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  • London gallery staff to hold 10-day strike

    Staff at a leading gallery in Britain are to launch a 10-day strike in an escalation of a long-running dispute over privatisation. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union at the National Gallery in London will walk out for 10 days from...

  • Celebrations at Sweden airport as Eurovision winner arrives

    Celebrations at Sweden airport as Eurovision winner arrives

    Cheering fans greeted Eurovision Song Contest winner Måns Zelmerlöw as he arrived at Arlanda airport yesterday.  The 28-year-old singer and TV presenter, who had been a bookmakers' favorite, performed the winning electro-pop ballad "Heroes,"...

  • Bono celebrates gay marriage vote

    U2 frontman Bono has celebrated Ireland’s vote for gay marriage. At the second night of the latest tour in Phoenix, Arizona, the star dedicated Pride (In The Name Of Love), one of the band’s top hits, to mark the historic day. On stage in front of...

  • McCartney collects Yesterday award

    It apparently came to Sir Paul McCartney in a dream in 1965 and could have been called Scrambled Eggs. Now the musician has been given a special award to mark the 50th anniversary of the composition of The Beatles’ song Yesterday. The song is one...

  • Actress Anne Meara dies at 85

    Actress and comedian Anne Meara, mother of Ben Stiller, has died. She was 85. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and Ben Stiller say she died on Saturday. No other details were provided. The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on...

  • Cunard liners return to Liverpool

    Cunard liners return to Liverpool

    Thousands of people are expected to line the shores of the Mersey today as Cunard’s three flagship liners sail down the river framed by the magnificent Liverpool skyline. The Three Queens spectacle celebrates the famous shipping line’s formation...

  • Dyslexia-eyesight link 'unlikely'

    Dyslexia-eyesight link 'unlikely'

    Correcting vision problems in children with dyslexia is unlikely to have any effect on the condition, new research has shown. In the first study of its kind, scientists found no evidence that visual deficiencies are linked to severe cases of “word...

  • Is nicotine really all bad?

    Is nicotine really all bad?

    Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel’s fix is fruit-flavoured nicotine gum that comes in neat, pop-out strips. He gets through 12 to 15 pieces a day and says he has “packets of the stuff” stashed all over. But he does not see...

  • Gallery to display Hepburn photos

    Gallery to display Hepburn photos

    The sons of the late screen star Audrey Hepburn are lending 35 photographs of their mother to a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Some of the snaps of the actress, which include pictures taken before she was famous, have never been...

  • Scrabble ‘dench’ with new words

    Scrabble ‘dench’ with new words

    Some may think it is ridic but the evolution of language means that Scrabble has to keep up to stay dench − obvs. Lolz, shizzle and cakehole are among 6,500 new words added to the existing quarter of a million in the latest Collins Scrabble word...

  • Colouring up the city

    Colouring up the city

    The walls of Marsamxett in Valletta are set to provide the canvas to massive street paintings as foreign and local artists join forces for the Malta Street Art Festival. Sandra Aquilina finds out more The grey concrete walls of Marsamxett in...

  • A different kind of landscape

    A different kind of landscape

    The world incorporates a system that millions of humans and creatures depend on, from minerals to water, land and such. As its inhabitants, humans are responsible for some of its changes and its safeguarding. A love for nature and all things...

  • Works by art teachers and students

    Works by art teachers and students

    The digital age has placed a myriad of tools and programmes at photographers’ fingertips, making it easier than ever for the uninitiated to slap a couple of filters onto their snapshot and call it art. But digital tools cannot replace technical...

  • Comedian Djalili to perform in Malta

    Comedian Djalili to perform in Malta

    World-famous comedian, Omid Djalili, will be performing at the Eden Cinemas on October 9 and 20. British-born Iranian comic and actor Omid Djalili’s legendary performances on stage and screen have won him plaudits the world over. Credits include...

  • Art in search of beauty

    Art in search of beauty

    A contemporary photography exhibition, Beyond Love, is currently showing at St James Cavalier, Valletta. The exhibition brings together 20 established and up-and-coming photographers from Malta and overseas in an effort to expose the emotional...

  • Music video from The New Victorians

    Music video from The New Victorians

    The New Victorians have just launched the new music video for their latest single Keep me in Love, taken from their upcoming debut album to be released later on this month. The video was produced and directed by Malcolm Debono and features the...

  • The Maltese road to Zion

    It’s difficult to categorise and label Mana Tapu’s EP, amusingly named Timpana. This band’s music might be rooted in reggae and ska, but it also draws inspiration from a host of other sounds and genres that run the gamut from funk to blues, a...

  • Marco Masini live in Malta

    Marco Masini live in Malta

    Italian singer Marco Masini and his band will be giving a concert in Malta as part of his current tour. Masini made his first appearance at the Festival di Sanremo in 1990, when he came first in the new singers category with the song...

  • Electronic Music Malta launch

    Electronic Music Malta launch

    Electronic Music Malta (EMM), a new voluntary organisation set to bring together musicians, visual artists, engineers, innovators, DJs and anyone interested in exploring and learning more about electronic music, will be launched on Saturday at at...

  • Industrial and EBM night

    Industrial and EBM night

    Hades Events, in conjunction with Rejects, are holding R-evolution, an industrial/EBM/goth-themed event on Saturday at Razzett l-Aħmar, Attard. The event features sets by DJs Hades and Necrospasm, and will include icons of the genres like...

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