Boy, 12, badly injured as roof collapses in Marsascala

A 12-year old boy has been rushed to hospital after the roof of his bedroom collapsed in gale-force winds. The ceiling caved in as gusts of 103km/h battered the Maltese Islands. Police said the accident happened in Church Street in Marsascala at about 3.15pm on Saturday. Paramedics were called to the scene and administered first aid […]

Gale force winds of 103km/h cause mayhem across Malta

Fallen trees have caused mayhem across Malta and Gozo as 103km/h winds batter the Maltese Islands this weekend. Police urged motorists to ‘proceed with caution’ on the roads because of the stormy weather. Warnings were issued by the Met Office in Luqa after a number of fallen trees and drifting sand left some roads blocked. […]

Pony spotted in the back seat of a car, in local supermarket parking lot

Yesterday night’s bad weather was the epitome of the Maltese saying: “Qas trid tara kelb barra”, and this owner made sure not to leave their pony out in the wind and rain. And while we’re quite accustomed to seeing dogs left in a car with a window cracked open, a pony just isn’t what you’d […]

Gozo ferries battle giant waves and gale-force winds

If you’re going to Gozo this weekend, expect delays at Cirkewwa. That’s the advice from Gozo Channel as the company’s ferries battle giant waves and gale-force winds. Strong winds on Saturday morning forced the company to re-route its ferries around Comino, adding at least 30 minutes to the normal 25-minute crossing between Cirkewwa and Mgarr. […]

When are the Christmas school holidays in Malta?

From planning Christmas dinner, to New Year’s Eve celebrations, Christmas markets and Santa’s grotto visits, you’re sure to have your hands full over the Christmas school holidays. Here are the dates for Malta’s major schools so you can be prepared. When are Malta’s schools off at Christmas? Schools across Malta and Gozo break up for […]