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  • 21,000 plastic bottles collected at beer festival

    21,000 plastic bottles collected at beer festival

    Over 21,000 plastic bottles and 2,000 caps were collected through a fun initiative by recycling cooperative GreenPak and environmental NGO Żibel at the Farsons Beer Festival. With the support of the Farsons Foundation, GreenPak and Żibel came up...

  • What happened on... August 24

    What happened on... August 24

    10 years ago - The Sunday Times Sunday, August 24, 2008 Il-Bully runs the show in prison, inmates say Perry Toornstra, the Dutch inmate at the centre of prison guard abuse allegations – who es­caped and was recaptured – used prisoner Leli...

  • Announcements - August 24, 2018

    Announcements - August 24, 2018

    TABONE. On Thursday, August 23, at Mater Dei Hospital, Joseph, CEO of Hal Mann Vella Group, aged 49, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Mandy, his son Malcolm, his mother Doris and...

  • More people borrowing books

    More people borrowing books

    More people are borrowing books from local libraries, despite a drop in new memberships, according to national data. Throughout 2017, more than 910,000 books were borrowed from all libraries - an increase of 8% over the previous year. The number...

  • Action or tragedy... which will come first in Dwejra?

    Action or tragedy... which will come first in Dwejra?

    The mayor of San Lawrenz has renewed an appeal for barriers to be set up on a dangerous bend on the road leading down to Dwejra, before tragedy strikes. "We have for at least 10 years been asking for crash barriers before some disaster strikes,...

  • What happened on... August 23

    What happened on... August 23

    10 years ago - The Times Saturday, August 23, 2008 Environmental damage from fuel spill not as bad as feared Preliminary investigations indicate that the environmental damage to Birżebbuġa valley where 31 tons of aviation fuel were spilled “is...

  • Announcements - August 23, 2018

    Announcements - August 23, 2018

    MIZZI. On Wednesday, August 22, at Mater Dei Hospital, LOUISE née Micallef, of Msida, aged 76, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her great loss her beloved husband Lino, her beloved daughters Stephanie and her husband...

  • Chaos after bus skids on Regional Road

    Chaos after bus skids on Regional Road

    Updated at 5.45pm Police asked people to avoid the Regional Road heading from Marsa to Kappara, after a bus skidded and blocked both lanes. The road was re-opened at 5.30pm. No one was injured in the accident.  

  • Salesian brigade has a 'whale of a time' at annual summer camp

    Salesian brigade has a 'whale of a time' at annual summer camp

    The Salesian brigade had a "whale of a time" at the annual summer camp, participating in flag assemblies, paintball fights and intercultural nights, camp commandant Joe Camilleri said. The summer camp spanned eight days and was centred on the...

  • Spectacle of light

    Spectacle of light

    Nature Trust volunteers watching over the turtle nest at Ġnejna Bay on Tuesday night treated to a spectacle of light from every direction as the top picture by Elaine Bajada shows. Ġnejna was surrounded by lightning and heavy showers but the bay...

  • What happened on... August 22

    What happened on... August 22

    Become a Times of Malta premium member and gain access to more than 80 years of news stored in our digital archive.   10 years ago - The Times Friday, August 22, 2008 Massive aviation fuel spill kept secret for a week Two Enemalta employees were...

  • Announcements - August 22, 2018

    Announcements - August 22, 2018

    CHAMBERS. On Monday, August 20, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOHN, of Swieqi, aged 76, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his great loss his beloved wife Ninette, née Galea, his beloved daughters Louise and Suzanne and her husband...

  • Valletta open air cinema cancelled after neighbours complain - organisers

    Valletta open air cinema cancelled after neighbours complain - organisers

    The final two events of a popular open air cinema that takes place every summer have been cancelled after the Valletta council did not provide permits, organisers said. Triq Cinemoon Festival organisers took to Facebook to lament the ban, noting...

  • A literature festival brings young minds to a world of words

    A literature festival brings young minds to a world of words

    It has become customary for cultural organisation Inizjamed to organise several events in the run up to its Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival. One such event took the form of a creative writing workshop with children attending Kampsajf at...

  • Watch: Fishermen cut into nets to save turtle

    Watch: Fishermen cut into nets to save turtle

    Fishermen worked feverishly to rescue a turtle which was caught in fishing nets, a new video uploaded on Facebook shows. The fishermen cut through the extensive tangle of nets to save the turtle, which was then successfully returned to the...

  • Radio reception might be affected by repair works

    Owing to repair works on the Għargħur Transmitting Tower, all nationwide radio transmissions will be switched over to the reserve antenna. The switchover will take place on Wednesday, August 22 from 7am till 11am and on Wednesday, August 29, from...

  • What happened on... August 21

    What happened on... August 21

    10 years ago - The Times Thursday, August 21, 2008 1,050 object to co-cathedral museum expansion proposals The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation’s mu­seum extension proposals attracted a re­cord number of objections to the Malta Environment and...

  • Announcements - August 21, 2018

    Announcements - August 21, 2018

    BREBNER – JOHN (Scottish John) passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, August 14. A service will be held at Burmarrad cemetery on Saturday, August 25, at 10.30am, followed by a celebration of his life at the George Pub, Tourists Street, Qawra.

  • Young people discuss what freedom really means

    Young people discuss what freedom really means

    Thirty-six young people from Romania and Italy will be visiting the juvenile centre in Mtaħleb on Tuesday to discuss the theme of freedom. Aged between 16 and 24, they are here on a week-long exchange programme organised by the Youth Catholic...

  • Summer given vibrant splash of colour

    Summer given vibrant splash of colour

    Summer carnival returned over the weekend, bringing a vibrant splash of colour to the seaside localities of Buġibba and Marsascala. As with previous editions, the carnival kicked off with the traditional ġostra set up at the water’s edge just off...