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  • Young swan shot after wandering from park

    Young swan shot after wandering from park

    A juvenile swan that wandered too far from the safety of the Bird Park in Salina ended up being shot and wounded after the police refused to allow the park owner to capture it because he could not prove it belonged to him, the park owner is...

  • Shaken baby may suffer development delays

    Shaken baby may suffer development delays

    The baby who suffered multiple fractures to her skull when she was allegedly hurled into a cot by her mother’s partner is likely to be greatly impaired in her mental and physical development, a court heard yesterday. The court was also told that...

  • Sowing the seeds of cultural needs

    Sowing the seeds of cultural needs

    The tedious task of peeling potatoes will from next year be made a bit more bearable for Dutch customers who buy a special sack from Malta – it will come with a Maltese poem stitched to it, translated into Dutch. For years, the Dutch city of...

  • Finance Minister is happy with bank check

    Public confidence in the banking sector will be strengthened after the two largest domestic banks passed a eurozone stress test, according to the Finance Minister. Edward Scicluna yesterday welcomed the news that Bank of Valletta and HSBC Malta...

  • Power plant demolition starts today

    Workers will today prepare for the demolition of the Marsa power station’s chimneys and fuel tanks, as parts of the old plant finally start being dismantled. Belt il-Ħażna Road, Marsa, adjacent to the power station, will be closed between noon and...

  • Car had 800 bottles of illegal booze

    Custom officials confiscated almost 800 bottles of contraband alcohol worth around €4,000 in excise duty from a car arriving from Sicily. The alcohol was packed in 157 cases stowed away in a vehicle with Maltese registration plates that had...

  • PN ‘must shun populism and adopt clear position’

    PN ‘must shun populism and adopt clear position’

    In his quest to make the party electable, PN leader Simon Busuttil must not give in to populism but must be bold enough to take a clear stand on difficult issues, according to observers from both liberal and conservative camps. Their views were...

  • PM to attend fifth Henley conference in a year

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will be attending a conference on citizenship by investment organised by Henley & Partners in Singapore, his fifth such visit in the space of a year. The Global Residence and Citizenship Conference will be held between...

  • Students using their resources for gift project

    Students using their resources for gift project

    Proud smiles spread over the faces of Warren Cordina and Maverick Pace as they hold up one of the handmade hampers they have been working on together with other students at the Wardija Resource Centre. Inside the painted baskets are small jars...

  • Curtain call for Il-Guy

    Malta’s European Commissioner Karmenu Vella, affectionately known as Il-Guy, yesterday tendered his resignation from Parliament, a few days before he officially starts work in Brussels on his environment, fisheries and maritime affairs...

  • Grain silos ‘lacking in safety standards’

    Grain silos ‘lacking in safety standards’

    The lack of standards at the grain terminal has prompted the House Environment and Planning Committee to write to the Environmental Health Directorate on the issue of contamination of wheat by cement in the Kordin Silos due to lack of safety...

  • Mallia has lost plot, says Azzopardi

    Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi yesterday accused Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia of “losing the plot”, saying he was “in a panic” because he seemed to be obsessed with the Opposition’s criticism. Dr Azzopardi, who was speaking about the Bill...

  • Proposal for fuel stations in ODZ ‘still pending’

    Proposal for fuel stations in ODZ ‘still pending’

    Mepa’s chief executive officer Johann Buttigieg said the authority’s proposal that fuel stations in Outside Development Zones should not exceed three tumoli (3,000 sq m) of land had not, as yet, been accepted by the government. Speaking before the...

  • 5,196 transfer address to Gozo in 10 years

    5,196 Maltese residents transferred their addresses to Gozo between October 2003 and last March, Home Affairs Minister Emanuel Mallia said in Parliament. He was answering a question by Jason Azzopardi (PN).The greatest number of transfers in any...

  • Water spouts off Gozo

    Water spouts off Gozo

    Darryl Portelli took the above picture of three water spouts off Gozo this afternoon. The picture was taken from Nadur. A hailstorm hit several localities this afternoon, but no damage was caused. Rain is also forecast for tomorrow. Picture below...

  • House committee discusses contamination risk of cement silo near grain terminal

    House committee discusses contamination risk of cement silo near grain terminal

    Fears of contamination of a wheat terminal by a nearby cement silo in Corradino were discussed this evening at a meeting of the House  Environment and Planning Committee, which decided to write to the Environmental Health Directorate to seek...

  • Karmenu Vella bids farewell to Parliament after 38 years

    Karmenu Vella bids farewell to Parliament after 38 years

    Updated 9.18 pm - Labour MP Karmenu Vella brought the curtain down on a long parliamentary career tonight when he resigned in order to take up his new post as European Commissioner. Mr Vella was first elected in 1976 and continued to be elected in...

  • Gift of Life concerned by PN 'mixed signals' on abortion

    The anti-abortion NGO Gift of Life has expressed concern over a call by the PN convention yesterday for debate on abortion and euthanasia. "The Gift of Life Foundation is concerned with the mixed signals that the Nationalist Party is sending out...

  • Proposal on fuel stations in ODZ still pending

    A proposal by Mepa for fuel stations outside development zones not to exceed three tumoli (3000 sq m) of land has not, as yet, been accepted by government, Mepa chief executive officer Johann Buttigieg told the Parliamentary Environment and...

  • Three senior army officers have appointments withdrawn

    Three senior army officers who were passed over for promotion and subsequently transferred to the Detention Service have had their appointments withdrawn, meaning that they keep their rank but cannot exercise their authority, Nationalist MP Jason...