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  • Legal deadline only applies in a few cases

    Lawyers are relieved to hear that a one-month deadline to file applications on behalf of clients who can benefit from legal amendments, and receive a lesser punishment, only applies to a small fraction of their cases. It turns out the deadline...

  • Survivors and corpses of migrants brought to Malta

    Survivors and corpses of migrants brought to Malta

    The corpses of two asylum seekers were brought in by ship and three survivors were later flown into Malta by helicopter yesterday after their boat sank over the weekend in what could possibly be another major migrant tragedy. The survivors, all...

  • Concerns over Fort Cambridge restoration

    Concerns over Fort Cambridge restoration

    The development company bound to restore Fort Cambridge in Tigné has given its assurance that it is fully committed to the project, amid concerns that works are progressing at a very slow pace. In 2007, Gap Developments was given 10 years to turn...

  • Vella’s portfolio is show of trust – PM

    Vella’s portfolio is show of trust – PM

    The choice of Karmenu Vella to head the environment portfolio in Brussels is a show of trust in Malta, according to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Playing down concerns over what environmentalists feel is the irony of awarding the environment...

  • Man dies trapped in lift doors

    A 48-year-old man from Fgura died on Saturday night after he was crushed between the doors of a cargo lift at a food establishment in Għaxaq. The police said the incident happened at 11.30pm when the man, an employee, got stuck between the doors...

  • Japan span for Lifecycle

    Japan span for Lifecycle

    An Actavis LifeCycle participant rides over a lengthy span of bridge in Japan, but other parts of the route have proved to be one of the hardest ever in the series of annual LifeCycle challenges. On Saturday at 11pm there were still six cyclists...

  • Production of meat up

    Meat production increased by 5.5 per cent during the second quarter this year to almost 3,000 tons, the National Statistics Office said. The increase was mainly due to a rise in the slaughter of pigs and poultry by 10.3 and 0.5 per cent...

  • Face of Inspire is stepping down after 14 years at helm

    Face of Inspire is stepping down after 14 years at helm

    Nathan Farrugia, who has become the face of Inspire Foundation, will be stepping down from his role as chief executive after dedicating 14 years to strengthening the services offered to disabled people. Today Mr Farrugia, who is also a renowned...

  • Drop in number of Eurovision entries

    Drop in number of Eurovision entries

    Fewer songs have been submitted than last year for the Malta Eurovision song contest, to be held in November instead of February, Times of Malta has learnt. Sources in the music industry said the cut-off date for submissions – the end of August –...

  • Teen forced to cancel sailing event to Sicily

    Teen forced to cancel sailing event to Sicily

    A teenager’s dream of sailing from Sicily to Malta later this month to raise money for charity will have to be put on hold for a few months. Avid sailor Tom Bonello Ghio, 16, was planning to set a record and sail solo 60 nautical miles from Sicily...

  • Fresh reports of slurry seen on agricultural field

    Fresh reports of slurry seen on agricultural field

    A farmer has been issued with a warning from the agriculture department after slurry was found dumped on his Magħtab field, following a tip-off by Times of Malta. Photographic evidence of the illegally dumped animal waste was forwarded to the...

  • Bikini woman urging people to buy her T-shirt for charity

    Bikini woman urging people to buy her T-shirt for charity

    Buy it, wear it, take a picture in it, post it on Facebook and help charity – that is what Christina Betke is urging people to do with the T-shirt she designed after she was taken to court for dancing in a bikini during the Sliema band march. The...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    Although, admittedly, works are still in progress on the Renzo Piano City Gate project, it does not mean the place should be in shambles. The pictures show two instances which demand attention: one is the deteriorating wooden handrail – a more...

  • Traffic incident responsibility

    The Court of Appeal, composed of Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri, Mr Justice Tonio Mallia and Mr Justice Noel Cuschieri, on May 30, 2014, in the case ‘Marouska Cesare v Shaun Bonello’, held, among other things, that on the basis of three...

  • After the festa...

    After the festa...

    The main street of Żabbar looks eerily empty yesterday afternoon, after hundreds cyclists and motorcyclists made the traditional annual pilgrimage there in the morning for the feast of our Lady of Graces.

  • Gozo medical school talks at advanced stage

    Gozo medical school talks at advanced stage

    Negotiations for the opening of a medical school in Gozo are at an advanced stage, Health Minister Konrad Mizzi (left) said during a visit by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca to Bart’s Medical School in London, where they met the directors. A...

  • Three migrants airlifted to Malta

    Three migrants airlifted to Malta

    Three of the 11 migrants pulled out alive from an area some 300 off Malta were airlifted to Malta and transferred to Mater Dei Hospital just before 6pm. The other eight were sent to Greece. More than 400 people are feared dead in the latest...

  • Nationalist Party urges Prime Minister to 'walk the talk'

    Nationalist Party urges Prime Minister to 'walk the talk'

    The Nationalist Party this afternoon welcomed Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's call for national unity as Malta celebrates the 50th anniversary of Independence next week but urged him to “walk the talk”. In a statement, it urged the Prime Minister...

  • Man charged with baby's attempted murder

    Man charged with baby's attempted murder

    A 10-month old baby girl is currently fighting for her life after she was allegedly thrown into her cot by her mother’s 27-year-old partner. The man, from Zabbar, was this afternoon charged with the girl’s attempted murdered at the couple’s...

  • Massive canyon found in Mediterranean sea cliff

    Massive canyon found in Mediterranean sea cliff

    A huge underwater canyon, with an area equivalent to eight times that of the Maltese islands, has been discovered by a Maltese marine geologist. It is one of more than 500 submarine canyons that have been discovered and mapped by an international...