Nissan to cut 12,500 jobs around the world

Nissan is to cut 12,500 jobs worldwide by 2022 as it slashes production by 10%. The Japanese car maker made the announcement as it reported a 98.5% fall in profits for the three months to June. The announcement of a job cull representing about 9% of the global workforce increases the scale of cuts announced […]

Ford to slash 12,000 jobs across Europe

Car giant Ford has announced it plans to axe 12,000 jobs across Europe by the end of next year. The carmaker is trying to cut costs at its European business, which is losing money. Ford said it has ceased production at three plants in Russia, is closing plants in France and Wales, and has cut […]

Air pollution ‘kills 570 people a year’ in Malta

Air pollution is a bigger killer than smoking, according to shocking new research. Filthy fumes from cars, lorries, factories and industrial chimneys kill an estimated 8.8 million people around the world annually – including more than 570 people a year in Malta. The World Health Organisation said breathing in toxic air was now responsible for more […]

Malta ‘wants to become Europe’s electric car leader’

Could this be another first for Malta? Joseph Muscat has called for Malta to become the European leader in electric car use. The Prime Minister urged Maltese drivers to ‘seriously consider’ switching to electric-powered vehicles and announced that ‘special benefits will be given to those who buy electric cars and charge them at home’. Addressing […]

Breakthrough made in Malta’s petrol stations strike

There’s some relief for Malta’s drivers. Industrial action at petrol stations across Malta and Gozo has been suspended ahead of talks between union bosses and government officials this weekend. The decision means that automatic petrol pumps will be working all night from Friday evening until Saturday morning. The GRTU, which represents petrol station owners, said […]

Police launch crackdown on bad driving in Gozo

Police have launched a crackdown on bad driving in Gozo. More than 100 cars were stopped and searched by traffic officers in Gozo on Wednesday as part of the festive road safety campaign. A Malta Police spokesman said: ‘Several motorists were stopped and fined for traffic offences, including driving without a seat belt, driving without […]