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  • Ben Whishaw is new voice of Paddington

    Ben Whishaw is new voice of Paddington

    Ben Whishaw is replacing Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington in the upcoming film. The actor is taking over after The King’s Speech star quit last month, admitting that he was having trouble finding the voice of the Peruvian bear. Whishaw, 33,...

  • Festival ‘friend finder’ tested out

    An alcohol company is developing a music festival tracking device to help revellers find their friends in the all-too-common event of having no mobile phone signal. The Festival Friend Finder is being tested at UK events this summer. The gadget...

  • Guardhouse becomes a tiny venue for Cold War art project

    Guardhouse becomes a tiny venue for Cold War art project

    A German artist has turned a tiny surveillance booth used by the communist regime in the former East Germany to monitor citizens into an art exhibit and venue, which will be installed in a museum near Los Angeles dedicated to the Cold War. The...

  • Raw seasonal fish

    Raw seasonal fish

    Ingredients4 Maltese big prawns4 scampi4 sea urchins1 calamari2 passion fruit8 red currants4 orange segmentsExtra virgin olive oilRock salt Method The only way to eat raw fish and seafood is to use the blast chiller in order to avoid any bacteria.

  • Gut bacteria link to bowel cancer

    Gut bacteria link to bowel cancer

    Bacteria in the gut can trigger cancer by breaking down carbohydrate food, a study has found. In tests on mice predisposed to cancer, microbes metabolising carbohydrates caused gut wall cells to proliferate and generate tumours. By either treating...

  • WWI comes to life

    WWI comes to life

    Warplanes hanging down from the ceiling of the Imperial War Museum in south London. The new permanent exhibition brings the war to life through personal possessions, priceless artefacts, military hardware and films.

  • Warning for stressed women

    Warning for stressed women

    Eating a fatty meal after a stressful day can slow a woman’s metabolism and help her gain weight, research has shown. Women who experienced one or more stressful events burned significantly fewer calories than those who did not, scientists...

  • Abuse raises artery disease risk

    Abuse raises artery disease risk

    Sexual abuse as a child increases a woman’s risk of developing early signs of artery disease, a study has found. Scientists linked a history of sexual abuse with inner lining thickening of the carotid artery carrying blood to the brain. The...

  • The Lucca Prodigy experience

    The Lucca Prodigy experience

    If The Prodigy set during the Lucca Summer Festival last week is any indication, fans can expect a high-octane performance in Malta in three weeks’ time, with The Prodigy delivering a rousing mix of classic favourites, tracks from their latest...

  • As extreme as ever

    As extreme as ever

    Most concerts are raucous affairs, and a metal concert no less than expected. Push all sentiments of suspicion and derision of metal aside, though; as I walked into Kordin’s Sergeants’ Mess, a beautiful,historic building somewhat reminiscent of...

  • Two-day jazz bash in Valletta

    Two-day jazz bash in Valletta

    A two-day jazz bash featuring established and up-and-coming names is being organised in collaboration with Jazz on the Fringe. The event will feature two different trios on each day, with F Trio’s Manuel Pulis and Alan Portelli being a common...

  • French dub producer to perform in Malta

    French dub producer to perform in Malta

    Bass Culture welcomes to Malta Panda Dub, one of the top French dub producers and live acts of the moment. Since 2007, Panda Dub has been conquering Europe with a perfect blend of ethnic samples, edgy and powerful electro tunes and heavy rhythms.

  • Making a difference through song

    Making a difference through song

    With her infectious smile and a calming presence which imbues her soft but strong vocals, it’s not hard to see why newcomer Debbie Stivala (better known as De Bee) placed second in this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest, surpassing many...

  • An enjoyable, if alsochallenging, concert

    An enjoyable, if alsochallenging, concert

    As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, the New Choral Singers presented a choral and orchestral concert at St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta. The choir’s musical director, Robert Calleja, devised an enticing programme which included early...

  • Four bands and a DJ

    Four bands and a DJ

    Nosnow/noalps, Cable35, Sempliċiment tat-Triq and Fuzzhoneys will be performing together at Razzett l-Aħmar, with a DJ Set by Michael Bugeja. Sheffield-based trio Cable 35 are currently in Malta as part of their Afro Tour 2014, which has taken the...

  • A Maasai family and me

    A Maasai family and me

    Doing volunteer work with children while living with a Maasai tribe can be a life-enhancing experience for everyone involved. Svetlana Busuttil shares the story of her unforgettable time in Africa with Melanie Vella. From an early age, Svetlana...

  • Valletta International Baroque Ensemble play to packed house

    The Valletta International Baroque Ensemble (Vibe) gave a concert at a packed All Souls church in Valletta. The programme included Purcell’s Chacony in G minor, Michel’Ang Vella’s Sonata a tré No 6, Handel’s Musette from Concerto Grosso Op 6,...

  • Youths’ project will blast into orbit

    Youths’ project will blast into orbit

    Hundreds of young Scots have taken part in a week-long space school run by former Nasa astronauts. About 200 pupils aged 14 to 17 from Renfrewshire joined Mission Discovery, an international educational programme brought to Scotland for the first...

  • You say goodbye, I say cello

    You say goodbye, I say cello

    “This is not a serious classical concert,” the 2Cellos musicians told the full house at the opening concert of the Malta Arts Festival at Pjazza Teatru Rjal on July 14. “You can scream and dance, come and dance on stage,” they said. No-one danced...

  • UK’s eight potential locations for its first spaceport unveiled

    UK’s eight potential locations for its first spaceport unveiled

    Space tourists could be blasting into orbit from one of eight sites named as possible locations for Britain’s first spaceport in just four years’ time. Six of the sites shortlisted for the spaceport, due to open in 2018, are in Scotland. They...

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