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  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From football as Malta take on Norway and European giants Italy, to classic planes and cars - Times of Malta presents a selection of some of the best photos taken over the past week by its team of photographers.

  • ‘Too early’ to give date for new footbridge

    ‘Too early’ to give date for new footbridge

    Calls for an expression of interest for the long-promised Mrieħel Bypass footbridge will be issued shortly but the government is not saying when this will be built as it is “too early”. “At this stage, it is better not to commit to specific time...

  • Schembri agreed to buy €1.2m property

    Schembri agreed to buy €1.2m property

    Ryan Schembri, the former owner of More supermarkets who left Malta owing millions to several creditors, entered into a promise of sale agreement for a €1.2 million Marsascala property when he already knew he was in trouble. His business partner,...

  • Mgr Cremona to officially resign his post today, Mgr Scicluna to become Administrator

    Mgr Cremona to officially resign his post today, Mgr Scicluna to become Administrator

    Archbishop Paul Cremona is expected to announce his resignation this morning, although it remains unclear whether this has already been accepted by the Pope. Mgr Cremona’s resignation is likely to be motivated by ill-health, which has prevented...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the local and overseas press. Times of Malta says Archbishop Paul Cremona will officially resign his post today. Bishop Charles Scicluna will serve as administrator. The Malta Independent reports that Mater Dei...

  • Cremona to officially resign his post today

    Cremona to officially resign his post today

    Archbishop Paul Cremona is expected to announce his resignation this morning, although it remains unclear whether this has already been accepted by the Pope. Mgr Cremona’s resignation is likely to be motivated by ill-health, which has prevented...

  • Almost half of licences go to new trappers

    Close to half of trapping licences for next season were issued to people who had never had one before, according to figures provided by the Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretariat. This information comes as European Commission sources told Times...

  • Inmate hid drugs in Playmobil toys

    A man currently serving a 22-year jail term for murdering his elderly neighbour in 1998 was yesterday jailed a further 20 months after he was found guilty of having drugs in his prison cell in September 2005. Mario Pollacco, 50, had strangled the...

  • Man jailed for sachets of cannabis

    A 41-year-old man from Sudan was sentenced to six-and-a half months in jail after pleading guilty to being in possession of five sachets of cannabis that were ready to be sold. Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras was told that the sachets found in...

  • 54-year-old still missing

    The police are calling for information as Francis Cauchi, 54, remains missing for more than a month. Mr Cauchi has been missing since September 11 and was last seen in Paola wearing blue trousers and a red T-shirt. He has brown eyes and short grey...

  • Career thief gets more sentences

    A day after he was jailed for 21 months over a string of thefts, a career robber was imprisoned for a further four years and three months for raiding a perfumery. Stephen Galli, 50, of Sliema, was convicted of stealing cosmetics and perfumes from...

  • Publish all contracts for energy, urges PN

    The Nationalist Party is insisting the government publishes all energy project contracts it has signed, particularly the one with Electrogas for the new gas power plant and those with China on the sale of Enemalta. Addressing a press conference...

  • Schembri agreed to buy €1.2m property

    Schembri agreed to buy €1.2m property

    Ryan Schembri, the former owner of More supermarkets who left Malta owing millions, entered into a promise of sale agreement for a €1.2 million Marsascala property when he already knew he was in trouble. His business partner, Etienne Cassar, told...

  • ‘Too early’ to give date for new footbridge

    ‘Too early’ to give date for new footbridge

    Calls for an expression of interest for the long-promised Mrieħel Bypass footbridge will be issued shortly but the government is not saying when this will be built as it is “too early”. “At this stage, it is better not to commit to specific time...

  • Lifestyle link to 40% of cardiac fatalities

    Four in 10 deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases last year could have been prevented as they were the result of an unhealthy lifestyle, smoking and obesity. Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne gave this worrying information while...

  • Gunpoint robberies

    A man serving time in prison was yesterday charged with an armed robbery at a confectionery and with attempted theft from a pharmacy. Wayne Delia, 29, was reported to the police by his alleged partner-in-crime, Andrea Busuttil, who was charged...

  • ‘Troubled children need an individual care plan’

    ‘Troubled children need an individual care plan’

    Children with challenging behaviour should not only be given psychiatric care, but mental health professionals had to come up with an integrated care plan for each individual, the President said. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca recounted that when she...

  • Sex assault accused says ‘mistaken identity’

    A Dutchman charged with violent indecent assault on a teenager walking back home from Paceville in the small hours of Thursday insisted yesterday it was a case of mistaken identity. Biondy Clayd Raafenberg, 25, who works for an iGaming company and...

  • Libya security fearsput migrants at risk

    Libya security fearsput migrants at risk

    The deteriorating security situation in Libya has left many migrant workers vulnerable and at an ever growing risk of feeding the deadly Mediterranean exodus, a newly published report has warned. The International Organisation for Migration...

  • Providing shelter and hope for those who simply have nowhere else to go

    While homelessness in Malta may not be so visible, the number of people approaching YMCA indicates the issue is a reality for many. As of August, 107 individuals were referred to the non-profit organisation, which gave shelter to 34 of them. At...