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  • Watch: Rabat celebrates St Joseph... with żeppoli

    Watch: Rabat celebrates St Joseph... with żeppoli

    Rabat's streets hummed with activity on Tuesday morning as people flocked to the historic town to celebrate the feast of St Joseph.  The smell of żeppoli - the deep-fried dough balls that are so inexorably linked to the feast day - filled the air...

  • Maltese community centre in Australia robbed by masked intruders

    Maltese community centre in Australia robbed by masked intruders

    Volunteers at a Maltese Community Centre in Australia were left shaken after being robbed in broad daylight by two masked intruders on Monday. About eight people were inside the George Cross Falcons Community Centre in Cringila, a suburb in the...

  • What happened on... March 19

    What happened on... March 19

    10 years ago - The Times Thursday, March 19, 2009 Hunters denounce renewed spring hunting ban The hunters’ federation yesterday said it was “deeply disappointed” by the Prime Minister’s declaration that the spring hunting season would remain...

  • Appreciation: Joseph Portelli – educator and trade unionist

    Appreciation: Joseph Portelli – educator and trade unionist

    Michael Cassar writes: Joseph Portelli, educator and trade unionist, passed away on February 28 at the age of 92.  He started teaching in government schools after the end of World War II and retired in the late 1970s. There must be hundreds of...

  • Announcements - March 19, 2019

    Announcements - March 19, 2019

    Obituaries BARBARA. On March 15, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARIA CONCETTA of Żabbar, aged 92, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her sisters Carmen, widow of Vince, Anne, widow of Tony, her...

  • Pharmacies open today - March 19, 2019

    Collis Williams Pharmacy, 15, Republic Street, Valletta (2122 6281);Darwin Pharmacy, 152, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun (2122 1512);Pinto Pharmacy, 43, St Sebastian Street, Qormi (2148 7311);Ħerba Pharmacy, 183, Main Street, Birkirkara...

  • Early morning fog envelopes low-lying areas

    Early morning fog envelopes low-lying areas

    Earlier on Tuesday morning fog enveloped the fields between Buleben and Żejtun, casting a mystical pall over the countryside. The photo was sent in by reader Christian Formosa.

  • Bully breeds show highlights docile nature

    Bully breeds show highlights docile nature

    A dog show held on Sunday was meant to prove a point: that bully breeds are not the aggressive type they are made out to be. The Knights of Malta Dog Show was organised by The Underdog Foundation and the European Bully Kennel Club. The dogs were...

  • Fascinating model-makers' exhibition opens

    Fascinating model-makers' exhibition opens

    Models of civil and military aircraft, cars, trucks and motorbikes, armoured vehicles and various classes of ships are on show at the Malta Maritime Museum, in Vittoriosa, until tomorrow. Organised by Heritage Malta, the 38th Annual Premiere...

  • Terminal access at airport to be changed

    Terminal access at airport to be changed

    As from March 20, vehicles driving into Malta International Airport will be directed to use a temporary route to the terminal building which extends from the current ring road. The re-routing of vehicles will allow the company to start excavation...

  • After the party: 15 tonnes of St Patrick's Day mess cleared in hours

    After the party: 15 tonnes of St Patrick's Day mess cleared in hours

    More than 15 tonnes of bottles, cans and other rubbish were cleared from St Julian’s overnight after thousands packed the streets for St Patrick’s Day celebrations on Sunday.The massive annual street party is hugely popular with revellers but has...

  • Interfaith vigil for New Zealand victims at Corradino Islamic Centre

    Interfaith vigil for New Zealand victims at Corradino Islamic Centre

    An interfaith vigil to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks on mosques in New Zealand will be held on Wednesday at the Islamic Centre in Corradino. Imam Mohammed Elsadi said the vigil will show solidarity with the victims, their families,...

  • Resurfacing works on 50 streets in Gozo

    Resurfacing works on 50 streets in Gozo

    Surfacing works are being carried out on 50 streets in Gozo, and tenders have been awarded for others, Gozo minister Justyne Caruana said on Monday. She said the works are being carried out all over the island and involve both arterial and...

  • New food guidelines for babies and children

    New food guidelines for babies and children

    The Malta Health authorities have released new dietary guidelines for infants and young children, aimed at promoting good feeding practices to ward off diseases and encourage a healthy weight for life. Nutrition during the first years of life is...

  • On the dot - March 18, 2019

    The way some of the public health centres are designed do not show much respect for one’s privacy. Often, visitors seeking assistance or direction from reception have to report their ailments within listening distance of people in a waiting area...

  • Climate action fun walk

    The Eco-Schools Committee at Gozo College Middle School this year is focusing on climate change and how this affects the whole world. Taking a whole school approach the students learn how humans are contributing to climate change and how we can...

  • What happened on... March 18

    What happened on... March 18

    10 years ago - The Times Wednesday, March 18, 2009 ‘Sending migrants back is a must’ – Prime Minister The government’s repatriation policy of illegal immigrants was fundamental, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi told Parliament yesterday. Concluding...

  • Appreciation: Fr Noel Vella

    Anna Chetcuti Bonavita writes: With deep sadness, but strangely enough, with a quiet resignation Fr Noel, at the age of 60, has left us for a better place. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was an inspiration to us all as a person...

  • Announcements - March 18, 2019

    Announcements - March 18, 2019

    Obituaries BARBARA. On March 15, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARIA CONCETTA of Żabbar, aged 92, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her sisters Carmen, widow of Vince, Anne, widow of Tony, her...

  • Appreciation: Joseph Portelli

    Alfred Conti Borda writes: It was 1967 that I met Joe for the first time when we were both serving as teachers at the Birkirkara Primary School. He impressed me at once with his total dedication to teaching, referring to his pupils under his care...