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  • Watch: Family leaps from burning apartment and saved by crowd

    Watch: Family leaps from burning apartment and saved by crowd

    A family from Russia had a lucky escape after a fire in their home forced them to take drastic measures to exit the burning building, a dramatic video has shown. Parents Elena and Vitaly had no choice but to throw their young children from the...

  • New social centre in Hamrun next year

    A centre for social development is expected to be up and running in Hamrun by the second half of 2017, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia announced this morning. The idea was conceived by the Hamrun council around two years ago, Dr...

  • Malta paying 66% less for electricity compared to EU

    Malta paying 66% less for electricity compared to EU

    Maltese households were paying 66 per cent lower than the EU average for their electricity, the government said this morning, citing the latest Eurostat figures. The statistics show that in the second half of 2015, electricity was costing European...

  • Illegal fish cages are finally moved out of St Thomas Bay

    Illegal fish cages are finally moved out of St Thomas Bay

    Large fish farming cages placed illegally inside St Thomas Bay at Marsascala have finally been moved out to sea. The cages had been inside the bay since the end of February with the Planning Authority issuing an enforcement order for their removal...

  • WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

    WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

    The World Health Organisation has rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil. Responding to a call from more than 100 leading scientists, who said it would...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.  

  • 45 migrants dead, 2,000 rescued in the Mediterranean

    45 migrants dead, 2,000 rescued in the Mediterranean

    At least 45 migrants died in a shipwreck and more than 2,000 were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean yesterday, the coastguard said, as the number of immigrants coming to Europe via Italy soared again. Around 14,000 people were taken off...

  • Four hospitalised following Mgarr, Naxxar crashes

    Four hospitalised following Mgarr, Naxxar crashes

    Updated 3.39pm - Naxxar crash victim not badly hurt Four people were hospitalised this morning following a head-on crash in Mgarr and another incident in Naxxar, the police said. The first incident happened around 5am in Triq Sir Temi Zammit when...

  • Half PN vote complaints on foreign passport voters justified - commission

    Half PN vote complaints on foreign passport voters justified - commission

    Updated 1pm with PN reaction Almost half of the Nationalist Party’s complaints on voting rights granted to foreigners buying Maltese citizenship were deemed justified by the Electoral Commission, this newspaper has learnt. In fact, the commission...

  • Doctors give health centres until June 20 to get 'house in order'

    Doctors give health centres until June 20 to get 'house in order'

    Update 4.14pm - Adds PN statements The Medical Association of Malta has postponed its directives until June 20 to allow for further discussions and implementation, as it warned against interference from ministerial secretariats. The deterioration...

  • Islamic State has Euro 2016 in its sights, German spy chief says

    Islamic State has Euro 2016 in its sights, German spy chief says

    Islamic State militants have the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in their sights though there is no concrete evidence at the moment of an attack being planned, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said. The comments from Hans-Georg...

  • Maltese newspaper review

    Maltese newspaper review

    These are the main stories featured in today's Maltese newspapers: Times of Malta says that almost half of the Nationalist Party’s complaints on voting rights granted to foreigners buying Maltese citizenship were deemed justified by the Electoral...

  • 'I was 13 when my mum shot herself'

    'I was 13 when my mum shot herself'

    Leanne Bugeja was 13 years old when her mother shot herself. She was the only witness, and in a flash, her whole life turned upside down… Until a family friend stepped in to pick up the pieces and be the mother figure she had lost. Helen Raine...

  • Victor Buttigieg

    Joseph Buttigieg writes... A few days before he died, we were informed that our dear Ziju Victor, as he was affectionately known, had been admitted to hospital urgently. His condition was grave and, actually, within a few days, on May 7, he lost...

  • Announcements

    CILIA. On May 27, RITA, of Cospicua, residing at Marsascala, widow of Ġużeppi, aged 96, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her sons Frans and his wife Jane, Victor and his wife Rita and John...

  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    Empire Pharmacy (Branch, 46, Melita Street, Valletta (2122 5785); Chemimart International Pharmacy, 650, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun (2123 6477); Evans Pharmacy, 96/98, St Sebastian Street, Qormi (2148 7020); Mackie’s Pharmacy, L. Casolani Street,...

  • British band in Balzan

    British band in Balzan

    Trinity Concert Band, a symphonic wind band based in Berkshire in the UK, will be performing a musical programme at the St Gabriel Band Club in Balzan on Monday at 7.30pm. The band’s repertoire encompasses the usual selection of military marches,...

  • In Guardia

    In Guardia

    Due to the demand for further In Guardia re-enactments, the Malta Tourism Authority during the months of June and July will be holding more shows at Neptune’s Courtyard, inside the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta, not at Fort St Elmo. Shows...

  • Lacey & Lace

    Lacey & Lace

    International fashion and beauty photographer Nadette Clare-Talbot launched her first Maltese exhibition at Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa yesterday. Entitled Lacey & Lace, Clare-Talbot’s exhibition celebrates Malta’s iconic craft through the...

  • Bir Miftuħ concert

    Bir Miftuħ concert

    This evening’s concert at the Bir Miftuħ Music Festival sees a double bass and piano performance by Gjorgji Cincievski and Charlene Farrugia. The programme will feature  works by Debussy, Casadesus, Saint-Saëns,  Fauré, Massenet,  Satie and...

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