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  • Eurovision song selection 'not yet established'

    Eurovision song selection 'not yet established'

    Michela Pace is on her way to the next Eurovision song contest in Tel-Aviv after winning the first season of X-Factor Malta but it is not yet clear how the song she will present will be selected. X-Factor producer Anton Attard told Times of Malta...

  • Apartment blocks in 250-year-old Għaxaq garden rejected

    Apartment blocks in 250-year-old Għaxaq garden rejected

    The Planning Authority has rejected an application to build 30 apartments over a 250-year-old baroque scheduled garden in Għaxaq.The application was unanimously rejected during a hearing on Thursday after an outcry which resulted in hundreds of...

  • 12-storey Smart City apartment blocks get the PA go-ahead

    12-storey Smart City apartment blocks get the PA go-ahead

    The Planning Authority has given the go-ahead for a 12-storey residential development at Smart City. The Shoreline project will include some 400 luxury flats, the majority one-bedroomed, almost 14,000 square metres of rentable commercial space,...

  • PA renews permit for Mistra Ridge mega-project, despite environmental concerns

    PA renews permit for Mistra Ridge mega-project, despite environmental concerns

    Updated Thursday with PA decision, vote - The Planning Authority on Thursday approved the renewal of a permit for a massive residential development rising to 12 storeys on the site of the former Mistra Village. The project includes a complex of...

  • Blockchain carries ‘significant risks’

    Blockchain carries ‘significant risks’

    The growth of blockchain in Malta created “significant risks” of the financial system being used for money laundering and terrorism financing, an International Monetary Fund mission said. In preliminary findings following a visit to Malta, the IMF...

  • Jason Azzopardi defends Fekruna land deal as PAC descends into farce

    Jason Azzopardi defends Fekruna land deal as PAC descends into farce

    Former parliamentary secretary Jason Azzopardi has defended the controversial Fekruna Bay expropriation deal, insisting he was proud of the outcome and that he had nothing to be ashamed of.Dr Azzopardi was meant to deliver a sworn declaration to...

  • MPs watchdog to investigate aspects of Venice Commission report

    MPs watchdog to investigate aspects of Venice Commission report

    Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler has said he will be investigating aspects of the Venice Commission report on the rule of law in Malta.Addressing the inaugural meeting of the parliamentary standing committee to which he will...

  • Ambitious restoration plans for Chadwick Lakes

    Ambitious restoration plans for Chadwick Lakes

    An extensive bioengineering programme will form part of the newly-approved rehabilitation of Chadwick Lakes, as environmental authorities look to eradicate alien species and allow native habitats to thrive. Ambitious restoration plans for the...

  • A 90-year-old cake stand has a Siġġiewi couple intrigued

    A 90-year-old cake stand has a Siġġiewi couple intrigued

    A Siġġiewi couple are collecting old photos of a “priceless” cake stand that must have graced countless weddings in their home town over the decades. Philip Leone-Ganado spoke to them It may be just an old cake stand, but to the Siġġiewi couple...

  • More cars will cancel out Central Link project benefits

    More cars will cancel out Central Link project benefits

    Reductions in travel time and vehicle emissions as a result of the planned Central Link road upgrade project will be largely cancelled out by increases in the number of cars in the coming decades, environmental studies show. An environmental...