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  • Why Jean is a source of inspiration for her friends

    Why Jean is a source of inspiration for her friends

    A positive outlook on life and an eagerness to not let her disability deter her ambitions make Jeanesse Abela, a 38-year-old woman with cerebral palsy, a source of inspiration for her many friends on Facebook. Ms Abela recently shared her bucket...

  • Sliema burglary strikes continue

    Sliema burglary strikes continue

    Burglars made off with up to €45,000 in three Sliema break-ins reported in the past week as the spate of burglaries in the area continues, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Apart from the three burglaries, officers are also investigating an...

  • British woman critically injured in traffic accident

    British woman critically injured in traffic accident

    A 54-year-old British woman who lives in Mellieha is in a critical condition following a head on crash in Triq is-Salini this morning. The police said the woman was driving a Suzuki Vitara that crashed with a Volkswagen Golf that was being driven...

  • Farmer questions ‘sinister’ land deal

    Farmer questions ‘sinister’ land deal

    Two tumoli of public agricultural land on the outskirts of Siggiewi were sold to a building contractor to serve as an extension to his villa after the intervention of the Land Department, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Tania Micallef, a...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta reports how a farmer has questioned a 'sinister' land deal which has robbed the farmer of her livelihood. MaltaToday says the Gozo bishop's lack of...

  • Farmer questions ‘sinister’ land deal

    Farmer questions ‘sinister’ land deal

    Two tumoli of public agricultural land on the outskirts of Siggiewi were sold to a building contractor to serve as an extension to his villa after the intervention of the Land Department, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The farmers who...

  • Sliema burglary strikes continue

    Burglars made off with up to €45,000 in three Sliema break-ins reported in the past week as the spate of burglaries in the area continues, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Apart from the three burglaries, officers are also investigating an...

  • Gozo thieves landed in Ċirkewwa after burglary

    Gozo thieves landed in Ċirkewwa after burglary

    The four thieves who made off with a considerable amount of gold and silver stolen from a jewellery shop in Victoria on Wednesday, crossed over to Comino after the theft, police investigations have revealed. Sources said the two men and two women,...

  • Review of system due after 100 families ignore truancy

    Not one of the 100 families issued with a final warning to pay their outstanding truancy fines or face legal action has complied with the order, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The situation, however, has prompted the government to review...

  • Eddie Fenech Adami in hospital

    Eddie Fenech Adami in hospital

    Former president and prime minister Eddie Fenech Adami was yesterday admitted to hospital after suffering a minor heart attack in the afternoon. Dr Fenech Adami, 81, was taken to hospital after temporarily losing consciousness while on a boat trip...

  • Councils asked to change times for waste collection

    Councils asked to change times for waste collection

    Local councils have been asked to change the time of waste collection to alleviate traffic congestion, but the government’s request has provoked mixed reactions from the councils. A memo sent to local councils by the Department for Local...

  • Nightclub ordered to stop loud music

    Nightclub ordered to stop loud music

    The Aria nightclub on the outskirts of San Ġwann has been hit by a court injunction, stopping it from playing loud music in the early hours of the morning after disgruntled residents decided to take action. Mr Justice Joseph Micallef said the...

  • Cyclist embarks on gruelling charity cycle

    Cyclist embarks on gruelling charity cycle

    It is 1,600 kilometres from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats at the northernmost tip in Scotland, the two points marking the furthest limits of Great Britain, and Hilary Galea-Lauri intends to see them all. The intrepid cyclist left Malta...

  • Two-year permit for mobile police station

    Two-year permit for mobile police station

    The Marsascala mobile police station has finally received a permit from the planning authority – after operating without one for over two months. The station, located in Ġnien Sant’Anna, a short distance from the parish church, consists of an...

  • Man fined €1,000 for negligent driving

    A man has been fined €1,000 after pleading guilty to slightly injuring another driver while he drove his vehicle negligently through Birkirkara on Friday evening. The accident happened at 8.30pm when Alan Conboy, 29, from Ireland crashed into a...

  • Four hurt in traffic accidents

    A 35-year-old Congolese man residing in St Paul’s Bay was seriously injured when the car he was driving crashed into a tree in Valley Road, Msida, in the early hours of yesterday morning. The police said that he was driving a Hyundai Accent...

  • Bus drivers reject new rosters

    Bus drivers have objected to the new work rosters that were distributed yesterday, prompting the General Workers’ Union to request an urgent meeting with Malta Public Transport. In a statement the union said that the schedules were not in line...

  • Libya detainee ‘may be facing deportation’

    Libya detainee ‘may be facing deportation’

    Carmelo Grech could be deported to Malta rather than having to face smuggling charges in a Libyan court, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. In the latest twist in Mr Grech’s case, it is understood that he faces the possibility of...

  • Beatification tribunal for ‘miraculous’ couple starts

    Beatification tribunal for ‘miraculous’ couple starts

    The tribunal to analyse the case for the beatification and canonisation of a Maltese couple was launched yesterday during a Mass led by Archbishop Charles Scicluna. Following the death of Henry and Inez Casolani, claims of miraculous healings have...

  • MDA welcomes permits for third party nationals

    The Malta Developers Association has welcomed the government’s decision to launch the Residence and Visa Programme for Malta which grants resident permits to third party nationals in return for investment in government bonds and property. The MDA...