Two elderly men were taken to hospital after being injured in a fire that engulfed a garage in Luqa this afternoon, the police said. The Independent reports that eyewitnesses reported hearing blasts as the fire raged on. The men, aged 90 and 71, were rescued by members of the Civil Protection Department. Other reports can be read on TVM,One News and iNews.
The bill for cleaning the government’s old people’s home in Luqa has more than doubled in three years, The Times reports.
“Ġid għal Kulħadd f’Soċjetà li Jimpurtaha” is the theme chosen by the Nationalist Party for its next General Council which is to be held next weekend. Net News reports that this general council is based on thorough research and a number of discussions about the need to have a vision for the future of the country.
Malta’s economic model could lead to a housing crisis in as little as five years, former economy Minister Tonio Fenech has warned, but Parliamentary Secretary for social accommodation Roderick Galdes thinks the market will regulate itself, MaltaToday reports.
The Archbishop Charles Scicluna said that even something small that happens in a small village may end up travelling the world. Mgr Scicluna was referring to the street celebrations of the installation of the new archpriest in Żebbuġ, Gozo. A report on Newsbook quotes the Archbishop said that it was nice of the community to welcome its new archpriest with such joy and excitement, citing that in certain villages, it would be the village band accompanying the archpriest.