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  • Four years' jail for serial offender

    Four years' jail for serial offender

    A man battling a drug habit was sentenced to four years in jail after admitting to multiple theft and drug-related charges. Manuel Abela, 25, had failed to grasp the helping hand offered to him by the courts on various occasions involving earlier...

  • Godfrey Farrugia complains of Facebook identity theft

    Godfrey Farrugia complains of Facebook identity theft

    Democratic Party candidate Godfrey Farrugia said this morning that he had forgiven a person who had abusively used his identity on Facebook, thus denying him access to his own profile for three days.   "A person whom I had trusted as a public...

  • Thief gets 30 months in jail

    Thief gets 30 months in jail

    A man is to spend 30 months behind bars after he was declared guilty of a string of thefts committed over the span of a few hours early one April morning in 2014 in St Julian's. Libyan national Hamza Kamel El Bakoush, stood accused of voluntarily...

  • Man charged with attempted theft denied bail

    Man charged with attempted theft denied bail

    A man charged with attempted theft from construction sites was today denied bail after he pleaded not guilty. Roderick Grima, 29, from Marsascala, was also charged with violating the conditions imposed by two judgments delivered last October as...

  • Watch: The Strand turns a shade of brown

    Watch: The Strand turns a shade of brown

    Updated 2.40pm - Added video An underground leak at Sliema's The Strand has turned the sea along the iconic promenade a murky brown, with water gushing out from beneath paving slabs onto the road and seeping into the adjacent sea. Pressure from...

  • Watch: PN unveils its environmental proposals

    Watch: PN unveils its environmental proposals

      Updated 12.41pm  A Nationalist government would draft a long-term plan stretching to 2050 for Malta’s environment, create a national agency to manage Malta’s protected parks and introduce parliamentary checks on the development of ODZ land,...

  • Watch: Car rolls over into valley, woman grievously injured

    Watch: Car rolls over into valley, woman grievously injured

    Updated 3.20pm - Added video A woman was hospitalised this morning after the Peugeot 2008 she was travelling in rolled over the verge at Wied Għomor on Josef Calleja Street, tumbling down into the fields below. The 29-year-old French woman was...

  • Muscat raises spectre of Russian election meddling, Busuttil says claims 'ridiculous'

    Muscat raises spectre of Russian election meddling, Busuttil says claims 'ridiculous'

    Updated 5.30pm  Malta's Security Services services have been alerted to possible Russian interference in local affairs, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning.  The Prime Minister was reacting to a report published on Intelligence Online...

  • Malta-themed garden wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

    Malta-themed garden wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

    Updated 1.20pm A garden inspired by a Maltese quarry has been named the best show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.  The M&G Garden, designed by award-winning gardener James Basson, features exposed limestone walls as well as endemic Maltese...

  • Labour government would retain current retirement age

    Labour government would retain current retirement age

    A new Labour government would not increase the retirement age or national insurance but would come up with incentives to encourage people to save, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this mornng. Addressing a news conference at Mdina, he said that...

  • Vodafone and Melita to merge into combined company

    Vodafone and Melita to merge into combined company

    Updated 5pm Vodafone Malta and Melita Ltd are to merge, their respective shareholders announced this morning.  The combined company, which will be 51 per cent owned by existing Melita shareholders Apax Partners and Fortino Capital, will...

  • Billboard guerillas take over PL, PN posters

    Billboard guerillas take over PL, PN posters

    A number of billboards belonging to the Nationalist and Labour Parties were sprayed over last night with the phrase "PLPN Qażżistu 'l Alla". The "sprayers", describing themselves as Billboard Guerillas, said in a statement this morning that the...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says a group of Maltese nationals caught up in Monday’s Manchester suicide bombing, which left at least 22 people dead, returned home safely yesterday. In another...

  • Malta gets full marks for bathing water quality

    Malta gets full marks for bathing water quality

    Malta has again scored full points in the annual EU bathing water quality report based on data of the previous summer season. Together with Cyprus, Malta has been classified as having the best water quality at its beaches among the 28 EU member...

  • Group of Maltese caught up in Manchester's suicide bombing return home

    Group of Maltese caught up in Manchester's suicide bombing return home

    A group of Maltese nationals caught up in Monday’s Manchester suicide bombing, which left at least 22 people dead, returned home safely yesterday. A lone bomber detonated a homemade device packed with nuts and bolts in the foyer of the Manchester...

  • Watch: Muscat addresses activity in Mellieha

    Watch: Muscat addresses activity in Mellieha

    Prime minister Joseph Muscat addressed a political event in Mellieha this evening, where he also referred to a magistrate's decision to refer files handed to him by Simon Busuttil to another magistrate. See the speech on video above.

  • Watch: Busuttil addresses activity in Paola

    Watch: Busuttil addresses activity in Paola

    PN leader Simon Busuttil is addressing a political activity in Paola.  Follow proceedings on video above.

  • Magistrate Bugeja comments on 'complex' Egrant inquiry as Busuttil files are referred to another magistrate

    Magistrate Bugeja comments on 'complex' Egrant inquiry as Busuttil files are referred to another magistrate

    Magistrate Aaron Bugeja has described the Egrant inquiry he is conducting as 'delicate' and complex' requiring a considerable amount of time. He made his comments in a decree in which he referred to another magistrate a number of files presented...

  • Weapons found in Sliema garage, police make several arrests

    Weapons found in Sliema garage, police make several arrests

    The police made several arrests this afternoon after finding guns, ammunition and other items in a garage in St Helen Sreet, Sliema. The raid on the garage was carried out at about 4.30pm. The police seized sawn-off shotguns, ammunition, knives...

  • Treated sewage to be supplied to farmers, mostly free of charge

    Treated sewage to be supplied to farmers, mostly free of charge

    Sewage will be treated and used for agriculture and industrial activity, Minister Konrad Mizzi said today. Addressing the press at the water treatment plant in Iċ-Ċumnija, near Mellieha, where he inaugurated new equipment for the purpose, Dr Mizzi...