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  • Experts to start tests on ancient teeth found in Malta

    Experts to start tests on ancient teeth found in Malta

    International experts are poised to begin cutting-edge tests on ancient teeth which could prove that Neanderthals once roamed the island, according to a Maltese archaeology buff who has long tried to prove the theory. Anton Mifsud, a retired...

  • Tusk suggests informal meeting of EU27 without UK

    Tusk suggests informal meeting of EU27 without UK

    EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker told the European Parliament this morning there will be no negotiations with the United Kingdom before there is formal notification of its Brexit vote. "No negotiation without notification," he told a...

  • Cameron faces EU leaders today after Brexit vote

    Cameron faces EU leaders today after Brexit vote

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to face leaders of other EU states for the first time since the referendum vote for Brexit, as he travels to Brussels for what is likely to be his last European Council summit as prime minister. He is expected to...

  • Bales of straw go up in smoke

    Bales of straw go up in smoke

    A considerable number of bales of straw went up in smoke last night when a fire developed in a field in Zejtun and spread quickly. The fire was reported at 11.15pm and continued for several hours. The Civil Protection Department deployed seven...

  • Pjazzetta evacuees return after weeks spent in hotel

    Pjazzetta evacuees return after weeks spent in hotel

    Il-Pjazzetta residents who were evacuated from their homes as a precaution were able to return on Sunday after having spent close to two weeks at a hotel.  The Sliema residents whose apartment block is adjacent to the old naval clinic were...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the page one headlines on the Maltese newspapers today.  Times of Malta reports on the potential for selling Maltese passports to Brazilian players.  The Malta Independent focuses on the appeal of a British woman for information...

  • 'No resources' to stop people walking on top of the Azure Window, despite danger

    'No resources' to stop people walking on top of the Azure Window, despite danger

    Allowing Dwejra visitors to walk on top of the iconic Azure Window was of grave concern, the Gozo Tourism Association and the San Lawrenz council have said, but they claim they lack the resources needed to monitor the area adequately. In recent...

  • We're sensitive to people's high-rise fears, says OPM

    We're sensitive to people's high-rise fears, says OPM

    The government was not ignoring public sentiment on major development projects and had already shown it could be flexible when it came to the popular expectations, a spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister said. The Office of the Prime...

  • Museum delivers love letter to 150 years of postal history

    Museum delivers love letter to 150 years of postal history

    Communication has made huge leaps over the past 150 years but the postal service remains practically as essential as it was when it would cost just half a penny to send a letter from Valletta to Mellieħa. In today’s euro equivalent, half a penny...

  • 'No one chooses to be raped’

    'No one chooses to be raped’

    There were 23 cases of rape reported to the police last year, double the amount recorded in 2014, according to statistics obtained by this newspaper. A closer look at the data shows that the majority of last year’s reported rape incidents occurred...

  • 'Inaccurate' geology report not a problem for ERA

    'Inaccurate' geology report not a problem for ERA

    The Environment and Resources Authority has brushed off criticism that a geology report for a new high-rise project was inaccurate saying this was “merely” a tool to assess the environmental impact. The ERA was commenting on concerns raised by...

  • Latin is all Greek to Maltese students

    Latin is all Greek to Maltese students

    There was a time when a solid foundation in the classics was a prerequisite for any student with dreams of making it big.  Not anymore.  There wasn't a single teacher of Latin or Greek in all Maltese secondary schools - state, church or...

  • Patient charter will require mentality shift, says Health Minister

    Patient charter will require mentality shift, says Health Minister

    A Patient Charter outlining the rights and responsibilities of healthcare providers and patients would require a change in mentality by both parties for it to succeed, Health Minister Chris Fearne said today.  The charter, which is open to public...

  • Spend more on primary healthcare, NAO urges government

    Spend more on primary healthcare, NAO urges government

    Primary healthcare funding remains below required levels with a lack of funds making it hard to implement national health strategies, a National Audit Office report has found.  The NAO report found that many existing practices, most notably the...

  • Sliema towers won't overload infrastructure, say utility providers

    Sliema towers won't overload infrastructure, say utility providers

    The sewage, water and electricity infrastructure in Sliema will cope with the added demand of a number of planned high-rise projects, according to the responsible authorities. The island’s ability to provide utilities for a number of tall...

  • When heading to court, dress to impress

    When heading to court, dress to impress

    As temperatures grow hotter, so do the tempers of many people summoned to court.Court security personnel are finding themselves at the receiving end of a barrage of insults whenever people donning inappropriate attire are refused entry.Men who...

  • How much did Malta spend on this year's Eurovision?

    How much did Malta spend on this year's Eurovision?

    Flight and accommodation expenses for Malta’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm amounted to what the country would usually spend on the entire competition, leaked documents show. Accommodation expenses at the Quality Hotel...

  • Kappara traffic lane closed tomorrow

    Kappara traffic lane closed tomorrow

    A traffic lane leading up to Paceville will be closed for some hours tomorrow in connection with the Kappara roundabout project.  The contractor responsible for the Kappara project will excavate trial pits in parts of Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli as...

  • Almost 100 swap to bicycles for daily commute

    Almost 100 swap to bicycles for daily commute

    A pilot project encouraging workers to cycle to work managed to attract 100 people to swap their steering wheels for handlebars.  Workers came from sectors as diverse as as Transport Malta, EASO, MSV Life, Malta International Airport and the...

  • Isle of MTV security beefed up this year

    Isle of MTV security beefed up this year

    Security at this year’s Isle of MTV has been stepped up because of the general security situation around the world, according to tourism minister Edward Zammit Lewis.Speaking at a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s concert, the minister said:...