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  • Part of the Rabat road to be closed tonight

    Part of the Rabat road in Attard, direction Valletta, will be closed today between 8pm and midnight for emergency repairs, Transport Malta said.   Drivers were advised to seek alternative routes, drive carefully and follow instructions by...

  • Four arraigned over drug operation

    Four arraigned over drug operation

    A foreign couple and two Maltese men were today remanded in custody following their arraignment over drug-related charges after the Malta police last Sunday evening managed to break up a suspected drug trafficking ring which allegedly had been...

  • Pornography lecture which pitted Anthony Burgess against conservative Malta to be published, 45 years on

    Pornography lecture which pitted Anthony Burgess against conservative Malta to be published, 45 years on

    Updated 2pm A 1970 lecture about pornography which outraged its University of Malta audience and caused a furore within Maltese intelligentsia is to be published in book form for the first time.  Anthony Burgess, best known for his seminal novel A...

  • More people sought international protection last year - NSO

    More people sought international protection last year - NSO

    Malta's Refugee Commission received 1,928 applications for international protection last year, a 4.6 per cent increase over the previous year. In a statement issued on World Refugee Day, the National Statistics Office said no boat landings were...

  • Watch: Dead animals and a syringe launched over Siġġiewi garden railing

    Watch: Dead animals and a syringe launched over Siġġiewi garden railing

    Public gardens are intended to serve as a sanctuary away from the hustle, bustle and chaos of everyday life. But one man in Siġġiewi has found another use for the public space - as a springboard to an illegal dumpsite. A video posted to YouTube...

  • Education Ministry's top civil servant transferred to Finance

    Education Ministry's top civil servant transferred to Finance

    Joseph Caruana, who in recent years served as the Education Ministry’s top civil servant has been transferred to a senior post at the Finance Ministry, the Times of Malta is informed. Mr Caruana’s brother, Edward, a former chief canvasser of...

  • 1,700 PQs left unanswered

    1,700 PQs left unanswered

    Almost 1,700 oral and written parliamentary questions (PQs) were not answered by the time Parliament was dissolved at the beginning of May, statistics show. According to the statistics provided by Parliament, MPs asked a total of 33,595 PQs...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says statistics show that almost 1,700 oral and written parliamentary questions were not answered by the time Parliament was dissolved at the beginning of May. In...

  • CPD evaluates air foam for everyday fire-fighting use

    CPD evaluates air foam for everyday fire-fighting use

    The Civil Protection Department has started experimental use of compressed air foam as an alternative to water for firefighting. A compressed air foam system consists of a standard centrifugal water pumping system that has an entry point where...

  • New PN leader to be elected on September 16

    New PN leader to be elected on September 16

    The PN Executive has laid out the timetable for the election of the party leader and the two deputy leaders. Nominations will be received by the party’s General Council which will short list two candidates, of whom one will be selected in a vote...

  • Area near Gozo’s Roman catacombs should be expropriated – Wirt Għawdex

    Area near Gozo’s Roman catacombs should be expropriated – Wirt Għawdex

    The area where the only surviving Roman catacombs in Gozo are located should be expropriated and development in the immediate surroundings banned, according to Gozitan NGO Wirt Għawdex is urging. The paleochristian hypogea, known as Għar Għerduf,...

  • London inferno: engineers urge updating of regulations

    London inferno: engineers urge updating of regulations

    The Malta Chamber of Engineers has urged the government to update building regulations to cover fire safety, including periodic inspections of safety systems.  It made the recommendation in view of lessons being learnt from the London tower...

  • Watch: Maltese witnesses terror attack near London mosque

    Watch: Maltese witnesses terror attack near London mosque

    Hillary Briffa, a Maltese student living in London, has spoken of the chaotic moments that followed a terror attack outside a mosque in Finsbury Park. One man was killed and 10 people injured when a van drove into a crowd of people emerging from...

  • Man bought TV, jewellery, using somebody else's card and PIN

    Man bought TV, jewellery, using somebody else's card and PIN

    A man who bought jewellery and a TV set using somebody else's credit card and PIN has been placed under probation for three years and ordered to reimburse HSBC and a jeweller. Michel Rizzo, 34, of Fgura, was convicted of having, in April 2011,...

  • ‘Beware’ roaming contracts’ fine print

    ‘Beware’ roaming contracts’ fine print

    Mobile users have been warned of fine-print conditions within the EU’s new roaming charge regulations that could lead to unexpected costs while travelling. Under the Roam Like at Home rules, introduced last Thursday, mobile phone users pay the...

  • PN leadership election timeframes set to be decided today

    PN leadership election timeframes set to be decided today

    The Nationalist Party’s executive committee will be meeting this evening to set the leadership contest parameters, following Simon Busuttil’s decision to step down after the general election defeat. Although the process is set to be completed by...

  • Murder victim's brother claims the accused dabbled in drugs

    Murder victim's brother claims the accused dabbled in drugs

    The younger brother of Eleanor Walker, the woman allegedly murdered by her estranged husband and hidden in a Qormi warehouse last July, today alleged in court that his former brother-in-law used to dabble in drugs. Jack Alan Walker took the...

  • 10kg of cocaine seized in months-long police operation

    10kg of cocaine seized in months-long police operation

    Four people are under arrest after a drugs haul by the police last night. The police said 10kg of suspected cocaine were seized in an operation which lasted several months. A Belgian couple was arrested along with two Maltese men - a 38-year-old...

  • Alfred Mifsud says former partner threatened him: Caruana Galizia 'will come in handy'

    Alfred Mifsud says former partner threatened him: Caruana Galizia 'will come in handy'

    Blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia and the outgoing deputy governor of the Central Bank, Alfred Mifsud gave evidence this morning in a libel case instituted by Mr Mifsud after it was claimed he had received cash from the representative of an American...

  • Watch: 'If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen,' Muscat tells PN MEPs

    Watch: 'If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen,' Muscat tells PN MEPs

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat does not agree with branding MEPs who speak up against the government as traitors but feels they must put up with the people’s judgement. “I don’t say who did or did not betray [Malta], I don’t agree with using this...