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  • Offshore wind farm will have ‘significant impact’

    Offshore wind farm will have ‘significant impact’

    The proposed offshore wind farm at Is-Sikka l-Bajda off Mellieħa would have significant multiple impacts on the environment, Mepa’s environment unit has warned. The wind farm would affect land and sea uses, certain bird species and the geology of...

  • GWU will have new Number 1

    GWU will have new Number 1

    Josef Bugeja (right) has been appointed general secretary designate of the General Workers Union. Mr Bugeja was nominated by general secretary Tony Zarb and seconded by president Victor Carachi and all section secretaries. His was the only...

  • All-party talks on Libya conflict will start today

    All-party talks on Libya conflict will start today

    All parties to the Libyan conflict will meet today for talks supported by the United Nations in a town near Tripoli. Malta – one of the first to call for the UN’s intervention to bring stability in war-torn Libya – has welcomed the news and called...

  • ‘Patriot’ protest against integration

    ‘Patriot’ protest against integration

    Around 200 self-proclaimed ‘patriots’ yesterday protested against forced integration that they say was endangering the Maltese identity. With some waving Maltese flags and others holding up placards against ‘illegal’ immigration and...

  • Bridge proposed to link Salina to Qawra

    Bridge proposed to link Salina to Qawra

    Hotelier and construction magnate Angelo Xuereb has proposed building a bridge between Salina and Qawra to ease traffic flows in the area of Kennedy Grove. With the upgrade of the Coast Road well under way, Mr Xuereb thinks the government is still...

  • Forum has Tube plans

    An underground public transport system along with road tax exemptions for motorbikes are just two of the proposals being put forward by the Forum Unions Maltin for next year’s budget. The umbrella organisation said that, rather than spend huge...

  • New help for parents

    The Foundation for Social Welfare Services will be holding information sessions in the coming weeks to help parents understand their children and build a healthy relationship with them. Called Modern Parenting, the sessions will discuss different...

  • Gozo ferry laid on for city event

    There will be a special Gozo Channel trip to the Valletta Waterfront on October 4 to ferry people to the Notte Bianca activities. The ferry will leave Mġarr at 5.30pm and the Valletta Waterfront at 1am. Tickets can be bought on October 3 from the...

  • Ombudsman’s call over Pietà bus lane is rejected

    Ombudsman’s call over Pietà bus lane is rejected

    The Pietà bus lane project will go ahead as planned despite the Ombudsman’s recommendation to stop the works and change the design to one that better ensures residents’ wellbeing. “Transport Malta appreciates the opinion expressed in the Office of...

  • Maltese researcher leads lung cancer study

    Maltese researcher leads lung cancer study

    A Maltese researcher is leading the world’s largest study into the early detection of lung cancer. Stuart Schembri, of the University of Dundee, is the co-chief investigator of the Early Lung Cancer Detection Study (ECLS), which is investigating...

  • Should Malta use phonics?

    English media have reported a rise in the number of young children passing literacy benchmarks, thanks to the recently introduced phonics method. With literacy levels worryingly low among Maltese students, Kim Dalli asks: would a phonics-only...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    As if it was not enough for Sliema residents to endure several years of inconvenience until a building was erected in Cathedral Street, corner with St Paul Street, now that the project is nearing its end, the structure remains covered with...

  • Ordinary courts’ competence

    The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided over by Madame Justice Lorraine Schembri Orland on July 10, 2014, in the case ‘Antonia Frendo and others v Christopher and Alison Agius’, held, among other things, that it could not be assumed that the...

  • The final fly-past

    The final fly-past

    Britain’s Red Arrows accompany an Air Malta jet over Grand Harbour to close the airX Malta International Airshow yesterday.

  • Girl power

    Girl power

    Floren Sultana and Simaria Galea perform a duet on the ‘Rockestra’ stage at Ta’ Qali in aid of the Community Chest Fund. Two shows were held over the weekend to a record audience. The concert of rock music featured the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra...

  • President in Rome to meet Pope

    President Marie Louise Coleiro-Preca and her husband Edgar Preca today left Malta for Rome where they will be visiting Pope Francis at the Vatican. This will be the first meeting between President Coleiro-Preca and the Pope. Dolores Cristina is...

  • Motorcyclist injured in accident

    Motorcyclist injured in accident

    A 58-year-old motorcyclist from Siggiewi was injured in an accident at Luqa Road, Qormi, at around 6.15pm. His condition is not yet known. The police said the motorcyclist was riding a Hyosung Aquila that was involved in a crash with a Mazda 323...

  • Airshow continues to thrill

    Airshow continues to thrill

    Air Malta’s formation flypast with the RAF Red Arrows was today’s highlight for the thousands who again visited the Malta International Airshow. The show, which is now in its 22nd edition, also included  displays by the  Italian Frecce Tricolori...

  • Importance of limiting school bags weight highlighted

    The importance of limiting the weight of school bags being carried every day by children was highlighted by the Association of Private Family Doctors in a statement this afternoon. It reminded parents with children of school age, education...

  • Lifeguards assist three people at Ramla in Gozo

    Lifeguards assist three people at Ramla in Gozo

    A mother and son who found themselves in difficulty while swimming on the Xaghra side of Ramla Bay at 11.40am were assisted by the lifeguards of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps. Lifeguards swam to assist the two people and successfully...