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Philip Leone Ganado

  • Manoel Island plans will eliminate most of the Gżira promenade, residents say

    Manoel Island plans will eliminate most of the Gżira promenade, residents say

    A small group of Gżira residents have made a last-ditch appeal for changes to the Manoel Island mega-development masterplan, which they say will eliminate a large part of the town’s promenade.In a statement, the new pressure group Inħobbu l-Gżira...

  • San Lawrenz residents step up fight against ‘monstrous’ apartment block

    San Lawrenz residents step up fight against ‘monstrous’ apartment block

    San Lawrenz residents have stepped up their fight against a “monstrous” five-storey apartment block close to the village core with the filing of a judicial protest against the Planning Authority.  The judicial protest, filed by resident and lawyer...

  • Attard council objects to two-storey cafeteria outside development zone

    Attard council objects to two-storey cafeteria outside development zone

    The Attard council has objected to plans for a two-storey cafeteria at the Pitstop Petrol Station on Mdina Road, on land outside the development zone.  The plans, which are still being assessed by the Planning Authority, would take up around 1,500...

  • Siġġiewi home puts hope in ‘Feast of Generosity’

    Siġġiewi home puts hope in ‘Feast of Generosity’

    The home for people with disability, Id-Dar tal-Providenza, is appealing to people’s generosity ahead of its annual fundraising marathon as it gears up to open a new residential home in Balluta. Fr Martin Micallef, the charity’s director, said 115...

  • Threatening messages over cat killing at Golden Bay being investigated

    Threatening messages over cat killing at Golden Bay being investigated

    Some 20 people who allegedly left threatening messages on social media after a cat was killed close to a Golden Bay restaurant last summer have been questioned by the police and are expected to be arraigned soon. The lobby group Animal Defence...

  • Ministry funds X Factor tickets to help young people become artists

    Ministry funds X Factor tickets to help young people become artists

    The Gozo Ministry has announced a new scheme to help young people start a professional career in the arts - by paying for them to sit in the audience of X Factor Malta. The 'Reach for the Stars' programme, announced on Sunday, aims to "provide...

  • Taxis take 350 children for fun day out

    Taxis take 350 children for fun day out

    More than 350 children from disadvantaged backgrounds received a Christmas treat on Thursday as taxi drivers came together to ferry them around for a day of fun activities. The Malta Charity Taxi Ride, an annual event that has taken place for 35...

  • Kilimanjaro Challenge team collects €110,000 for Ethiopia children's centre

    Kilimanjaro Challenge team collects €110,000 for Ethiopia children's centre

    The Kilimanjaro Challenge team collected €110,000 towards finishing a centre for disabled children in Ethiopia, surpassing their fundraising goal as they set off to climb Africa’s tallest mountain.  The 12th Kilimanjaro Challenge will see 20...

  • Valletta 2018: what has it left behind?

    Valletta 2018: what has it left behind?

    With Valletta 2018 consigned to memory after 12 months of events and years of planning, the process of evaluating the European Capital of Culture project and its legacy has now begun. Valletta 2018 Foundation chairman Jason Micallef and Culture...

  • Khashoggi murder not discussed between Malta, Saudi Arabia

    Khashoggi murder not discussed between Malta, Saudi Arabia

    Malta did not have any contacts with Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and did not take a position beyond the EU’s common stance, Foreign Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said. “We align ourselves with the EU’s position,...