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  • 'Put high rise projects on hold, pending masterplan'

    'Put high rise projects on hold, pending masterplan'

    High-rise projects should be put on hold until a masterplan is put in place, a group of 13 organisations said this morning.  "Before deciding on the specific proposals for high-rise development which are being proposed around Malta, the government...

  • Tons of cigarettes, washing powder seized by Customs

    Fourteen tons of cigarettes and 24 tons of washing powder were seized by Customs officials in May at the Malta Freeport.  The items were found to be breaching Intellectual Property Rights regulations. The containers carrying this cargo were...

  • Watch: Cyclist insulted for using the road

    Watch: Cyclist insulted for using the road

    Were it not enough that cyclists in Malta have to use the road at their own peril, this video clip shows that they are also constantly taunted by impatient drivers.   Footage taken by Go-Pro camera attached to the cyclist's helmet and uploaded to...

  • Student who chewed pastry into the shape of a gun suspended

    Student who chewed pastry into the shape of a gun suspended

    A judge has upheld the suspension of a Maryland school pupil who chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and pretended to shoot classmates. Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Ronald Silkworth ruled that the school system could...

  • Bishops concerned about morning-after pill; Humanists: 'seek information, not hearsay'

    Bishops concerned about morning-after pill; Humanists: 'seek information, not hearsay'

    Updated 1.10pm with bishops' statement The Maltese bishops have expressed concern after a judicial protest was filed to legalise the morning-after pill. While insisting they strongly believed in the role and dignity of women, the bishops expressed...

  • Cameron: I will still be PM if UK votes for Brexit

    Cameron: I will still be PM if UK votes for Brexit

    David Cameron has insisted he will remain in Number 10 regardless of the result of the EU referendum. The Prime Minister told The Times Magazine he felt responsible for the referendum as it was something he had promised. He also said he would be...

  • Maltese newspaper review

    Maltese newspaper review

    These are the main stories featured in today's Maltese newspapers: Times of Malta says the National and Social Development Fund financed by cash from the sale of passports to wealthy foreigners is “a work in progress". It also reports that the...

  • Police charge suspect in slaying of UK MP Jo Cox

    Police charge suspect in slaying of UK MP Jo Cox

    British police said this morning they had charged a 52-year-old man in the slaying of lawmaker Jo Cox, and said the suspect appeared to have acted alone. Cox, a supporter of Britain staying in the European Union, was shot and stabbed on Thursday...

  • Maltese passport sale fund is ‘work in progress’

    Maltese passport sale fund is ‘work in progress’

    A National and Social Development Fund financed by cash from the sale of passports to wealthy foreigners is “a work in progress”, according to its head. David Curmi, a former president of the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, said that...

  • 'Historic' Msida houses await the wrecking ball despite scheduling recommendation

    'Historic' Msida houses await the wrecking ball despite scheduling recommendation

    Developers are poised to drop two 'historic' Msida townhouses despite a recommendation for the 19th-century buildings to be scheduled. The townhouses, along Tower Street, date back to at least the early 1870s and are believed by residents and...

  • Announcements

    CILIA. On June 17, GEORGE, aged 67, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He is sadly missed by his wife Jane, his children Daniel and his wife AnnMarie, Mireille, and Julianne and her husband Allan Micallef, grandchildren,...

  • Olympic Day Run in Valletta port

    Olympic Day Run in Valletta port

    The Malta Olympic Committee has teamed up with the Malta Amateur Athletics Association and Valletta Cruise Port to organise the Valletta Cruise Port Olympic Day Run 2016 tomorrow. This is part of a worldwide activity, celebrating the anniversary...

  • Angelo Ferreri back with more Jackin House music

    Discotech at Electro Lobster Project kicks off its summer season today, welcoming back Jackin House master Angelo Ferreri. Last month he was number one in the charts with a track released on Nervous records, So Hard. Apart from that, he also...

  • Pasta night in Xagħra

    Ċentru Ġesù Nazzarenu is today having a pasta night in front of Jesus of Nazareth church, Xagħra at 8pm. It will be serving a three-course meal consisting of antipasto, trio of fresh pasta and dessert. Spot prizes to be won and tombola (raffle)...

  • Religious feasts

    Our Lady of the Lily in Mqabba, St Catherine in Żejtun, Sacred Heart of Jesus in Fontana, this weekend. The Calling of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu, on Wednesday.

  • MPO Soloists Gala Concert

    MPO Soloists Gala Concert

    The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra is closing this year’s indoor concert season with a grand MPO Soloists Gala Concert today, which will also serve as the culmination of the orchestra’s new vision, and a celebration of all milestones achieved...

  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    Floriana Dispensary, 29, Vincenzo Dimech Street, Floriana (2123 3034);San Raffaele Pharmacy, 247, Qormi Road, Marsa (2122 1188);Tal-Ħlas Pharmacy, Freedom Street, Qormi (2148 7739);Rational Pharmacy, 74/75, Valley Road, Birkirkara (2144...

  • The Maltese festa... as you've never seen it before

    The Maltese festa... as you've never seen it before

    A video using drone footage has provided a bird's eye view of the colourful (and noisy) Maltese festa. The footage shot by Times of Malta videographer Steve Zammit Lupi was taken last weekend during the feast of St Philip Żebbuġ. The video shows...

  • UK Brexit limbo after lawmaker murder

    UK Brexit limbo after lawmaker murder

    The murder of UK lawmaker Jo Cox shocks a nation and throws the Brexit referendum campaign into limbo. As Laura Frykberg reports, it could also draw voters towards the Remain camp, an expectation already impacting investor sentiment.

  • ‘No talks on extension of Malta’s EU presidency’

    ‘No talks on extension of Malta’s EU presidency’

    Malta did not have any discussions yet on a possible extension of its six-month rotating EU presidency next year, a spokeswoman for Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech told the Times of Malta. If the UK’s referendum next week ends up with a ‘Leave’...

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