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  • British paedophile jailed for 18 months

    British paedophile jailed for 18 months

    A convicted paedophile suspected of having possible links with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was yesterday jailed in Malta for 18 months for possession of child pornography. Roderick Macdonald, 76, pleaded guilty to the possession of...

  • Klown doctors get Lions’ help

    Lions Club Mdina has helped Maltese NGO Dr Klown by obtaining a €2,900 grant through the Small Initiatives Scheme. The NGO started working at Mater Dei Hospital in 2011 with the aim of bringing smiles to hospitalised children and helping make...

  • Piecing the energy jigsaw

    As the energy landscape heads for a major overhaul with the introduction of private sector involvement, Kurt Sansone unravels the complexities. Sparks are expected to fly in Parliament tomorrow when the Energy Minister gives a breakdown of how the...

  • New provincial for Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition

    New provincial for Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition

    Sr Cecilia Schembri is the new head of the Malta province of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition, which also comprise Tunisia and Ethiopia. Sr Cecilia hails from Qormi and was a student at St Joseph School, Valletta. She continued her...

  • Donate to Mission Fund

    Fr Bernard Mallia is a missionary Jesuit priest working in East Africa at Loyola High School, Wau, South Sudan. He is a teacher, a school counsellor and is also in charge of a mission out-station. With the help of the Mission Fund, he has been...

  • Man denies trafficking

    A Sicilian man was yesterday charged with trafficking cannabis plants and resin and being in possession of cocaine. Aldo Pistella, 36 from Agrigento, who told the court he was unemployed, denied possession of cannabis in circumstances denoting it...

  • From jet ski to Ford Fiesta

    From jet ski to Ford Fiesta

    The Point shopping mall at Tigné Point, Sliema, will be offering one customer the chance of driving off in a Ford Fiesta later this year. This summer’s Shop & Win promotion saw Charlene Sciascia winning a Belassi Pure Jet Ski, courtesy of...

  • Policeman injured

    An off-duty policeman was seriously injured and another three were slightly hurt when they arrested a knife-wielding man in Paceville early yesterday morning. The incident happened on St Rita Steps at about 5.20am when a man threw a glass at a...

  • Award for Mgr Victor Grech

    Award for Mgr Victor Grech

    Lions Club Malta zone chairman Tommy Restall presenting former Caritas director Mgr Victor Grech with the insignia of the Gran Croce d’Oro in recognition of his social and humanitarian commitment.

  • Nurses directive

    The nurses union has issued a directive, instructing all nurses and midwives not to fill in the necessary forms required to obtain drugs from the pharmacy department for patients. Taking effect on November 1, the MUMN urged members not to ask...

  • 50th school-leaving anniversary

    50th school-leaving anniversary

    Former students of St Joseph School, Blata l-Bajda, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their school-leaving. From left: Margaret Huber, Gloria Bale (Vella Urso), Marika Gabaretta, Diana Abela (Abela), Rosette Cassar (Darmanin), Monica Camilleri...

  • Man critical

    A 23-year-old Norwegian man is in a critical condition after allegedly falling from the balcony of a house in St Edward Street, Qormi. The police said they were informed about the case at about 8.30am yesterday. The victim was found on the...

  • Youths on The Zone

    Youths on The Zone

    Video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. This week, new interviews will be uploaded with digital games developers William Cachia and...

  • Pink October get-together

    Pink October get-together

    JPA hosted Europa Donna Malta Breast Care Support Group and the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation, together with a number of Pink October sponsors to an event at the Cavalieri Hotel. The Pink October campaign aims to communicate key messages...

  • ‘Join local community to experience new cultures’

    ‘Join local community to experience new cultures’

    Simona Ricci goes to daily open markets in different villages to get to know more about the Maltese people, food and language. “I want to try to learn some Maltese words. It’s difficult but it sounds nice. “When you move to another country you...

  • Grandparents Day

    Grandparents Day

    Grandparents Day was celebrated in Victoria last Sunday at an event organised by Grandparents Malta Foundation. The foundation’s Gozo branch, led by president Marisa Scicluna and vice-president Elizabeth Bugeja, organised a 12-hour programme of...

  • Maltese students at Cyprus green journalism workshop

    Maltese students at Cyprus green journalism workshop

    Nine Maltese students from various schools took part in a three-day series of workshops in Cyprus on sustainable development and journalism together with 70 other students and teachers from all over the world. During the event, the students...

  • Garmin Qawra Road Races

    Mellieħa Athletic Club will be holding the Garmin Qawra Road Races next Sunday. For the first year, athletes can choose between two distances, five or 10 kilometres. Both races will start at 8am by the Malta National Aquarium. Finishes will also...

  • St Ursula statue’s 400th anniversary

    St Ursula statue’s 400th anniversary

    Next Tuesday marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the statue of St Ursula in Gozo. St Ursula, reputed to be a missionary princess from Roman Brittania, was martyred by the Huns near Cologne. Devotion to the saint in Gozo began in 1614,...

  • Activities lined up for University open day

    The University’s Faculty of Science is setting up a science zone at the Discover University open day on October 26 from 10am to 5pm to mark the faculty’s centenary. Experts from the Physics Depart­ment will answer questions such as ‘What is...