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  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    Chemimart City Gate Pharmacy, City Gate, Valletta (2123 8355); Darwin Pharmacy, 152, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun (2122 1512); Fatima Pharmacy, Flint Street, Santa Venera (2148 2856); St Paul’s Pharmacy, Brared Street, Birkirkara (2144 2135);...

  • Mental health, well-being ‘must appear’ in electoral manifestos

    Mental health, well-being ‘must appear’ in electoral manifestos

    When he first took office as Mental Health Commissioner, John Cachia was a solitary voice fighting the stigma linked to the disorder but, five years on, he believes there has been a positive shift in mentality. Still, policymakers have to walk the...

  • Nearly 40% of Kappara project concluded

    Nearly 40% of Kappara project concluded

    Nearly 40 per cent of the Kappara project has been concluded, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said today. He was speaking during a visit to the project together with Ten-T Scandinavian-Mediterranean Network coordinator Pat Cox. The main aim of the...

  • New planning rules for Gozo hospital site approved

    New planning rules for Gozo hospital site approved

    Buildings on the Gozo hospital site can now go higher and sprawl further after the government approved changes to the local plan. The new rules for the existing site had been approved by the Planning Authority’s executive council last May and were...

  • Woman stolen as a baby from Florida hospital 18 years ago found alive

    Woman stolen as a baby from Florida hospital 18 years ago found alive

    A newborn girl stolen from a Florida hospital 18 years ago has been found alive in South Carolina, where police accused the woman who raised her of kidnapping. DNA analysis identified the young woman, who never knew that her birth name was Kamiyah...

  • Prime Minister's statements on migration 'worrying'

    Prime Minister's statements on migration 'worrying'

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s recent comments on migration have been branded “nonsensical” by migration experts, who fear the statements point in a direction incompatible with international law. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday at the...

  • Potential introduction of investment-based crowdfunding discussed

    Potential introduction of investment-based crowdfunding discussed

    The potential introduction of investment-based crowdfunding in Malta in addition to the rewards- and donations- based crowdfunding that already exist on the island was discussed today in a workshop at the Malta Financial Services...

  • Vatican lets homeless sleep in church amid cold

    Vatican lets homeless sleep in church amid cold

    The Vatican is letting homeless people sleep in a Rome church during a spell of unusually cold weather for the Italian capital. Night-time temperatures there have dropped below freezing recently. Around 30 people, Italians and foreigners, have...

  • Maltreated animals discovered during enforcement action

    Maltreated animals discovered during enforcement action

    Maltreated animals were found at the basement of an old factory at Mrieħel today during enforcement action by the Planning Authority. The issue was being investigated by other entities, including the animal welfare, veterinary services and...

  • Mild December brings 5th driest year on record to a close

    Mild December brings 5th driest  year on record to a close

    Last year was the fifth driest since 1923 - and although it started with chilly temperatures and two hail storms in January it ended on a warmer note, with slightly higher-than-average temperatures in December. The Meteorological Office said that...

  • Planning Authority's legislative framework reviewed four times since 1992

    Planning Authority's legislative framework reviewed four times since 1992

    The Planning Authority's legislative framework has been reviewed four times since the introduction of the new planning system in 1992 and each review included changes to the plan making process, the authority said this afternoon. Referring to...

  • Renault faces emissions probe in France

    Renault faces emissions probe in France

    French authorities are investigating carmaker Renault for suspected fraud over its diesel emissions controls. The move dented the company's share price as the global fallout spreads from revelations of emissions cheating at Volkswagen. Renault...

  • Farsons' old brewhouse set for restoration

    Farsons' old brewhouse set for restoration

    Farsons' old brewhouse in Mrieħel will soon be restored following the Planning Authority's unanimous approval for the €10 million project. The rehabilitation project covers the restoration and conversion of some 7,000 square metres of industrial...

  • Forty per cent of Kappara junction completed

    Forty per cent of Kappara junction completed

    Works on the €26 million Kappara junction have almost reached the halfway stage, and the project is set to be completed within the set timeframe by the end of this year. Transport Minister Joe Mizzi announced this during an onsite visit held this...

  • Oil spill at Grand Harbour from pipeline leading to Laboratory Wharf

    Oil spill at Grand Harbour from pipeline leading to Laboratory Wharf

    Updated at 4pm The oil spill in Grand Harbour these past days was actually from a pipeline leading to Laboratory Wharf, Enemed said this afternoon. Earlier, the company said that diesel has leaked from a tanker at Laboratory Wharf.  In its later...

  • Motorcyclist grievously injured

    Motorcyclist grievously injured

    A 48-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured following an accident in Msida this morning.  The police said the incident happened at 9.15am in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli when the motorcycle driven by the Swieqi resident crashed into a van,...

  • Refugees are freezing to death in Greece, says UNHCR

    Refugees are freezing to death in Greece, says UNHCR

    Refugees and migrants are dying in Europe's cold snap and governments must do more to help them rather than pushing them back from borders and subjecting them to violence, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said today. "Children are particularly prone to...

  • Air Malta - Alitalia deal is off

    Air Malta - Alitalia deal is off

    Updated at 5.30pm, at 7pm with PN statement Unions representing Air Malta workers were officially told today that the Alitalia deal is off. The unions were told that the talks were over during a meeting this afternoon with Tourism Minister Edward...

  • Woman charged with causing death of two British pensioners denied bail

    Woman charged with causing death of two British pensioners denied bail

    A woman accused of causing the death of two British pensioners through negligence was today denied bail after pleading not guilty to charges against her.  The prosecution is holding Dragana Mihalykovic responsible for the death of David Grant,...

  • Malta and EU development bank have similar priorities - EBRD director

    Malta and EU development bank have similar priorities - EBRD director

    Malta’s economic and social priorities during its EU presidency chimed perfectly with those of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, according to EBRD director Johannes Seiringer.Addressing the press during a brief visit to Malta,...

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