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  • Labour on track to capture 55 per cent of vote, poll suggests

    Labour on track to capture 55 per cent of vote, poll suggests

    The Labour Party still enjoys a big lead over the Nationalist Party, even though the gap has narrowed, according to a second survey commissioned by The  Sunday Times of Malta ahead of next weekend’s European Parliament elections. According to the...

  • Elderly Sliema couple mugged in broad daylight

    Elderly Sliema couple mugged in broad daylight

    An elderly couple was mugged in broad daylight in Sliema on Saturday, in a violent incident which left a 91-year-old man grievously injured. The mugging happened on the corner of Triq Nicolo Isouard and Triq Dun Karm and was reported to police at...

  • Lucky punter wins €820,000 jackpot

    Lucky punter wins €820,000 jackpot

    A lucky punter won the €820,000 Quaterno+ jackpot on Saturday, Maltco said in a brief statement. The winning ticket was purchased in St Paul’s Bay.  The numbers drawn were 71 • 23 • 75 • 6 • 27 / 56 • 81 • 8. With the jackpot secured this week,...

  • Gozitans are being taken for a ride with 32-year-old ferry - PN

    Gozitans are being taken for a ride with 32-year-old ferry - PN

    Buying a 32-year-old ship to bolster Gozo Channel’s fleet is just not good enough for Gozitans and would just add to the country’s environmental woes, Nationalist Party MEP candidate Michael Briguglio said on Saturday. Speaking alongside PN MP...

  • Minister ‘inspects’ latest addition to Gozo Channel fleet

    Minister ‘inspects’ latest addition to Gozo Channel fleet

    The MV Nikolaos, a 1987 Ro-Ro passenger ship, will be crossing the Mediterranean from Greece in the coming days to join the three current Gozo Channel vessels this summer. Confirming a Times of Malta story published last Thursday, Gozo Minister...

  • Beware a digital tax 'quick fix', Scicluna warns EU colleagues

    Beware a digital tax 'quick fix', Scicluna warns EU colleagues

    Introducing an EU-wide digital tax would be a “quick fix” that could leave Europeans significantly worse off, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna argued at an ECOFIN Council held in Brussels on Saturday. “The impact on us could be serious and...

  • Politicians, activists and citizens unite in horror at news of migrant murder arrests

    Politicians, activists and citizens unite in horror at news of migrant murder arrests

    Updated May 19 with Emigrants Commission statement News that two soldiers were in police custody and suspected of killing a migrant "just because he was black" drew shocked and dismayed reactions across Malta's political spectrum on...

  • Xagħra man seriously hurt after falling off motorbike

    Xagħra man seriously hurt after falling off motorbike

    A young motorcyclist was seriously hurt on Saturday afternoon after he lost control of his motorbike while riding in Xewkija.  The 22-year-old rider, who lives in Xagħra, fell off his Suzuki motorbike while riding on Triq ix-Xħajma at around...

  • Farmers in Malta's south are running out of water

    Farmers in Malta's south are running out of water

    Farmers with fields in the south of the island have complained about a sudden reduction in water for irrigation, which they say is the result of concurrent work on two reservoirs. Over 200 full-time and many other part-time farmers have invested...

  • Two flyovers planned for Msida junction

    Two flyovers planned for Msida junction

    Two 175-metre long flyovers are being planned for Msida junction, Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg revealed on Saturday. The flyovers would carry traffic at the busy junction straight to and from Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, replacing an existing...

  • Caught red handed burgling villa, sent to jail for 'weekend break'

    Caught red handed burgling villa, sent to jail for 'weekend break'

    A man with a criminal record that was quickly becoming "a booklet" was remanded in custody after being caught red handed burgling a villa in St Paul's Bay. Police inspector Godwin Agius told the court that the police received a call at around...

  • Man denies slapping woman at police station

    Man denies slapping woman at police station

    A Żejtun man denied slightly injuring his ex-girlfriend when he allegedly slapped her at the police station during one of their many arguments. Mario Ellul, a 42-year-old construction worker, was granted bail after the court heard about their...

  • Two soldiers arrested for killing Ħal Far migrant 'because he was black'

    Two soldiers arrested for killing Ħal Far migrant 'because he was black'

    Updated at 5.35pm with President's statement Two soldiers are believed to be behind the drive-by murder of a migrant in a shooting which left two other men injured in Ħal-Far last month. One of the men was detained on Friday and the other was...

  • Labour candidates take credit, hail minister for works on private roads

    Labour candidates take credit, hail minister for works on private roads

    Labour candidates vying for a seat on the Qormi local council are trying to draw political mileage after works were carried out with taxpayer money on private roads in their locality. Qormi residents who contacted Times of Malta reported increased...

  • Community Chest Fund has no issue with its involvement in political campaign

    Community Chest Fund has no issue with its involvement in political campaign

    The Malta Community Chest Fund has no issue whatsoever with its involvement in a raffle organised as part of an MEP candidate’s political campaign. The Times of Malta asked if the Office of the President had endorsed an “initiative” taken by...

  • Has the lost medieval church been unearthed in Sannat?

    Has the lost medieval church been unearthed in Sannat?

    Remains of what appears to be a medieval church have been unearthed in a Sannat field during works related to the construction of a block of apartments. Over the years, historians have referred to a Santa Marija ta’ nofs Awwissu church in Sannat,...

  • Today's front pages - May 18, 2019

    Today's front pages - May 18, 2019

    These are the main stories featured in Saturday's newspapers: Times of Malta reports that the remains of what appears to be a medieval church have been unearthed in a Sannat field during works related to the construction of ablock of apartments.

  • PA applications are no longer accessible at an early stage

    PA applications are no longer accessible at an early stage

    Updated 11.10am with FAA statement Development applications will only be available for public scrutiny once they are published in the Government Gazette and a notice is affixed on site, a Planning Authority spokesman has confirmed. This...

  • Muscat says Delia only started wanting Friday's debate on Thursday

    Muscat says Delia only started wanting Friday's debate on Thursday

    The Prime Minister said on Friday he looked forward to debate Opposition leader Adrian Delia on Wednesday. The two leaders were on Friday expected to debate each other on Xarabank but according to Dr Delia Joseph Muscat declined the...

  • Socialist government denying people the right to information

    Socialist government denying people the right to information

    The people were on Friday denied an opportunity to listen to an important debate on the national station between party leaders, just a few days before the May 25 elections, PN leader Adrian Delia said on Friday. Addressing a news conference...

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