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  • SBAM finch show

    SBAM finch show

    The Song Bird Association Malta (SBAM) will this weekend be organising its eighth annual finch show.Being shown will be greenfinches, hawfinches, siskins, goldfinches, crossbills and cardinals among others, including various mutations and hybrids...

  • Broadway finds novel stage in old venue: Cuba

    Broadway finds novel stage in old venue: Cuba

    In Bob Nederlander Jr’s mission to export Broadway to new markets around the world, he found an old one where the American art form lay dormant for a least 50 years – Cuba. After testing the Cuban appetite with a 2011 concert of Broadway show...

  • Take That seal deal for streaming of new album

    Take That seal deal for streaming of new album

    Take That have done a deal with Google’s streaming service for their new album – which will not be available on rival Spotify until the new year. The group have teamed up with Google Play Music to enable their new release, called III, to be...

  • Internet poet up for Critics Choice award

    A poet who shot to fame performing for huge audiences on You Tube has been shortlisted for a prestigious music industry award. George the Poet, who grew up in northwest London and studied at Cambridge University, is one of three acts in the...

  • Make way for Paddington

    Make way for Paddington

    Paddington (2014)Certified: UDuration: 95 minutesDirected by: Paul KingVoices of: Ben Whishaw, Michael Gambon, Imelda StauntonStarring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman, Simon FarnabyKRS...

  • Nougat parfait

    Nougat parfait

    Ingredients50g honey30g sugar50g water60g eggs85g granulated nougat20g pistachios, crushed80ml crème de nougat20ml hazelnuts, crushed300g cream Method Mix the honey, sugar and water, boil them until temperature reaches 121˚C and mix with egg...

  • First gene therapy drug sets million-euro price record

    First gene therapy drug sets million-euro price record

    The Western world’s first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a €1.1 million price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease. The sky-high cost of Glybera, from Dutch biotech firm UniQure and its unlisted Italian...

  • Caught in the moment

    Caught in the moment

    1,000 Times Good Night (2013)Certified: 15Duration: 117 minutesDirected by: Erik PoppeStarring: Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lauryn Canny, Adrianna Cramer Curtis, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Larry Muller Jr, Mads OusdalKRS Releasing Ltd The...

  • Device could detect diabetes smell

    Device could detect diabetes smell

    A breathalyser device that can detect the ‘sweet smell’ of diabetes in children is under development by scientists. The breath test is designed to spot early signs of an organic chemical with a distinctive aroma that is associated with the...

  • DNA variants in Alzheimer’s link

    Genetic variants have been identified that are associated with lacking a good memory in middle and later life and Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists analysed international data from 30,000 people aged 45 and over who took memory tests including...

  • Prestigious artworks to go under hammer next month

    Prestigious artworks to go under hammer next month

    A collection of wax crib figures and saint statues are among the 1,000 lots of collectible items going under the hammer at the Belgravia Auction Gallery, St Julian’s, next month. Two Malta views from the latter part of the 18th century, attributed...

  • Reviving the works of Turner

    Reviving the works of Turner

    With an epic sweep worthy of a J. M. W. Turner masterpiece, a new portrayal of one of Britain’s greatest painters is winning the Romantic artist a new generation of admirers. Joseph Mallord William Turner overturned 19th century conventions by...

  • ‘War hero was my inspiration’

    ‘War hero was my inspiration’

    Angelina Jolie has spoken of how Louis Zamperini taught her to embrace challenges as she attended the premiere of her new film Unbroken. The Oscar-winning actress directed the film starring young Brit rising star Jack O’Connell as the late...

  • Horrible Bosses 2 reunites goofball trio

    After an unsuccessful attempt to murder their bosses in the 2011 hit comedy, goofball buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale reunite in a sequel deciding to go into business for themselves and eliminate the need for managers. Or so they think. Horrible...

  • Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year

    Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year

    Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, and the problem is particularly acute in North America, the World Health Organisation’s cancer research agency said yesterday. In a study published in the...

  • Linguini with shrimps and mushrooms

    Linguini with shrimps and mushrooms

    Serves 4 Ingredients400g linguini pasta150g butter300g fresh mushrooms, sliced2 cloves garlic, finely chopped100g cream cheeseParsley, choppedBasil, Chopped1 shot brandy50g fresh cream50g shrimp bisque300g raw fresh shrimps Method Bring a large...

  • Early screening helps deaf children

    Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they are identified as deaf by the time they are nine months old, according to research. The team from the University of Southampton has been studying the development of a group of children who were...

  • A teenage dilemma

    A teenage dilemma

    Theatre#babydaddyStudio 18St James Cavalier Many are those adults (or at least those who try to live life acting their numerical age), who look back at their teenage years with nostalgia and affirm they were the best years of their lives. And this...

  • ‘Gounodfest’ in honour of St Cecilia

    ConcertVarious soloists,St Paul Choral Society;Organ: Elisabeth Conrad/Orchestra leader: James Zammit;Dir. Hugo Agius Muscat,St John’s co-Cathedral Celebrating St Cecilia’s Day on its eve, with music by Gounod in that most splendid of cathedrals...

  • In love with a best friend

    In love with a best friend

    Love, Rosie (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 102 minutesDirected by: Christian DitterStarring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Tamsin Egerton, Suki Waterhouse, Jaime Winstone, Art Parkinson, Christian Cooke, Nick Lee, Lily LaightKRS Releasing Ltd Can a man...

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