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  • Coast Road warning

    The stretch of Coast Road between Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq and Martin Luther King Road is closed for traffic until Friday morning. There is no access from Pembroke to the road, which was closed yesterday, so drivers are requested to use routes from...

  • Applications for refund of VAT on car registration tax until Friday

    People who registered a vehicle between May 1 and December 31, 2004 have until Friday to apply for a refund of the value added tax they paid on the registration tax, Transport Malta said. It said that since the scheme was announced a few weeks...

  • Cospicua resident wins year of free travel on public bus network

    Paul Camilleri of Cospicua has won a year of free travel on the public bus network with the tallinja card as he marked the one millionth journey made using the card. Since the card was launched on July 1, around 60,000 journeys have been made with...

  • Updated: Acquisition of former HSBC property for €2.2 million raises questions - PL

    Updated: Acquisition of former HSBC property for €2.2 million raises questions - PL

    (Adds PN's reply) The Labour Party said today that the acquisition, for €2.2 million, of the HSBC property in Valletta for 11 years by the previous government, against the advice of permanent secretary Alfred Camilleri raised a number of questions...

  • More than 1,000 students apply for revision classes

    A total of 1,085 students have applied for this year’s revision classes which started this morning. They will attend a total of 1,996 classes, since a considerable number applied for more than one subject, the government said. 1,012 students will...

  • Man refuses lawyer as he admits to theft

    Man refuses lawyer as he admits to theft

    A Libyan man this afternoon refused the assistance of a lawyer as he adamantly pleaded guilty to theft from a Paceville nightclub. As he appeared before Magistrate Josette Demicoli, Ali Muftah, 24, insisted that he wanted to plead guilty to the...

  • Updated: Woman found dead in Gozo: police treating case as 'a suspicious death'

    Updated: Woman found dead in Gozo: police treating case as 'a suspicious death'

    The police are treating the case of a woman found dead in Marsalforn Valley yesterday as “a suspicious death”. Although the wounds she suffered could have been due to foul play, they could also be the result of a fall, assistant commissioner...

  • John Dalli appeals European Court decision

    John Dalli appeals European Court decision

    Former European Commissioner John Dalli has filed an appeal in the European Court of Justice after the European Court rejected his claim of unfair dismissal from the European Commission. The court had concluded that Mr Dalli resigned voluntarily...

  • Officer strongly denies pushing woman to the ground

    Officer strongly denies pushing woman to the ground

    A police officer told a magistrate today that he used minimal force with a Spanish woman who insisted on skipping the queue at the Identity Malta offices in Valletta last month, but insisted that he did not push her.  His version was corroborated...

  • Man wanted in Greece for murder to be extradited

    Man wanted in Greece for murder to be extradited

    A Bulgarian man wanted in Greece to face charges of wilful homicide this afternoon accepted to be extradited to be able to defend himself in the trial.  Ivan Manolov, 50, was arrested yesterday in Mosta on the strength of a European Arrest Warrant...

  • Valletta barman charged with holding partner against her will

    Valletta barman charged with holding partner against her will

    A 35-year-old barman today denied holding his girlfriend of four months against her will, threatening her and slightly injuring her. Magistrate Josette Demicoli heard how the man held his partner against her will on Saturday evening at his...

  • Avoid the Coast Road - Transport Malta

    Avoid the Coast Road - Transport Malta

    Triq il-Kosta between Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq and Triq Martin Luther King are closed to traffic until Friday at 5am, Transport Malta said. It urged motorists to avoid the area. TM said there is no access to Triq il-Kosta from Pembroke and urged drivers to...

  • War of the words

    War of the words

    If our ancestors had been afraid of language change, we would still be talking in Arabic, according to a Maltese linguistics academic. “Take the word baqqun [pick axe], a Sicilian word. If our forefathers had not been open to keeping the language...

  • West Ham supporters sing the praises of Stripes’ fans

    West Ham supporters sing the praises of Stripes’ fans

    Birkirkara FC players may have emerged as heroes from their Europa League clash against West Ham United last week but, off the pitch, their fans were making just as great an impression. Lifelong West Ham fan Michael Parsley told the Times of Malta...

  • Updated: Pro-choice organisation calls for abortion debate

    Updated: Pro-choice organisation calls for abortion debate

    (Adds Life Network Foundation's reaction) A newly set up organisation, Pro-Choice Malta, is calling on lawmakers to review abortion legislation and reconsider the impact the ban on abortion in Malta is having on women, their health, and physical...

  • Times of Malta Facebook sharing facility suspended

    Times of Malta Facebook sharing facility suspended

      The Times of Malta's Facebook sharing facility has been temporarily suspended after one or more of our content items has been reported as “abusive”. Our IT team is trying to resolve the issue in the shortest time possible. We hope to have the...

  • Minister's aide flew to China for the PN-Sai Mizzi meeting

    Minister's aide flew to China for the PN-Sai Mizzi meeting

    An aide at the Economy Ministry was sent to China to “follow and report back” on the 30-minute meeting between a PN delegation and Sai Mizzi-Liang, the Times of Malta has learnt. A senior diplomat from the Maltese Embassy in Beijing, Bernard...

  • ‘Strip licences from owners of flats with noisy tenants’

    ‘Strip licences from owners of flats with noisy tenants’

    Owners of apartments who repeatedly rent them to noisy tenants should have their licence withdrawn by the tourism authority, Swieqi local councillor Mauro Miceli is proposing. “Swieqi residents have the right to enjoy peace and quiet. They have...

  • Co-education receives very positive response

    Co-education receives very positive response

    Students, teachers and parents are “overwhelmingly” satisfied with the new co-education system despite the “teething problems” in certain schools, a study has found. The comprehensive year-long study, conducted among some 2,000 students across 12...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a study has found that students, teachers and parents are “overwhelmingly” satisfied with the new co-education system despite the “teething...