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  • Music video in aid of dyslexia sufferers launched

    Music video in aid of dyslexia sufferers launched

    Young Emma Cutajar, eight, is today launching a music video to the song Bil-Maqlub, dedicated to children suffering from dyslexia. The song, originally sung by Shanon Muscat, was written and composed by Rita Pace. It is being launched at Emma’s...

  • Remembering one of the bloodiest battles of WWI

    Remembering one of the bloodiest battles of WWI

    Today marks the centenary of the ill-fated landings on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. Known as Anzac Day, it is predominantly observed as a national day of commemoration in both Australia and New Zealand, but it does not belong solely to these...

  • One family ’s Anzac story

    One family ’s Anzac story

    Outsiders wonder why Gallipoli is of so much significance to Australians. This offensive was a tragic failure and ignominious evacuation and not a victory. On January 1, 1901, six colonies became a Federated Commonwealth of Australia, a...

  • ‘I will not return without Clarkson’

    ‘I will not return without Clarkson’

    Top Gear host James May said he would not return to the top-rated motoring show without co-host Jeremy Clarkson, who was sacked by the BBC last month for attacking a colleague. May, 52, who hosted Top Gear with Clarkson and Richard Hammond, told...

  • Fifty Shades sequel dates announced

    Universal Pictures have announced the release dates of the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels. Fifty Shades Darker is set to be released on February 10, 2017, and Fifty Shades Freed is set for February 9, 2018. The announcement was made at CinemaCon, a...

  • Child star dies

    Child star dies

    Actor Sawyer Sweeten, who starred as one of the twin boys in the Everybody loves Raymond sitcom, has died at 19. Sweeten is reported to have taken his own life during a visit to family members in Texas. Media reported that he is believed to have...

  • Bridgend drama wins at Tribeca

    A drama about a spate of teenage suicides in south Wales has won two awards at the Tribeca Film Festival. Danish director Jeppe Ronde’s Bridgend won a best actress accolade for Hannah Murray, who played Sara in the drama which focused on a cluster...

  • A comic book fan’s dream come true

    A comic book fan’s dream come true

    Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 141 minutesDirected by: Joss WhedonStarring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen,...

  • Bullock is People's most beautiful, Affleck's ancestry embarrassment

    Bullock is People's most beautiful, Affleck's ancestry embarrassment

    Sandra Bullock has been named the world's most beautiful woman by People magazine. The 50-year old, Oscar-winning actress made light of the matter, telling the magazine, "That's ridiculous." In the article, due out tomorrow, Bullock said she found...

  • Critics hail ‘Marvel-lous’ Avengers blockbuster

    Critics hail ‘Marvel-lous’ Avengers blockbuster

    Critics marvelled at the latest Avengers film as its stars reassembled for the blockbuster’s hotly-anticipated premiere. Avengers: Age of Ultron, the follow-up to 2012’s Avengers Assemble which grossed more than £1 billion at the box office, was...

  • Affleck regrets TV slave request

    Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS to edit out a slave-owning ancestor. The actor said he regretted asking a PBS documentary show profiling his ancestors to not include a relative who was an owner of slaves, saying he was embarrassed by the...

  • Clarkson final scenes to be aired

    Jeremy Clarkson’s final scenes in Top Gear will be screened later this year, according to the boss of BBC2. Kim Shillinglaw said the scenes filmed before Clarkson was suspended were likely to air this summer. She said: “They simply weren’t able to...

  • World is one big mall

    World is one big mall

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)Certified: PGDuration: 94 minutesDirected by: Andy FickmanStarring: Kevin James, Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso, David Henrie, Raini Rodriguez, Loni Love, D.B. Woodside, Eduardo Verastegui, Nicholas Turturro, Gary...

  • FKA Twigs up for Ivor Novello award

    FKA Twigs, the up-and-coming singer and girlfriend of Robert Pattinson, has been nominated alongside the likes of Hozier and Sam Smith for a top music award – an Ivor Novello. The 27-year-old, who is rumoured to be engaged to the former Twilight...

  • Top musicians all set for Malta International Music Festival

    Top musicians all set for Malta International Music Festival

    International peformers are set to participate in the third edition of the Malta International Music Festival (MIMF) 2015, which kicks off on Monday at 7.30pm at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta. Entrance is free of charge. Organised by the European...

  • Thespian tribulations

    Thespian tribulations

    TheatreNoises OffManoel Theatre The theatre has entertained audiences for centuries, but what is often the most entertaining for the actors involved is what happens in the run-up to the show and the madness of backstage events. These stories live...

  • A showcase for young artists

    Teatru Salesjan is hosting the second concert of this season’s Young Artists Series on Saturday at 8pm. The evening will feature young singers Gabrielle Grima, Kristina Frendo, Lara Camilleri and Ramona Galea, who will perform songs from popular...

  • Give me a sign

    Give me a sign

    Anyone around during the 1980s will probably remember the film Children of a Lesser God, which won deaf actress Marlee Matlin an Academy Award for best actress. And now, local audiences have the chance of watching the stage version of the film...

  • Symposium for Maltese writers living abroad

    Symposium for Maltese writers living abroad

    The Writing Home Literary Symposium, featuring Maltese writers or writers of Maltese origin living abroad, is being held today from 6 to 9pm in the Auditorium of the University of Malta, Valletta Campus, in St Paul Street, Valletta. The event is...

  • Bryan, Lambert win big at Country Music Awards

    Bryan, Lambert win big at Country Music Awards

    Luke Bryan won the fan-voted top prize of entertainer of the year at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, which drew more than 70,000 fans to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The home of the Dallas Cowboys was at near-capacity...

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