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  • Appeals court challenges what constitutes drugs for 'personal use'

    Appeals court challenges what constitutes drugs for 'personal use'

    A former drug addict facing a three-year jail term for cocaine trafficking had his sentence reduced to a fine after a court of appeal cast doubt upon the reasoning of the first court. Paul Philip Caruana, 47, from Mosta, had been handed the jail...

  • 600 towers thought to have similar cladding to Grenfell

    600 towers thought to have similar cladding to Grenfell

    An estimated 600 high-rise buildings in England contain cladding similar to that used on a London tower block which caught fire, killing at least 79 people, officials said today. Flames spread rapidly up the 24-storey residential Grenfell Tower...

  • Stranded Yelkouan shearwaters saved

    Stranded Yelkouan shearwaters saved

    Two Yelkouan shearwater fledglings were in the past days rescued by Birdlife after they were found stranded in Għadira and Buġibba respectively. Between June and mid-July, young Yelkouan shearwater chicks begin to leave their nests from within...

  • You say 'climate change', I say 'global warming'

    You say 'climate change', I say 'global warming'

    When it comes to climate speak, labels seem to matter: the American public – particularly Republicans – are more likely to say they doubt the existence of "global warming" than "climate change", according to researchers at Cornell University. In a...

  • Court hears how police broke up drugs ring

    Court hears how police broke up drugs ring

    A magistrate's court this morning began to hear evidence related to a drug operation which last Sunday led to the arrest of a Belgian couple and two Maltese taxi drivers allegedly involved in the trafficking of some 10kg of cocaine.  Upon their...

  • Be mindful of animals, SPCA urges fireworks enthusiasts

    Be mindful of animals, SPCA urges fireworks enthusiasts

    The SPCA has urged fireworks enthusiasts to reduce the noise created by fireworks, in the interests of animals as well as children who often get scared.  The society said it is urging fireworks factories and organising committees to start...

  • Israeli court stands up for woman in airline gender seat swap case

    Israeli court stands up for woman in airline gender seat swap case

    A court has told the Israeli airline El Al that it can no longer ask women passengers to switch seats if ultra-Orthodox Jewish men object to sitting next to them, an Israeli advocacy group said. A case for damages from the carrier was brought by...

  • Swieqi to get an eight-storey hotel, despite neighbours' objections

    Swieqi to get an eight-storey hotel, despite neighbours' objections

    The Planning Authority has given the go-ahead for a new eight-storey hotel in a Swieqi residential area, close to Paceville, despite residents’ vociferous objections. The 104-bedroom hotel, which will take the place of an existing two-storey house...

  • Matsec exams end, results around July 17

    Matsec exams end, results around July 17

    Matsec exams have been concluded and results will be issued around July 17, the University of Malta said today. The last exam was Advanced level Chemistry, practical. A total of 9485 candidates sat for one or more examinations held over a three...

  • Woman arrested after allegedly trying to use stolen credit card

    Woman arrested after allegedly trying to use stolen credit card

    A young, soft-spoken woman is being held behind bars after being accused of having carried out a mugging in Gzira last month.  Miriam Elabed, 24, from Marsascala, stood calmly before a magistrate, hands clasped behind her back, sporting a tuft of...

  • Funding for projects to strengthen EU neighbourhood policy

    A total of €84 million in EU funds are being offered to Maltese companies and organisations for projects that will benefit the European Neighbourhood Policy. The rationale behind the proposals is to strengthen relations between the EU member...

  • Bulky refuse service? No, we'll just dump it right here

    Bulky refuse service? No, we'll just dump it right here

    Updated at 7.30pm Somebody must have miscalculated the size of his rubbish when he took it out to the bins in Tower Street, Mosta, yesterday. A complete sitting room set was dumped on a traffic island on top of a pile of black rubbish bags...

  • No royal wants to be king or queen, Britain's Prince Harry says

    No royal wants to be king or queen, Britain's Prince Harry says

    No one in Britain's royal family wants to be king or queen, Prince Harry has claimed.  In a wide-ranging interview in a US magazine, he also criticised a decision to force him to parade behind his mother Princess Diana's coffin after her death in...

  • Woman seriously injured in Mqabba traffic accident

    Woman seriously injured in Mqabba traffic accident

    A woman, 72, was hospitalised this morning after being hit by a car in Triq is-Sejba, Mqabba. The accident happened just before 8.30am when the woman was hit by a Volkswagen Golf driven by a 25-year-old woman from Siggiewi.  The police said her...

  • Gozo catacombs site saved from development - at the 11th hour

    Gozo catacombs site saved from development - at the 11th hour

    The area around Gozo's last surviving Roman catacombs has been spared from development after the Planning Authority revoked planning permission for a two-storey house. The Paleochristian hypogea, known as Għar Għerduf, in Kerċem, recently came...

  • Shadow cabinet announced - Claudette Buttigieg nominated Deputy Speaker

    Shadow cabinet announced - Claudette Buttigieg nominated Deputy Speaker

    The Opposition has nominated Claudette Buttigieg to serve as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives while Beppe Fenech Adami will serve as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. They succeed Nationalist MPs Censu Galea and Tonio Fenech...

  • Watch: Elephants rush to rescue drowning calf

    Watch: Elephants rush to rescue drowning calf

    Amazing video footage has shown two adult elephants rushing to rescue a drowning calf at a zoo in Seoul. The calf had been standing at the side of a large pool in Grand Park Zoo when it slipped and fell into the water.  The pair of adult elephants...

  • Guidelines on e-mail use by Cabinet members ‘unenforceable’

    Guidelines on e-mail use by Cabinet members ‘unenforceable’

    Government guidelines on e-mail use by Cabinet members are proving to be difficult to enforce. Government sources said a policy whereby ministers and parliamentary secretaries are bound to send official e-mails via their @gov.mt addresses only had...

  • President’s Secret Garden project attracts 2,000 children

    President’s Secret Garden project attracts 2,000 children

    More than 2,000 schoolchildren have attended this year’s President’s Secret Garden Programme, double the number of youngsters who took part in 2015 when the concept first blossomed on the grounds of San Anton Palace. This year’s programme, which...

  • Man hurt as sulky, car collide in Gozo

    Man hurt as sulky, car collide in Gozo

    A man was injured when a car and a sulky collided in Pope John Paul II Street in Victoria, Gozo, this morning.  The accident happened at 6.10am.  The car, a Nissan Micra,  was driven by a 23-year-old woman from Victoria, who was unhurt. The...

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