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  • Nation-wide clean up on Saturday

    Nation-wide clean up on Saturday

    Malta is expected to be spruced up as 60 clean-ups are planned across the island on Saturday. Around 1,800 volunteers are expected to take part in the clean-ups, in conjunction with World Clean-Up Day. The events are being supported by the...

  • Malta's property prices are climbing faster than Hong Kong's - report

    Malta's property prices are climbing faster than Hong Kong's - report

    House prices in Malta have shot up more than in any other country in the world, a new report has found.  According to a Knight Frank LLP Global House Price Index published Friday, Malta has edged out Hong Kong to take the prize for territory or...

  • New €1 million Kirkop health centre inaugurated

    New €1 million Kirkop health centre inaugurated

    A new health centre in Kirkop that will provide community care to some 28,000 residents of surrounding localities was inaugurated on Friday. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his deputy Health Minister Chris Fearne cut the ribbon on the €1 million...

  • Watch: Muscat unhappy with 'heavy-handed' police

    Watch: Muscat unhappy with 'heavy-handed' police

    Updated 11.25am - Added video Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Friday said he was disappointed by police’s “heavy-handedness” during a protest at the planning authority. The police dragged protesters out of the Planning Authority premises on...

  • ‘Italian bird smugglers brought species to Malta’

    ‘Italian bird smugglers brought species to Malta’

    A recently arrested Italian gang of bird smugglers are believed to have been involved in bringing protected species to Malta.  Maltese police sources told the Times of Malta that the country was a known destination for smuggled bird species, and a...

  • 'Shameful': MFA boss slams SportMalta chairman's national team criticism

    'Shameful': MFA boss slams SportMalta chairman's national team criticism

    Updated 5.49 with Luciano Busuttil's reply below - Malta Football Association president Norman Darmanin Demajo has cried foul over criticism of the national team’s recent performance by SportMalta chairman Luciano Busuttil. Dr Busuttil raised...

  • Malta will have 'more European connections than Heathrow' - Ryanair

    Malta will have 'more European connections than Heathrow' - Ryanair

    Malta will have more European connections than London’s Heathrow Airport next summer, according to low cost airline Ryanair. David O’Brien, the airline’s chief commercial officer, on Tuesday announced 10 new European routes that will be added to...

  • Children, youths needed to sustain volunteering

    Children, youths needed to sustain volunteering

    Children needed to be attracted to voluntary work at an early age if the sector was to continue flourishing, according to the head of the Voluntary Sector Council. “We know that youths, and in particular children, need to be targeted to sustain...

  • Watch: Speed guns catching 26 drivers an hour

    Watch: Speed guns catching 26 drivers an hour

    Traffic police using speed guns are issuing an average of 26 fines an hour. Inspector Sergio Pisani of the Police Traffic Section told the Times of Malta that the new equipment uses infrared laser technology to detect the speed of vehicles with...

  • Watch: Żebbuġ shared cycle lanes, roundabouts "dangerous" - lobby group

    Watch: Żebbuġ shared cycle lanes, roundabouts "dangerous" - lobby group

    The new ‘shared lane’ intended to be used by both motorists and cyclists on Mdina Road in Żebbuġ was “dangerous” according to a cyclists’ lobby group, which is also urging cyclists to beware of using the two main roundabouts on the road.  Popular...