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  • Depp is suave art dealer in new film

    Depp is suave art dealer in new film

    Johnny Depp brought an air of sophistication to London’s Leicester Square on Tuesday night for the premiere of his new film, Mortdecai. Depp, 51, plays suave art dealer Charlie Mortdecai who is racing to recover a stolen painting in the film based...

  • The million-euro question

    Don’t we all dream of having €1 million at our disposal? And if we did, what property would we buy? Three architects tell Veronica Stivala about their millionaire dream. Rehabilitating an abandoned property Andrew Vinci Discarding once again the...

  • British actress Kirkbride dies

    British actress Kirkbride dies

    Tributes have flooded in for Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride, who played the part of the ‘legendary’ Deirdre Barlow, who has died after a short illness. Kirkbride, 60, who starred in the long-running soap for 44 years, died in a Manchester...

  • Half pint beer may help keep heart failure away

    Half pint beer may help keep heart failure away

    Half a pint of beer a day may help to keep heart failure away, research has shown. Scientists found that consuming seven alcoholic drinks over the course of a week reduced the risk of heart failure by a fifth in men and 16 per cent in women. A...

  • Efficient building materials

    Efficient building materials

    Ensuring the finest building materials has and always will be an important function at Elbros. The Elbros PPB brand specialises in the design and manufacture of precast prestressed components used in the local construction ­industry, from simple...

  • Beatles and oldies in concert

    Beatles and oldies in concert

    Spiteri Lucas Entertainment returns with another music production, Beatles and Oldies in Concert, at the Catholic Institute Theatre, Floriana, on Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 6pm. The show promises to be an entertaining one for all the family.

  • Want to get fit? Do it together

    Want to get fit? Do it together

    Couples are more likely to give up smoking, visit the gym, or lose weight if they get healthy together, a study has found. People are better at taking up healthy lifestyle habits if their partners turn over a new leaf too, the research...

  • Generation of new rim locks

    Generation of new rim locks

    Ignazio Anastasi Limited has launched Mottura’s new generation Champion Cylinder rim locks. The cylinders provide a higher level of security through the improved ­tempered steel five anti-­picklock shaped top and bottom pins and through its...

  • More baroque delights

    More baroque delights

    Different venues with different delights are what characterises the festival and more of them came along with the first to be held at Ta’ Ġieżu church and the only one to be presented at the President’s Palace. Led by François Joubert-Caillet, who...

  • Tethered to treadmills? Try cardio machines in the corner

    Gym goers seeking to boost their workouts might do well to aim for the less-used equipment beyond the busy rows of treadmills and elliptical trainers that dominate the centre of the cardio floor, fitness experts say. What the rower and the moving...

  • Magic Comics sell for £15,600

    Magic Comics sell for £15,600

    A rare collection of a wartime comic launched after the Beano and Dandy has sold for £15,600 at auction – more than seven times the expected price. The Magic Comic was first published on July 22, 1939, and ran for only 80 issues until January 25,...

  • Youngsters ‘likely to read less’

    Youngsters ‘likely to read less’

    The pleasure of getting lost in a good book could become unknown to many children as some teachers believe youngsters will be less likely to read in the future, a poll suggests. More than half of school staff in the UK (57 per cent) think their...

  • Richardson wins critics’ accolade

    Richardson wins critics’ accolade

    Miranda Richardson accepted the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film at the London Critics’ Circle Awards on Sunday. The Mapp and Lucia star was honoured at an intimate ceremony at The May Fair Hotel, hosted by Sightseers stars Alice Lowe and...

  • Simshar event

    Euro Media Forum and Embassy Cinemas are organising a special Q&A session with Simshar director Rebecca Cremona and actress Claire Agius, today, immediately after the 8.55pm screening at the Embassy Cinemas, Valletta. The speakers will delve into...

  • American Sniper wins big at US box office

    Oscar-nominated war film American Sniper led US and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. The film, which broke the record for a January weekend as well as...

  • New bid to develop Alzheimer’s drug

    New bid to develop Alzheimer’s drug

    A new approach to developing Alzheimer’s drugs is at the heart of a £50 million European research project which could mark a turning point in the fight against the disease. Scientists led by a team from the University of Edinburgh will attempt to...

  • Actor’s Kim Jong-un role turns more bizarre on TV

    Actor’s Kim Jong-un role turns more bizarre on TV

    In the midst of the international imbroglio over his role as North Korea’s leader in the screwball comedy The Interview, nothing was quite so jarring for Randall Park as seeing his face on television as newscasters talked about Kim Jong-un. “It...

  • Jake Gyllenhaal gives stellar turn in Broadway’s Constellations

    Jake Gyllenhaal gives stellar turn in Broadway’s Constellations

    Romance is intertwined with string theory, quantum mechanics and the idea of parallel universes in Constellations, a two-character play starring Jake Gyllenhaal and British actress Ruth Wilson in their Broadway debuts. The 70-minute work by...

  • The wandering artists

    The wandering artists

    Having left everything behind, Elodie Laurent and Stéphane Kiszak wander the world, creating art as they go along. Iggy Fenech interviews the couple known as Elka, who have turned Maltese landscapes into transient pieces of art the photographic...

  • The idea of urban spaces

    The idea of urban spaces

    Gilbert Calleja’s elusive, yet enticing, brushwork has left another good impression on the contemporary art scene. This is visible in an intimate collection of Calleja’s small-to-medium-sized easel paintings that have been executed in mixed media,...

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