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  • Strait Street sees red

    Strait Street sees red

    Valletta’s former red light district will return to the “good old days” during a festival celebrating its infamous heritage. Organised by a group of 12 businesses situated along the narrow Strait Street, the Stretta Festival will see the area lit...

  • 'Bikini woman' produces shirt to raise funds for Stella Maris church

    'Bikini woman' produces shirt to raise funds for Stella Maris church

    Christina Betke, the woman who was controversially taken to court for dancing in a bikini during a Sliema band march, has produced a shirt highlighting the episode and its coverage on Times of Malta. Betke, a fashion designer, was kept overnight...

  • Two vehicles overturn near Manikata

    Two vehicles overturn near Manikata

    A couple and a family escaped uninjured when their vehicles overturned in separate incidents near Manikata this afternoon. In the first incident, a  woman and three children were not hurt other than a few bruises when their van left the road,...

  • The mystery of Valletta's three-legged horse

    The mystery of Valletta's three-legged horse

    Many raised questions this morning as to why a statue of a horse, installed at City Gate last night, only has three legs, and it is called Zieme, not Ziemel (horse). The 4m work Austin Camilleri is meant to convey a message on power and politics,...

  • Police raid on Marsa stables yields drugs - several arrests made

    Police raid on Marsa stables yields drugs - several arrests made

    A number of persons were arrested this afternoon after a big police raid on a number of stables in Marsa yielded heroin, cocaine and cannabis resin. The police said the raid was carried out after weeks of observation and investigation of drug...

  • Postponment of council elections is attempt to discourage voters from voting in hunting referendum - Birdlife

    Postponment of council elections is attempt to discourage voters from voting in hunting referendum - Birdlife

    Birdlife Malta said today that the government’s plan to postpone local council elections was a  clear attempt to discourage voters from voting in the referendum to stop spring hunting. It asked if democracy was the price for appeasing hunters. In...

  • Apartment owner testifies in Gzira brothel case

    Apartment owner testifies in Gzira brothel case

    The police first learnt of a case where a 60-year-old woman, Theresa Cutajar and her husband, Emleti Saad 25, were running a brothel when the owner of the property in Gzira received a phone call that a man had died inside, a court was told...

  • Strada Stretta to become 'red' once more

    Strada Stretta to become 'red' once more

    Valletta’s former red light district will glow crimson once again, during a street festival celebrating its infamous heritage. Organised by a group of 12 businesses situated along the narrow Strait Street, the Stretta Festival will see the area...

  • Directors say they reported €6m shortfall in clients' assets to MFSA, police

    Directors say they reported €6m shortfall in clients' assets to MFSA, police

    Two of the directors of Malta Cross Financial Services Ltd, Stephen Spiteri and Robert Cutajar, said today that another director had admitted to them that there was an undeclared €6m shortfall in clients' assets, and they immediately notified the...

  • Underground car park in Cospicua

    The government on Tuesday will issue a call for the development and operation of a car park beneath Sta Margherita Square in Cospicua. The Infrastructure Ministry said this underground car park had also been promised by the former government, in...

  • Golfer convicted of handling stolen property

    Golfer convicted of handling stolen property

    A 72-year-old man was been conditionally discharged for two years after being convicted of handling stolen property - an electric golf trolley belonging to a member of the Royal Malta Golf Club in Marsa. Alfred Brown, a Briton resident in...

  • Fearne seeking agreement to ban advertising of breast milk substitutes

    Fearne seeking agreement to ban advertising of breast milk substitutes

    The government is hoping to reach an amicable agreement with private industry to stop promoting breast milk substitutes (formula and food) for mothers of babies below six months of age, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Chris Fearne...

  • Language school offers places for refugees

    Language school offers places for refugees

    An English language school is offering places on its courses to a minimum of 18 refugees in a pilot project announced today. The initiative, by Elanguest school, was welcomed by Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia and Education Minister...

  • PN says Cafe' Premier payout has 'whiff of corruption'

    PN says Cafe' Premier payout has 'whiff of corruption'

    The shadow minister for home affairs, Jason Azzopardi, said this morning that there was a 'whiff of corruption' over the way how the government had paid €4.2 million to take back the property used as Cafe Premier in Valletta, which it actually...

  • Update 2 - Government denies finances are 'off track'

    Update 2 - Government denies finances are 'off track'

    Updated5.47  p.m. The Nationalist Party said this afternoon that NSO figures for the first seven months of this year showed that Government's financial targets were off-track, a claim denied by the Finance Ministry. The National Statistics Office...

  • Imam: Islamic State extremists causing extreme harm to the reputation of Islam

    Imam: Islamic State extremists causing extreme harm to the reputation of Islam

    Barbaric acts of terrorism such as James Foley’s beheading coupled with a lack of education on the true meaning of Islam are fuelling a sense of Islamophobia, according to a number of Muslims living in Malta. However, most Muslims living in Malta...

  • Helpline to take complaints on homes for the elderly

    Helpline to take complaints on homes for the elderly

    Elderly people and their relatives, who want to lodge a complaint about any home for the elderly can now do so by dialing 8007 2367. The new helpline will be manned by staff within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the Elderly that will also be...

  • Fined €2,500 for swapping number plates

    Fined €2,500 for swapping number plates

    A man who swapped the number plates on his car with those of another vehicle has been fined €2,500 and banned from driving for a year. Jonathan Mangion, 25, pleaded guilty to the charges. He was accused of having driven a Mitsubishi using number...

  • Mizzi coy on bus service takeover date

    Mizzi coy on bus service takeover date

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi has refused to commit to a date by which the new bus operator will take over the service. “The process is under way and we hope to complete it as soon as possible,” he said when asked. Two weeks ago, the Transport...

  • Court sitting to hear Kessler postponed

    A court sitting in the case of Silvio Zammit, during which the head of the EU anti-fraud agency (OLAF) was expected to give evidence was postponed today. Dr Kessler had been due to give evidence by video conference. Also due to give evidence today...