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  • Ex-BBC journalist paid €31,000 by government

    A former Irish BBC journalist who is helping the Office of the Prime Minister with its communication strategy is being paid €25 an hour for his services over and above a €7,000-a-year retainer. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat gave the information in...

  • US veteran to donate uniform to museum

    An American war veteran looking for Maltese friends he met 70 years ago is returning to Malta to celebrate his 96th birthday and to donate his army uniform to the National War Museum. This time, Herb Tollefson will be visiting with John Mifsud Jr,...

  • Birdlife member arrested for filming ALE

    A member of Birdlife spent over two hours in police custody this morning after he was arrested for filming Administrative Law Enforcement officers, Birdlife said. Birdlife said that at 10.20am, one of its team members called 119 after a recently...

  • Lucky escape for truck driver

    A driver had a lucky escape this afternoon when his truck overturned after crashing into a low wall. The accident happened at the Coast Road at around 3.30pm. The driver, who was on his own, only suffered from shock.

  • Bail for driver who seriously injured Italian woman

    A 39-year-old man from Cospicua was today granted bail against a deposit of €1,000 and a personal guarantee of €3,000 after he pleaded not guilty to involuntarily but seriously injuring an Italian woman while driving dangerously. The Italian...

  • Supermarket owner denies trying to extort 70-year-old woman

    A 70-year-old woman who claimed to be a kleptomaniac was made to pay €1,500 for a packet of Weetabix and €2.50 worth of Easter eggs she stole from a supermarket. The owner, Raymond Borg, 45, of Zebbug, was this morning granted bail against a...

  • Strategic plan is invalid - Din l-Art Helwa

    The Strategic Plan for the Environment and Development issued by the government for public consultation is not valid, Din l-Art Helwa said as it deplored the government’s attempt "to present this document as fulfilling the expectations of the...

  • Travel charger withdrawn from market

    Travel charger DC Casa has been found to pose a serious risk to consumers and should not be used, the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority said. Consumers who bought such a charger should return it to the retailer from where it was...

  • Laws on cohabitation and gender identity 'next in line' - minister

    Malta will not be changing its laws which ban surrogacy but would be obliged to comply with a European Court of Human Rights decision should this issue be contested at this court, according to Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli. Asked whether...

  • Retail Price Index down

    The annual rate of inflation based on the Retail Price Index last month stood at 1.11 per cent against 1.97 per cent a year earlier. The largest upward impacts on annual inflation were recorded in the beverages and tobacco index (0.38 percentage...

  • PM tells Federica Falzon 'keep up your positive energy'

    Federica Falzon, the 11-year-old singer who won the Italian junior singing contest Ti Lascio una Canzone on Saturday, paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this morning who praised her talents. In recognition of her achievement, Dr...

  • Marital cases did not get to court

    Five reports ordered by the Family Court through Appoġġ Agency over a five-month period did not make it to court because the parties involved “did not accept the cost”, the agency said. As a result, the cases were put on a waiting list until a...

  • Malta makes it to finals of the European Waste Reduction Awards

    Joanne Scicluna, coordinator of Createhope, was shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s edition of the European Waste Reduction Awards. She was nominated by WasteServ. Ms Scicluna will be going to Rome in May for the award ceremony. The awards...

  • Ira Losco to be face of Ipanema summer footwear

    Popular Maltese singer Ira Losco has sealed a two-year endorsement contract with Ipanema and was chosen internationally to be the face of their vibrant summer footwear. The brand representative Carvel Malta also chose Eurosport to be their...

  • Anti-poverty bill topped €30,000

    The anti-poverty week organised in September by the Social Policy Ministry cost taxpayers €30,173.47, with half of the expenses going to television and radio advertising. The information was revealed in Parliament in reply to a series of questions...

  • Man injured after crashing into tree

    A 57-year-old man from Qrendi was injured after he crashed into a tree last night. His condition is not yet known. The police said the man was driving in Triq l-Avjazzjoni, Luqa, towards the airport when he lost control and crashed. The accident...

  • Holy See finance review is at an ‘advanced stage’

    A review of the structures within the Holy See is an advanced stage and will see the introduction of modern governance and proper checks and balances, according to the Maltese man appointed by Pope Francis to help lead these reforms. Economist...

  • Man arrested after Hamrun shooting

    A 31-year-old man has been arrested following a shooting outside a bar in Hamrun last night. The police said the incident happened in St Joseph High Road at 12.45am. Two people were reported hit but they have not been located by the police.

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says that the anti-poverty week organised in September by the Social Policy Ministry cost taxpayers €30,173.47, with half of the expenses going to...

  • Agencies vie to sign up Federica

    Hours after 11-year-old singer Federica Falzon won the Italian junior singing contest Ti Lascio Una Canzone she was approached by several agencies wanting to sign her up, according to her voice coach Gillian Attard. The young star has been chosen...