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'Shark' spotted off breakwater

'Shark' spotted off breakwater

The police warned this afternoon that a big fish has been spotted close to the breakwater at Grand Harbour. Reader Aaron Sammut told Times of Malta that he was on his boat less than a mile off the breakwater when he spotted what he believed to be a shark less than two metres from his boat. The fish was about two metres in length. He said the fish was not...

  • Gozo thieves landed in Ċirkewwa after burglary

    Gozo thieves landed in Ċirkewwa after burglary

    The four thieves who made off with a considerable amount of gold and silver stolen from a jewellery shop in Victoria on Wednesday, crossed over to Comino after the theft, police investigations have revealed. Sources said the two men and two women,...

  • Review of system due after 100 families ignore truancy

    Not one of the 100 families issued with a final warning to pay their outstanding truancy fines or face legal action has complied with the order, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The situation, however, has prompted the government to review...

  • Eddie Fenech Adami in hospital

    Eddie Fenech Adami in hospital

    Former president and prime minister Eddie Fenech Adami was yesterday admitted to hospital after suffering a minor heart attack in the afternoon. Dr Fenech Adami, 81, was taken to hospital after temporarily losing consciousness while on a boat trip...

  • Councils asked to change times for waste collection

    Councils asked to change times for waste collection

    Local councils have been asked to change the time of waste collection to alleviate traffic congestion, but the government’s request has provoked mixed reactions from the councils. A memo sent to local councils by the Department for Local...

  • Nightclub ordered to stop loud music

    Nightclub ordered to stop loud music

    The Aria nightclub on the outskirts of San Ġwann has been hit by a court injunction, stopping it from playing loud music in the early hours of the morning after disgruntled residents decided to take action. Mr Justice Joseph Micallef said the...

  • Cyclist embarks on gruelling charity cycle

    Cyclist embarks on gruelling charity cycle

    It is 1,600 kilometres from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats at the northernmost tip in Scotland, the two points marking the furthest limits of Great Britain, and Hilary Galea-Lauri intends to see them all. The intrepid cyclist left Malta...

  • Two-year permit for mobile police station

    Two-year permit for mobile police station

    The Marsascala mobile police station has finally received a permit from the planning authority – after operating without one for over two months. The station, located in Ġnien Sant’Anna, a short distance from the parish church, consists of an...

  • Man fined €1,000 for negligent driving

    A man has been fined €1,000 after pleading guilty to slightly injuring another driver while he drove his vehicle negligently through Birkirkara on Friday evening. The accident happened at 8.30pm when Alan Conboy, 29, from Ireland crashed into a...

  • Four hurt in traffic accidents

    A 35-year-old Congolese man residing in St Paul’s Bay was seriously injured when the car he was driving crashed into a tree in Valley Road, Msida, in the early hours of yesterday morning. The police said that he was driving a Hyundai Accent...

  • Bus drivers reject new rosters

    Bus drivers have objected to the new work rosters that were distributed yesterday, prompting the General Workers’ Union to request an urgent meeting with Malta Public Transport. In a statement the union said that the schedules were not in line...

  • Libya detainee ‘may be facing deportation’

    Libya detainee ‘may be facing deportation’

    Carmelo Grech could be deported to Malta rather than having to face smuggling charges in a Libyan court, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. In the latest twist in Mr Grech’s case, it is understood that he faces the possibility of...

  • Beatification tribunal for ‘miraculous’ couple starts

    Beatification tribunal for ‘miraculous’ couple starts

    The tribunal to analyse the case for the beatification and canonisation of a Maltese couple was launched yesterday during a Mass led by Archbishop Charles Scicluna. Following the death of Henry and Inez Casolani, claims of miraculous healings have...

  • MDA welcomes permits for third party nationals

    The Malta Developers Association has welcomed the government’s decision to launch the Residence and Visa Programme for Malta which grants resident permits to third party nationals in return for investment in government bonds and property. The MDA...

  • Shock in a box at Għajn Tuffieħa

    Shock in a box at Għajn Tuffieħa

    Beachgoers at Għajn Tuffieħa were in for a shock yesterday morning when a wooden box dug out of the sand was found to contain a human skull. Forensic police officers were called to the scene and took the box back for investigation, but the...

  • Eddie Fenech Adami in hospital

    Eddie Fenech Adami in hospital

    Former president and prime minister Eddie Fenech Adami has been admitted to hospital after suffering a minor heart attack this afternoon. Dr Fenech Adami, 81, was admitted to hospital after temporarily losing consciousness while on a boat trip...

  • White paper on schools' role in alleviating traffic congestion launched

    A white paper on traffic congestion and whether schools can play a role in alleviating this challenge has been launched by the Education Ministry. The aim of the white paper is to provide an overview of the school operational logistics and...

  • Grass fire destroys parked car

    Grass fire destroys parked car

    A car parked  in Triq il-Fortizza, Mosta fell victim to a grass fire at the field it was parked next to. The fire, just after 1pm, was put out by Civil Protection Department personnel.

  • Irishman fined for causing driving accident

    Irishman fined for causing driving accident

    An Irishman who caused a driving accident while driving without a valid licence was this afternoon fined €1,000 and had his driving licence suspended for a month. The accident happened in Birkirkara between 8 and 8.30pm yesterday. Alan Colby...

  • Girl, two women injured in three-car crash

    Girl, two women injured in three-car crash

    Two women and a girl were injured in a three-car crash in Mgr Mikiel Azzopardi Street, Siggiewi at 11.20am. Their condition is not yet known. The crash was between a Toyota Hilux that was being driven by a 31-year-old woman from Siggiewi, a Toyota...

  • Fake skull alarms sunbathers in Ghajn Tuffieha

    Fake skull alarms sunbathers in Ghajn Tuffieha

    People having a relaxing day at Ghajn Tuffieha this morning got the shock of their lives when a box containing a skull was unearthed from the sand. However, the police said there was no cause for alarm and reassured the public that the skeletal...