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    Volume Global, the strategic partner of Malta-based creative agency BRND WGN, was recently crowned “Marcoms Agency of 2014” at the Acquisition International Magazine Business Excellence Awards. This award celebrates the firm’s commitment to...

  • Stepping up to open more doors for young people

    Stepping up to open more doors for young people

    An international qualification that has just been launched aims to give students access to further opportunities and facilitate their transition from education to entrepreneurship or employment. The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) runs in 26...

  • Renewable power is ‘top priority’ in UK

    Almost half of people think that investing in more renewable power is the top priority to secure the UK’s energy supplies, a poll suggests. The survey of 2,065 people found 48 per cent put it at the top of the list of priorities for ensuring...

  • UK children’s pocket money ‘down 2.4%’

    UK children’s pocket money ‘down 2.4%’

    Children in the UK are yet to experience the green shoots of economic recovery with their pocket money dropping 2.4 per cent from a six-year high to an average of £6.35. The number of children receiving weekly pocket money has also declined by two...

  • London house price rises ‘slowed’

    London house price rises ‘slowed’

    House prices increased by just 0.1 per cent month-on-month in July marking the weakest growth in 18 months amid signs of a rapid cooldown in the London market, property analyst Hometrack has reported. The momentum of price rises in the London...

  • PT Matic launches new brand identity

    PT Matic launches new brand identity

    Environmental services provider PT Matic has launched a new brand identity in conjunction with a revamped website. PT Matic’s new website is packed with customer-focused elements, providing quick and easy access to information. General manager...

  • Malta partner in Electric City Transport project

    Malta partner in Electric City Transport project

    The Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency (MIEMA) is participating as a partner in the Electric City Transport (Electra) project which aims to promote the use of electric scooters in urban areas by involving residents and tourists in their...

  • UK plc finally bounces back

    UK plc finally bounces back

    Britain has finally emerged from its worst post-war downturn after growth of 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 took the size of the economy above its pre-recession peak. The performance left the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) 0.2 per...

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  • UK families struggle to find flexible childcare

    UK families struggle to find flexible childcare

    Low-income families in the UK are still struggling to find good quality, flexible childcare, according to a new report. It reveals that, despite government financial support for pre-school education, practical problems such as a lack of evening...

  • Delayed flights and compensation

    Delayed flights and compensation

    Sometimes our booked flight does not leave on scheduled departure time but is delayed. Short delays are accepted by law and as air passengers we cannot claim any compensation when when experiencing a delay of less than two hours. In the event of...

  • DHL committed to Malta operation

    DHL committed to Malta operation

    Global market leader in the logistics industry DHL Express is celebrating 30 years of service in Malta. During the last year, DHL Express Malta saw volumes grow significantly. This, according to Lefteris Samaras, DHL Express Greece, Cyprus & Malta...

  • Who to contact: seller or manufacturer?

    Who to contact: seller or manufacturer?

    Q: A few months ago, I bought a recliner from a local seller, which has given me a lot of trouble, from the very beginning. To date, it has been repaired five times and the problem is still unresolved. I would like to obtain the contact details of...

  • Residential real estate organisation to expand in Malta

    Residential real estate organisation to expand in Malta

    The Century 21 System is working to increase its presence globally, and Malta will be an integral part of this strategy. Formed in California in 1971, the Century 21 network today counts some 102,000 affiliated real estate sales professionals in...

  • Increase in price of accommodation

    Increase in price of accommodation

    Q: My sister and I have purchased a package holiday from a local agent, which included two single rooms in a specific hotel in Sicily. The day after the booking, a representative of the agency contacted us to inform us that the booked hotel cannot...

  • Antibiotics funding ‘inadequate’

    Current levels of funding for antibiotic research in the UK are “inadequate”, experts have said. Antibacterial drug resistance has become a “world health crisis” they warned and called for research funding to be “urgently increased”. Their new...

  • Weekly consumer advice

    • When a flight is delayed for more than two hours the airline is legally obliged to provide us with care and assistance. • In case of an overnight delay, we must be provided with hotel accommodation and transport between the airport and the place...

  • BSkyB to pay £4.9bn to create Sky Europe

    BSkyB to pay £4.9bn to create Sky Europe

    Britain’s BSkyB has agreed to pay £4.9 billion in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to slowing growth at home by creating a European media powerhouse. BSkyB, in which Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is also the...

  • Go plc shares at six-year high

    The Malta Stock Exchange index extended last week’s positive performance as it gained a further 1.42 per cent, to close at 3,391.085 points. Activity was spread across 13 equities of which five advanced, three fell in value and five closed...

  • Europe shares hurt by weak German data

    Weak German economic data and a slump in the shares of luxury goods group LVMH hit European stock markets yesterday. Equities also extended losses after Russia said Ukraine had targeted Russian law enforcement officers by shelling across the...