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  • Prisoner injured

    The authorities are investigating a case where a prisoner was injured at Corradino Prisons earlier today. The Prisons in a statement said officials intervened on time and the man was given medical treatment and moved to Mt Carmel Hospital forensic...

  • AD insists referendum law must not be touched

    Alternattiva Demokratika insisted today that the Referanda Act must not be touched, despite calls from the hunters' movement. In a statement, AD chairman Arnold Cassola thanked all those who voted in the spring hunting referendum and all those who...

  • Teenager denies seriously injuring pedestrian with motorised bike

    Teenager denies seriously injuring pedestrian with motorised bike

    A 19-year-old from Mosta this afternoon denied seriously injuring an elderly pedestrian who he hit with his motorised bike as he was crossing the road. Inspector Pricilla Caruana told Magistrate Antonio Vella that Ezekiel Xuereb ran over Oscar...

  • Road rage incident lands driver in prison

    Road rage incident lands driver in prison

    A man with a colourful criminal history was today jailed for 21 months after a road rage incident in 2011 during which he assaulted a bus driver and smashed the bus windscreen . Mark Lawrence Rizzo, 50, from Fgura, was found guilty of assaulting...

  • Hunter sentenced to three months in jail - 'did not know' that lapwing cannot be hunted in spring

    Hunter sentenced to three months in jail - 'did not know' that lapwing cannot be hunted in spring

    Updated 6.08pm - Shaun Demicoli, 37 of Birzebbuga was sentenced to three months imprisonment and had his shotgun confiscated this afternoon after he admitted to shooting and injuring a lapwing bird early this morning. He also admitted breaching...

  • Driver in New Year's Day traffic fatality was over the limit, court hears

    Driver in New Year's Day traffic fatality was over the limit, court hears

    The amount of alcohol in the blood of Terrence Tanti, the driver of the Gozo New Year's Day traffic fatality, was over the legal limit, a court heard this morning.  Court expert Michael Refalo, who was appointed to take a blood sample and test it...

  • Four historical places to be used for community projects

    Discussions are to be embarked upon with four selected bidders for projects at the Isolation Hospital in Mtarfa, Marfa Palace, Strickland Palace and a site at Busbesija. The government had invited proposals for the sites' restoration and...

  • Grand Master hears Mass at St John's Co-Cathedral

    Grand Master hears Mass at St John's Co-Cathedral

    Fra Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of St John, this morning attended Mass led by Archbishop Charles Scicluna at St John's Co-Cathedral. The Grand Master, who yesterday started a three-day visit to Malta, this morning...

  • Agreement on former port workers' pension 'close' - GWU

    Agreement on former port workers' pension 'close' - GWU

    The General Workers’ Union is close to reaching an agreement with government over the pension due to about 600 former port workers, general secretary Tony Zarb said this morning. He said that the union was proposing that each ex-worker be given...

  • Fewer children in Malta

    Fewer children in Malta

    The number of children in Malta dropped by eight percentage points last year when compared to 1994, according to Eurostat. The publication states that the EU last year registered 10 million fewer children aged 15 and younger than in 1994. The...

  • Inflation down

    The annual rate of inflation as measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices last month stood at 0.5 per cent, according to the National Statistics Office. In March, the annual rate of inflation stood at 0.5 per cent, down from 1.4 per cent...

  • Plans to knock down iconic Tigné property

    Plans to knock down iconic Tigné property

    The Sliema Heritage Society has raised the alarm over an “iconic” Tigné property that would be replaced by a modern development if a recent application submitted to Mepa gets approved. The building forms part of a “terrace of dwellings”...

  • Father and son's hunting 'way of life'

    Father and son's hunting 'way of life'

    Mark Mifsud Bonnici and his son, Nicholas, trudge to their field and as they enter the hide a bird flies out of a tree some 10 metres away. “It’s a cuckoo,” Mark says, recognising the bird’s shape and colour. The bird rests on another tree further...

  • Update 2: Middlemen kept out of pitkali in bank guarantee dispute

    Update 2: Middlemen kept out of pitkali in bank guarantee dispute

    A number of middlemen were refused entry to the pitkali vegetable market this morning for not submitting a bank guarantee in line with new regulations. The middlemen have been resisting the introduction of the financial requirement, but a court...

  • Updated - Knife-wielding assailant is resisted twice as he carries out three hold-ups

    Updated - Knife-wielding assailant is resisted twice as he carries out three hold-ups

    Updated with more details - A knife-wielding man was resisted twice as he carried out three hold-ups/muggings late yesterday.   The first case took place in Graham Street, Sliema at about 8pm. A Serb couple reported that they had just entered...

  • Grim reality unfolding in the Mediterranean

    Grim reality unfolding in the Mediterranean

    Libyan rescuers have been recovering bodies washed up on the beaches of Tripoli as spring turns into an unprecedented crisis of migrants crossing from Africa to Europe. Times of Malta is today publishing shocking photos of these bodies because...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta publishes shocking photos of bodies washed up on the beaches of Tripoli and recovered by Libyan rescuers as spring turns into an unprecedented crisis...

  • Grim reality unfolding in the Mediterranean

    Grim reality unfolding in the Mediterranean

    Libyan rescuers have been recovering bodies washed up on the beaches of Tripoli as spring turns into an unprecedented crisis of migrants crossing from Africa to Europe. Times of Malta is today publishing shocking photos of these bodies because...

  • Muscat in the firing line after cuckoo is shot down

    Muscat in the firing line after cuckoo is shot down

    The first recorded hunting illegality this season occurred yesterday morning when a protected cuckoo was shot down in Manikata, leading to a backlash against the Prime Minister on social media. Evidence of the illegality was released by Birdlife...

  • Father and son’s hunting ‘way of life’

    Father and son’s hunting ‘way of life’

    Mark Mifsud Bonnici and his son, Nicholas, trudge to their field and as they enter the hide a bird flies out of a tree some 10 metres away. “It’s a cuckoo,” Mark says, recognising the bird’s shape and colour. The bird rests on another tree further...