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  • Extension granted at old naval clinic site

    The planning authority has approved an extension to a controversial development incorporating Sliema’s old naval clinic, on the site known as Il-Pjazzetta. The Gasan development, which was approved in 2014, features an eight-storey complex...

  • ‘Local cancer research needs more funding’

    ‘Local cancer research needs more funding’

    Local cancer research has the potential to make a significant contribution to global progress, but more public support and funding is needed to ensure that work continues, according to a leading researcher. Addressing a conference at the...

  • Eight injured in hit-and-run

    Eight people were injured in a hit-and-run accident in Birkirkara early yesterday. Four of them suffered grievous injuries, but they are not in a critical condition. The incident happened in Mannarino Road Birkirkara, at 12.45am when a minibus...

  • MUMN aims to expand

    The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses is calling on the government to recognise it as the union representing the majority of physiotherapists working within the public sector. General secretary Colin Galea yesterday said that the union had...

  • Workplace accidents

    More than 770 non-fatal workplace accidents were recorded in the last quarter of 2015, the National Statistics Office said. It said the total was 11 short of the number recorded in the same period a year before. One fifth of the accidents occurred...

  • Jess Glynne is first on the Isle of MTV line-up

    Jess Glynne is first on the Isle of MTV line-up

    Grammy award winner Jess Glynne will be delighting the crowds at the Granaries in Floriana at the 10th edition of the Isle of MTV Malta, which this year will be held on June 28. The British singer and songwriter, who is “super excited” about her...

  • Persons of trust rules to be clarified

    Persons of trust rules to be clarified

    Unclear regulations on what constitutes a person of trust are partly to blame for the political controversy over such appointments, according to civil service head Mario Cutajar. Guidelines issued by the previous administration were too wide...

  • Zika virus: guidelines issued for travellers

    Maltese health authorities have issued a set of guidelines for anyone visiting areas affected by the Zika virus, which has been declared an international concern by the WHO. Although the risk for Malta itself remains low, the Health Promotion and...

  • When a yes or no ends your honeymoon

    When a yes or no ends your honeymoon

    It was all smiles and handshakes for Victor Axiak as he walked into a hall packed with employees, all set to join the new environment authority. But the biology professor was under no illusion about the massive task awaiting him as chairman of the...

  • Tuning in to baroque

    Tuning in to baroque

    A baroque violin, donated by the Farsons Foundation, will be used by the resident ensemble of the Valletta International Baroque Festival, which seeks to perform works from the Renaissance and Baroque era using instruments from the period.

  • Two hurt as car crashes into pole

    Two hurt as car crashes into pole

    Two persons were injured when their car crashed into an electricity pole just outside Portes des Bombes in Floriana this evening. The accident happened at about 9pm. Rescuers of the Civil Protection Department, ambulance crews and the police were...

  • The 'Interni ' - Guardians of the chapel

    The 'Interni ' - Guardians of the chapel

    Paola will this week recall the day when, 60 years ago, an adoration chapel was opened to the public. Sarah Carabott spoke to the catechists who, while keeping a watchful eye on the chapel for all these years, still contribute to the community’s...

  • PN drafting guidelines on exceptional ODZ development

    PN drafting guidelines on exceptional ODZ development

    PN leader Simon Busuttil said this evening that his party is drafting new guidelines in terms of which only exceptional permits will be granted under its ODZ policy. Addressing the annual general meeting of the Malta Developers' Association, Dr...

  • Nomination of magistrates: Why was the Justice Commission involved now, Chamber asks

    Nomination of magistrates: Why was the Justice Commission involved now, Chamber asks

    The Chamber of Advocates this evening asked why the Commission for the Administration of Justice had been requested now to give an opinion on the nomination of a magistrate, after the nomination was announced, "when it is clear that the Commission...

  • Maltese working group to monitor and advise on Zika virus

    The Maltese health authorities are setting up a working group to monitor and advise about Zika virus precautions in Malta. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the virus  as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The risk...

  • Malta aviation register sees record year

    Malta aviation register sees record year

    Transport Malta’s Aviation Registry saw 61 aircraft registered in 2015. Six new operators were certified and there was a substantial increase in the number of pilot and engineer licences issued, Transport Malta said. The register has 213 aircraft...

  • Enemalta prepares to demolish first phase of Delimara power station, including its tallest chimney

    Enemalta prepares to demolish first phase of Delimara power station, including its tallest chimney

    Enemalta has started the process to demolish the oldest part of the Delimara power station. The demolition will include the tallest chimney at the power station and the removal of boilers, turbines and other equipment installed in the early...

  • Mepa approves building extension at Il-Pjazzetta

    Mepa has approved an extension to a controversial development incorporating Sliema’s old naval clinic on the site known as Il-Pjazzetta. The development, which was first approved in 2014, features an eight-storey complex containing offices, retail...

  • Maltapost denies hunters' discrimination claim

    The FKNK hunters' federation has accused Maltapost of discrimination, saying hunters are being requested to pay their licenses in cash only at Maltapost offices, while cheques may also be used for other services. The federation said this could...

  • German police arrest Maltese man after cash and pills are found

    German police arrest Maltese man after cash and pills are found

    A 33-year-old Maltese man has been arrested in Germany after being found in possession of €60,000 in undeclared cash and 10,000 Anabolic (Clenbuterol) pills in violation of drugs and doping laws, German media has reported. According to a police...