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German teenager missing in Malta

German teenager missing in Malta

German student Mike Mansholt, 18, is missing, the police said today. He was last seen on Friday in a hotel in Sliema. He had a blue and black mountain bike. Anyone having information was requested to phone  21 224001 or 119.   His relatives said he arrived in Malta on July 8 on a holiday and had been due to catch a flight home on Friday. He was apparently...

  • Gozo Tourism wants a seat on Dwejra committee

    Gozo Tourism wants a seat on Dwejra committee

    The Gozo Tourism Association has formally asked Environment Minister Jose Herrera to revise the composition of the Dwejra management committee and give it a seat. GTA’s CEO Joseph Muscat said his organisation could not understand how it was left...

  • Man seriously injured as car and horse cart collide in Qormi

    Man seriously injured as car and horse cart collide in Qormi

    A 57-year-old Qormi resident was grievously injured this morning after the horse sulky (serkin) he was riding was involved in a traffic accident with a car on Mdina road, Qormi.  Police said the incident happened at 7.10am and involved a...

  • Commissioner for Standards needed because of government's behaviour: Busuttil

    Commissioner for Standards needed because of government's behaviour: Busuttil

    A proposed law on Standards in Public Life had become necessary because the government has “ridiculed” such standards through its conduct, according to Opposition leader Simon Busuttil. “If the government had behaved appropriately, there would be...

  • Untouchables still in Delimara, one year on

    Untouchables still in Delimara, one year on

    Update 12.25pm Delimara, one of the country’s most scenic coastlines, remains a haven for illegalities a year after this newspaper highlighted the problem. In fact, visits by this newspaper last week show the problem has grown worse. The area is a...

  • Don't follow failed coup with authoritarian crackdown, Muscat urges Turkey

    Don't follow failed coup with authoritarian crackdown, Muscat urges Turkey

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today urged the Turkish government to respond with restraint to Friday’s attempted military coup.Speaking during a short telephone interview, Dr Muscat said the attempted coup should not be used as an excuse for an...

  • Parking at Riviera beach is about to become much tougher

    Parking at Riviera beach is about to become much tougher

    Bathers fond of the popular Għajn Tuffieħa Bay might want to consider catching the bus next time they head there – a yellow line is about to replace the white line along the side of the road where cars are normally parked. This move, according to...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers:  The Sunday Times of Malta leads with news that the government specifically requested that Mrieħel be designated a high-rise area, months after a public consultation period had ended.  The...

  • Motorcyclist critical after Tarxien crash

    Motorcyclist critical after Tarxien crash

    A man is fighting for his life after crashing his motorcycle into a car in Tarxien yesterday evening. The 46-year-old Qormi resident was driving towards Triq San Anard from tal-Barrani road at around 8pm when he somehow lost control of his Honda...

  • Government told Planning Authority to make Mrieħel high-rise

    Government told Planning Authority to make Mrieħel high-rise

    The government instructed the planning authority to designate Mrieħel as a high-rise area after the close of public consultation, new evidence shows. Mrieħel was not listed as such an area when the policy on tall buildings was submitted for public...

  • Drafting traffic plan for Maltese summer? Impossible, say authorities

    Drafting traffic plan for Maltese summer? Impossible, say authorities

    A traffic master plan for summer feasts and other events could not be drawn up, as they were “rarely carved in stone”, the transport authority said. A Transport Malta spokesman said the national transport committee discussed road closures for...

  • Woman grievously injured in St Paul's Bay accident

    Woman grievously injured in St Paul's Bay accident

    A 32-year-old woman was grievously injured following a traffic accident in St Paul's Bay this afternoon.  The woman, from St Julian's, was driving her Fiat Punto through Triq il-Busewdien at 4.15pm when her car collided with a Toyota Ractis,...

  • Scam suspected after Land Rover is scrapped 'by mistake'

    Scam suspected after Land Rover is scrapped 'by mistake'

    The police have been informed about a possible scam after a British man was sold a jeep registered as having been scrapped by its previous owner. Andy Campbell bought a 1956 Land Rover last August through a car dealer. The vehicle was garaged for...

  • Tunisian parliament wants GO inquiry

    Tunisian parliament wants GO inquiry

    Members of the Tunisian parliament have called for an official inquiry into the acquisition of Malta’s telecommunications company GO by Tunisie Telecom, Times of Malta has been told. Following a grilling of TT’s CEO, Nizar Bouguila, by the...

  • Malta’s EU presidency to step up efforts against terrorism

    Malta will strive for more concrete results to be achieved in the fight against terrorism during its EU presidency next year, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said. Mr Abela was addressing a press conference at the end of a meeting for EU...

  • Spaghetti western saved Maltese priest from truck attack

    Spaghetti western saved Maltese priest from truck attack

    A spaghetti western was the unlikely lifesaver for a Maltese priest living in Nice who decided to watch Clint Eastwood rather than join the Bastille Day celebrations which became the target of a terror attack. “I was planning to join the crowd to...

  • Envisage Marsa in 2050

    Envisage Marsa in 2050

    Update 17 July - Adds video  Fifty innovative ideas that could give a new lease of life to Marsa are being exhibited this weekend in a former power station dug underground in the 1950s. Synonymous with the power station and shipbuilding, Marsa is...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.  

  • 824 apply for free SEC revision classes

    Over 1,500 revision classes applications from 824 students were submitted by 10am this morning, the Education Ministry said. There were 358 applications for Maltese, 186 applications for Physics, 402 applications for English and 565 applications...

  • Watch: A helicopter was firing outside our window, says Maltese EU envoy in Turkey

    Watch: A helicopter was firing outside our window, says Maltese EU envoy in Turkey

    The unmistakable sound of fighter jets and helicopters flying over the skies in Turkey is not uncommon, but the Vassallo family realised something was not quite right late last night when they looked out of their Ankara apartment window. "When my...

  • Woman claims rape, abduction in St Julian's

    Woman claims rape, abduction in St Julian's

    Two men are being detained by the police following a rape claim in St Julian's this morning.  The St Julian's police station was informed around 6.30am that a woman had been abducted in the area of St George's Bay and driven off in a car towards...