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  • Sliema rat ‘hotspots’ need to be identified

    Sliema rat ‘hotspots’ need to be identified

    Eradicating the rat infestation in Sliema requires identifying the hotspots, such as the Għar id-Dud area and implementing a long-term plan, pest controller Arnold Sciberras believes. “I have been dealing with rats in Sliema for many years but it...

  • 2017 sees more rising temperatures and climate extremes, records show

    2017 sees more rising temperatures and climate extremes, records show

    Weather and climate extremes have continued into 2017 after last year saw record breaking temperatures, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said. Global average temperatures were 1.1C above pre-industrial levels in 2016, slightly above the...

  • 'I never withdrew police complaint', says LSA cleared of sexual abuse

    'I never withdrew police complaint', says LSA cleared of sexual abuse

    A Gozitan learning support assistant recently cleared of sexual abuse insisted she never withdrew the complaint against the police inspector who investigated her case and expects the internal probe to continue. Karen Mercieca, 38, from Qala, said...

  • Watch: Footage shows man grabbing soldier in Paris airport

    Watch: Footage shows man grabbing soldier in Paris airport

    Dramatic video has emerged showing a man who grabbed a woman soldier at a Paris airport last week and then ran off with her weapon. The man was later chased into a McDonalds outlet and shot dead.

  • Martin McGuinness, former IRA commander-turned-politician, dies

    Martin McGuinness, former IRA commander-turned-politician, dies

    Martin McGuinness, a former Irish Republican Army commander and deputy first minister of Northern Ireland who was a key figure throughout five decades of conflict and peace, has died aged 66, his party, Sinn Fein, said. McGuinness, whose journey...

  • Melita eyes acquisition of Vodafone Malta

    Melita eyes acquisition of Vodafone Malta

    Melita is preparing a bid to acquire Vodafone Malta, industry sources have told the Times of Malta. The move was initiated by Apax Partners, the French firm that acquired a majority shareholding in Melita in February 2016. The sources said a...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that the audit firm engaged by the government toadvise it on the value of the ITS land in St George’s Bay has been providing services to various companies...

  • Announcements

    AZZOPARDI. On March 20, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARGARET, widow of Edgar, passed peacefully away. She leaves to mourn her loss her son Herbert and his wife Carmen, her daughter Jennifer and her husband Brian Zammit Marmara, her grandchildren Ilai...

  • European Day of Early Music

    European Day of Early Music

    The first day of spring marks the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach and the European Day of Early Music. Early Music spans more than a millennium of music from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century. Through concerts, events and happenings...

  • Rare għana recordings and talk

    Rare għana recordings and talk

    Manwel Mifsud is today delivering a talk in Maltese about the Gozitan folk singer Fredu Spiteri, ‘il-Lavarist’, at the University of Malta. The talk, entitled ‘Mistur u minsi: Fredu Spiteri (il-Lavarist)’ is the eighth in a series organised by the...

  • Victor Pasmore and poetry

    Giuliana Fenech is today delivering a talk titled ‘Pasmore at Play, with Poetry’ as part of the Tuesday Talks series. What does it mean to be alone? To be a conscious individual? To be part of a human world? In his visual poetry, created during...

  • Crime, torture and punishment under the knights

    Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar is organising a talk on William Zammit’s book Kissing the Gallows on Thursday. The discussion will try to answer questions such as: what sort of crimes were committed in Malta during the period 1600 to 1798; how the...

  • MPs receive anonymous letter implicating parliamentary secretary, magistrate in drug investigation

    MPs receive anonymous letter implicating parliamentary secretary, magistrate in drug investigation

    Updated Tuesday 8.11am - Parliamentarians have received an anonymous letter implicating Parliamentary Secretary Justyne Caruana and Magistrate Grazio Mercieca in a case of alleged political interference in a police drugs investigation, Nationalist...

  • Greek police intercept eight suspect packages following parcel bombs to IMF, Germany

    Greek police intercept eight suspect packages following parcel bombs to IMF, Germany

    Greek police intercepted eight suspect packages at a postal sorting centre in Athens today, after the dispatch of booby-trapped deliveries to the International Monetary Fund in Paris and the German Finance Ministry. Authorities were on the lookout...

  • Parliament to debate controversial Media Bill tomorrow

    Parliament to debate controversial Media Bill tomorrow

    Members of Parliament will tomorrow start discussing the Media and Defamation Bill in second reading.Justice Minister Owen Bonnici presented the first reading of the controversial Bill last October. Among other things, it seeks to update...

  • More than 400 have left the police corps since 2013

    More than 400 have left the police corps since 2013

    The police corps has seen 407 members leave its ranks over the past four years, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela told parliament this evening. Answering a number of questions by shadow minister Beppe Fenech Adami, Mr Abela said the rank of...

  • Tarxien temples received 65,000 paying visitors last year

    Tarxien temples received 65,000 paying visitors last year

    65,512 paying persons visited the Tarxien Neolithic Temples last year, Culture Minister Owen Bonnici told Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici (PN) in parliament. There were also 600 primary school children who did not pay. The minister also said that...

  • Brexit conditions first, talks about EU-UK relations later: PM Muscat

    Brexit conditions first, talks about EU-UK relations later: PM Muscat

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening he favoured a two-tiered form of Brexit negotiation, with talks about conditions under which the United Kingdom would leave the EU coming first and discussions about future EU-UK relations following...

  • Plane crashes in South Sudan, injuring at least four

    Plane crashes in South Sudan, injuring at least four

    At least four passengers were injured in South Sudan today after bad weather caused their plane to crash into a fire truck upon landing, bursting into flame and plumes of thick black smoke, an official said. There were 44 people on board the plane...

  • Lidl to create a regional distribution centre in Malta - Economy Minister

    Lidl to create a regional distribution centre in Malta - Economy Minister

    Updated 8pm Discount supermarket chain Lidl is to establish a regional distribution centre in Malta, Economy Minister Chris Cardona said this evening.  Dr Cardona said Malta Enterprise and Malta Industrial Parks had struck a deal with the German...

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