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  • Air-conditioning units stolen from animal clinic

    Air-conditioning units stolen from animal clinic

    Last night, two air-conditioning units were stolen from the premises of a charity organisation that looks after animals. The Happy Paws Animal Clinic in Marsa has treated over 15, 000 animals so far, and is instrumental in helping stray colonies...

  • Real estate agents cannot cope with demand for cheap rental properties

    Real estate agents cannot cope with demand for cheap rental properties

    Rising rental prices led to a shortage of low-budget properties, which, in turn, left real estate agents scratching their heads, unable to cope with over 3,500 requests for such accommodation, according to a study. The study was commissioned by...

  • Motorcyclist badly hurt in Xewkija traffic accident

    Motorcyclist badly hurt in Xewkija traffic accident

    A motorcyclist was seriously injured this morning in a traffic accident in Xewkija, police said today.  The accident happened on Triq tal-Gruwa at around 7am and involved a Mitsubishi L200 pick-up driven by a 20-year-old Xewkija man and a...

  • Usury victim resorted to fraud to clear debts - defence

    Usury victim resorted to fraud to clear debts - defence

    A man who turned to loan sharks quickly found himself out of his depth and came up with a rental scam to come up with the cash, the court heard today. Darren Sapiano, 25, residing in Gudja, was today arraigned before Duty Magistrate Aaron Bugeja...

  • Four of every five did not attend any sports event last year

    Four of every five did not attend any sports event last year

    Close to 80 per cent of the population did not attend any sports events in 2015, with just over 11 per cent attending more than four events. Data issued by Eurostat, the European statistics office, shows that attendance at sports events in Malta...

  • Jail for abuser who lured six minors for sex

    Jail for abuser who lured six minors for sex

    A man will be spending the next four and a half years behind bars after admitting in court to having sexually abused six children – the youngest a nine-year-old boy. The 43-year old from Pietá set up meetings with his underage victims, aged from...

  • Two years to draw up climate plan

    Two years to draw up climate plan

    The Energy and Water Agency is working on the plan for energy and climate change for Malta until 2030 - which it is expected to conclude by 2019, according to Energy Minister Joe Mizzi. The minister said while visiting the Water Services...

  • Jackhammer operator opts for a casual look

    Jackhammer operator opts for a casual look

    Designed to smash concrete and rock, a typical jackhammer weighs upwards of 40kg and generates noise around eight times louder than a vacuum cleaner.  But those health and safety concerns were clearly not weighing too much on one local worker's...

  • Suspected umbrella and alcohol thief granted bail

    Suspected umbrella and alcohol thief granted bail

    A Valletta man accused of stealing alcohol and sun umbrellas from various establishments in the capital was granted bail after pleading not guilty to charges today.  Jason Joseph Galea, 42, employed as a refuse collector, stood thin and haggard in...

  • Deportee returns to Malta under false name, and ends up in jail

    Deportee returns to Malta under false name, and ends up in jail

    A Georgian national deported from Malta in May for having overstayed his visit has landed himself in jail after returning to the island under a different surname. Vaja Tsikoridze, 30, was this morning arraigned for failing to officially declare...

  • Man arraigned for drug possession, on bail after saying he lives in garage

    A young man arrested last Sunday for alleged drug possession was granted bail after a Magistrates’ Court observed that he had a fixed residence albeit inside a garage. Adrian Zammit, 22, from San Gwann, pleaded not guilty to charges of cocaine...

  • Man injured by his own van in Birkirkara

    Man injured by his own van in Birkirkara

    A man was seriously injured this morning when he was hit by his own van, the police said. The incident happened at about 9am in Triq Santa Marija, Birkirkara. The 45-year-old had just got out of the Ford Transit when it suddenly moved forward and...

  • Boat party tragedy: The sea claimed the life of teen due to become a sailor

    Boat party tragedy: The sea claimed the life of teen due to become a sailor

    Julian Quatresous came to Malta to celebrate getting accepted onto a course to join the merchant navy but it was the sea that claimed his life. He adored the sea. His home in Dieppe, on the Normandy coast of France, has kilometres of sand,...

  • Slight tremor felt in Malta

    Slight tremor felt in Malta

    Updated 12.20pm A slight tremor was felt in several parts of Malta this morning after a 4.4 magnitude earthquake in the central Mediterranean, south of Malta. The tremor was felt at 11.15am. No damage was reported. A reader who felt the tremor in...

  • Paceville underground car park plans approved

    Paceville underground car park plans approved

    The Planning Authority this morning gave the go-ahead for a new underground car park in Paceville, the first part of a planned development incorporating a new 15-storey hotel close to the Intercontinental Hotel. Gozitan Joseph Portelli is seeking...

  • Minister’s daughter made commissioner for justice

    Minister’s daughter made commissioner for justice

    Updated 2.50pm - Added PN statement The daughter of Environment Minister Josè Herrera has been appointed commissioner for justice. The two-year appointment of Martina Herrera, 25, who received her lawyer’s warrant in February 2017, was approved by...

  • PD calls for 40% increase in spending on public safety services

    PD calls for 40% increase in spending on public safety services

    Spending on public order and safety should rise to 2 per cent of GDP given Malta's rising population and crime rate, the Democratic Party said this morning.  In a statement, PD also questioned the country's preparedness in cases of emergencies and...

  • Man injured in fall on board ship

    Man injured in fall on board ship

    A 52-year-old man from Qrendi was seriously injured this morning when he fell down a flight of steps on a ship at Malta Freeport. The police said the incident happened just before 5am. A magisterial inquiry is under way.

  • Rabat people in shock as ceiling collapses over the altar at Ta' Ġieżu church

    Rabat people in shock as ceiling collapses over the altar at Ta' Ġieżu church

    Updated 12.20pm - Added BOV pledge The people of Rabat were in shock this morning after part of the ceiling over the main altar of the historic Church of Our Lady of Jesus (Ta' Ġieżu) collapsed during the night, leaving a hole several metres...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    Times of Malta leads with an interview with the mother of a young Frenchman who disappeared when he dived off a cruise boat and was subsequently found dead. She recounts how he came to Malta to celebrate his acceptance in the Merchant Navy.  The...