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  • Land value - not developers greed - is driving property prices' spike - MDA

    Property prices are on the rise as a result of a spike in the value of land, raw materials and labour costs and not because developers are becoming greedy, the Malta Developers Association president is insisting. Sandro Chetcuti made this point...

  • Today's front pages: September 10, 2018

    Today's front pages: September 10, 2018

    These are the stories that made it to the front page of local newspapers on Monday. The Times of Malta reports that speed guns are catching 26 cars an hour, while its other front page story blames the increase in property prices on the rising cost...

  • Flamingo and heron found shot in two separate incidents

    Flamingo and heron found shot in two separate incidents

    Two more protected birds were found wounded after having been shot by hunters on Sunday, BirdLife Malta said. A young flamingo was found wounded in the Dwejra area of Gozo by a tourist, who alerted police. The bird was taken to a veterinarian, who...

  • Water supply problems hit Cottonera, Żabbar and Marsascala

    Water supply problems hit Cottonera, Żabbar and Marsascala

    Homes and businesses in the three cities, Żabbar and Marsascala’s tal-Bidni neighbourhood are experiencing low water pressure problems due to an as-yet unidentified fault, the Water Services Corporation said on Sunday afternoon. WSC technicians...

  • From Libya to Safi, waiting for a lifeline

    From Libya to Safi, waiting for a lifeline

    The NGO vessel MV Lifeline docked in Malta at the end of June after the government finally reached a deal with seven other European countries to jointly relocate the 234 rescued migrants aboard. It had taken six days for that agreement to be...

  • Second group of MV Aquarius migrants relocated

    Second group of MV Aquarius migrants relocated

    A group of migrants who landed in Malta aboard the sea rescue vessel MV Aquarius last month have left the country for Luxembourg, the goverment announced on Sunday. The group are the second to move on from Malta, after an initial number flew to...

  • Road works in full swing

    Road works in full swing

    With the government’s €700 million plans to upgrade all the roads in Malta within seven years now in full swing – and the setting-up of specialised agency Infrastructure Malta to oversee the works – the island has witnessed a raft of major...

  • Maltese and Palestinian Attorney Generals sign MOU

    Maltese and Palestinian Attorney Generals sign MOU

    The Attorney General’s office is to work closer with its Palestinian counterpart in the fight against crime, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two offices.Attorney General Peter Grech and Palestinian Attorney...

  • Couple hospitalised after argument turns violent in Marsascala

    Couple hospitalised after argument turns violent in Marsascala

    Updated 4.30pm An argument between a man and a woman in Marsascala descended into violence on Sunday afternoon, with police dispatched to the scene following reports of a stabbing. The incident at a house on Triq l-Iskall was reported at around...

  • PM's personal lawyer is redacting Egrant report

    PM's personal lawyer is redacting Egrant report

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s personal lawyer is redacting the 1,500-page Egrant inquiry report himself, despite the Attorney General, the magistrate who wrote it, police investigators and several legal minds all being against its...

  • Baby Cristiano's mother found and taken to newborn child

    Baby Cristiano's mother found and taken to newborn child

    Updated 7.55pm with details The 22-year-old mother of a baby found abandoned in Buġibba on Friday just hours after he was born has been identified and reunited with her son at Mater Dei Hospital.Sources said the Maltese mother was “in tears” when...

  • Teenage girl found alive and well

    Teenage girl found alive and well

    A 14-year-old girl reported missing has been found alive and well, police said on Sunday. Police had made a public appeal for information about the whereabouts of teenager Nathea Xuereb on Saturday afternoon, roughly 24 hours after the girl had...

  • Labour is a threat to Malta - Adrian Delia

    Labour is a threat to Malta - Adrian Delia

    Updated 4.45pm - Added PL statement All that which the Maltese held dear was under threat because of the failings of the current Labour government, Opposition leader Adrian Delia charged on Sunday, in a forceful plea for more to join the...

  • 'They just turned up and bulldozed our property’

    'They just turned up and bulldozed our property’

    Owners of the land adjacent to Tal-Balal Road are fuming over the failure of any State entity to inform them that part of their private property would be taken up to widen the thoroughfare. Aggrieved landowners who spoke to this newspaper on the...

  • Consider elevated bypass instead of Central Link project plans, PD urges planners

    Consider elevated bypass instead of Central Link project plans, PD urges planners

    Updated 5.30pm Planning officials should consider scrapping proposals for a massive road works project in Attard and push for an elevated bypass to be built in the area instead, the Democratic Party said on Sunday. In a statement, the PD said...

  • 2,000 Maltese were sent to Italian concentration camps during WWII

    2,000 Maltese were sent to Italian concentration camps during WWII

    The 43 Maltese nationals deported to Uganda in 1942 were not the only World War II internees, new research has revealed. It turns out that a group of 2,000 Maltese people were sent to concentration camps in different parts of Italy during World...

  • Don't demonise parents of abandoned infant - Joseph Muscat

    Don't demonise parents of abandoned infant - Joseph Muscat

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Sunday urged society to try understand and empathise with the parent or parents who abandoned a newborn baby in Buġibba. The newborn baby was found abandoned but in good health on a porch on Friday. Speaking during...

  • The week at a glance - September 9, 2018

    The week at a glance - September 9, 2018

    Dingli church bell restored Campanologist – or professional bell ringer – Kenneth Cauchi and Dingli parish priest Fr Mark Mallia Pawley oversaw the installation of the newly restored bell at the village’s parish church dedicated to the Assumption...

  • Rabat crash leaves one man seriously injured

    Rabat crash leaves one man seriously injured

    Updated 10.10am A 39-year-old man from Żebbuġ was grievously injured on Sunday morning after he was involved in a collision in Rabat.The crash happened at around 6.30am on Triq Buqana, police said, and involved the man’s Toyota Corolla and a...

  • Seven monuments get Daphne posters as activists hit back at 'cowardly' government

    Seven monuments get Daphne posters as activists hit back at 'cowardly' government

    Updated 2.57pm Activists incensed by a government decision to hoard up the Great Siege monument in Valletta marked seven different national monuments with tributes to Daphne Caruana Galizia overnight between Saturday and Sunday. Portraits of the...

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