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  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers.  The Times of Malta leads with two main stories, with the first noting that Parliament will open today and the second quoting a Curia spokesman, who denied that the Vatican was planning to...

  • Grand Lottery jackpot won

    The Grand Lottery jackpot of €430,000 has been won. The numbers drawn were: 2 2 • 9 8 5 6 7. The ticket was purchased from Marsa.  

  • Maltese Presidency of the EU was 'efficient and impressive' - Donald Tusk

    Maltese Presidency of the EU was 'efficient and impressive' - Donald Tusk

    European Council President Donald Tusk today described the Maltese EU presidency as efficient saying it was one of the best experiences he had in his professional life. He mentioned the end of roaming charges and the work done on migration and...

  • PD MPs to be invited to PN parliamentary group meetings

    PD MPs to be invited to PN parliamentary group meetings

    Partit Demokratiku MPs Marlene Farrugia and Godfrey Farrugia are to start being invited to meetings of the Opposition Parliamentary group when this is debating matters of a parliamentary nature, the Nationalist Party said today. It said in a...

  • Students to showcase engineering prototypes

    Students to showcase engineering prototypes

    A control platform for a tiny satellite device, an alloy for biodegradable body implants and a cooling fan speed controller are among prototype engineering models which will be showcased at the University of Malta. Designed by undergraduate...

  • No formal bids for film studios in Rinella

    No formal  bids for film studios in Rinella

    A fresh decision on the privatisation process of the Malta Film Studios in Rinella, will be made because a first attempt attracted no formal bids, the Times of Malta is informed. Although five companies had originally expressed interest in running...

  • €3.5 million Qawra/Buġibba project completed

    €3.5 million Qawra/Buġibba project completed

    A €3.5 million project to improve the Buġibba and Qawra promenades has been completed, Transport Malta said. The authority said it applied 42,000 square metres of asphalt on 4.32km of roads in a major touristic area, in time for the main touristic...

  • Obstructing vessel being removed from Magħluq Bay

    Obstructing vessel being removed from Magħluq Bay

    The vessel San Marco, which has been obstructing Magħluq Bay in Marsaxlokk, is being removed this weekend, Transport Malta said. It said the contractor was setting up rigging today and would be mobilising machinery on the bay tomorrow for the...

  • More Valletta ferries for Isle of MTV concert

    More Valletta ferries for Isle of MTV concert

    Valletta Ferry Services will be extending its hours of service on June 28 due to the Isle of MTV concert, being held at the Granaries in Floriana on June 27. It said in a statement that the last Ferry from Valletta to Sliema and from Valletta to...

  • Vulnerable youths to be targeted using €8m EEA and Norway funds

    Vulnerable youths to be targeted using €8m EEA and Norway funds

    A new €8 million programme is to target children and youth at risk through a series of social inclusion, education and healthcare projects, EU Funding parliamentary secretary Aaron Farrugia announced today.  All projects funded through the...

  • Bonnici narrowly beats Barbara to become MUT president

    Bonnici narrowly beats Barbara to become MUT president

    Marco Bonnici was elected as the new president of the Malta Union of Teachers after beating his rival by just six votes. Mr Bonnici, a former vice president, obtained 1,200 votes, while Franklin Barbara, the general secretary won 1,194 votes, the...

  • 10 superintendents promoted to assistant commissioners

    10 superintendents promoted to assistant commissioners

    Ten superintendents were this afternoon promoted to assistant commissioners, the third highest rank in the police force. Among them is Alexandra Mamo, who made history by becoming the force's first woman to be promoted to such a rank. Addressing...

  • Demand for fixed phone lines keeps growing as usage declines

    Demand for fixed phone lines keeps growing as usage declines

    Uptake of mobile and fixed phone and data services continued to grow last year, the Malta Communications Authority said. The MCA's Communications Market Review for July to December last year found that pay television was the only sector to go...

  • The mystery of the golden calf comes to life at the Citadel

    The mystery of the golden calf comes to life at the Citadel

    The mystery of the golden calf and the death of the cotton merchant killed by whiplashes are among the creepy stories to be animated during an eerie event, Dark Tales of the Citadel, being organised by Heritage Malta at the Citadel in Gozo on June...

  • Temporary wall blocks disabled parking

    Temporary wall blocks disabled parking

    A temporary wall constructed behind the Cavalieri Hotel has blocked access to two disabled parking spaces. A reader complained that disabled parking spaces were few and far between and argued that alternative spaces within the car park should have...

  • An opportunity for a close encounter with Scopoli's shearwaters

    An opportunity for a close encounter with Scopoli's shearwaters

    A shearwater boat trip is being organised by Birdlife’s youth group Falco together with the University Students Council (KSU) on July 11. Participants will be able to see the Scopoli’s shearwaters rafting on the water before returning to their...

  • Turkish Stars to take part in airshow

    Turkish Stars to take part in airshow

    Renowned Turkish aerobatic team the Turkish Stars will be showing their prowess in the Maltese skies for the first time ever in the history of the Malta International Airshow. The Turkish Air Force aerobatic team performs its displays with eight...

  • Worker demolishes roof he is standing on

    Worker demolishes roof he is standing on

    A reader sent in these photos of works in Sir Arturo Mercieca Street in Sliema, which are eyebrow-raising at so many levels that it is hard to know where to start. The most obvious is the blatant disregard for safety, but also questionable is the...

  • Golden Harvest factory thieves receive conditional discharge

    Golden Harvest factory thieves receive conditional discharge

    Two partners in crime who admitted to crimes related to robbing a Golden Harvest factory in Gżira were today conditionally discharged by a magistrate's court. Leonard Seisun, 32, and his accomplice Helen Agius, 39, both admitted to their...

  • Bouncers who beat up patrons in Valentine's Day brawl dodge jail time

    Bouncers who beat up patrons in Valentine's Day brawl dodge jail time

    Two Paceville bouncers convicted of injuring two patrons during a violent Valentine's Day brawl seven years ago have had their prison sentence converted to one of probation on appeal. Bernard Briffa, 32, of Valletta and his colleague Stephen...