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Denise Grech

  • Woman falls around two metres in Ħamrun

    Woman falls around two metres in Ħamrun

    A 57-year-old woman fell into from a height of two metres in Ħamrun Wednesday morning. The woman fell into a narrow back yard which had no railing - a drop of almost two metres- at around 11.30 am. Members of the Civil Protection Department and...

  • Lifeline migrants leave for Ireland, as others wait for Italy to keep its word

    Lifeline migrants leave for Ireland, as others wait for Italy to keep its word

    A group of people rescued by the NGO-run vessel Lifeline left for Ireland Wednesday morning, but others remain stuck in a reception centre waiting for Italy to honour a pledge it made in June.  All countries except one have kept their pledges to...

  • 111 turtles hatched at Ġnejna, with only one egg unhatched

    111 turtles hatched at Ġnejna, with only one egg unhatched

    A total of 111 turtles hatched at Ġnejna Bay, with only one egg remaining unhatched. Monitors who were guarding the site had counted 100 young turtles when eggs began hatching late at night last Wednesday, but a more thorough examination of the...

  • Stork could be sent overseas to keep it safe

    Stork could be sent overseas to keep it safe

    The only remaining stork from a sizeable flock should be taken out of Malta to keep it safe, the Ornis committee has decided. No fewer than 18 white storks made their way to Malta two weeks ago but hunters targeted the flock immediately. The...

  • Don't blame the housing market for homelessness - new Housing Authority boss

    Don't blame the housing market for homelessness - new Housing Authority boss

    The worsening phenomenon of homelessness is caused by the erosion of care in the community not problems in the housing market, according to the incoming chief of the Housing Authority. It was “changing traditional ties” in the family, Church and...

  • From 'shell of shells' to damp squib: petard always had a high chance of failure

    From 'shell of shells' to damp squib: petard always had a high chance of failure

    There was no more than a 50 per cent chance that the “shell of shells” – the largest petard ever manufactured in Malta – would be successful, according to fireworks enthusiasts. The petard of record-breaking size failed to light up the heavens on...

  • Sensors on bridges could help detect deterioration

    Sensors on bridges could help detect deterioration

    Sensors installed on bridges could help monitor their state and overall “health”, an expert in concrete materials has said. Concerns about the safety of bridges have been on the rise after a motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa, killing 43...

  • 'I was imprisoned in Libya but I'm desperate to return'

    'I was imprisoned in Libya but I'm desperate to return'

    A Dutch activist formerly detained in Libya desperately wants to the north African country, despite spending over two weeks in prison in Tripoli. “I want to help the country and I love the people there,” Yvonne Snitjer, 49, said. The woman, who is...

  • Anticipated massive petard fails

    Anticipated massive petard fails

    The anticipated massive Żurrieq petard failed to light up the heavens last night, to the dismay of many firework enthusiasts. The so-called “shell of shells” was set to be let off from a barge some three kilometres off the coast of Wied iż-Żurrieq...

  • NGO accuses government of 'suffocation tactics'

    NGO accuses government of 'suffocation tactics'

    NGO Lifeline has accused the government of adopting “suffocation tactics” when it impounded their vessel and left them “abandoned” in Malta. The MV Lifeline docked in the country in June, bringing to an end a saga that saw more than 200 migrants...