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  • More than 2,300 applications for revision classes

    A total of 2,348 applications for state SEC examinations revision classes in four subjects have been submitted by 1,337 people. The Education Ministry said this morning 500 applications were for Maltese, 692 for English, 770 for mathematics and...

  • Kayak for Charity challenge off to a great start

    Kayak for Charity challenge off to a great start

    The Kayak for Charity 2014 Challenge got off to a great start this morning with the team attempting the return crossing Valletta-Pozzallo-Valletta on board of a double kayak. The team of two, Maltese Ian Laferla and Italy-born Andrea Scorcia are...

  • Black-winged stilts hatch at Simar reserve

    Black-winged stilts hatch at Simar reserve

    Four black-winged stilts have hatched for the first time at the Simar Nature Reserve in Xemxija, Birdlife said. BirdLife Malta’s Reserves Manager, Mark Gauci, said “we have been waiting in anticipation to see if the eggs would hatch, and to have...

  • Hundreds of immigrants saved in AFM coordinated operation

    Hundreds of immigrants saved in AFM coordinated operation

    More than 10 people died in a rescue operation during which hundreds of immigrants in an operation coordinated by the Armed Forces of Malta last night. Those rescued are on their way to Italy and the dead on their way to Malta. They are expected...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Fires, football, the first-ever privately funded migrant rescue ship, the Malta Arts Festival, fleeing the troubles in Libya, Angelina and Brad's film set, and more - A selection of the best photos taken over the past week by Times of Malta...

  • Prison storing not reforming; 172 new staff needed

    Prison storing not reforming; 172 new staff needed

    Prisoners are not being given a fair chance at rehabilitation because of a shortage of social workers and psychologists, according to a prisoner advocacy group calling for more investment in care workers. The NGO, Mid-Dlam Għad-Dawl, was reacting...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a three-month-old girl suffered internal bleeding and severe bruising after her father allegedly shook her when she suffered a fit. In another...

  • Swede injured in fall

    Swede injured in fall

    A 22-year-old Swede was grievously injured when he fell from a height of about 1.5 storeys in St Julian's. The police said the accident happened in Elija Zammit Street at around 12.15am.  

  • Father, 26, accused of injuring baby girl

    Father, 26, accused of injuring baby girl

    A three-month-old girl suffered internal bleeding and severe bruising after her father allegedly shook her when she suffered a fit. The child was rushed to hospital on Wednesday – initially in critical condition – while her father ended up in...

  • Man fined over illegal fireworks

    Man fined over illegal fireworks

    A fireworks manufacturer has been fined €450 for storing explosives that were not covered by his licence after police found them at a residence six years ago. Joseph Calleja, 67, from St Paul’s Bay, holder of manufacturing licence A, was given...

  • Procedural error in trafficking case

    A procedural error in proceedings against a man charged with drug trafficking has led a judge to send the case back to the magistrates’ court to correct the mistake. The error emerged in the case of Herman Mckay, 31, from Marsa, who is pleading...

  • Stolen truck ‘was cut up’

    Two men were yesterday charged with stealing an old Bedford truck which they allegedly sold to a scrap metal yard where it was broken up. James Azzopardi, 25, from Qormi, and Jürgen Gatt, 22, of Żebbuġ, pleaded not guilty to stealing the truck on...

  • Air Malta decides to re-route to avoid Ukrainian airspace

    Air Malta decides to re-route to avoid Ukrainian airspace

    Air Malta joined other international airlines that decided to re-route flights to avoid Ukrainian air space as a precaution after a Malaysian airliner was shot down on Thursday, killing all 298 people on board. MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to...

  • ‘Help children to deal with same-sex stigma’

    ‘Help children to deal with same-sex stigma’

    Teachers have an important role to play to help combat the stigma that still exists around children raised in same-sex families, according to a social well-being expert. “The biggest worry about same-sex parenting has to do with stigma and...

  • Honouring those who support the disabled

    The work of those who contribute to improving the lives of people with disabilities will be recognised through a new set of awards that will be launched in the coming days. The Premju SoċjetàĠusta (Fair Society Award) will be awarded to three...

  • Dates for enrolment

    Students who would like to enrol at the Gian Franġisk Abela Junior College in October, including those who are waiting for the publication of results, need to apply online by logging on to www.jc.um.edu.mt/apply between August 1 and 10. They will...

  • Polidanos blaming Mepa for conditions at illegal zoo

    Polidanos blaming Mepa for conditions at illegal zoo

    Polidano Brothers has responded to criticism that its exotic animals are being kept in poor conditions at the Montekristo Animal Park by blaming the authorities for delays in approving applications for permits on illegalities. The animal park is...

  • Minor cases may be heard in absentia

    Minor cases may be heard in absentia

    Court cases which carry a prison sentence of up to six months can be heard in absentia if the accused does not turn up in court for no valid reason, according to amendments to the Criminal Code approved by Parliament. However this system will only...

  • Student protests loom over delays to results

    Student protests loom over delays to results

    University students may resort to staging protests in the middle of summer if there is no breakthrough in a dispute that has left thousands of them still waiting anxiously for exam results. The warning was issued yesterday by the Kunsill Studenti...

  • Investigative committee will look into ‘disastrous’ Skolasajf scheme

    An investigative committee has been set up to look into the “disastrous” organisation of Skolasajf earlier this month. The popular state summer school programme was put on hold for one week the day before the service was meant to begin, due to...