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  • PA report opposing Wied Incita plans is 'encouraging', say Greens

    PA report opposing Wied Incita plans is 'encouraging', say Greens

    A Planning Authority report which recommends that an application to turn a disused quarry in Attard into an industrial area is a step in the right direction, Alternattiva Demokratika said today.  Earlier this week, the PA indicated that plans to...

  • Government pledges Constitutional reform as 13th legislature gets underway

    Government pledges Constitutional reform as 13th legislature gets underway

    Malta’s 13th parliament will begin the process which will lead to a Constitutional Convention intended to modernise national institutions and strengthen local democracy, reviving a pledge first made by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in the run-up to...

  • Watch: School's out, and teachers at Pembroke Secondary are loving it

    Watch: School's out, and teachers at Pembroke Secondary are loving it

    If you thought students were the only ones counting down the days, hours and minutes until their summer holidays, think again.  A group of teachers and staff members at St Clare College, Pembroke Secondary School used some of their spare time to...

  • Record-breaking kayaker makes it round Malta in time for lunch

    Record-breaking kayaker makes it round Malta in time for lunch

    Kayaker Chris Camilleri this week smashed all national records by completing a trip around the island, covering 75 kilometres in just seven hours. While Mr Camilleri had first taken up kayaking some 15 years ago and was an avid athlete, he only...

  • Pedestrians are 'under attack', cycling NGO warns

    Pedestrians are 'under attack', cycling NGO warns

    Pedestrians are "under attack" following proposals to move two separate zebra crossings in St Julian's and Ħamrun to favour car drivers, a cycling NGO has warned.  In a statement, the Bicycling Advocacy Group said that pedestrians on St George's...

  • Watch: Ring those church bells... while you can still hear them

    Watch: Ring those church bells... while you can still hear them

    Three men went out of their way to disprove Ħal Safi's reputation as a sleepy village last Sunday, doing untold damage to their hearing in the process.  In a 20-minute video sent to Times of Malta, the men can be seen incessantly ringing bells at...

  • 'Come home, you will be safe': wife's plea to missing husband

    'Come home, you will be safe': wife's plea to missing husband

    Return home where you will be safe, Phyllis Stewart is appealing to her husband Tom, who has been missing for more than a year. Ms Stewart believes her husband is still alive, and is appealing to him, or anyone who knows him to pass on her...

  • Parliament opens today

    Parliament opens today

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca will be spared the controversy that hit her predecessor when she delivers the ‘speech from the throne’ this morning. The speech she will read out in Parliament at the opening of the 13th legislature is unlikely...

  • 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...