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  • 'A sense of jubiliation spread as the convoy entered Grand Harbour'

    'A sense of jubiliation spread as the convoy entered Grand Harbour'

    For 94-year-old war veteran Major Henry Gatt, the day the SS Ohio tanker and its escort made it to Malta, August 15, 1942, reminds him of one thing – the widespread jubilation among the Maltese. Speaking to this newspaper ahead of the 75th...

  • Waterloo 'points failure' prompts collision between passenger train and wagon

    Waterloo 'points failure' prompts collision between passenger train and wagon

    Passengers suffering disruption because of a huge improvement programme at Britain's busiest railway station faced extra misery on Tuesday after a points failure caused a passenger service to collide with a Network Rail engineering wagon. South...

  • 'Bonkers' to silence Big Ben's bongs for four years, MP says

    'Bonkers' to silence Big Ben's bongs for four years, MP says

    It is "entirely bonkers" and "ridiculous" that Big Ben's famous bongs will be silenced for four years next week as major conservation work is carried out, a Tory MP has said. A shadow minister added that the bells had not stopped during the Blitz...

  • Plan for free gender reassignment for transgender people is ‘needed’

    Plan for free gender reassignment for transgender people is ‘needed’

    Lauren Salerno has given up on simple things such as putting her hair in a ponytail, afraid it will reveal her receding hairline. The 53-year-old transgender woman was put on hormone treatment in the UK some years back, but unfortunately, this is...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today All lead with the two-day rescue operation which ended yesterday morning when the two young men being found alive. Times of Malta spoke to the men who said they said they thought they...

  • Gentlemen’s club owner rejects prostitution link

    Gentlemen’s club owner rejects prostitution link

    An owner of two gentlemen’s clubs in Paceville is rejecting claims by women’s groups that outlets like his are hubs for prostitution. Ronald Axisa, who owns Stiletto and White Palace, said the unjust criticism was based on perception. He was...

  • North Korea leader holds off on Guam plan

    North Korea leader holds off on Guam plan

    North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles toward the US territory of Guam while he watches the actions of the United States a little longer, state media says. The report warns that if America persists with its "extremely...

  • 'It was a nightmare, we were cold, hungry...' How teens survived the cliffs ordeal

    'It was a nightmare, we were cold, hungry...' How teens survived the cliffs ordeal

    The two young men who were rescued after a two-day search said yesterday they thought they were going to die before a fisherman spotted them hanging off a cliff face. Nick Johnson and Mark Petric, both 19, were lying in two adjacent hospital beds...

  • Operation Pedestal recreated

    Operation Pedestal recreated

    The Lascaris War Rooms in Valletta have stirred back to life with the reconstruction of fighter operations to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Operation Pedestal – the Santa Marija Convoy. The arrival of the convoy on August 15, 1942, is widely...

  • Announcements

    CARUANA. On August 13, at Mater Dei Hospital, ALFRED, of Żabbar, aged 62, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Victoria, his children Deborah and her husband Stephen Campbell, Yanika and her husband Malcolm...

  • A word with Brad Birch

    A word with Brad Birch

    Teatru Malta and Unifaun Theatre are giving the opportunity to meet British playwright Brad Birch. Birch is the writer in residence at the award-winning Welsh company Undeb Theatre and is a member of Theatre503’s writers. Over the past five years,...

  • Uncovering sea mysteries

    Uncovering sea mysteries

    A marine tour combining environmental education and relaxation is taking place tomorrow along the northwest coast of the Maltese islands. The adrenaline pumping journey, led by licensed marine biologists, will go out up to 19 kilometres from the...

  • Enchanting sounds

    Enchanting sounds

    Indian classical music duo Swara, made up of Anthony Curmi and Noel Scerri, are performing in St Julian’s tomorrow. The musicians present a modern approach to the ancient sounds of Indian music.  In order to achieve this blend, the band uses only...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Floriana Dispensary, 29, Vincenzo Dimech Street, Floriana (2123 3034);National Pharmacy, 17, St Mary Street, Ħamrun (2122 5539);Pinto Pharmacy, 43, St Sebastian Street, Qormi (2148 7311);Remedies Pharmacy, Tumas Fenech Street, Birkirkara (2144...

  • Blind man wins battle for an independent life

    Blind man wins battle for an independent life

    Natalino Cristiano was 45 years old when he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic disorder that breaks down retina cells. There was nothing the doctors could do, and in time, he gradually lost his eyesight. Today a pensioner, Mr...

  • SpaceX resupply rocket lifts off for International Space Station

    SpaceX resupply rocket lifts off for International Space Station

    A SpaceX/Dragon CRS-12 cargo craft was launched for the International Space Station today, its 12th commercial resupply services mission to the ISS. The launch of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft took place from Cape Canaveral in Florida. According to...

  • Watch: A breathtaking trip between the Maltese islands

    Watch: A breathtaking trip between the Maltese islands

    A new helicopter service between Malta and Gozo allows people to reach every point on the two islands in just 10 minutes. Operated by HeliFly Limited, the idea of launching the service came from Italian lawyer Elio Blasio who has been living in...

  • Gentlemen's clubs: ‘Normalisation of all that is degrading in human relations’

    Gentlemen's clubs: ‘Normalisation of all that is degrading in human relations’

    Gentlemen’s clubs are the “normalisation of all that is degrading in human relations”, according to Nationalist MP Claudette Buttigieg. Men, who feel it is their right to pay for sexual gratification, use and exploit vulnerable women to earn...

  • Elephants to the rescue in Nepal

    Elephants to the rescue in Nepal

    Hundreds of tourists were rescued with the help of elephants from a flooded jungle safari park in Nepal. See the video above.

  • Trump condemns white supremacists as new video shows horror of car plunging into protestors

    Trump condemns white supremacists as new video shows horror of car plunging into protestors

    Warning: Video contains graphic images. Updated 6.53pm with Trump statement. President Donald Trump, under heavy political pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike, this afternoon condemned white supremacists who rallied in Virginia over the...

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