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  • Dedicated bus lanes and avoidable road rage

    It’s only recently that I discovered, in a motoring sense, the proliferation of dedicated local bus lanes. Some eight years ago, while visiting Bath and Cheltenham, I had reason to talk seriously about bendy buses – which were on the way out as...

  • Dark laughter and nervous shudders

    Dark laughter and nervous shudders

    I’ll be Back Before Midnight, staged at the MADC Playhouse, Santa Venera, is a thriller with a strongly comic element by Peter Colley. It is the kind of script, professionally-written but stereotyped in a number of ways, that would gain much if...

  • Toyota wants its batteries all back

    Toyota wants its batteries all back

    The hybrid batteries used in Toyota and Lexus models can last longer than the vehicles themselves, so often they are only recovered when the cars reach the end of their useful life, or if they have been involved in an accident. Toyota already has...

  • Fish, chips, cup o’ tea…

    Fish, chips, cup o’ tea…

    Ed eats Star Fish Bar and Pies149, The StrandGżiraTel: 2704 2321 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The drizzle outside and solid cloud cover turned the world into a drab, grey version of itself. With colour sucked out...

  • A man born to dance

    A man born to dance

    Andrey Merkuriev is one of those dancers who possess a rare performing gift. The major stages of the world have witnessed his triumphant performances, his staggering dramatic acting and flamboyant charisma. With each appearance of the dancer on...

  • Opel starts the new year with honours

    Opel starts the new year with honours

    The New Year could hardly have started out better for Opel. Last month sales grew by over seven per cent in Europe; more than 110,000 orders have already been received for the new Opel Corsa and the brand has won an array of awards since the...

  • February in the kitchen

    February in the kitchen

    For such a short month, February offers plenty of occasions for themed entertaining and cooking. After Valentine’s Day pink food, there were pancakes for Shrove Tuesday, festive food for carnival and auspicious oriental dishes as the Year of the...

  • Inauguration of restored Valletta church

    Inauguration of restored Valletta church

    Apostolic Administrator Mgr Charles Scicluna will on Wednesday bless St Mary Magdalene church in Merchants Street, Valletta. The church underwent extensive restoration work and clean-ing both on the interior and exterior following years of neglect...

  • Changes to F1 helmets baned by rulemakers

    Changes to F1 helmets baned by rulemakers

    The Formula One Commission has taken the radical step of banning drivers from changing the design on their helmet throughout the course of a season. The move is to be ratified at a forthcoming meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, but is...

  • New menu at Hard Rock

    New menu at Hard Rock

    Hard Rock Café has rolled out a newly redesigned menu, featuring new offerings that include salads, desserts, entrees and drinks, together with updated fan favourites. This new menu follows more than 14 months of culinary development, research and...

  • Din l-Art Ħelwa golden jubilee celebrations kick off

    Fifty years ago, the historic Manoel Theatre saw the launch of heritage and environment NGO Din l-Art Ħelwa. Yesterday, the national theatre once again provided a spectacular background in celebration of the organisation’s golden jubilee, with a...

  • It pays to know difference between car’s honest wear and dishonest tear

    It pays to know difference between car’s honest wear and dishonest tear

    When you’re buying a used car and you’ve decided on the model you want, you’ve then got to find a balance between colour, specification, price and mileage. But do you have to compromise on quality to get what you want? Not in our book, so it pays...

  • Italian cuisine in Balluta Bay

    Italian cuisine in Balluta Bay

    Scappi’s, a new Italian cuisine trattoria in Balluta Bay, St Julian’s, is named after the famous Italian Renaissance author and chef Bartolomeo Scappi. The seasonal menu features fine quality ingredients to create a varied selection of regional...

  • Who was David Bowie?

    Who was David Bowie?

    “To keep music at the door of museums seems nonsense. It cuts off an important aspect of people’s cultural and social heritage and deprives museums of one of the most effective ways of bringing in new audiences.” It would seem that these words of...

  • Give cars anti-flu measures (please!)

    Why don’t cars come with anti-winter measures? I’m not talking about cold weather tyres: oh no. I mean something to stop my eyes streaming, my nose running and my throat spasming like a tasered octopus. This combination makes driving quite tricky,...

  • The home of Nutella pays last respects to Michele Ferrero

    The home of Nutella bid farewell to Michele Ferrero, who turned a pastry shop into a confectionery empire and became a rare symbol of global success despite Italy’s declining economic fortunes. Ferrero, Italy’s richest man, died aged 89 at his...

  • Music and comedy at Bongo Nyah

    Music and comedy at Bongo Nyah

    Live performance venue Bongo Nyah recently released a schedule of events that includes gigs, stand-up comedy and book-reading sessions. Thursdays every week are dedicated to unplugged sessions featuring different musicians and bands, while next on...

  • Ready to race

    Ready to race

    Today, the second test session at Barcelona’s Mont Melo circuit ends. This was the second one before the last test session in the coming days before the teams leave for Australia to start the 2015 F1 season on March 15 in Melbourne. The inaugural...

  • Spring sprinkled with softness

    Spring sprinkled with softness

    Guerlain has launched its spring 2015 collection sprinkled with softness. With Météorites Baby Glow, light becomes liquid for the first time, gliding onto the skin like a veil that erases signs of fatigue and revealing youth and a natural glow of...

  • A passion for cooking

    A passion for cooking

    Local celebrity chef Sean Gravina tells Stephanie Fsadni about his participation in MasterChef, his love for food and various future projects Cookery programmes have taken on a glamorous sheen in the past couple of years due to the worldwide...