Malta weeps over ‘terrible blaze’ at Notre Dame

The President of Malta has spoken of his ‘deep sorrow’ following the catastrophic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. George Vella tweeted: ‘Deep sorrow in witnessing the horrible incident of Notre Dame Cathedral. A huge loss not only to the French people , but to the whole world.’ Deep sorrow in witnessing the horrible […]

Millions donated to rebuild Notre Dame after blaze

Millions of euros have been donated to rebuild France’s Notre Dame Cathedral after a catastrophic blaze destroyed its roof. The billionaire husband of actress Salma Hayek pledged €100 million to help. French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault made the announcement just hours after a huge fire engulfed the 850-year-old landmark in the heart of Paris yesterday. Pinault […]

Why is Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris so iconic?

There are few buildings more synonymous with Paris than Notre Dame Cathedral. The building has stood at the heart of the French capital since the 12th century, its original foundation stone laid in 1163. This is not the first time the Notre Dame has been destroyed. It was heavy damaged during the French Revolution when it […]

Woman arrested as nine people die in Paris blaze

A woman has been arrested after at least nine people – including a baby – died in a fire which broke out in a wealthy neighbourhood in Paris. The blaze started in the early hours of Tuesday at an eight-storey building in the French capital’s trendy 16th arrondissement. One person has been seriously injured, while […]

Watch: Two in hospital after Sliema pharmacy fire

A fire in a pharmacy in Sliema has left two people requiring hospital treatment. The emergency services were called to Rudolph Street in the town at about 10:55am. Two people were taken to Mater Dei Hospital suffering from shock. Three others were treated by paramedics at the scene for smoke inhalation. The pharmacy also houses […]

Malta Airport evacuated after fire breaks out

An investigation has been launched after a fire broke out at Malta Airport. Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from the terminal building in Gudja after the blaze erupted in the arrivals lounge. More than 15 flights, including British Airways, Ryanair, Thomson Holidays and Easyjet services, were suspended for two hours as a precaution. Passengers praised […]

Man killed in Marsascala fire hailed ‘a hero’

A man who died after trying to save his neighbours from their burning flat has been hailed ‘a true Maltese hero’. Gordon Spiteri, 35, died in hospital after breathing in smoke during the horror blaze in Marsascala. Malta Police told 89.7 Bay he became overwhelmed and trapped by the terrifying flames and thick smoke which […]