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  • Three injured in traffic accident

    The driver of a Toyota Platz and his two passengers were hospitalised this morning following a traffic accident in Tarxien Road, Tarxien. They are not in a critical condition. The police said the accident took place at 7.45am. The car was being...

  • Smiling Shannon refused to give up

    A smile slowly spreads over the face of nine-year-old Shannon as she joins her grandfather and sings the hymn dedicated to St Lawrence. This was the tune she heard when, two years ago, she woke up from a six-week coma – laughing. “Finally, after...

  • Changing times: divorce to legal same-sex marriage in three years

    The civil unions legislation that was approved by Parliament on Monday has created a sea of emotions for many different reasons. Kurt Sansone reports on what impact the law will have. Only three years ago Malta was the last-but-one country in the...

  • Pope Francis conducts Easter Vigil at the Vatican

    Pope Francis yesterday led Easter rites commemorating what Christians believe was Jesus' resurrection from the dead and urged people to rediscover direction in their lives. Marking the second Easter season of his pontificate, the Argentine pope...

  • 'Burnout' affecting majority of nurses

    Burnout is high among the majority of Maltese nurses, exposing a “worrying reality” that requires immediate attention, according to the latest surveys. Ninety per cent of more than 200 nurses interviewed in three hospitals across Malta reported...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. The Sunday Times of Malta says that according to the latest surveys burnout is high among the majority of Maltese nurses, exposing a worrying reality that requires...

  • Updated: South Korea ferry death toll rises

    The official death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking has soared to 58 after divers finally succeeded in entering the vessel. The new toll emerged as a newly released transcript showed the ferry's crew were crippled with confusion and...

  • Federica Falzon wins Ti Lascio una Canzone 2014

    The videos above show the two young singers performing in earlier shows the songs they sung this evening. Ten-year old Mezzo Soprano Federica Falzon and her partner Vincenzo Carni this evening won first prize on Rai Uno Saturday show Ti Lascio una...

  • From the President’s diary

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Francesco Joseph Nicodeme, Mr and Mrs Ray Attard, Radka Zemanova and Anthony Miceli Demajo after the performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar, which was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.

  • Quotes of the week

    “A historic step forward for equality.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hails the new civil unions law. “We felt an abstention that everybody could accept was better than a free vote.” Opposition leader Simon Busuttil defends his party’s decision to...

  • French Order of Merit

    Malta’s Ambassador in Italy Vanessa Frazier received the insignia of the French Order of Merit from French Ambassador to Malta Michel Vandepoorter at his residence in Żebbuġ. The ceremony, attended by Foreign Minister George Vella and Mrs Vella,...

  • Bank supports local heritage

    Bank of Valletta has extended its role as main partner of Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna, a foundation active in the field of heritage preservation and the creation of cultural heritage awareness. BOV’s chief executive officer Charles Borg met the...

  • Mission Fund helps Medical Missionaries

    The Malta Mission Fund has presented a donation to the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) to help its new mission in South Sudan. The MMM are serving a community of about 20,000 returnees who have known the ravages of war for a number of years.

  • Retire in Santa Luċija

    Conflicts of interest is a recurring theme touched upon in this column. Robert Sarsero is a member of the Planning and Environment Review Tribunal to which applicants can appeal decisions taken by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority. He...

  • ŻAK members donate blood

    On the occasion of World Youth Day, which is celebrated on Palm Sunday, members of Żgħażagħ Azzjoni Kattolika (ŻAK) joined forces to donate blood at the Blood Donation Unit in Guardamangia. World Youth Day has been celebrated since 1984, when more...

  • Smart phone app on jellyfish risk

    An innovative smartphone application, giving users up-to-date information on the risk of jellyfish occurrence on same beaches, was recently launched. The app provides information on sting treatment for most jellyfish species in Maltese waters,...

  • Living Last Supper

    A re-enactment of the Last Supper was organised at Dar Dun Franġisk Grima, Nadur, during Holy Week. The quaint old building provided the ideal setting for the attraction, entitled The Living Last Supper. An exhibition of sacred items connected...

  • Bodybuilding icon to visit Malta

    Nutrition Empire Health Shop of Żabbar, in association with PhD Nutrition of the UK, will be hosting natural bodybuilding icon Roger Snipes at the Sky Spirit Fitness Club at Skyparks in Gudja next Sunday between 10am and 5pm. Mr Snipes, one of...

  • Youths on The Zone

    Video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. Tomorrow a new interview with librarian Cheryl Falzon will be uploaded. With today’s...

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