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Ivan Martin

  • Watch: Back from the brink, Dingli bell peals once more

    Watch: Back from the brink, Dingli bell peals once more

    A 256-year-old bronze bell pealed once again at Dingli parish church on Monday after almost ending up in the scrap heap. The bell had suffered considerable damage over its long years of use, eventually developing two cracks due to a botched repair...

  • Former foreign ministers urge Italy-Malta dialogue on migration

    Former foreign ministers urge Italy-Malta dialogue on migration

    Maltese and Italian politicians should sit around a table to discuss the migration crisis rather than lash out at each other on Twitter, former foreign affairs ministers have urged. Both former ministers Tonio Borg and George Vella told The Sunday...

  • Mellieħa finds stopgap fix after Curia fireworks ban

    Mellieħa finds stopgap fix after Curia fireworks ban

    A Mellieħa fireworks society has found a stopgap solution to put on its pyrotechnic spectacle this year after the Curia banned it from letting off any fireworks from the roof of the parish church. The Marija Bambina Society was turned down a month...

  • Fraudster conned elderly women out of more than €100,000, court told

    Fraudster conned elderly women out of more than €100,000, court told

    Two elderly women were allegedly conned and robbed by a 34-year-old with a long list of previous offences, a court heard on Wednesday. The amounts stolen amounted to more than €100,000, a court was told.  Miriam Caruana, from Valletta, was charged...

  • Watch: Social housing had to wait for solid finances, says junior minister

    Watch: Social housing had to wait for solid finances, says junior minister

    The government had not forgotten about social housing but had instead focused on improving state financing first, Housing Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes said on Wednesday. “Previous administrations had slowed down on building of social...

  • SkolaSajf workers receive partial pay

    SkolaSajf workers receive partial pay

    SkolaSajf workers have received a small part of their wage after an industrial dispute was filed, union representatives said on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the Union of Professional Educators registered an industrial dispute with the Foundation...

  • Air pollution could make you stupid, new research warns

    Air pollution could make you stupid, new research warns

    Exposure to toxic air pollution significantly reduces intelligence, according to new research. The China-based study, entitled 'The impact of exposure to air pollution on cognitive performance', has found that high pollution levels can lead to...

  • 'We should start treating alcohol like we do smoking cigarettes' - health lobbyist

    'We should start treating alcohol like we do smoking cigarettes' - health lobbyist

    A new study has confirmed that even occasional alcohol consumption can be terrible for your health – and according to veteran lobbyist Manuel Mangani it’s time for the authorities to rethink.  “Malta’s national policy on alcohol should be geared...

  • Recycling myths put to bed once and for all

    Recycling myths put to bed once and for all

    Can I recycle my old iPhone? What about polystyrene or cellophane? And do I really have to use all that water to clean all the shampoo out of its container before recycling it? These are among the dozens of questions being put to local NGO Żibel...

  • Cat killer needs to be identified, campaigners tell police

    Cat killer needs to be identified, campaigners tell police

    Animal rights campaigners on Monday delivered a letter to the police, demanding an update on investigations into the alleged killing of a kitten outside a popular seaside restaurant. Carmen Coleiro of the Animal Defence League, told Times of Malta...