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  • A thrill to drive

    A thrill to drive

    Peugeot has been building on its lead in the crossover market since 2009. With the Quartz concept, it has unveiled a new vision for the segment, blending the heightened expression of a next-generation SUV with the punch of its more...

  • Lufthansa boosts seat capacity

    German airline Lufthansa said it will be offering 2.9 per cent more seats for its winter schedule, a slight increase on previous plans for a two per cent increase. While the number of flights is falling by 2.9 per cent, employing larger planes has...

  • Trials at sea translated to the stage

    Trials at sea translated to the stage

    Lost Goose Theatre Company’s performance Havarie is about immigration and shipwreck and more, Marie Keiser-Nielsen tells David Schembri Among the great stories in history – real and imagined – the sea voyage is a perennial staple. Be it St Paul’s...

  • Keeping the post-birth pot belly under control

    Keeping the post-birth pot belly under control

    So, there you are with your brand-new, squealing infant, slumped on the sofa and counting it a successful day if you get out of your bathrobe and into some mum jeans. At this point, exercise is very low down the to-do list, somewhere behind ‘bin...

  • Concept corner

    Concept corner

    Name: McLaren P1 GTR Concept Debut: 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, California Appearance: 'Purposeful' would probably be the best word to describe the P1 GTR's combination of sinister smile at the front, sculpted spoiler at the rear and...

  • Scarf caught in Tube train door

    Scarf caught in Tube train door

    A potentially fatal incident in which a woman passenger was dragged along an Underground platform after her scarf was caught in the doors of a departing train has been described in a rail accident report. The Tube train driver was unaware that the...

  • The tourist perspective

    The tourist perspective

    Ed eats Il-FortizzaTower RoadSliemaTel: 2720 4499 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 I often wonder what attracts tourists to Malta. To be fair I do get their first visit because our islands look gorgeous in pictures. I...

  • Threading the boards in a nostalgic vein

    Threading the boards in a nostalgic vein

    Billing itself as an affectionate pastiche of the typical 1930s musical comedy, The Great Big Radio Show!, now in its second weekend of its run at the Manoel Theatre, is hardly the most ambitious of musicals. Indeed, it is the fact that Polly...

  • A futile exercise in exercise

    A futile exercise in exercise

    I need to lose weight. I want to, but I also need to. I’d like more hours in the day, too. I require them. But the laws of physics are immutable. That is to say, I will not be going to the gym anytime soon, either. I had a pretty active childhood.

  • Citroen blows in with air-powered Cactus

    Citroen blows in with air-powered Cactus

    Citroen has already made waves with the launch of its unusual C4 Cactus hatchback, and it has gone one further at this year’s Paris Motor Show by unveiling a superfrugal air-powered version. The C4 Cactus Airflow 2L is based on the standard car...

  • Valletta on top 10 city list

    Valletta on top 10 city list

    Valletta is one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit next year, according to a British travel guide. Lonely Planet announced its destinations of choice in its Best in Travel 2015 book published last week. Malta’s historic capital came fifth...

  • As sweet as pie

    As sweet as pie

    Make my husband a pie and he’s in seventh heaven. Steak and kidney, chicken and mushroom, rabbit pie or apple pie. You name it, he loves it! I resist making the heavier ones in the summer months and stick to lighter savoury and sweet tarts, but...

  • The makings of a ballerina

    The makings of a ballerina

    Thirteen-year-old Phoebe Schembri is the first Maltese student to dance with the Paris Opera School of Dance. She tells Jo Caruana about the first steps that are taking her on the way to becoming an international ballerina. These days there are a...

  • Fine quality biscuits

    Devon has been established since 1982 and today offers an extensive range of chocolate-coated biscuits, cream-filled biscuits, semi-sweet biscuits, cookies and crackers. In 2005 Devon added the Healthline range, which offers sugar-free products...

  • A sculpted beauty

    A sculpted beauty

    The modern diesel engine is a thing of beauty and outstanding mechanical worth, and the 420 with its diesel powerplant is most certainly no exception to this first rule of Arnett motoring. OK, if we want to be in strict sequence the first thing...

  • Cruise fair to plan summer holidays

    Cruise fair to plan summer holidays

    MSC Cruises specialist Hamilton Travel is holding a dedicated cruise fair in Floriana next month to help travellers plan their 2015 summer holiday. The event at the Grand Hotel Excelsior between November 14 and 16 will showcase cruises throughout...

  • Beer on a silver plate

    Beer on a silver plate

    For the second consecutive year Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa in partnership with Farsons is exploring the unlimited possibilities of the rich flavours contained in a pint. Until Friday, the culinary theme at KuDéTa Lounge & Bar is beer, with...

  • Artists urged to apply for Maltese artistic repertoire

    Artists are encouraged to submit their works to be part of the Malta Showcase Portfolio 2015, a curated catalogue of Maltese performing arts repertoire that is being co-ordinated by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.. The content of Malta Showcase will...

  • Learn the bootcamp basics for free fitness

    Learn the bootcamp basics for free fitness

    Getting fit on schedule doesn’t necessarily require a regimental discipline and a bottomless budget. Helen Raine cooks up a DIY routine of her own. Bootcamp has something of an image problem. The first time I heard a friend talking about it, I...

  • Mercedes wins Constructors’ Cup

    Mercedes wins Constructors’ Cup

    The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team have won the Constructors’ title with three races to go and with a massive advantage over the rest. The UK-based team have shown total dominance in a championship that was re-invented with a hybrid system and...

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