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  • Super 5 jackpot hits a record of €1.35m

    Tonight’s Super 5 jackpot has hit an all-time record of €1.35 million and one lucky winner may be in for a life-changing Christmas. The jackpot has been gradually ballooning since last August as nobody has guessed the correct five numbers from one...

  • Save the trees

    Now, even foreign observers are noticing our haphazard pruning and the way in which we ‘care’ for our trees. Arborist Ian Lansley finds it “upsetting” that, year after year, he sees “a steady and dramatic reduction in the number of trees lining...

  • Thank God it’s Christmas

    There can hardly be anyone who does not welcome the Christmas break from politics. The political discourse has been so intense these past few days, so acerbic and downright challenging that most are looking forward to the few days of political...

  • The immortal soul

    Could the Roman Pontiff, now that he has given his approval and blessing to the big bang theory, enlighten us, ex-cathedrae, when was it that God introduced the immortal soul? Was it when the chimpanzee was created or was it when the Neanderthal...

  • Our year of laughter!

    Putting a comical spin on all the events that have made 2014 – shall we say – interesting is the basis of the new show by the Comedy Knights, called 12 Months of Funny Powered by XFM. The comedy show, which is in its second year, was a riotous...

  • 137 sailors for four-day event

    A fleet of 137 young sailors from nine countries will be contesting the 15th edition of the Optimists Class Euromed Malta Championship which will be held between next Friday and Monday. Mellieħa Bay is once again the championship’s racing arena...

  • Baroque Christmas concert at Żabbar church

    The Manoel Theatre has this festive season combined one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Malta with one of Europe’s leading ensembles to present a Baroque Christmas Concert at Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary, Żabbar, on Saturday. The event...

  • Greatly appreciated

    Once again, on behalf of the former Ugandan Asians, I most sincerely would like to thank everybody for having assisted us, in the form of shelter, food, medicine, confidence and so on, when we needed such help most. Thanks to such help and...

  • Unique museum comes to life once more

    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)Certified: PGDuration: 98 minutesDirected by: Shawn LevyStarring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, Skyler Gisondo, Steve Coogan, Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Dick...

  • Energy and water

    In spite of all the partisan hot air, the agreements with China for investment in the local electricity generation and for alternative energy projects cannot be but a welcome step forward in this vital sector. What has, however, been...