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  • 2m Britons to join summer getaway

    2m Britons to join summer getaway

    More than two million Britons are heading overseas as the summer holiday getaway gathers pace. Spain is the number one destination for those hitting continent-al hotspots, according to travel organisation Abta. Bookings to Greece and Turkey have...

  • All things brutal and death metal

    All things brutal and death metal

    Flush from their blinding set at the Xtreme Metal Assault festival held two weeks ago, local death metal four-piece Repugnance are on a roll. Recently signed with a label, playing overseas jaunts and garnering fans further than they’ve ever...

  • On the bright side

    On the bright side

    The new Citroen C1 is a fresh take on a best-seller­ that has notched up more than 760,000 sales since its launch in 2005. This new city car is available in three-door and five-door versions and also in a new open-top body style called Airscape. A...

  • Air Malta, Etihad Airways extend code-sharing deal

    Air Malta, Etihad Airways extend code-sharing deal

    Air Malta and Etihad Airways have expanded their code-share agreement to provide tra-vellers with improved connections between Europe, the GCC region and Australia. The two airlines extended their partnership to coincide with the recent launch of...

  • A night of music to remember

    A night of music to remember

    Joseph Calleja and a host of other top musicians, including the well-loved Italian crooner Claudio Baglioni and UK X-Factor winner Leona Lewis, wowed a packed venue last week.

  • Renault Zoe to travel 2,000 miles

    Renault Zoe to travel 2,000 miles

    A Renault Zoe electric car is about to cover 2,000 miles up and down the country to prove that a linked and entirely functional network of electric charging points already exists. The route will travel from London to John O’Groats and back down to...

  • Emirates launches its fourth daily flight to S. Africa

    Emirates launches its fourth daily flight to S. Africa

    Emirates will be introducing a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg from October 26, lifting to seven the number of daily flights to South Africa. The addition boosts Emirates’ total number of scheduled flights between the two...

  • Creating a positive virus

    Creating a positive virus

    Culture is not just about the arts. It is the way we dress, the music we play and what we hang out of our shops. And according to Airan Berg, artistic coordinator at Lecce and Brindisi 2019, the job of a cultural capital is to spread the vibe. “We...

  • Germans in sparking form

    Germans in sparking form

    Besides being crowned football world champions in Brazil, Germany saw another great sporting achievement, this time in Formula 1. It was the first time a German driver, Nico Rosberg, won the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim driving an all-German F1...

  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Yoga

    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Yoga

    Rishikesh is a spirituality sweet shop, with enough ashrams, yoga schools, white-water rafting companies and vegan restaurants to satisfy all tastes. Melanie Vella followed in the footsteps of The Beatles, who stayed in Rishikesh in the 1960s to...

  • New music video by Claudia Faniello

    New music video by Claudia Faniello

    Claudia Faniello has released the official music video for her new single One Fine Day. The video was shot in different locations around the Maltese islands by a young team under the direction of Darryl John Ellul. One Fine Day is a positive...

  • Audi makes it 13

    Audi makes it 13

    Although in recent years Audi have made a habit of winning at Le Mans, repeatedly fending off determined challenges from formidable adversaries like Toyota and Peugeot and placing first overall no fewer than 12 times since 2000, in 2014 an Audi...

  • A savvier Santiago puts itself on the tourist map

    A savvier Santiago puts itself on the tourist map

    Ignored for years, Chile’s capital is finally starting to open up to the world and offer something to curious visitors, as Alexandra Ulmer discovers. The city of Santiago, tucked under the towering Andes, cut off in the north by the world’s driest...

  • Family comes before all else

    Family comes before all else

    The PastDirector: Asghar FarhadiStarring: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa130 mins; Class 12; Eden Cinemas Release A man walks out of the arrivals lounge at a French airport, clearly having luggage issues. A woman is waiting for him, waving...

  • Teaching your kids to drive

    Teaching your kids to drive

    Your kids want to learn to drive but you don’t fancy shelling out a fortune to get them lessons. Can you do it yourself? It’s a tempting solution to an expensive problem. The day you dreaded has arrived, and your offspring deliver the chilling...

  • A study in understated luxury

    A study in understated luxury

    Set against the backdrop of one of the most elegant and historically-significant locations in Valletta – the National Library’s neoclassical main hall – the Gagliardi show promised to be a night to remember right from the champagne flutes handed...

  • War and beauty aren’t Poles apart in Poznan

    War and beauty aren’t Poles apart in Poznan

    Death and destruction haunt its history but Stephen Bailey finds Polish resilience is fortified by prayer and vodka when he explores one of the country’s oldest cities. Incense seems to be seeping through the walls, filling the baroque church with...

  • Hitchock ’s Marnie celebrated

    Hitchock ’s Marnie celebrated

    Now celebrating 50 years and starring Tipi Hedren, Marnie is Alfred Hitchcock’s most liberated and poetic film. After her debut in The Birds, Hedren plays the titular character Marnie Edgar in the film, a serial office burglar who travels from...

  • Lack of vision

    Lack of vision

    The windscreen. It’s not an annoyance, an inconvenience or in any way a hindrance. Being able to see where we’re going is a fundamental requirement for us mere mortals. So why do so many drivers choose not to keep it clear? At this time of year...

  • Valletta-inspired C&R collection shown at Romanian train depot

    Valletta-inspired C&R collection shown at Romanian train depot

    Maltese designers Charles&Ron recently returned from Feeric Fashion Days, a week-long fashion event in Sibiu, Romania. This is the second year that the designers were invited to the fashion week, which is well known for its unusual locations. This...

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