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  • Controversial fuel station set to expand - before it even opens

    Controversial fuel station set to expand - before it even opens

    A planned fuel station outside development zones in Marsascala could be allowed to grow by two-thirds before it has even been built. The Planning Authority controversially issued a permit for the fuel station on 1,500 square metres of agricultural...

  • Effect of slime on the sea is unclear

    Effect of slime on the sea is unclear

    The effect of ‘sea slime’ emanating from fish farms on aspects of the marine environment has not yet been thoroughly assessed due to a lack of studies, according to a new environmental report. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on doubling...

  • Calls to prosecute mother who filed 'false' child abduction report

    Calls to prosecute mother who filed 'false' child abduction report

    Human rights NGO Aditus has demanded action against a woman who allegedly filed a false police report about a child abduction attempt by a foreign national at Għadira Bay. Police confirmed last week that a man had been briefly held after the boy's...

  • Watch: Away from conflict, Palestinian defender wants to make impact on Maltese football

    Watch: Away from conflict, Palestinian defender wants to make impact on Maltese football

    For Palestinian footballer Mohammed Saleh, arrival in Malta represents not only a chance to prove himself in a sport, but a new challenge away from a conflict that has defined his country and dogged him through his career. Mr Saleh, 25, was...

  • The architect, the judge, the house and the illegal driveway

    The architect, the judge, the house and the illegal driveway

    An illegal access road in Wied Qirda recently surfaced with tarmac by Transport Malta leads to a house occupied by Judge Consuelo Scerri Herrera and government consultant Robert Musumeci. The stretch of valley outside Siġġiewi was illegally...

  • Caruana Galizia family file constitutional application against PA over banner

    Caruana Galizia family file constitutional application against PA over banner

    Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family has filed a constitutional application against the Planning Authority over the removal of a banner about the journalist’s murder from a private property in Valletta. The family is calling on the court to declare the...

  • Plans for a Lidl in Żebbuġ prompt council objections

    Plans for a Lidl in Żebbuġ prompt council objections

    The Żebbuġ local council has raised concerns over plans for a new Lidl supermarket on land that is outside development zones between Mdina Road and Attard Road. The proposal, currently being assessed by the Planning Authority, would involve the...

  • PA decision on ODZ fuel station in Żejtun put off

    PA decision on ODZ fuel station in Żejtun put off

    Updated at 12.15pm: Decision put off The Planning Authority on Thursday put off a decision on an application for a new fuel station outside development zones, on agricultural land close to the Bulebel industrial estate. The PA board voted by eight...

  • Popular dive spot flooded by sewage... again

    Popular dive spot flooded by sewage... again

    Updated at 12.35pm: Adds WSC's reply Divers at ix-Xatt l-Aħmar were forced out of the water as overflowing sewage once again took over the popular Gozo diving and swimming spot. Diving instructor Tom Steiner told the Times of Malta he had been...

  • Sea slime re-appears, as fish farm operators announce self-regulation measures

    Sea slime re-appears, as fish farm operators announce self-regulation measures

    Updated 4.10 - Added fish farm lobby statement Sea slime appeared along the coast in Marsascala, Sliema and other areas on Tuesday, prompting fears of a repeat of problems that plagued beaches two years ago. The reemergence of slime prompted a...