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  • Business tycoon donates €100,000 to help Cottonera youth

    Business tycoon donates €100,000 to help Cottonera youth

    The foundation set up by a businessman 10 years ago to help curb poverty and illiteracy in the Cottonera area was this week boosted with a donation of €100,000. Disappointed with data showing that only 160 out of 14,000 university students were...

  • Accused of swindling but freed due to lack of evidence

    Accused of swindling but freed due to lack of evidence

    A company director suspected of tricking a couple out of €5,000 walked out of court a free man today after being acquitted due to a lack of evidence.  Anthony Scicluna was accused of having deceived Carmelo and Emanuela Borg in June 2011 after the...

  • Medieval peepholes given special planning protection

    Medieval peepholes given special planning protection

    A rare medieval architectural feature, a legacy of the island’s Arabic heritage, has been granted special protection by the Planning Authority. The PA has scheduled 36 historic buildings which include on their façade the Mediterranean Muxrabija, a...

  • Grievously injured in garbage truck accident

    Grievously injured in garbage truck accident

    A man operating a garbage truck was grievously injured this afternoon in a workplace accident in Birkirkara, police said.  The 29-year-old Fgura man was operating a Dennis-branded truck at a factory on Notabile Road when the accident happened at...

  • Bogdanovich inquiry "a political fudge", says Partit Demokratiku

    Bogdanovich inquiry "a political fudge", says Partit Demokratiku

    An inquiry's conclusion that there was no political interference in a decision to release footballer Daniel Bogdanovich from police custody was belied by the facts, the Partit Demokratiku has charged.  Calling the conclusion "a contradiction in...

  • Malta Stock Exchange pens collective agreement with GWU

    The Malta Stock Exchange has signed a collective agreement with the General Workers' Union which will run until 2019, the union announced today.  The agreement was signed on behalf of the MSE by its chairman Joseph Portelli, CEO Simon Zammit,...

  • Caught with drugs hidden in a cigarette packet in Paceville

    Caught with drugs hidden in a cigarette packet in Paceville

    A plasterer caught with cannabis and cocaine stuffed inside an empty cigarette packet in the early hours of yesterday morning was remanded in custody today after pleading not guilty to the charges.  Emad Abdelhamid Younis, 25, was caught with the...

  • Special Olympics athletes design OPM's Christmas cards

    Special Olympics athletes design OPM's Christmas cards

    The prime minister and Mrs Michelle Muscat this morning greeted children from Malta's Special Olympics team after their artwork was selected for this year's Christmas cards by the Office of the Prime Minister. Six designs were selected from 22...

  • Reckless driver led police on early morning high-speed chase

    Reckless driver led police on early morning high-speed chase

    A man who led police on an hour-long car chase from Salina to Naxxar after being spotted using his mobile phone while driving was handed a suspended sentence today.  32-year-old Owen Cucciardi was driving his Mitsubishi Pajero in a dangerous and...

  • Man agrees to assist police investigators after conviction

    Man agrees to assist police investigators after conviction

    A young man who pleaded guilty to having been involved in an aggravated theft from a private residence, as well as with having voluntarily caused damage to third party property has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, suspended for three...

  • Fearne agrees to have hospitals contracts examined by Auditor General

    Fearne agrees to have hospitals contracts examined by Auditor General

    Updated 4.25pm - Added PL statement Health Minister Chris Fearne has asked the Public Accounts Committee to invite the Auditor General to scrutinise the 'full' public-private partnership contracts awarded for the running of the Gozo Hospital, St...

  • Meet Noel, a real life hero

    Meet Noel, a real life hero

    Noel Cacciattolo lost his leg some years ago and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Yet, in March he will attempt a half marathon in aid of Inspire. Last Saturday, Noel took part in the Happy Day walk in aid of Inspire. “Completing a...

  • Boy, 7, seriously injured in car crash

    Boy, 7, seriously injured in car crash

    A seven-year-old boy was seriously injured this morning when the car he was travelling in crashed into a parked vehicle in Pembroke. The police said the accident happened shortly before 8am in Anzac Road, Pembroke when a Mazda Demio being driven...

  • Watch: PN says minister was 'caught in a lie' after he admits he was informed of Philip Rizzo's corruption claims in April

    Watch: PN says minister was 'caught in a lie' after he admits he was informed of Philip Rizzo's corruption claims in April

    Updated 3.58pm Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said today he has not offered to resign because he does not feel he has done anything wrong in the way he handled corruption claims by the former chief executive of the Foundation for Tomorrow's...

  • Busuttil lays flowers on Raymond Caruana grave, stresses need to safeguard freedom

    Busuttil lays flowers on Raymond Caruana grave, stresses need to safeguard freedom

    Nationalist leader Simon Busuttil laid a wreath on the grave of Raymond Caruana at Gudja cemetery yesterday, saying the PN would always defend freedom of expression and association. Dr Busuttil led a group of PN officials and supporters in a short...

  • Man struck with glass during argument

    Man struck with glass during argument

    A Somali man is being treated in hospital for injuries suffered in a brawl late yesterday. The police said the incident developed during an argument in Żebbuġ, Gozo, at about 10.15pm. It involved the Somali man, aged 30 and a Turkish man, aged 35,...

  • Thief spoils plans for a charity gift

    Thief spoils plans for a charity gift

    A collection jar holding some €1,000 in coins has been stolen from the congregation of the Holy Trinity Church in Sliema, which it had been planning to donate to charity.  For three years, the congregation had been collecting foreign coins in the...

  • German airline Condor to fly new Malta-Frankfurt service

    German airline Condor to fly new Malta-Frankfurt service

    Leisure airline Condor has moved quickly to replace Air Malta on flights between Malta and Frankfurt. From April 26, the German airline will be flying the Frankfurt-Malta flight on Wednesdays and Sundays. It will also be operating between Malta...

  • Mobile phone driving offences shoot up

    Mobile phone driving offences shoot up

    Despite a steady decline in the number of traffic fines issued by the police, cases of mobile phone usage while driving have increased alarmingly, with the number of fines nearly doubling between 2013 and last year. Official data tabled in...

  • Malta newspapers in review

    Malta newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories int he Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that the storm that struck the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools has ruffled many feathers, including those of its chairman who has issued orders for any...