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  • Jailed for venting frustration on parked car

    Jailed for venting frustration on parked car

    A dissatisfied customer at a government department who vented his anger on a parked car will be spending the next five months behind bars. Eritrean-born Beyene Fessahatsion Weldeabzghi, 26, with no fixed address, pleaded guilty to having yesterday...

  • Google Street View exposes Malta's parking anarchy

    Google Street View exposes Malta's parking anarchy

    You might have escaped the watchful gaze of traffic wardens, but your illegal parking at a corner or on a zebra crossing could have been caught on Google’s camera. As people swarmed to Google Street View, after it was launched in Malta this week,...

  • Farsons donates thousands of water bottles to migrant rescue mission

    Farsons donates thousands of water bottles to migrant rescue mission

    Simonds Farsons Cisk PLC has donated 6,000 bottles of water to support the Migrant Offshore Aid Station's life-saving search-and-rescue mission at sea. The bottles will be distributed to children, women and men that are safely rescued to provide...

  • Foundation to the rescue after olive tree vandalism

    Foundation to the rescue after olive tree vandalism

    Offers of help have been pouring in after the recent vandalism of olive trees at a Foresta 2000 site in Mellieħa. A total of 36 olive trees were sawn off with an electric saw in "a deliberate attempt" to dishearten the work done by both Din l-Art...

  • Deutsche Bank’s move from Malta played down

    Deutsche Bank’s move from Malta played down

    Bank of Valletta has confirmed that Deutsche Bank withdrew correspondent banking services for US dollar transactions but would not dwell on the reasons why. Describing this as “a normal occurrence” in the banking sector, a BOV spokesman yesterday...

  • Watch: Stunning sunset is perfect backdrop for Pink Fashion Show

    Watch: Stunning sunset is perfect backdrop for Pink Fashion Show

    Catch the highlights of last night's Pink Fashion Show, where models jet skied from a yacht out at sea onto a catwalk on the beach at the relaunched Ray’s Lido in Armier, surprising an energy-packed audience. With a stunning sunset and Gozo as a...

  • Young man critical after fall in St Julian's

    Young man critical after fall in St Julian's

    A 25-year-old Dutch national is in critical condition after he fell from the Spinola promenade to the bay below this morning, the police said.  The police said the incident happened in busy Triq San Ġorġ in Spinola (close to the Love monument)...

  • Pedestrian seriously injured in Għaxaq accident

    Pedestrian seriously injured in Għaxaq accident

    A 34-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured following an accident in Għaxaq last night.  The police said the incident happened in Triq Ħal-Għaxaq, when the man, an Eritrean national who lives in Gudja, was hit by a Renault Megane, driven by a...

  • Bicycles being stolen in daytime and 'very public' places

    Bicycles being stolen in daytime and 'very public' places

    Police are being asked to take action amid rising levels of bicycle theft in Malta, according to a local group. The Bicycle Action Group said it was concerned at a recent spate of bicycles being stolen, most worryingly during the daytime and in...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    These are the main stories featured in today's newspapers. Times of Malta reports that the Planning Authority gave its green light to a controversial extension to a fireworks factory in Għargħur just a day before the general election. It also...

  • Controversial fireworks factory permit issued on eve of election

    Controversial fireworks factory permit issued on eve of election

    A controversial extension to a fireworks factory in Għargħur was approved by the Planning Authority just a day before the general election, Times of Malta is informed. The extension, which will see the factory in Wied id-Dis double its size, was...

  • Urgent work to start on St Paul’s Bay promenade amid fears of collapse

    Urgent work to start on St Paul’s Bay promenade amid fears of collapse

    Urgent work is due to start soon to reinforce part of the St Paul’s Bay promenade, parts of which were barred to the public, amid fears of collapse.  Located in Triq San Franġisk in the area known as Thalassalejn just a short distance away from...

  • Tony Zarb's attacks on Pana committee head reflects Muscat's 'divisive' politics - PN

    Tony Zarb's attacks on Pana committee head reflects Muscat's 'divisive' politics - PN

    Updated Friday 11.30am with PN reaction Tony Zarb's attack on the head of the Pana committee is reflective of the "divisive" politics of Joseph Muscat, according to the Nationalist Party. The PN was reacting after the former General Workers'...

  • Marlene Farrugia has been life member of the PN since 1998

    Marlene Farrugia has been life member of the PN since 1998

    Partit Demokratiku leader Marlene Farrugia has been a life member of the Nationalist Party since 1998, she declared today. Taking the witness stand this afternoon, Dr Farrugia fielded questions regarding her affiliation with the PN as leader of...

  • Large thresher shark elevated from Ċirkewwa

    Large thresher shark elevated from Ċirkewwa

    Updated at 9pm with Alan Deidun's comments A large thresher shark was elevated from the sea in Ċirkewwa this afternoon after it was seen crashing against the rocks, according to witnesses. The shark, which is not dangerous to humans, beached at...

  • EU partners with internet companies to fight online jihadist propaganda

    EU partners with internet companies to fight online jihadist propaganda

    The jihadist terror threat is still high but Europe is more prepared today than it was two years ago, according to European Commissioner for home affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos. EU members states have come together to combat terrorism, which Mr...

  • Temporary fish farm permit approved

    Temporary fish farm permit approved

    The Planning Authority has approved a new site for one of two fish farms which have yet to be relocated offshore, as the saga inches towards a close. AJD Tuna sought permission to move six tuna pens from Comino 5.96 kilometres north of Qawra Point...

  • PL election billboards used commercially against the rules

    PL election billboards used commercially against the rules

    Billboards used by the Labour Party for the electoral campaign have not only remained in place but are also being used illegally for commercial purposes, the Times of Malta is informed. At the same time, billboards used by the Nationalist Party...

  • 'Legalising prostitution would legalise violence and abuse'

    'Legalising prostitution would legalise violence and abuse'

    The legalisation of prostitution would legalise violence and abuse, according to the chair of the National Centre for Freedom from Addictions. On the other hand, finding alternative jobs for sex workers and education could lead to less demand for...

  • Participation of women in all levels of society is a human right, President insists

    Participation of women in all levels of society is a human right, President insists

    The participation of women at all levels of society is a matter of fundamental human rights and an imperative, for all humanity, President Marie-Louise Coleiro told the World of Work Summit in Geneva this afternoon. The conference is being hosted...