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  • Ira Losco gives birth to baby Harry

    Ira Losco gives birth to baby Harry

    Ira Losco gave birth to a baby boy last night, the singer's partner Sean Gravina announced on Facebook early this morning.  "Our baby Harry was born last night and Ira is recovering perfectly, she was great," Mr Gravina wrote, adding that the...

  • Today’s newspapers in review

    Today’s newspapers in review

    These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers.  The Times of Malta writes that a school bus operator has lost his state school run contracts after he was caught hiring a paedophile as a driver. In a separate story, the paper reports...

  • Sai Mizzi Liang's contract ends ... but no word on results

    Sai Mizzi Liang's contract ends ... but no word on results

    Malta Enterprise still refuses to list Sai Mizzi Liang’s achievements as the Prime Minister’s business envoy to Asia even if her three-year contract ends today. Minister Without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi said earlier this year his wife had decided...

  • Waterspout caught on camera in Gozo

    Waterspout caught on camera in Gozo

    A number of waterspouts were seen out at sea off Ta’ Sanap cliffs in Gozo. This photo, by reader Joseph Agius, was taken from Munxar at Paround 6pm.

  • What is a crane doing on protected cliffs?

    What is a crane doing on protected cliffs?

    Environmentalists have expressed shock at the sight of a crane on the Natura 2000 site at Migrah Ferħa, an important breeding site for the Scopoli shearwater. Alan Deidun, an environmentalist who is also an associate professor at the University of...

  • Residents consider action over gas tank near Citadel

    Residents consider action over gas tank near Citadel

    Victoria residents are mulling further action after the Planning Authority approved the installation of a 3,000-litre gas tank in the centre of the Gozitan capital, close to the recently restored bastions of the Ċitadella. The underground LPG...

  • Revoked permit for Paceville kiosk re-issued despite objections

    Revoked permit for Paceville kiosk re-issued despite objections

    A recently revoked permit for a kiosk in the heart of Paceville has been re-issued despite the objections of the St Julian’s local council and the recommendation of the Planning Authority case officer. The kiosk in Ross Street, corner with St...

  • Maltese aviation authorities probed on Libyan airline

    Maltese aviation authorities probed on Libyan airline

    The civil aviation authorities have been asked by Brussels to ensure the operating licence granted to Medavia is still in line with EU rules, Times of Malta was told. Brussels has asked the government to provide it with details on the licence...

  • As, Bs and Os, please donate blood

    As, Bs and Os, please donate blood

    If you are a donor and your blood type is O or A negative, encourage your relatives who have never donated to sign up at the blood donation unit in Guardamangia. “While the national reserve is adequate, there is a deficit of the less common blood...

  • Don't distract the driver... he's on the phone

    Don't distract the driver... he's on the phone

    It is a scene we witness several times daily on our roads, but a picture of a tourist bus driver speaking on his mobile phone while driving through Msida takes the biscuit. Apart from breaking the law, the irony is that the driver of the...

  • Opposition leader defending former mayor who broke public procurement rules - PL

    Opposition leader defending former mayor who broke public procurement rules - PL

    The Opposition leader was choosing to defend former Birkirkara mayor Michael Fenech Adami, the Nationalist Party deputy leader’s brother, who was found to have committed financial irregularities during his mayorship tenure, the Labour Party’s...

  • Maintenance work in Triq Diċembru 13

    Maintenance work in Triq Diċembru 13

    Transport Malta will carry out maintenance work in Triq Diċembru 13 today and tomorrow, between 8pm and 6am. Traffic from Marsa to Valletta during these times will be diverted through the underpass tunnel in Triq Dicembru 13. During works...

  • Resurfacing works at Saqqajja Hill tomorrow

    Resurfacing works at Saqqajja Hill tomorrow

    Enemalta will be completing road resurfacing works at Saqqajja Hill tomorrow following repair works to the electricity network, the company said. Vehicular access to one lane, from Rabat towards Attard, will be closed between 9am and 2pm. Vehicles...

  • Church urges donations towards Italy quake victims

    Church urges donations towards Italy quake victims

    Updated at 2.50pm with appeal of Gozo Bishop Mario Grech All donations to churches in Malta this weekend will go towards the victims of the Italy earthquake. On the initiative of Archbishop Charles Scicluna, Caritas Malta, in collaboration with...

  • Traffic enforcement must be sensitive to Malta's 'limited infrastructure'

    Traffic enforcement must be sensitive to Malta's 'limited infrastructure'

    Traffic enforcement must be sensitive to the realities of Malta's limited infrastructure, according to the Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises - the GRTU. While traffic regulations must be respected to ensure citizens' safety, for people...

  • Man dies after falling at home

    Man dies after falling at home

    An elderly man who fell at his residence in Dingli last Tuesday has died, the police said. The 78-year-old man had been found by his wife in a critical state after being found unconscious on the stair landing of his home in Triq Santa...

  • Watch: Dead tuna washes ashore at Pembroke

    Watch: Dead tuna washes ashore at Pembroke

    A large dead tuna was seen floating in the sea at Pembroke this morning.  The tuna fishing season was closed but the St Paul's Bay tuna fish farms were not so far away from the Pembroke coastline. Seen something odd? Noticed something worth...

  • Watch: PN condemns 'near fascist tactics'

    Watch: PN condemns 'near fascist tactics'

    Updated 1.15pm with Labour reaction The police should re-open the investigation into Neville Gafa and the alleged corruption in medical visas for Libyan patients, the Nationalist Party said. PN deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami said the police were...

  • Developers welcome building illegalities amnesty

    Developers welcome building illegalities amnesty

    The new amnesties announced to regularise building illegalities were today welcomed by developers as the "only remedy". The new scheme, valid for two years, allows buildings (or parts of buildings) not covered by a permit to be regularised as long...

  • St Julian's new car park to open for feast

    St Julian's new car park to open for feast

    Spinola Park will start welcoming guests for the first time this weekend to ease the parking problem during this year’s much-awaited St Julian's festa. Patrons will be charged a discounted flat fee of €2 per car throughout the weekend, whichever...