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  • Dingli hunter accidentally shot in the face

    Dingli hunter accidentally shot in the face

    A 31-year-old hunter from Dingli is being treated for gunshot wounds in hospital after being accidentally shot by another hunter. The accident happened at about 7.30am below the Chapel of Mary Magdalene. The police said the hunter was hit in the...

  • Eight-storey hotel to replace row of houses in Paceville

    Eight-storey hotel to replace row of houses in Paceville

    The Planning Authority has given the green light for the development of a new eight-storey hotel, including underground parking, in place of three existing houses in Paceville. The 84-room, three-star hotel, which will also include a rooftop...

  • Brexit condoms warn "it's riskier to stay in"

    Brexit condoms warn "it's riskier to stay in"

    Condoms have taken centre stage in the EU referendum battle as campaigners compete for young votes. Branded condoms are being produced by student groups campaigning on both sides of the debate and distributed at universities in a bid to sway...

  • Tal-Balal Road, Naxxar, closed tomorrow

    Tal-Balal Road, Naxxar, closed tomorrow

    Tal-Balal, Road, Naxxar, will be closed tomorrow because of urgent road works near the petrol station, the Water Services Corporation said. The road will be closed between 5am and 10pm. 

  • MAM: Health authorities need to publish realistic data

    MAM: Health authorities need to publish realistic data

    The MAM doctors' union said this morning that it was disappointed that partial or misleading information was being provided in the hospital activity report and in responses which the authorities gave the media.   "There is no data whatsoever in...

  • Disgraced ex-Gozo Channel chairman does it again

    Disgraced ex-Gozo Channel chairman does it again

    The man who, just over five years ago, was sacked from the helm of Gozo Channel after ordering a ferry back to pick him up has overstepped the mark again. The Times of Malta is informed that, on the afternoon of April 8, due to heavy winds, the...

  • Obama: UK should stay in the EU

    Obama: UK should stay in the EU

    Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the EU, saying the world needed the UK's influence within Europe. The US president, who has arrived in Britain for talks with David Cameron and lunch with the Queen, said membership of the European Union...

  • Woman injured in St Paul's Bay crash

    Woman injured in St Paul's Bay crash

    A 43 year old woman was critically injured early this morning when her Chevrolet Aveo violently hit a pavement at Pwales Road, Xemxija, the police said. The woman was rushed to hospital in an ambulance. A magisterial inquiry is under way and the...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta reports how a survey found that Maltese women are paid 11% less than men.   The Malta Independent says talks with the preferred bidder for the White Rocks complex...

  • Update 3 - Evarist Bartolo insists: Bannister’s position is untenable

    Update 3 - Evarist Bartolo insists:  Bannister’s position is untenable

    Updated with tweet by Simon Busuttil, second post by Evarist Bartolo Education Minister Evarist Bartolo has maintained his attack on Joe Bannister, chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority, insisting in a Facebook post today that his...

  • Grandchildren join fight to save Gozo townhouse

    Grandchildren join fight to save Gozo townhouse

    The grandchildren of Ġużè Damato are calling on the authorities to save a house attributed to the celebrated architect, which the Cathedral Chapter “needs” to pull down to enhance accessibility to the Ċittadella. “Respect the memory of our...

  • Announcements

    AGIUS. On April 21, at his residence in Fgura, JOSEPH, of Senglea, aged 80, ex-S.M. PS827, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Gaetana, his daughters Janet and Marisa, his son Frankie,...

  • Novena to St Joseph the Worker

    Novena to St Joseph the Worker

    St Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19 –Joseph, the Husband of Mary, celebrated in Rabat. The second is May 1– Joseph, the Worker, celebrated with passion in Birkirkara. “St Joseph is a man of great spirit.

  • Fundraising dog walk

    Fundraising dog walk

    The Island Sanctuary is organising a fundraising dog walk on Sunday. Everyone is invited to participate with their dogs and those who do not own a dog can reserve a sanctuary one. Since the number of sanctuary dogs is limited, booking is on a...

  • Cat shows

    Cat shows

    The Malta Feline Guardians Club is holding the 58th and 59th International Cat Shows this weekend. Two separate shows are being held at Smart City and both are open to the public. One cat will be crowned general best tomorrow while another will be...

  • Don Quixote in Maltese

    A Maltese translation of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote in poetic form will be published tomorrow – the 400th anniversary of the author’s death. The literary masterpiece translated into Maltese, penned in the early 1980s by Pawlu Montebello...

  • FBI paid more than $1.3 mln to break into San Bernardino iPhone

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said otoday the agency paid more to get into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters than he will make in the remaining seven years and four months he has in his job. According to...

  • Human traffickers stopped rescue after disaster - survivors

    Human traffickers stopped rescue after disaster - survivors

    A knife-wielding human trafficker prevented survivors of a shipwreck from pulling others to safety, leaving them to drown in the dark, one of the surviving migrants said today. Up to 500 people are believed to have died in last week's disaster,...

  • Vatican suspends PwC audit

    The Vatican has suspended an audit of its finances by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a decision sources said was taken to determine if there were irregularities in the contract. Vatican sources said the Secretariat of State, the top department in...

  • Update 2 - Tributes pour in for pop superstar Prince, dead at 57

    Update 2 - Tributes pour in for pop superstar Prince, dead at 57

    The music world is in mourning for superstar Prince, who died at the age of 57 after collapsing in a lift at his home in Minnesota. Medical personnel tried to revive the star, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, said Carver County Sheriff Jim...