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  • 'The term Out of Development Zone is no more' - DLH

    'The term Out of Development Zone is no more' - DLH

    Din l-Art Helwa said today it was extremely concerned that the Rural Policy and Design Guidelines recently adopted by Mepa had not been appropriately assessed in terms of the potential negative environmental effects on the countryside. It said it...

  • PM recalls Nerik Mizzi

    PM recalls Nerik Mizzi

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this morning laid a wreath at the bust of former prime minister Nerik Mizzi in Valletta, to recall the 129th anniversary of his birth. Nerik (Enrico) Mizzi was one of the leaders of the Nationalist Party before the war...

  • Worker dies, another injured in Zejtun structure collapse

    Worker dies, another injured in Zejtun structure collapse

    A man died and another was injured when a building under construction collapsed this morning. The incident happened on a farm in Tarxien Road, Bulebel, Zejtun, during roofing using pre-stressed concrete. Up to six men were working on the site when...

  • Two opportunities for public to see Prince William

    Two opportunities for public to see Prince William

    Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, will have two engagements tailored to meet the public during his brief visit to Malta today and tomorrow. He arrives this afternoon to represent the Queen at the 50th anniversary celebrations of Malta's...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From a politician putting on a brave face during his first public appearance since being diagnosed with cancer to the heart-rending story of a child born into an ageing body; From a flock of storks to decaying Maltese buses - Times of Malta...

  • Updated - Another stork shot, man arrested

    Updated - Another stork shot, man arrested

    Another white stork was shot dead late yesterday morning in Mellieħa, the second confirmed killing of the protected species. The police arrested a man in connection with the incident in the afternoon. Officers searched the man’s house and the...

  • Ebola scare sailor may have Hepatitis

    Ebola scare sailor may have Hepatitis

    A Filipino sailor who was banned entry to Malta over Ebola fears may actually by suffering Hepatitis, according to media reports. The sailor was on a freighter which was turned away on Wednesday night. The sailor later disembarked in Sicily. "An...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that another hunter has been arrested as a second stork was killed yesterday. The Malta Independent says a Filipino sailor who was denied entry to Malta...

  • Hunter arrested as second stork killed

    Hunter arrested as second stork killed

    Another white stork was shot dead late yesterday morning in Mellieħa, the second confirmed killing of the protected species. The police arrested a man in connection with the incident in the afternoon. Officers searched the man’s house and the...

  • Possessive man jailed for tying up girlfriend

    A possessive man with an alcohol problem tied up his girlfriend and locked her inside her room for hours fearing she would go with another man, a magistrate heard yesterday. Renald Hayman, 31, from Senglea, was jailed for a year after he pleaded...

  • Man, 70, smashed bus windscreen

    A 70-year-old Marsa man was yesterday conditionally discharged for two years after he admitted to smashing the windscreen of a bus that nearly ran him over. Giorgio Magri was walking close to his residence in April last year when the bus passed by...

  • PM: migrants’ murder at sea may not be only case

    PM: migrants’ murder at sea may not be only case

    The murder of hundreds of migrants on the high seas at the hands of smugglers last week may not be the only case, according to the Prime Minister. Joseph Muscat was speaking about the latest shocking story narrated by three Palestinian survivors...

  • Boathouses ‘a sign of lack of civic sense’

    Boathouses ‘a sign of lack of civic sense’

    The Armier boathouses and the Magħtab dumpsite are monuments to the inability of the country’s political class to promote a civic sense among the people, according to Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna. He said the politicians failed to foster an...

  • PN aiming to be on ‘right side of future’

    PN aiming to be on ‘right side of future’

    The Nationalist Party has been on the right side of history whenever the country had to make the most difficult and challenging of choices and is rebuilding itself to be on the right side of the future. Addressing the traditional Independence Day...

  • Winning team should not change – Bonnici

    Winning team should not change – Bonnici

    Former television presenter Lou Bondì should be retained as adviser to the Foundation for National Festivities because “winning teams should not be changed”, Culture Minister Owen Bonnici said yesterday. The foundation, appointed by Prime Minister...

  • Malta’s Jonathan Camilleri at Special Olympics

    Malta’s Jonathan Camilleri at Special Olympics

    Malta’s Jonathan Camilleri reacts while competing in the bocce event during the 2014 Special Olympics Games in Antwerp. The 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games host 2,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 58 countries. For...

  • Man admits injuring ex

    A young man yesterday admitted to injuring the mother of his two children in an argument during which he kicked down the front door of a house. The incident took place on August 21 when Wayne Borg, 22, of Birżebbuġa went to collect his children...

  • Heroin in Kinder egg

    A 51-year-old man from Żebbuġ was yesterday jailed for three years after being found guilty of trafficking heroin found hidden in a chocolate egg package. Anthony Borg had about 27 heroin capsules in his possession. They were hidden in a Kinder...

  • Jailed for trafficking

    A 29-year-old man from Serbia was yesterday jailed for 20 months and fined €1,500 for trafficking cocaine. Milos Peris, who lives in St Julian’s, admitted to trafficking the drug and being in possession of cannabis and hallucinogenic magic...

  • Sailing club waiting to find a new home

    Sailing club waiting to find a new home

    With the future of the Vikings Sailing Club hanging in the balance, having to vacate their present site by October 24, Sport Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius said yesterday an alternative premises would be provided. Speaking at Haywharf at the...