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  • Planners launch new online mapping system

    Planners launch new  online mapping system

    Keeping track of planning applications, enforcement orders and scheduled buildings has been made easier, thanks to the launch of a new online mapping system by the Planning Authority. The PA said the new online geographic information system (GIS)...

  • Jail term converted to conditional discharge on appeal

    Jail term converted to conditional discharge on appeal

    A man condemned to three months imprisonment by a magistrate's court after breaching bail conditions, was today conditionally discharged by a court of appeal. Eugene Galea, 57, from Lija, who had been granted bail when facing criminal proceedings...

  • Libyan factions agree roadmap to peace despite lingering differences

    Libyan factions agree roadmap to peace despite lingering differences

    Warring Libyan factions have tentatively agreed on an Egypt-brokered roadmap to heal divisions with the creation of a joint committee to negotiate reconciliation and elections by February 2018. The deal comes after months of diplomatic efforts by...

  • More than 1,000 recruited in the services under present government

    More than 1,000 recruited in the services under present government

    The uniformed services have so far engaged more than 1,000 people under this government, with further recruitment in the pipeline, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said today. He was speaking following a parade of the latest 55 recruits in the...

  • Documents on operation of former BWSC plant published, with blanked out clauses

    Documents on operation of former BWSC plant published, with blanked out clauses

    The government has published the agreements made in 2014 with D3 Power Generation Ltd, a subsidiary of Shanghai Electric, for the sale of the former BWSC power station and its conversion to use gas. The documents can be seen here. They consists of...

  • Harrison Ford almost crashes light plane into passenger jet

    Harrison Ford almost crashes light plane into passenger jet

    Harrison Ford came within metres of crashing his small aircraft into a passenger jet on Monday, NBC has reported. The well-known actor, 74, was about to land his single-engine Husky at John Wayne Airport, California. He was instructed to land on...

  • Four to face trial in Seabank Hotel tragedy case

    Four to face trial in Seabank Hotel tragedy case

    A magisterial court of inquiry examining evidence in the Seabank Hotel tragedy has declared there are sufficient grounds for four of the five co-accused, facing proceedings on charges of involuntary homicide, to be placed under a bill of indictment.

  • Boy, 12, nicknamed 'chicken whisperer' sets up poultry club

    Boy, 12, nicknamed 'chicken whisperer' sets up poultry club

    A 12-year-old dubbed the "chicken whisperer" has founded his town's first poultry club. Gifted Dominic Wright attracted two dozen people to the first meeting of the Chester-le-Street and District Poultry Club to share their know-how on keeping...

  • Large white birds presumed to be Marsalforn's swans seen close to San Blas

    Large white birds presumed to be Marsalforn's swans seen close to San Blas

    A flock of large white birds presumed to be the 12 mute swans that had stayed in Marsalforn valley since January 1 appeared briefly in San Blas today, before continuing on their way. Their departure yesterday was observed by members of the...

  • European Commission issues 'final warning' to UK over air pollution breaches

    European Commission issues 'final warning' to UK over air pollution breaches

    The European Commission has sent a "final warning" to the UK for failing to address repeated breaches of legal air pollution limits in 16 areas including London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Glasgow. The UK is one of five countries served with the...

  • Taliban suicide bomb attack killed five in north-western Pakistan

    Taliban suicide bomb attack killed five in north-western Pakistan

    A Taliban suicide bombing targeted the administrative headquarters of a tribal region in north-western Pakistan, killing three policemen and two passers-by, according to officials. The explosion happened at the main gate of the tribal headquarters...

  • Malta faces scepticism during ECJ bird trapping hearing - source

    Malta faces scepticism during ECJ bird trapping hearing - source

    Maltese government lawyers arguing in favour of a derogation on finch trapping faced multiple questions at a European Court of Justice hearing this morning, sources close to the court said.  ECJ Advocate General Eleonor Sharpston expressed...

  • Father says he does not know where his son is being brought up

    Father says he does not know where his son is being brought up

    The father of a four-year-old boy currently locked in a separation battle against his Filipino wife has filed a judicial protest claiming that various shortcomings in the proceedings before the Family Court were jeopardising his right to family...

  • Trump typo

    Trump typo

    A poster of President Donald Trump that included a misspelling in a quote has been removed from the online store of the Library of Congress. The poster includes Mr Trump's quote: "No dream is too big, no challenge is to great. Nothing we want for...

  • Council ordered to pay former contractor €13,500 by way of balances due

    Council ordered to pay former contractor €13,500 by way of balances due

    The Siġġiewi council has been ordered to pay its former waste collection contractor €13,500 by way of balances due in terms of the contract. In its case against the council, Xuereb Bros Ltd argued it had entered into a contract with the council in...

  • Trump campaign had Russia intelligence contacts

    Trump campaign had Russia intelligence contacts

    US President Donald Trump's campaign aides were in contact with Russian intelligence officers in the run-up to the 2016 election, The New York Times reported, citing four US officials.  They say US intelligence uncovered them while looking for...

  • Street vendors still not adequately regulated – GRTU

    Street vendors still not adequately regulated – GRTU

    Street vendors setting up stalls all over the island ahead of events like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are still not adequately regulated, it has emerged. More than a year after the Chamber for Small and Medium Businesses (GRTU) initiated...

  • Fine dining or a 'crude affront' to Valletta's iconic shoreline?

    Fine dining or a 'crude affront' to Valletta's iconic shoreline?

    All eyes are on Valletta as it prepares to assume the European Capital of Culture crown next year. But judging by the above photo, anyone eyeing the capital city from across the water in Sliema might find themselves squinting.  Recently-opened...

  • Watch: India launches record 104 satellites at one go

    Watch: India launches record 104 satellites at one go

    India successfully launched 104 satellites in a single mission today, setting what its space agency says is a world record of launching the most satellites at one go. Of the 104, 101 are foreign satellites to serve international customers as the...

  • Man, 27, grievously injured in accident

    Man, 27, grievously injured in accident

    A biker was grievously injured last night following a collision with a car in San Ġwann. The police said the accident happened in Triq Birkirkara at 8.45pm. The 27-year-old biker from Birkirkara was riding a Honda CB600 that collided with a Toyota...

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