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  • Bulebel extension area should be protected for posterity

    Bulebel extension area should be protected for posterity

    Updated with parliamentary question at 6pm The Żejtun council has added its voice to those protesting against plans to extend the Bulebel industrial estate, saying that it should be removed from the development zone and protected for future...

  • Talks over standards commissioner start but no dates yet set

    Talks over standards commissioner start but no dates yet set

    Having failed to appoint a commissioner for standards by the end of last summer, as the Prime Minister had promised, the government now says the post will only be filled when there is agreement with the Opposition. However, the Nationalist Party...

  • Paqpaqli crash: Confusion emerges over way Community Chest Fund is run

    Paqpaqli crash: Confusion emerges over way Community Chest Fund is run

    There was confusion over the way in which the Malta Community Chest Fund was being run, with various members on the board of administrators testifying on Wednesday that they were not quite sure who issued instructions or who reported to whom. This...

  • Adding dragons to the Carnival mix

    Adding dragons to the Carnival mix

    Chinese New Year and Maltese carnival celebrations crossed paths in Valletta with guest performers from China showcasing their culture on the streets of the capital. The Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe staged a show at Pjazza Teatru Rjal on Tuesday, the...

  • Anger as Naxxar trees are removed

    Anger as Naxxar trees are removed

    Six bay trees have been uprooted from Naxxar Square to the anger of residents. The local council said that the six trees, which were removed from the upper part of Labour Avenue on Wednesday morning, would be transferred to a suitable location at...

  • Man jailed two years for injuring two people in fight

    Man jailed two years for injuring two people in fight

    Being in a state of intoxication is no excuse or legal defence to the use of violence, a magistrate said on Wednesday as he sent a man who grievously injured two people to two years in jail. Duale Abokor Mustafa, a 37-year old Somali residing at...

  • Caruana Galizia earned her memorial - MEP

    Caruana Galizia earned her memorial - MEP

    Slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia earned her memorial and it is was very good idea to commemorate her, MEP Petra Kammerevert said. Ms Kammerevert is in Malta as part of a delegation visiting for the Valletta 2018 Capital of Culture...

  • MUT portrayed jacuzzi situation inaccurately, says Education Ministry

    MUT portrayed jacuzzi situation inaccurately, says Education Ministry

    The Malta Union of Teachers “portrayed the situation inaccurately” when it said that a jacuzzi in the Helen Keller Resource Centre was putting students and educators at risk, Education Ministry permanent secretary Frank Fabri said. At a press...

  • MEPs slam Pilatus Bank in letter to European Banking Authority

    MEPs slam Pilatus Bank in letter to European Banking Authority

    Twenty-two MEPs from across political groups have expressed serious concerns over the fact that Pilatus Bank continues to operate in the EU. In a letter to the European Banking Authority the MEPs who formed part of the PANA Committee of Inquiry as...

  • All Hep C patients to start receiving free treatment

    All Hep C patients to start receiving free treatment

    All Hepatitis C patients will start receiving treatment for free after the government reached an agreement with medication suppliers to drastically reduce the price. Addressing the launch of a 30-day public consultation on a strategy to eliminate...

  • January was the driest in the last decade

    January was the driest in the last decade

    A balmy January started off 2018 with pleasantly warm temperatures and more than six hours of sunshine over the climate norm. The month was the driest January the Maltese islands have experienced in the last decade. Air temperatures ranged between...

  • Mcast lecturers want to be on a par with colleagues at Junior College

    Mcast lecturers want to be on a par with colleagues at Junior College

    As talks on a collective agreement for Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology lecturers remain on hold, they are demanding they be put on the same level as colleagues at the Junior College. The Malta Union of Teachers announced last month...

  • Man, 75, returns to bay where he met ‘sweetheart’ 10 years ago

    Man, 75, returns to bay where he met ‘sweetheart’ 10 years ago

    Tom Turner, 75, likes to say that Għajn Tuffieħa is called as such because that is where he met the apple of his eye 10 years ago, though he thinks it has more to do with geology. Mr Turner showed up at the offices of the Times of Malta earlier in...

  • Today's front pages - February 14, 2018

    Today's front pages - February 14, 2018

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says Valletta mayor Alexiei Dingli ruled a motion to remove the makeshift memorial for Daphne Caruana Galizia inadmissible at the end of a packed, chaotic council meeting.

  • Burmarrad fuel station ‘opening soon’ despite pending appeals

    Burmarrad fuel station ‘opening soon’ despite pending appeals

    A fuel station in Burmarrad which is still under construction is being advertised as “opening soon” despite two pending appeals seeking to revoke the permit issued last summer. Located outside the development zone, opposite the Kiabi complex, the...

  • Stop notice issued on demolished Victoria building

    Stop notice issued on demolished Victoria building

    The Planning Authority stopped works on a building close to St George’s Basilica in Victoria after it was demolished in breach of the development permit. The approved application was for internal and minor external alterations and the construction...

  • Will vote 16 galvanise youth interest in EU affairs?

    Will vote 16 galvanise youth interest in EU affairs?

    Head of European Commission representation Elena Grech hopes the new law allowing 16-year-olds to vote will encourage greater interest in EU affairs. She said young people may not be as interested in EU affairs as their older counterparts since...

  • Tribunal hears final arguments on Wied Għomor retirement home appeal

    Tribunal hears final arguments on Wied Għomor retirement home appeal

    The planning review tribunal will hold its final hearing on a controversial application to build a 133-room retirement home in a disused quarry in Wied Għomor. The application, which includes a parking area and access road, was unanimously...

  • Major drug haul from ship passing through Malta

    Major drug haul from ship passing through Malta

    The police and Customs Department managed a major coup on Monday when drugs were found on a container ship travelling via Malta. The police said that the Panamanian-registered ship was scheduled to stop at various countries on its route around the...

  • Valletta council motion on Caruana Galizia monument 'inadmissable'

    Valletta council motion on Caruana Galizia monument 'inadmissable'

    Updated at 7.40pm Valletta mayor Alexiei Dingli has ruled that a motion to remove the makeshift memorial to the slain blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia was inadmissable, as the council had no jurisdiction over the Great Siege memorial. Read: Valletta...