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  • Quarter of Maltese are smokers – survey

    Quarter of Maltese are smokers – survey

    A quarter of Maltese are smokers, an EU-wide survey has found. According to the European Health Interview Survey, issued by Eurostat yesterday, three-quarters of Maltese respondents described themselves as non-smokers. A fifth said they smoked...

  • British man 'terrified' over sentencing in Donald Trump gun incident

    British man 'terrified' over sentencing in Donald Trump gun incident

    The mother of a British man who tried to grab a policeman's gun in an alleged attempt to kill Donald Trump said her son is "terrified" the US president-elect will demand a lengthy prison term. Lynne Sandford's son Michael, 20, will be sentenced in...

  • Local newspapers in review

    Local newspapers in review

    These are the main stories featured in today's Maltese newspapers: Times of Malta says that a building under construction, owned by a man facingcorruption allegations, is at the centre of a police investigation. It also reports that basic...

  • South Korea parliament introduces bill to impeach president; vote due tomorrow

    South Korea parliament introduces bill to impeach president; vote due tomorrow

    South Korea's parliament introduced a bill to impeach President Park Geun-hye, setting in motion a vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal. Parliament is expected to vote on impeaching Park tomorrow and...

  • Basic necessities among wish list of vulnerable children

    Basic necessities among wish list of vulnerable children

    Basic necessities such as a belt, a pencil box and Tal-linja top-up cards, or something as simple as a “fun day”, have made it to the wish list of the most vulnerable children this Christmas. The number of children making a wish has increased by...

  • St Julian's council wants historic palazzo

    St Julian's council wants historic palazzo

    Hoping to turn the 17th-century building into a much-needed space for the local community, the St Julian’s local council has formally asked the government to hand over jurisdiction of Palazzo Spinola. Built in 1688, the baroque edifice has...

  • Announcements

    ATTARD. On December 7, at home, TERESA of Marsalforn, aged 95, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved children Rosa, Anna, Vitor, Maria, Ċensu and Michael, their families, other...

  • Christmas in Mellieħa

    Christmas in Mellieħa

    The Mellieħa local council is organising its annual Christmas event between today and Tuesday, December 13. This year’s edition will be inaugurated at the Manikata parish church today, followed by a concert by the Joy Gospel Singers and the...

  • Hamlet at St James Cavalier

    Hamlet at St James Cavalier

    Spazju Kreattiv is showing Lindsey Turner’s adaptation of Hamlet, recorded live at the Barbican Theatre in London in October 2015. This production sees Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game) taking on the title...

  • Magical Christmas Concert

    Children’s favourite characters are turning City Theatre in Valletta into a winter wonderland where the Malta National Children’s Choir will perform popular songs and crazy choreographies. The event, which will be held from today until Sunday,...

  • Villa Madama book sale

    Villa Madama book sale

    Two of Malta’s largest publishing houses will be hosting a 10-day book sale at Villa Madama in Balzan (near San Anton Gardens) between today and Sunday, December 18. BDL Books and Midsea Books will present foreign and local paperbacks and...

  • Corruption probe at FTS focuses on Rabat flats

    Corruption probe at FTS focuses on Rabat flats

    A building under construction owned by the man facing corruption allegations is the centre of a police investigation, Times of Malta has learnt. Sources said the police economic crimes unit was sifting through hundreds of files and invoices that...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Chemimart, 20/21, Republic Street, Valletta (2124 6051);Trinity Pharmacy, 32, Marsa Road, Marsa (2123 5595);St George’s Pharmacy, 21, Main Street, Qormi (2144 3045);St Anne Pharmacy, 24, St Helen Square, Birkirkara (2744 1913);Remedies Chemists,...

  • Renzi formally resigns, stays on as caretaker prime minister

    Renzi formally resigns, stays on as caretaker prime minister

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned this evening after a bruising referendum loss at the weekend, with most parliamentary factions pushing for an early election in a few months' time. The Italian PM left office after the Italian...

  • Motorcyclist injured in Marsa crash

    Motorcyclist injured in Marsa crash

    A motorcyclist was seriously injured this evening in a collision between his motorcycle and a car in Triq it-Tromba, Marsa. The police said the crash took place at 6.30pm. The injured motorcyclist is a 43-year-old man from Zejtun. The car was...

  • Vinyl spins back into fashion as LPs turn tables on digital music sales

    Vinyl spins back into fashion as LPs turn tables on digital music sales

    Vinyl record sales in the UK last week overtook those of digital downloads, as the once-dying music format experiences a resurgence in popularity.  Once the domain of grandfathers, hipsters and electronic music DJs, vinyl has come back into...

  • Paris imposes driving restrictions, plans ban on old cars as smog hits highs

    Paris imposes driving restrictions, plans ban on old cars as smog hits highs

    Paris has announced licence-plate based driving restrictions for a third day in a row and plans bans on old cars as the City of Light experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. Yesterday and today, Paris banned cars from circulation based on...

  • Did an ex-soldier who killed a man get a boxing licence in Malta?

    Did an ex-soldier who killed a man get a boxing licence in Malta?

    Maltese boxing authorities have come out swinging against reports in the British media that local regulations are "more lax" than those in the UK. British tabloids reported on Monday that a man convicted of viciously attacking a father-of-two,...

  • MPs vote more than 40 times as Budget is approved in laborious process

    MPs vote more than 40 times as Budget is approved in laborious process

    The Budget for 2017 was approved in parliament today in a laborious procedural process which saw MPs voting some 40 times and the Acting Speaker changing chairs so many times that, in his words, it had ceased being physical exercise and had become...

  • Anġlu Farrugia in Washington for Intelligence Security Forum

    Anġlu Farrugia in Washington for Intelligence Security Forum

    The Speaker of the House, Anġlu Farrugia, is in Washington where he is attending the Intelligence Security Forum hosted by the US Congress. Dr Farrugia was greeted this morning by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan. Dr...

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