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  • Nestlé in drive to ensure food safety

    Food-borne illnesses often arise from a failure to follow basic hygiene rules when preparing raw, unpackaged products. People across the supply chain, including consumers, need to be educated about the risks and about how they can help themselves...

  • Living history

    Living history

    Warwick Castle brings together the best of ancient and modern, marrying the history of one of England’s most famous landmarks with the best of up-to-date entertainment. Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Warwick was developed in...

  • A flaccid effort

    A flaccid effort

    Get HardDirector: Ethan CohenStarring: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie100 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd And the run of terrible, unfunny comedies continues with Get Hard, which, despite its double-entendre title, is a completely flaccid...

  • Useful lifestyle mini-facts

    Useful lifestyle mini-facts

    This week I’m sharing a few mini-facts, which are useful to absorb into your thoughts and lifestyle. Fasting is an interesting concept which, if utilised correctly, can help the body. Taken to extremes, it can harm our health. However, going on a...

  • Preparing for a long summer

    Preparing for a long summer

    Bio-Oil is a multi-tasking product that soothes sunburn by harnessing the natural properties of lavender and calendula oil to stimulate the growth of new skin cells and aid skin recovery. It also helps improve the appearance of stretch marks and...

  • Mount Saint Joseph retreat house: an evolving religious, social reality

    Mount Saint Joseph retreat house: an evolving religious, social reality

    Presently the peace enveloping the Jesuit-run Mount St Joseph retreat house is threatened, due to plans for a shooting range very close by. Retreat houses, like schools, form an integral part of Jesuit history. One may wonder what they were...

  • Small food makers fast going from garage to grocery store

    Small food makers fast going from garage to grocery store

    Small US food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of...

  • Eurovision can make the tourists go round...

    Eurovision can make the tourists go round...

    It has induced thousands of Maltese to throw Twistees at the TV when the colossal talent of our national contender is not recognised, so here’s the high notes for travellers to the five most recent song contest hosts... Vienna, Austria (2015...

  • A thrilling ride

    A thrilling ride

    Mad Max: Fury RoadDirector: George MillerStarring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult120 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd At its most rudimentary, Mad Max: Fury Road is a two-hour vehicle chase. Thankfully, George Miller, the film’s...

  • Fitness is cooler than ever

    Whether it’s the rising temperature of a body engaged in physical activity, or that of the northern hemisphere as the North Pole tilts towards the sun in summer season, it’s never been a better time to be cool. But according to modern urban...

  • Intriguing fragrance

    Intriguing fragrance

    Narciso Rodriguez launched Narciso eau de toilette, a fragrance that interprets the art of attraction with an intriguing power. Bright top notes of white peony meld with Bulgarian rose to compose a heady white floral bouquet that transforms the...

  • False pregnancy

    False pregnancy

    Last week Arya was brought to the clinic because she had gone off her food. Arya is a two-year-old white and orange Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is usually a delight to watch interacting with her owner because of the powerful bond that exists...

  • Take me to the Marina food and fun family event

    The second ‘Take Me to the Marina’ event by the Marina Hotel in St Julian’s will take place between Wednesday and Sunday. The five-day family activity includes a photographic under-water exhibition by Kris Micallef, stand-up comedy nights at The...

  • House boat

    House boat

    Accommodation website Airbnb has set a fully-functioning floating house travelling up the river Thames. Weighing in at 70 tonnes, the home has two bedrooms, a living room, working bathroom and even a garden complete with real grass, a doghouse and...

  • Melanoma awareness

    A number of free mole assessment consultations will be offered by Persona Med-Aesthetic Centre, in collaboration with its team of dermatologists, throughout this month, dedicated to melanoma awareness. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that...

  • Dwayne Johnson is ‘world’s selfie king’

    Dwayne Johnson is ‘world’s selfie king’

      Rock mania hit London on Thursday, when wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, stepped out for the world premiere of his new film, San Andreas. The 43-year-old star took to the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square...

  • Woman warrior film slays Cannes

    Woman warrior film slays Cannes

    Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien said he had not wanted to make the customary kickfest-style martial arts movie, and Nie Yinniang (The Assassin) shown in competition at Cannes is anything but. It stars Taiwan-born Shu Qi in the title role as a...

  • A pastor who gave his life for the poor

    A pastor who gave his life for the poor

    Salvadorian Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified today, 35 years after he was murdered out of ‘hatred for his faith’ Across Latin America, murdered Salvadorian Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero has long been revered by many as ‘the voice of...

  • Use of e-cigarettes up by 500,000 in the UK

    Nearly half a million people have switched smoking tobacco for e-cigarettes in the last year as they try to kick the habit, research shows. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) said there are now 2.6 million vapers in Britain, up from 2.1 million in...

  • Study offers prostate cancer hope

    Study offers prostate cancer hope

    A landmark genetic study described as the ‘Rosetta Stone’ of prostate cancer has opened up a new era of hope for men with advanced forms of the disease. The findings could lead to a plethora of personalised medicines that target specific gene...

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