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  • ‘Chunky’ cheeky chorizo

    ‘Chunky’ cheeky chorizo

    Ed eats Lava LoungeValletta WaterfrontTel 2124 2400 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 Last week’s review was quite particular. It described a dining experience that many could consider unaffordable. Afford­ability in...

  • Shift leader gearing up for charity challenge

    Shift leader gearing up for charity challenge

    A member of staff at the Westin Dragonara Resort is cycling 355km in three days to raise funds and awareness of poverty in Somalia. Aaron Axisa, a front office shift leader, will be cycling through the French and Swiss Alps as part of Unicef’s...

  • Manoel Theatre youth group excels at international festival

    Manoel Theatre youth group excels at international festival

    Chosen from among hundreds of youth theatre companies from across the Commonwealth, Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre (TMYT) was one of the 10 groups of young artists given the opportunity to participate at the Tin Forest International Theatre Festival...

  • The Salter album from World War I

    The Salter album from World War I

    Not long ago, a senior citizen residing in Canada allowed the National Archives in Rabat to make copies of a ‘Maltese’ album that had once been her father’s. Marylyn Peringer quite generously believed that this souvenir of her father’s service in...

  • The coolest summer foods

    The coolest summer foods

    The two fruits that say summer for me more than any other are peaches and field tomatoes. The greengrocers are piled high with them at the moment, and I like to buy my fair share. I always know when the Maltese field tomato season is in full swing...

  • Accessible entertainment

    Accessible entertainment

    Emirates has become the first airline to introduce audio description on films for visually impaired customers on its inflight entertainment system. Emirates’ ice (information, communication and entertainment) digital widescreen offers audio...

  • Analysing postmodern issues

    A book that brings together a number of papers on postmodern issues in politics, ethics and education, Does it Matter Who Speaks?, reflects Kenneth Wain’s lifelong professional interest in the areas mentioned in the title, as well as his deep...

  • Astra theatre announces cast for Nabucco

    Astra theatre announces cast for Nabucco

    The Astra Theatre announced the cast for the two performances of Verdi’s Nabucco. Leading the cast is formidable Italian baritone Piero Terranova, who has sung in major European opera houses such as La Scala. Nabucco will take centre stage in this...

  • St Helen’s titular statue restored to former glory

    St Helen’s titular statue restored to former glory

    Chevalier Vincenzo Borg Brared was one of the main benefactors of St Helen’s basilica, Birkirkara, and it was his life’s wish to donate a processional statue of the patron saint to his home town church. His dream materialised when he signed a...

  • The secret behind Neapolitan pizza

    The secret behind Neapolitan pizza

    La Bufala Pizzeria within the Parthenope Restaurant in Ball Street, Paceville, has invested in the latest generation Neapolitan pizza oven, the only one of its type in Malta. The wood oven is made up of a clay brick circular base with a cupola...

  • Air Malta flying to Djerba, Tunisia

    Air Malta in now flying twice-weekly services to Tunisia in reaction to increased demand due to the situation in Libya. Flights leave Malta at 2.55pm on Thursdays and 3.55pm on Sundays, arriving at Djerba Airport at the same time locally due to...

  • Jazz bash in Valletta

    A two-day jazz bash featuring some top and up-and-coming names is being held in Valletta. The line-up includes Sandro Zerafa on guitar, Oliver Degabriele on bass and Manuel Pulis on drums on Friday. Saturday continues with The Manuel Pulis Project...

  • Natural remedies for hay fever

    Natural remedies for hay fever

    It may be past the hay fever season for some people, while for others it may just be starting. This all depends upon the pollen or vegetation that affects you as an individual. Everyone who suffers from hay fever is affected by a different pollen.

  • Seeing practice

    Seeing practice

    This column was literally ‘this week with the vet’ for two promising veterinary students who accompanied me every day as I went about my work. Both students are in their final years of vet school: one studying at a university in the UK, the other...

  • Getting a different Pisa the action

    Getting a different Pisa the action

    After a full day in Pisa I’d had my fill of staring at – spectacular as it is – the leaning tower that made it on the list of world wonders. My plan was to discover alternative attractions, preferably ones that involved a measure of culture and...

  • C&R summer fashion party

    C&R summer fashion party

    Set against the twinkling backdrop of the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Attard, the Charles&Ron high summer collection was a night to remember. Not only is the venue itself the epitome of understated luxury, but the wonderful scented candles...

  • Deceptively simple, truly profound

    Deceptively simple, truly profound

    The LunchboxDirector: Ritesh BatraStarring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui104 mins; Class PG; Eden Cinema Every day, the streets of Mumbai are travelled by the dabbawallahs, a community of 5,000 dabba (lunchbox) delivery men. Every...

  • Children at risk

    Children at risk

    It is clear that children today are exposed to risks unknown to us a generation ago. It all started with the uncontrollable attraction of television when human beings were transformed into couch potatoes resulting in unhealthy living habits and...

  • 10 things to think about before getting a new dog

    10 things to think about before getting a new dog

    1. Why? Why do you want a new dog? A dog is meant to be a companion to the family, living with the family inside the house and enjoying outdoor activities with the family as well. If your idea of having a dog doesn’t fit with this, then think...

  • Star-shaped pizza wins accolades

    Star-shaped pizza wins accolades

    Jonathan Spiteri, pizzaiolo at Cuba Bistro and Pizzeria in St Julian’s, was presented with the Pizza Star award for his creation La Cubana. This original star-shaped pizza includes typical Cuban ingredients like minced meat and chili and jalapeno...

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