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  • Poles gather for Easter feast

    Wicker baskets filled with intricately decorated eggs, sausage, bread and the odd toy chick on crisp white linen brightened up St Barbara Church in Valletta yesterday as expats gathered to celebrate the Polish Easter. Swieconka, or the blessing of...

  • ‘Burnout’ affecting majority of nurses

    Burnout is high among the majority of Maltese nurses, exposing a “worrying reality” that requires immediate attention, according to the latest surveys. Ninety per cent of more than 200 nurses interviewed in three hospitals across Malta reported...

  • Bishop’s ‘surprise’ at Vatican poll findings

    Nearly 50 per cent of Maltese accept and live by the Church’s teachings on responsible birth control but find it difficult to follow, according to a survey that forms part of a worldwide Vatican initiative. Just over a quarter disagree with the...

  • Teen hospitalised in attack

    A night of clubbing and entertainment in Paceville turned into a nightmare for a teenager who ended up in hospital with a brain haemorrhage after being attacked outside a nightclub. At around 11pm on Thursday, Jordan Muscat was out clubbing with a...

  • Smiling Shannon refused to give up

    A smile slowly spreads over the face of nine-year-old Shannon as she joins her grandfather and sings the hymn dedicated to St Lawrence. This was the tune she heard when, two years ago, she woke up from a six-week coma – laughing. “Finally, after...

  • Suspicions as shot bird reports soar at end of season

    Reports sent to the European Commission on the spring hunting derogation over the past three years consistently show a spike in hunters’ SMS reports in the last three days of the season, raising concerns on the data’s validity. During the spring...

  • PL deputy leader slams Ta’ Ħaġrat development

    Labour deputy leader Toni Abela is standing by comments he made in a newspaper article lambasting the decision to allow development close to the Unesco-protected Ta’ Ħaġrat temples in Mġarr. Earlier this month, the planning authority confirmed a...

  • Mater Dei chief leaving in May

    Mater Dei chief executive Joseph Caruana will leave his post at the end of the month, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. In January, Mr Caruana asked not to be reconsidered for the post when his term expires in May. When contacted, he cited...

  • ‘Family is not dead and buried’

    Pope Francis opened Pandora’s Box when he sought to find a better understanding on issues that have divided Catholics for decades by unveiling a questionnaire that was distributed worldwide ahead of the Synod of Bishops this October. Ariadne Massa...

  • Jacob’s moving tale told from ‘heart of a mother’

    When teenager Jacob Cachia was lying in a hospital bed, recovering from a rare brain infection, he asked his mother to tell his story to spread a message of hope to others going through tough times. Now that the worst is over and Jacob – who has...

  • Archaeological Society concerned with development within site buffer zones

    The Archaeological Society has expressed concern with development within buffer zones around archaeological sites, particularly around the Brochtorff Stone Circle at Xagħra. The Brochtorff Circle is a temple period underground burial site found in...

  • Long-legged buzzard leaves Malta safely

    The rare and highly protected long-legged buzzard which roosted in Malta for two nights after it was sighted at an undisclosed area in north western part of Malta left Malta safely early today. The government said the majestic large raptor soared...

  • Families enjoy themselves at is-Simar

    Some 50 families today enjoyed an Easter-egg hunt and nature discovery trail at the Simar wetland reserve in Xemxija. After a hard contested hunt for the chocolate eggs hidden around the park in front of the reserve, BirdLife Malta staff and...

  • Former top hotel is a dangerous wreck

    South Malta’s former biggest hotel has been reduced to a dangerous shell, with parts of the publicly accessible structure collapsing due to weather damage. The four-star Jerma Palace hotel, once owned by a Libyan state company and leased and...

  • Army officers in Libya to train coastguard

    With its desert borders and coastline stretching thousands of kilometres, Libya has always failed to impose proper controls. As a result, drugs, arms and humans have been trafficked with little impunity across the borders, creating a headache for...

  • Polish Easter breakfasts blessed in Valletta church

    The Polish community in Malta this morning had their Easter breakfast baskets blessed at Sta Barbara Church in Valletta. A Polish priest officiated the ceremony. This is one of many Easter traditions in Poland, a time of joy at the end of the...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    A selection of some of the best pictures taken over the past week by photographers of the Times of Malta.    

  • €559,000 collected in aid of Puttinu Cares

    A record €558,799 were collected during the TVM programme Xarabank last night held in aid of Puttinu Cares. The three-hour programme included the participation of several people who had been helped or are being helped by the foundation. They...

  • Woman stabbed in Xaghra in critical condition

    A 48-year-old woman from Xaghra is in a critical condition after she was allegedly stabbed by a 43-year-old man, also from Xaghra, at her residence in Triq Ġużeppi Grech. The police said they were informed of the incident at 7am. They found the...

  • ‘ADHD is a real condition and it needs to be treated’

    Parents of children who have ADHD are “not taking a neutral decision” when they opt not to treat them as their choice comes with implications, according to psychiatrist Anthony Dimech. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, he stressed, “is a...