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  • Today's front pages - October 13, 2018

    Today's front pages - October 13, 2018

    These are the front page stories in local newspapers this Saturday. The Times of Malta leads with news that Malta continues to be an EU laggard when it comes to gender equality, with a  European report saying the country has “considerable room for...

  • Two years later, Grazio Mercieca finally gets his day in court

    Two years later, Grazio Mercieca finally gets his day in court

    Grazio Mercieca on Friday gave his inaugural speech to a packed courtroom, two years after the Judicial Appointments Committee approved his selection. In November 2016, he had been sworn in as magistrate. Read: Newly appointed magistrate had been...

  • Cyclists seek to halt road projects until there is consultation

    Cyclists seek to halt road projects until there is consultation

    The Bicycle Advocacy Group has called upon the Transport and Infrastructure Minister to desist from continuing to build or change public roads and infrastructure without “real and effective consultation” with the group. In a judicial protest filed...

  • Traffic in Mrieħel justifies Central Link project - Transport Minister

    Traffic in Mrieħel justifies Central Link project - Transport Minister

    Traffic congestion on the Mrieħel bypass proved the necessity of the Central Link Project, according to Transport Minister Ian Borg. Commuters are spending less time travelling through Aldo Moro and the Marsa-Ħamrun bypass because of recent road...

  • Claims of threatening phone calls land man behind bars

    Claims of threatening phone calls land man behind bars

    A man accused of making threatening phone calls to his estranged wife has been denied bail. The 33-year old accounts clerk from Żebbuġ, a Nigerian national, was arrested after his ex-partner reported him to police, saying he had made threatening...

  • Marsa-Ħamrun flyover bridge is safe - Ian Borg

    Marsa-Ħamrun flyover bridge is safe - Ian Borg

    Tests have confirmed that the Marsa-Ħamrun flyover is structurally safe and the bridge required only surface works. Membrane was also laid over the bridge, which is near the Maltapost head office in Marsa, so as to prevent further damage from...

  • Former student who shoved University dean breathes a sigh of relief

    Former student who shoved University dean breathes a sigh of relief

    A former student who had knocked a professor to the ground after rowdy graduation celebrations got out of hand has had his sentence for bodily harm mitigated on appeal. Glanville Goodlip, from Iklin and now 29 years old, had been handed a...

  • Watch: Roads flood as nation braces for a wet weekend

    Watch: Roads flood as nation braces for a wet weekend

    Rain poured down in northern Malta on Friday morning, as the country braced itself for a weekend of thunder storms and downpours.   Streams of water rushed down streets in Mellieħa following heavy rainfall, and by lunchtime the rain clouds had...

  • 'We cannot compensate for inflation caused by property boom' - employers

    'We cannot compensate for inflation caused by property boom' - employers

    Extending free childcare facilities to parents who work night shifts, incentives for workers to continue working past 61 and periodically reviewing social housing beneficiaries are among the things employers want the government to introduce in...

  • More witnesses testify in Caruana Galizia case

    More witnesses testify in Caruana Galizia case

    Almost a year to date since Daphne Caruana Galizia's gruesome murder, the three men suspected of the killing were back court for the compilation of evidence on Friday. 10.05am: The case is adjourned until October 25. The accused are being led out...

  • Minimum wages should be increased by 5% across the EU - Alfred Sant

    Minimum wages should be increased by 5% across the EU - Alfred Sant

    European Union member states with minimum wage laws should all bump up pay for their lowest-paid workers by at least five per cent, MEP Alfred Sant told the European Parliament. Dr Sant, who argued in favour of an EU-wide national minimum wage...

  • Three in five worried about adequate pension

    Three in five worried about adequate pension

    Three in five people are worried they would not have an adequate income when they reach old age, according to an EU survey on social insecurities. The study by Eurofound, the EU agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, shows...

  • Today's front pages - October 12, 2018

    Today's front pages - October 12, 2018

    These are the leading stories in local newspapers this Friday.The Times of Malta reports that three out of every five people in Malta are worried that they will not have an adequate income when they reach old age. The proportion of people in Malta...

  • Temporary ITS campus in Luqa formally inaugurated

    Temporary ITS campus in Luqa formally inaugurated

    The temporary campus of the Institute of Tourism Studies in Luqa was inaugurated by Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi on Thursday, officially completing the move away from St George’s Bay, where it will be replaced by the db group's City Centre...

  • Court hears gruesome details about Dutch woman's murder

    Court hears gruesome details about Dutch woman's murder

    Shannon Mak, the Dutch woman found murdered outside a Sta Venera apartment in August, had a knife wound round her neck, almost from ear to ear and other reddish marks and bruises on her face, a court was told on Thursday. Details of the gruesome...

  • Motorcyclist injured in Attard crash

    Motorcyclist injured in Attard crash

    A 21-year-old motorcyclist from Mosta was seriously injured on Thursday afternoon during a collision with a car in Attard. The police said the crash took place in Pitkali Road at 1.30pm The car, an Alfa Romeo, was being driven by a 73-year-old...

  • Miriam Dalli leads Euro Parliament in talks to set emission targets

    Miriam Dalli leads Euro Parliament in talks to set emission targets

    Labour MEP Miriam Dalli is leading a delegation of the European Parliament in talks with the European Commission and the European Council on setting new vehicle emission targets. The EP, following a proposal by Dr Dalli, last week proposed that...

  • Dead protected birds found in freezer

    Dead protected birds found in freezer

    The police have launched an investigation after they discovered dead protected birds stored in a freezer. In a statement, the Administrative Law Enforcement unit said its officers conducted a search in a field in the area known as Il-Ballut in...

  • Mother-of-three accused of late-night McDonald's hold-up

    Mother-of-three accused of late-night McDonald's hold-up

    A woman was remanded in custody on Thursday after being accused of carrying out a late-night hold-up of the McDonald's restaurant in Birkirkara on Saturday. Claire Polidano, 43, a mother-of three with no fixed address and unemployed, pleaded not...

  • 'Satanist' fined €4,000 for swearing at magistrate

    'Satanist' fined €4,000 for swearing at magistrate

    A self-declared 'Satanist' was fined €4,000 for swearing at a magistrate in court on Thursday. George Farrugia, 58 of Valletta, was charged with stealing a gold bracelet from an elderly woman in Ħamrun and holding his victim against her will. He...

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