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  • Skimmed return to the stage as duo

    Skimmed return to the stage as duo

    Skimmed return for their third gig as a duo alongside The Velts and newcomers Pyramid Suns. Since taking the step of becoming a duo earlier this year, Skimmed have been busy re-working and experimenting, leading to an evolution in their music...

  • Bizarre rules

    The AA has unearthed a collection of bizarre European driving rules that could catch unwary drivers out this summer. Believe it or not, you're not allowed to drive a dirty car in Belarus, Romania and even in parts of Russia. In Portugal it's...

  • It’s all about fragrance

    It’s all about fragrance

    The Palace hotel in Sliema has completed its Sixth Sense designer suite collection with the unveiling of the fragrance suite. This last suite forms part of six designer suites inspired by the five senses, each with its own theme, namely flavour,...

  • Monarch to stop flights from EMA

    Monarch Airlines will cease flying from its base at East Midlands Airport, from where it currently operates twice-weekly flights to Malta, by the end of April 2015. The decision to close the base is part of a strategic review under the ...

  • Hooligan and Lapes battle it out

    Hooligan and Lapes battle it out

    Rapper and hip-hop artist Hooligan will be taking the stage with Lapes in a face-off event, Botta u Risposta, that will see the two rappers engaging in a battle of the wits KoTD style. The MC battle, which is hosted by Nitrox and D Legacy from...

  • An obsession for Morris and Austin

    An obsession for Morris and Austin

    Ever since he can remember, Charles Borg was surrounded by either Morris or Austin cars. His father, Joseph, was obsessed with these brands. He had two old vehicles for daily use, a 1952 Morris 8 and a Baby Austin, the latter being a rare two-...

  • Bold, unmistakable and enduring

    Bold, unmistakable and enduring

    In its autum-winter 2014 collection, Spanish fashion house Massimo Dutti pushes its stylistic parameters, showing a brand increasingly inclined to pass on its attributes to its customers. “It’s all about a renewed confidence and bringing out one’s...

  • Panto in summer

    Panto in summer

    Panto in Malta is not only a big deal, but it’s also inextric-ably linked to Christmas time and to children. Or is it? Traditionally, panto also includes a fair amount of subtle humour aimed at adults. Little jibes here and there that fly over the...

  • A breeze to drive

    A breeze to drive

    It came as no surprise to find out that the A3 range had been awarded ‘World Car of the Year’. The original Audi Quattro was thrown up the notorious ‘Pike’s Peak’, a partly surfaced hill climb in the States and there it had taken best time of the...

  • Unsolved mysteries of St Gregory’s church

    Unsolved mysteries of St Gregory’s church

    Deep-rooted mysteries, which to date remain unsolved, are entrenched in the old parish of St Catherine in Żejtun, popularly known as St Gregory’s. Some of these dilemmas were discussed at the second national symposium organised by NGO Wirt...

  • Jeans: a new attitude

    Jeans: a new attitude

    Suiteblanco has looked to denim to created styles for the new season and to mark the beginning of a new stage for the company. Denim is a fabric with attitude and that’s why it has been chosen to introduce the coming season’s new collection and to...

  • Somewhere in limbo

    Somewhere in limbo

    Ed eats Soul Food78, Merchants Street,Valletta.Tel: 9992 2599 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 After a week away from the islands, revelling in the wonders of civilisation that the first world brings with it, I...

  • Education through digital games

    Education through digital games

    Contrary to popular belief, digital games are not necessarily a waste of time and can be used for educational purposes. Matthew Agius finds out all about it from Georgios N. Yannakakis and Rilla Khaled. There is a quiet revolution taking place.

  • Round and round the roundabout

    A couple of months ago both the editor and I were talking about the perils of hitting either raised or sunken manhole covers with badly broken surroundings. Up until recently, and I have no reason to doubt until present, there is a unit within...

  • Sleep stealers and sleep givers

    Sleep stealers and sleep givers

    In our fast and hectic lifestyles much of our health suffers, but nothing more than our ability to get a good night’s sleep. If I meet anyone who has the ability to sleep right through the night, for at least eight hours, I feel admiration for...

  • Bishop Emmanuel Galea, a saintly prelate remembered

    Bishop Emmanuel Galea, a saintly prelate remembered

    Forty years ago, on August 21, 1974, Malta lost the sterling services of Bishop Emmanuel Galea, who for several years had been an authentic inspiration to clergy and laity alike. Those who knew him consider it a blessing having been acquainted...

  • Keeping your skin looking young

    Keeping your skin looking young

    Glamglow, founded in 2010 by Glenn and Shannon Dellimore exclusively for Hollywood’s entertainment, music, fashion and award industries, says it is committed to providing advanced, fast and innovative cosmetic technology. Its Youthmud is designed...

  • Hugel in Malta

    Farsons Direct (Wands) has hosted a wine dinner built around the wines of Hugel, the famous Alsace producers at Temptasian, at The Palace, in Sliema. The event coincided with the visit to Malta by David Ling, an Englishman who has been in Alsace...

  • The frailty of reality

    The frailty of reality

    The Eden Cinemas Side Street Films initiative has so far brought an eclectic list of titles from around the world to Maltese audiences, from Danish director Lars Von Trier’s controversial two-parter The Nymphomaniac to the thoughtful family drama...

  • Car torque

    Car torque

    This junction on the Salina/Naxxar road should be closed to traffic. The safety mirror on the side of the road from where the photo was taken has once again been removed. Vehicles cannot see oncoming traffic if they exit this point. The next...

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