8 per cent. In...

  • X1 bus route to stop at Mater Dei

    Transport Malta has agreed that the X1 bus route will stop at Mater Dei Hospital, the Gozo University Group said today.  It said it had a meeting with Transport Malta regarding several complaints that have affected Gozitan students ever since the...

  • Revellers locked out of carnival party at Xlendi

    Revellers locked out of carnival party at Xlendi

    Revellers hoping to join the annual Carnival Matinée party in Gozo were denied access with the promoters saying they wanted to avoid breaching health and safety regulations. A spokesman for the promoters behind the event, held on Saturday...

  • Drug addict guilty of stealing €2,500 worth of perfumes

    Drug addict guilty of stealing €2,500 worth of perfumes

    A drug addict has been condemned to community work after pleading guilty to stealing €2,500 worth of perfumes to sustain his drug addiction. Magistrate Joe Mifsud heard how the man, whose name cannot be published, has since kicked the habit is now...

  • ‘Rivals’ back Konrad Mizzi as Labour’s deputy leader

    ‘Rivals’ back Konrad Mizzi as Labour’s deputy leader

    Konrad Mizzi is unlikely to face any competition for the post of Labour deputy leader party affairs when the nominations close tomorrow. The Health and Energy Minister is so far the only candidate to submit his nomination and others rumoured to...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that the company which supplied stone for the Parliament building has denied that the product was of inferior quality. It also reports on Opposition calls...

  • Parliament stone firm denies poor quality claims - accuses Italian contractor of trying to avoid payment

    Parliament stone firm denies poor quality claims - accuses Italian contractor of trying to avoid payment

    The supplier of stone cladding for the new Parliament building in Valletta has strongly denied allegations of supplying inferior quality material. A company spokesman accused the Italian contractor making the allegations of trying to find a...

  • Updated - Unemployed Libyan charged with raping Hungarian woman

    Updated - Unemployed Libyan charged with raping Hungarian woman

    Updated - An unemployed Libyan from St Julian’s was yesterday charged with raping and assaulting a 27-year-old Hungarian woman in Paceville on Friday night. Ezzedin Salem Elaoud, 26, of Tripoli, was also charged with attacking the woman and...

  • Italian TV show Le Iene pours scorn over Malta's parliament building debts

    Italian TV show Le Iene pours scorn over Malta's parliament building debts

    The government’s debts with one of the developers of the new parliament building in Valletta earned it rebuke on popular Italian TV show Le Iene. The eight-minute clip pours scorn on the fact that the government still owed Italian contractor CFF...

  • 24 arrested for drug possession

    24 arrested for drug possession

    A total of 24 people were arrested in the past three days after they were found in possession of drugs. The police said these included eight stopped in road blocks carried out by the Drug Squad, assisted by the Rapid Intervention and the Dog Section.

  • Unrealistic ideal body image culture broader than Barbie

    Unrealistic ideal body image culture broader than Barbie

    Barbie has certainly contributed to the unrealistic “ideal body” image that children have been brought up with. However, the problem with this culture goes beyond the doll’s body, according to Brenda Murphy, a senior lecturer in gender...

  • No permanent deacons for Malta in near future

    No permanent deacons for Malta in near future

    Malta will not be getting permanent deacons anytime soon as their introduction – announced by then Archbishop Paul Cremona – has been put “on hold” pending “further discernment” by the ecclesiastical authorities. A Church spokesman confirmed this...

  • Escaping rituals, traditions of Lent 'more appealing' – Archbishop

    Escaping rituals, traditions of Lent 'more appealing' – Archbishop

    Religious faith in Malta remains high, but taking part in the associated traditional rituals appears to be in consistent decline. Most commonly remarked on are declining Sunday Mass attendances, but as Lent starts on Wednesday, the once ubiquitous...

  • Prevention is the best cancer remedy

    Prevention is the best cancer remedy

    With many still mourning legendary rock star David Bowie and actor Alan Rickman, the world this week put the spotlight on cancer, which is responsible for a quarter of deaths in the EU. The more we learn about the biological causes of cancer, the...

  • Frontrunner for rector post says he has own style of management

    Frontrunner for rector post says he has own style of management

    Chemistry professor Alfred Vella, the frontrunner in the race for university rector, tells Ariadne Massa that if chosen he will have his own style of management. He knows what it means to be pro-rector and is keen to continue working for the...

  • Man charged with raping woman

    Man charged with raping woman

    A 26-year-old Libyan man who lives in St Julian’s was remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to raping a Hungarian woman early yesterday morning. Ezzedin Salem Elaoud was also charged with attacking and slightly injuring the woman. The...

  • Denies injuring another man

    A 20-year-old Eritrean who lives in Zebbug was remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to injuring a man in Marsa early yesterday morning. Solomon Berhe Tesfamaryam was also accused of disturbing public peace.

  • Bail for man charged with attacking officers

    A 22-year-old man from Żabbar was granted bail against a deposit of €500 and a personal guarantee of €5,000 after he pleaded not guilty to attacking police officers in Nadur. He was also charged with disobeying police orders, breaching the peace...