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  • Knowledge on chemical hazards is lacking – study

    Knowledge on chemical hazards  is lacking – study

    Fewer than one out of every 10 Maltese consumers know what chemical hazard warnings are about and the majority cannot even identify the safety symbols, a Eurobarometer study shows. Research on chemical hazard pictograms on certain products carried...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories making the front pages of today's newspapers. Times of Malta reports that government guidelines on the use of e-mail by members of the Cabinet are proving difficult to enforce.  The Malta Independent says Godfrey...

  • Announcements

    COLEIRO. On June 21, at Karin Grech Hospital, FRANGISKU SAVERIO of Sliema, aged 92, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his children Andrew and his wife Joanne, Maryan, Maria, Eileen and her...

  • When superstition drives a community mad

    When superstition drives a community mad

    A new film showing in competition at the Valletta Film Festival today is the 2016 Montenegro production The Black Pin. Directed and written by Ivan Marinovic, the comedy drama tells the story of Petar (Peter), a misanthropic orthodox priest who...

  • A radical retelling of a classic tale

    A radical retelling of a classic tale

    Spazju Kreattiv is showing live the National Theatre’s staging of Salomé at The Old Vic Theatre in London. From her role as the nameless beheader of John the Baptist in the well-known biblical account, to Oscar Wilde’s erotic retelling of the...

  • 60 years of fairs

    The Malta Trade Fair is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a jam-packed edition at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre in Ta’ Qali. Over 200 exhibitors will be offering discounts and giveaways on a vast range of products –alternative energy,...

  • Encounter with an artist

    Encounter with an artist

    The Art Discussion Group (ADG) is holding its 149th meeting today at St Mary Band Club, Qrendi (near parish church), at 6.30pm. Special guest is artist Patrick Scicluna, who will be giving a Power Point presentation followed by a discussion on his...

  • Islamic State blows up landmark Grand al-Nuri Mosque

    Islamic State blows up landmark Grand al-Nuri Mosque

    Islamic State militants have blown up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said. It was from this medieval mosque that the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled...

  • Residents want councils to appeal fireworks permit

    Residents want councils to appeal fireworks permit

    Irate residents living close to the Għargħur fireworks factory are piling pressure on local councils in the area to make a formal appeal on the decision to double its size. The development permit to expand the facility was issued by the Planning...

  • London fire: Architects back call for holistic review of building regulations

    London fire: Architects back call for holistic review of building regulations

    The Chamber of Architects has backed a call by the Chamber of Engineers for a review of building regulations regarding fire safety in Malta in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London. It said that over the years it made several public...

  • Vittoriosa council announces pigeons ceasefire

    Vittoriosa council announces pigeons ceasefire

    Vittoriosa local council has dropped plans to cull pigeons and will be assisted by the government to reduce the pigeon population by other means. Similar help will be offered to other councils. The decision was taken after the council had meetings...

  • Prank or not, worker faces €30,000 bill after glove goes boom

    Prank or not, worker faces €30,000 bill after glove goes boom

    A factory employee whose latex glove allegedly burst while being removed, emitting a loud ‘boom’ which damaged the left ear of a nearby colleague has been ordered to pay some €30,000 by way of compensation. The victim, Conrad Montebello, filed a...

  • Watch: Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet over Baltic

    Watch: Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet over Baltic

    Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's plane was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter jet as it flew over the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, prompting a Russian military jet to warn the NATO plane off. A video of the incident broadcast on a TV channel run by...

  • Suspect in Qawra deaths awaits bail decision

    Suspect in Qawra deaths awaits bail decision

    A request for bail by a woman facing criminal proceedings over her alleged involvement in the death of two Englishmen who had used her Qawra apartment, is to be decided upon by a judge in chambers. Dragana Mijalkovic, 42, is accused of the...

  • Abortive Brussels attack could have been much worse -PM

    Abortive Brussels attack could have been much worse -PM

    A suitcase bomb packed with nails and gas bottles could have caused heavy casualties, Belgium's prime minister said today, a day after a soldier shot dead a Moroccan national attempting an attack on Brussels' Central Station. "We have avoided an...

  • Michigan airport evacuated after police officer injured in 'incident'

    Michigan airport evacuated after police officer injured in 'incident'

    Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, was evacuated today following an "incident" that left an airport police officer injured, according to a brief statement on the airport's Facebook page. The statement did not provide further details...

  • Maltese spent €125m on gambling in 2015 - MGA report

    Maltese spent €125m on gambling in 2015 - MGA report

    More than half the adult population spent money on gambling in 2015, with a total spend of €125 million, according to a new report by the Malta Gaming Authority. The survey, carried out between 2015 and 2016 among a sample of 1000 people, found...

  • Fingerprint leads to thief's conviction

    Fingerprint leads to thief's conviction

    A tell-tale fingerprint has landed a man in prison for 30 months for burgling a farmhouse in Marsaxlokk nine years ago. Raymond Galea, 52, from Marsaxlokk, was the prime suspect behind the robbery which took place one night in January 2008. The...

  • Fictional lawyer takes centre stage in real-life courtroom

    Fictional lawyer takes centre stage in real-life courtroom

    A fictional lawyer better known on a stage than in the courtroom was at the centre of a real-life court case over an alleged breach of copyright today.  Actor Fabian Scerri De Carlo and author Frederick Camilleri were sued by Bronk Productions...

  • Proceeds from sale of PM's Alfa Romeo donated to the Community Chest Fund

    Proceeds from sale of PM's Alfa Romeo donated to the Community Chest Fund

    The Labour Party has donated €35,000 to the Community Chest Fund after the sale by auction of the prime minister's private car. The donation was made earlier today to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca by Dr Muscat and the party's...

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