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  • Motorcyclist's lucky escape

    Motorcyclist's lucky escape

    Motorcyclist Waynelin Baldacchino took this picture of what remains of his motorcycle after a collision in Qormi yesterday afternoon. He said he thanked God that he was alive and only slightly hurt. The accident was allegedly caused when a van...

  • Malta newspaper review

    Malta newspaper review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta and l-orizzont lead with the news yesterday that a Maltese man was infected by the Zika virus. Times of Malta also reports that thousands of migrants are being...

  • Cash stolen in Msida hold-up

    Cash stolen in Msida hold-up

    Some €1000 in cash are believed to have been stolen last night in a hold-up from a convenience shop in Rue d'Argens, Msida. The hold-up took place shortly after 9.30p.m. and involved two hooded men, one of them armed with a firearm. No one was was...

  • Clinton and Sanders go head to head

    Clinton and Sanders go head to head

    Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled over healthcare and Wall Street in a debate last night, with Clinton accusing Sanders of misleading Americans on his healthcare plan and making promises "that cannot be...

  • Hawkers claim ministry bound by agreement on Valletta market relocation

    Hawkers claim ministry bound by agreement on Valletta market relocation

    The Valletta monti relocation has taken another twist, as hawkers are claiming that the Economy Ministry has not adhered to a 2014 agreement which specified an alternate site for their stalls. Though the Labour Party committed itself to relocate...

  • Announcements

    ABELA CARUANA. On February 11, at her residence in San Ġwann, FORTUNATA née Buttigieg, aged 86, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Antonio, her daughter Marika and her husband Joe...

  • Valentine roses in aid of Hospice Malta

    Valentine roses in aid of Hospice Malta

    Roses are red, violets are blue, a rose from Hospice lets the love shine through. Valentine’s Day is with us again and like last year, Hospice Malta’s fundraising activities will be offering red or blue roses individually wrapped against a...

  • The four curiosities of Rabat

    The four curiosities of Rabat

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar’s second event for 2016 is a heritage walk by Fr Eugene Teuma to Rabat and the Roman Melita – which extended from Mdina to Rabat – Malta’s richest area in terms of Roman remains. This walk around the town of Rabat...

  • ‘Tourist village will destroy Swieqi valley’

    ‘Tourist village will destroy Swieqi valley’

    The Swieqi and San Ġwann local councils have reservations over the proposed development of a tourist village in an ODZ valley between the two localities. San Ġwann mayor Etienne Bonello DuPuis said the project would disturb Wied Għomor Valley, one...

  • Islamic State fighters head south in Libya, threatening Sahel

    Groups of Islamic State fighters are quitting their bases in Libya fearing Western air strikes and heading south, posing a new threat to countries in Africa's Sahel region including Niger and Chad, officials and intelligence sources said. The...

  • NATO launches sea mission against migrant traffickers in the Aegean

    NATO launches sea mission against migrant traffickers in the Aegean

    NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said. Hours after NATO defence ministers agreed to use their maritime force in...

  • ‘Pigeon cull will have no effect on numbers’

    ‘Pigeon cull will have no effect on numbers’

    A recent pigeon cull in Cospicua will likely have little effect on the area’s “infestation”, according to ornithologist Natalino Fenech. “This is just a short-term measure. In a few months the pigeon population will be back to what it was before,”...

  • Woman needs steroids due to ‘unbearable dust’

    Woman needs steroids due to ‘unbearable dust’

    A San Ġwann resident has been forced to start medical treatment for her asthma due to “unbearable dust” from roadworks on her doorstep. Marlene Bell told the Times of Malta she was now taking as many as eight puffs on her inhaler every day as her...

  • GO reports €34.2 million pre-tax profit

    GO p.l.c. thas reported a pre-tax profit of €34.2 million for its last financial year. The group’s operating profit amounted to €27.8 million, up from €21.8 million in 2014, an increase of 27.9%. A dividend of €0.10 net of tax is being...

  • Meeting with Monti hawkers called off

    Economic Services Minister Chris Cardona has postponed a meeting he was due to have with Monti hawkers after only four of the 74 licence holders turned up, the ministry said. The meeting was to have discussed the future of the Valletta open market...

  • Updated - Maltese recovering from Zika virus - being held in isolation

    Updated - Maltese recovering from Zika virus - being held in isolation

    A 32-year-old Maltese is being held in isolation at his home after suffering the Zika virus. The man had travelled to American Samoa in January and subsequently suffered fever on January 29. He arrived in Malta on February 3, by which time he had...

  • Director, designer quit on eve of play following clash with Mario Philip Azzopardi

    Director, designer quit on eve of play following clash with Mario Philip Azzopardi

    The director and set designer of the play Ħabbilni Ħa Nirbaħ have quit following a clash with well-known producer and V18 artistic director Mario Philip Azzopardi. Sean Buhagiar and Adrian Mamo have stepped down on the eve of Staġun Teatru Malti's...

  • Government hails strong jobs growth

    The government has welcomed figures showing the number of full-time employees at 177,262 in August. “This means that in the first 30 months of this administration, full-time jobs increased by 16,936, whereas in the previous five years the increase...

  • Woman claims former Xghajra deputy mayor threatened to ‘burn her daughter alive’

    Woman claims former Xghajra deputy mayor threatened to ‘burn her daughter alive’

    A court heard claims today that Xghajra deputy mayor Neil Attard had threatened his former partner that he would “burn her daughter alive”.   The woman, whose name cannot be published by court order, this morning took the stand in a case against...

  • Dog with no nose gets second chance and a home in the US

    Dog with no nose gets second chance and a home in the US

    Anubis, an Egyptian baladi dog whose nose had been cut off, has been given a new home in Texas. After being rescued by an animal rehabilitation service in Cairo, Anubis was relocated to the care of a family in El Paso, Texas. His new owners...