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  • What’s new?

    What’s new?

    Aston Martin has mixed the best elements from the Vantage range to create arguably the greatest mash-up of all time. The Vantage has been the main-stay of the Aston Martin range since 2004, and although it’s been around for a while it’s been...

  • Optika turns 50

    Optika turns 50

    Optika Opticians is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A family run business, the brand has been providing excellent customer care to clients since its inception. Optika features a range of brands including Ray Ban, Versace, Prada, Oakley, Ralph...

  • Malta’s finest hour, the end of the siege

    Malta’s finest hour, the end of the siege

    By the end of June, a big part of the Luftwaffe in the Mediterranean had moved to the Russian front where it was more urgently needed. There were still heavy raids but fewer and smaller. Instead the Germans had decided to starve us. It became very...

  • Castle city celebrates Magna Carta

    Castle city celebrates Magna Carta

    Standing on the top of Lincoln Castle’s Observation Tower, I held on tight out of fear I’d fall off the narrow, circular viewing platform. It’s windy up there, but an unexpected hazard was all the children running around pretending to be guards...

  • Magnificent St Publius

    Magnificent St Publius

    Freddie Tonna, Stephen Tonna, Charles Zammit Moore (Eds): Il-Knisja Ta’ San Publju Fil-Furjana – Storja U Arti. Il-Floriana, 2015. 400 pp. All Maltese have traditionally looked at their parish church not only as a central place of religious cult,...

  • Who will stop Hamilton?

    Who will stop Hamilton?

    Lewis Hamilton just seems to be in his best form ever. He has dominated three of the first four away races. He has an excellent car and seems to have mastered his racing. When in the lead, he paces the car methodically to bring the driver behind...

  • Celebrating the miracle of life

    Celebrating the miracle of life

    Ruth Marie Xuereb joins fellow midwives worldwide in celebrations on May 5, saying that the International Day of the Midwife should serve to take on renewed commitments. On May 5 the Malta Midwives Association will be joining the rest of the world...

  • Hotel’s own signature scent

    Hotel’s own signature scent

    Inspired by its Fragrance suite, The Palace Hotel in Sliema has launched its own signature organic scent, created by Soap Café with the help of AX Hospitality director Claire Zammit Xuereb. The range of products for men and women includes lotion,...

  • Major land, sea, air offensives during the first half of 1915

    Major land, sea, air offensives during the first half of 1915

    During the period from January to June 1915, offensives on the western and the eastern fronts were launched by both the Allies and the Central Powers. At the same time the Gallipoli Campaign was being fought in the eastern Mediterranean. Naval...

  • Chicago’s a hot spot as winter loosens its grip

    Chicago’s a hot spot as winter loosens its grip

    Ask any Midwesterner, and they will tell you to hurriedly pack your bags – the season to visit Chicago is nigh. The Windy City, notorious for its bone-chilling winters and months-long deep freeze, blossoms in the late spring to become a beautiful,...

  • Qatar F1 race hopes appear to remain distant

    Qatar’s hopes of joining the Formula One calendar in the near future appear to have receded after commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone indicated he was unlikely to add a third Middle Eastern race to the schedule just yet. “I think we’ve got enough...

  • Keep sweet

    Keep sweet

    The ‘baddies’ in food seem to alternate between fats and sugar. However, our body needs both in some healthy form, so how do we know which types to choose? A popular phrase on food packages and soft drink bottles is ‘naturally sweetened’. This...

  • Inspired by art, colour and light

    Inspired by art, colour and light

    O’hea Opticians has added Etnia Barcelona to its eyewear range. The Spanish brand has created a variety of colours, collections and designs for those wanting to express themselves beyond momentary and passing fashion trends. Etnia Barcelona is...

  • Going to the kennels

    Going to the kennels

    Last week Betsy came in for a complete check-up. Betsy is a medium-sized eight-year-old cross breed with large, soft, brown eyes. Unfortunately, these past five months, Betsy has been through the wars. After losing an inordinate amount of weight,...

  • Living with tunnel vision

    Living with tunnel vision

    These days, they carry Amtex, not AK27s. They don’t wear khaki, they prefer crinolene, but Operation Rolling Thunder is still a major pull. War is still a big draw 40 years after the recapture of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. So, once you...

  • Passion for classics

    Passion for classics

    Throughout more than 50 years living and working in England, John Farrugia hardly ever needed to buy a car. But there was one significant exception, when he bought a 1958 Austin Cambridge A55 from his brother-in-law, Mario Conti. It was a classic...

  • Research on personal training in Malta

    Research on personal training in Malta

    While it would seem reasonable to presume that the fitness industry is growing not only worldwide but also in Malta, we cannot really say for sure, because we simply don’t have the figures to back anything up. We don’t know how many people in...

  • Cool gadgets for your boat

    Cool gadgets for your boat

    If you’re a picnic boater, a fisherman, a party person in need of extra seating or dry technology, then here are some nifty boat and yacht gadgets you should check out, says Veronica Stivala. Sounds dry Ah, life on the high seas, where you can...

  • Forget all about fouling

    Forget all about fouling

    Sailing vessels tend to suffer severely from the growth of barnacles and weed on the hull, called ‘fouling’. Thin sheets of copper or similar metal are nailed onto the hull in an attempt to prevent marine growth, as this affected performance in...

  • Blowin’ in the wind

    Blowin’ in the wind

    Sailing encourages children to be disciplined and independent while also forming part of a team, says Anna Rossi from the Malta Young Sailors Club. She talks to Sandra Aquilina about the experiences. Anna Rossi is in no doubts about the benefits...