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  • Woman hit by car in Żejtun

    Woman hit by car in Żejtun

    A 33-year-old woman was grievously injured in a traffic accident on Thursday. The police said the accident happened in Triq Luqa Briffa, Żejtun at 12.45pm. The woman, who is from Marsascala, was hit by an Isuzu Elf that was being driven by a...

  • Ta' Pinu trees left without water may soon get a drink

    Ta' Pinu trees left without water may soon get a drink

    Trees in an afforestation project at Ta’ Pinu that were left to wither and die  may soon get some much-needed water, a spokesman for the Gozo Ministry has said. Launched in December 2015, the Ġnien il-Paċi (Peace Garden), as it is called, is...

  • Transport Malta official cleared of document fabrication upon appeal

    Transport Malta official cleared of document fabrication upon appeal

    A Transport Malta official who had been given a suspended sentence and a general perpetual interdiction over the fabrication of a certificate of competency has been completely cleared on appeal. Bjorn Cassar Simmonds, 37, employed within the...

  • Small fire causes staff evacuation at the Housing Authority

    Small fire causes staff evacuation at the  Housing Authority

    The offices of the Housing Authority in Floriana were evacuated on Thursday afternoon because of a small fire in a room on the roof. The blaze was reported at about 1.45 at Triq Pietro Floriani and fire-fighters were called. No one was injured.

  • Malta sea temperature was almost a degree higher than July norm

    Malta sea temperature was almost a degree higher than July norm

    The average sea temperature around Malta last month was almost a degree higher than the norm, data issued by the Meteorological Office on Thursday showed. The air temperature went from a minimum of 20.2˚C at the beginning of the month to a high of...

  • Woman seriously injured in Gzira crash

    Woman seriously injured in Gzira crash

    A woman, 25 from Macedonia, resident in Sta Venera, was seriously injured early on Thursday afternoon when her motorcycle was involved in collision with a Toyota Vitz. The accident happened at Rue D'Argens, Gzira. The car was being driven by a...

  • No protection for swimmers from boats at Qbajjar

    No protection for swimmers from boats at Qbajjar

    Part of Qbajjar Bay in Gozo will remain off limits for bathers, after a request by the local council to open it was rejected, the Times of Malta has learned. The Żebbuġ council said the request to add the area as a swimming zone was made last...

  • Barts Anatomy Centre in Gozo to open in September

    Barts Anatomy Centre in Gozo to open in September

    A new anatomy centre next to Gozo General Hospital in Victoria is to open in September, according to the Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The facility will be equipped with the most up-to-date facilities to support anatomy and...

  • Watch - Head of PN media called in by the police after Egrant report

    Watch - Head of PN media called in by the police after Egrant report

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia has presented an application before the Constitutional Court seeking a complete copy of the Egrant inquiry report. Dr Delia said the report should be presented to the opposition so that it could fulfil its...

  • PD calls on Parliamentary Secretary to resign over fish farm abuse

    PD calls on Parliamentary Secretary to resign over fish farm abuse

    Parliamentary Secretary of Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri should resign over his failure to curb abuse by the fish farming industry, Partit Demokratiku insisted on Thursday. “The aquaculture industry falls under his remit and it is...

  • 47 new cars on the roads every day

    47 new cars on the roads every day

    The number of licensed motor vehicles rose to 379,338 by the end of June, an increase of 3.8 per cent over the same quarter in 2017, official figures issued on Thursday show. Just 0.5 per cent of all cars on the roads were electric or hybrid...

  • Watch: Pembroke-to-Ta' Qali water supply tunnel to be completed by 2020

    Watch: Pembroke-to-Ta' Qali water supply tunnel to be completed by 2020

    A 9.5 kilometre, three-metre wide tunnel to carry water from the Pembroke reverse osmosis plant to the Ta’ Qali reservoirs will take 30 months to complete. The tunnel will ensure that the blending potential of the water is exploited and pumping...

  • Three accused of failed Fgura car bomb granted bail

    Three accused of failed Fgura car bomb granted bail

    Three men who stand accused of planting a car bomb which failed to go off in Fgura in January, have been granted bail by Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi. Lorenzo Callus, Paul Farrugia and Jonathan Farrugia are pleading not guilty to the attempted murder...

  • PN calls for measures to protect horses

    PN calls for measures to protect horses

    The Nationalist Party has called for fresh measures to protect karozzini horses during the hot summer months. In a statement, the spokesman on animal welfare, Mario Galea, said that while the livelihood of several families depended on the...

  • Caruana Galizia family calls on government to fulfil 'investigative duty'

    Caruana Galizia family calls on government to fulfil 'investigative duty'

    Updated at 10.55am The family of slain blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia will on Thursday present a 24-page legal opinion to the High Commission in London, calling for a full public inquiry into her death last October. The BBC reported that the...

  • Hundreds admire Għadira flamingos

    Hundreds admire Għadira flamingos

    The flamingos that have made BirdLife Malta’s Għadira Nature Reserve their home for the past few days could be admired by hundreds of people who visited the reserve on Wednesday. This is the first time that one of BirdLife Malta’s reserves has...

  • Maltese honeymooners ‘petrified’ after Indonesian earthquake

    Maltese honeymooners ‘petrified’ after Indonesian earthquake

    A Maltese couple and their four-year-old daughter on holiday in Indonesia were left petrified after an earthquake hit the archipelago on Sunday. The 6.9 magnitude earthquake – which has left rescuers sweeping through collapsed buildings and rubble...

  • Car ends up on its roof in Msida

    Car ends up on its roof in Msida

    A man was hospitalised after a car overturned following a crash in Msida early on Thursday morning. The car was involved in a collision with a van before toppling over on the pavement.  The accident happened at about 6.15am in Victor Denaro Street...

  • Contract for multi-million health centre to be reviewed amid ‘serious doubts’

    Contract for multi-million health centre to be reviewed amid ‘serious doubts’

    A multi million-euro contract for the construction of a mini-hospital in Paola will be reviewed after the Court of Appeal expressed “serious doubts on the evaluation process”. Chief Justice Joseph Azzopardi rejected appeals filed by SP BB...

  • Today's front pages - August 9, 2018

    Today's front pages - August 9, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Thursday's newspapers. Times of Malta reports how a multi-million euro contract for the new Paola health hub is to be reviewed amid concerns expressed by a court. The newspaper also reports how former...