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  • Taking London by song

    Taking London by song

    Not for the first time, I’m sitting in a plane on my way to a concert in London. This time however, I’m going to see a concert featuring Maltese bands and artists, not foreign ones. This is not a new experience either. I did the same thing last...

  • Record view ‘At the Top’

    Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has bagged another Guinness World Record with its new tourist attraction: the world’s ‘highest observation deck’. Previously the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China, held the record for its 488-metre-high deck. But At the Top,...

  • Tip ’n’ sip cereal bowl

    Kellogg’s is offering a free tip ’n’ sip cereal bowl with its Coco Pops and Chocos cereal packs. The bowl features a built-in straw for children to sip up every drop of milk. These bowls are available in two designs and feature Kellogg’s Coco...

  • New single from Norbert

    New single from Norbert

    Singer Norbert released his latest track Find a Way together with accompanying video during a live performance featuring both cover versions and original material. Accompanied by Jason Xuereb on piano, the singer entertained fans and media before...

  • Halfpipe set for boarders

    Snowboarders can practise their freestyle moves in Switzerland this wintersports season with the opening of the largest permanently operated halfpipe in the world. Totalling 200 metres in length and 6.9 metres in height, Swiss freeski and ...

  • Concept shop-in-shop opens in heart of Attard

    Concept shop-in-shop opens in heart of Attard

    Stefania and Simon Vella of Colonial Store in St Paul Street, Valletta, have opened a concept shop-in-shop in Attard called Stefania’s. They converted a village house in the centre of the town into a sweet shop selling traditional Mediterranean...

  • Putting the gore in fun

    Putting the gore in fun

    They’re cheesy and they’re certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but gore films – or splatter films, as they are better known in the US – have an undeniably strong fanbase, including in Malta. With cult classics like Andre de Toth’s 1953 House of...

  • F&F to open first store in Malta

    F&F to open first store in Malta

    International fashion brand F&F will be opening a new store in Malta next month. Originally from the UK, the brand sells fashion for men, women and children and offers good quality and reasonable prices. F&F was launched in its own UK stores in 2001.

  • Fare choice for Ryanair

    On Thursday Ryanair announced its GDS partnership with Amadeus was live, giving all Amadeus-affiliated travel agents across Europe access to the budget airline’s route network and tickets. Before the partnership, customers could only book...

  • Competition winner announced

    Competition winner announced

    Noemi Attard of Santa Venera is the winner of the Gioia Bananas Disneyland Paris competition. Participants were asked to like the Gioia Bananas Facebook page and send selfies with the brand’s logo. Attard won an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris for...

  • A journey of film and music

    A journey of film and music

    “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” In black, Sir Isaac Newton is addressing the scientific community on the physical laws of motion; but in white, he addresses the human community on the physical laws of emotion. Of...

  • Lilly Mae holds its first fashion show

    Lilly Mae holds its first fashion show

    Lilly Mae boutique hosted over 200 guests at its first autumn-winter 2014/2015 fashion show. Models, Lilly Mae’s own clientele and personal friends took to the catwalk to showcase the latest collections from international leading brands like...

  • Deadly snowstorms claim trekkers’ lives

    Deadly snowstorms claim trekkers’ lives

    Mountain rescue teams in Nepal searched for scores of missing trekkers last week after unseasonal blizzards and avalanches killed at least 25 people along the high-altitude Annapurna mountain route popular with backpackers. Army and civilian...

  • Awarding quality restaurants

    Awarding quality restaurants

    Restaurants around Malta and Gozo are currently being assessed for the Wines and Restaurants of Malta.Com 2015 Silver Spoon and Blue Riband awards, which will be held on January 26 at Hilton Malta. WRMC Silver Spoon restaurants are establishments...

  • A charming, coming-of-age story

    A charming, coming-of-age story

    God Help The GirlDirector: Stuart MurdochStarring: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray111 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinemas Release God Help the Girl started out as a project by musician Stuart Murdoch, leader of the Scottish independent band...

  • Spooky Halloween weekends at Bay Street

    Bay Street in St George’s Bay, St Julian’s will be celebrating Halloween on Saturday and next Sunday and on October 31 and November 1 from noon to 6pm. Among this year’s attractions are a Lego activity area on Level 0 and a Loom Band area at the...

  • Dance to the rhythm of Buenos Aires

    Dance to the rhythm of Buenos Aires

    After an 18-hour direct flight from Dubai, I finally landed in Buenos Aires, capital city of Argentina, the country of tango, wine, Eva Peron, Maradona and – more recently – Pope Francis. Extremely tired from the travel, as soon as I reclaimed my...

  • All about cakes

    All about cakes

    A new shop offering an extensive range of products from the world of baking and cake decorating including cake stands and other giftware has opened in Santa Venera. “It all started with my passion for decorating cakes. More often than not, I had...

  • A delight to behold

    A delight to behold

    PrideDirector: Matthew WarkhusStarring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West120 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Some unions are borne of the most unusual alliances, but it is those very unions whose bonds are unbreakable. One such unlikely...

  • Breast cancer and lifestyle factors

    Breast cancer and lifestyle factors

    October is breast cancer awareness month and it is therefore appropriate that we look into any claims of possible connections between dietary factors and this cancer. Breast (and prostate) cancer are hormonally driven and typical examples of...

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