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  • Anti-poverty bill topped €30,000

    The anti-poverty week organised in September by the Social Policy Ministry cost taxpayers €30,173.47, with half of the expenses going to television and radio advertising. The information was revealed in Parliament in reply to a series of questions...

  • Man injured after crashing into tree

    A 57-year-old man from Qrendi was injured after he crashed into a tree last night. His condition is not yet known. The police said the man was driving in Triq l-Avjazzjoni, Luqa, towards the airport when he lost control and crashed. The accident...

  • Holy See finance review is at an ‘advanced stage’

    A review of the structures within the Holy See is an advanced stage and will see the introduction of modern governance and proper checks and balances, according to the Maltese man appointed by Pope Francis to help lead these reforms. Economist...

  • Man arrested after Hamrun shooting

    A 31-year-old man has been arrested following a shooting outside a bar in Hamrun last night. The police said the incident happened in St Joseph High Road at 12.45am. Two people were reported hit but they have not been located by the police.

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says that the anti-poverty week organised in September by the Social Policy Ministry cost taxpayers €30,173.47, with half of the expenses going to...

  • Agencies vie to sign up Federica

    Hours after 11-year-old singer Federica Falzon won the Italian junior singing contest Ti Lascio Una Canzone she was approached by several agencies wanting to sign her up, according to her voice coach Gillian Attard. The young star has been chosen...

  • Man denies trying to kill his former partner with screwdriver

    A Gozitan man yesterday denied trying to murder his former partner by stabbing her in the head with a screwdriver and causing her critical injuries. Xandru Mamo, 43, of Xagħra, appeared before a magistrate in the Gozo courts charged with the...

  • Man, 78, fell from window

    A 78-year-old Englishman yesterday suffered serious injuries when he fell out of a window as he tried to jump into a room next door from the outside of his apartment block in St Paul’s Bay. He had tied himself with a rope, possibly as a...

  • Don’t make criminals out of migrants, warns agency

    Malta can do more to bring its efforts to counter irregular migration in line with the EU’s fundamental rights standards, according to recommendations by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The Criminalisation of Irregular...

  • Court approves private sale of seized vessel by creditors

    The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided over by Mr Justice Mark Chetcuti, on April, 8, 2014, in the case ‘Dr Ann Fenech on behalf of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd v B Ladybug Corp.’ held, among...

  • On the dot

    Pigeons were photographed zooming in on food plates in a prominent square in Valletta, even as patrons sat at the table. How hygienic is this for patrons? It is instances being a nuisance like this that bring about calls for the culling of...

  • Feast of the Risen Christ

    Jubilant crowds greet the statue of the Risen Christ in Cospicua in one of the processions held around the islands yesterday to commemorate the most important feast of the Catholic Church.

  • Anti-poverty week bill topped €30,000

    The anti-poverty week organised in September by the Social Policy Ministry cost taxpayers €30,173.47, with half of the expenses going to television and radio advertising. The information was revealed in Parliament in reply to a series of questions...

  • Agencies vie to sign up Federica

    Hours after 11-year-old singer Federica Falzon won the Italian junior singing contest Ti Lascio Una Canzone she was approached by several agencies wanting to sign her up, according to her voice coach Gillian Attard. The young star has been chosen...

  • Ta’ Ħaġrat petition

    The petition in the story ‘PL deputy leader slams Ta’ Ħaġrat development’, published in The Sunday Times of Malta, was launched by Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar and not by Din l-Art Ħelwa as mistakenly reported. The error is regretted.

  • Two women injured in accident

    Two women were seriously injured in a traffic accident in Tarxien yesterday morning. The police said the driver of a Toyota Platz crashed into a tree in Tarxien Road as he was driving towards Żejtun at 7.45am. The driver, a 58-year-old man from...

  • Marital cases did not get to court

    Five reports ordered by the Family Court through Appoġġ Agency over a five-month period did not make it to court because the parties involved “did not accept the cost”, the agency said. As a result, the cases were put on a waiting list until a...

  • Bus crashes into office container at City Gate

    No one was injured when a parked empty bus crashed into the back of a container that is used as an office at City Gate this evening. Sources said there were two staff members in the 'office' at the time. They also said that the parking brake had...

  • Man charged with attempted murder of former partner

    A Gozitan who lives in Xaghra was this afternoon remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of his former partner. Xandru Mamo, 43 of Xaghra, also pleaded not guilty to grievously injuring 48-year-old Sylvia Zammit,...

  • Frontex missions decided on merit

    Malta’s possible participation in the Frontex anti-migration patrols will be decided on a “case-by-case basis”, a spokeswoman for the Home Affairs Ministry said yesterday. The spokeswoman was replying to questions sent by this newspaper in the...