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Sarah Carabott

  • 'Revoke permit for windows and doorway overlooking Cittadella'

    'Revoke permit for windows and doorway overlooking Cittadella'

    A permit granted to the developers of a boutique hotel to open windows and a door onto the Ċittadella ditch has not been revoked, to the dismay of the Victoria Local Council and Wirt Għawdex. The two are flagging the “controversial” development a...

  • €600,000 to finish Fgura civic centre

    €600,000 to finish Fgura civic centre

    The Planning Authority has handed Fgura council €600,000 to enable it to complete a long-delayed civic centre. The 12,000 Fgura residents have been waiting for the new centre for 15 years, ever since a property was bought for conversion.   Fgura...

  • Cycling lane in Żebbuġ replaced with shared option

    Cycling lane in Żebbuġ replaced with shared option

    The Żebbuġ cycling lane has disappeared, replaced by a ‘shared lane’ intended to be used by both motorists and cyclists. Popular with both commuters and leisure cyclists, the cycling lane was removed with the widening of Mdina Road between the two...

  • 'Our Madonna statue is beautiful, yours is ugly', festa rivals in childish taunts

    'Our Madonna statue is beautiful, yours is ugly', festa rivals in childish taunts

    Saint Gregory and Our Lady of Mount Carmel came head to head over the weekend as festa enthusiasts took their rivalry to the Sliema streets with ego-boosting banners. It started with the Balluta Mount Carmel enthusiasts putting up a banner...

  • Help! - When the phone is the shoulder to lean on

    Help! - When the phone is the shoulder to lean on

    When Peter* received the news that he was going to become a father again in his late 40s, he called the national helpline to inquire about an abortion. Both the man and his partner, who were separated and had older children of their own, saw no...

  • Magħtab fire: Minister's words 'provide no comfort,' says PN

    Magħtab fire: Minister's words 'provide no comfort,' says PN

    Updated 6.45pm - Added ministry reaction The Opposition is “seriously concerned” about any health hazard created by the major fire that broke out at the Wasteserv plant in Magħtab early on Friday. “This is the second such incident in a bit more...

  • Marriage had to be called off because groom had no visa

    Marriage had to be called off because groom had no visa

    A foreigner whose visa had expired and whose subsequent requests for an extension were denied was forced to call off his wedding to a German national in Malta, an EU report has revealed.  The man, a third-country national wished to marry the woman...

  • UK passengers could turn non-EU mid-flight

    UK passengers could turn non-EU mid-flight

    On March 29, a planeload of people will arrive in Malta from a non-EU country – despite having departed three hours earlier from an EU member state.  This 'Cinderella flight’ from Heathrow to Malta International Airport is one of 10 identified by...

  • Watch: Gay men will be allowed to donate blood as of next year

    Watch: Gay men will be allowed to donate blood as of next year

    Gay men will be able to donate blood next year, as the health authorities invest in new equipment that screens blood donations to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections. Health Minister Chris Fearne said the equipment would be in...

  • Watch: People urged to get vaccinated as measles cases soar

    Watch: People urged to get vaccinated as measles cases soar

    Anyone unsure whether they are fully inoculated against measles should get vaccinated, health authorities have warned. All staff members at Mater Dei Hospital are receiving the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination, following a rapid increase...