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  • When everything goes wrong

    When everything goes wrong

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)Duration: 82 minutesCertified: PGDirected by: Miguel ArtetaStarring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Bella Thorne, Elise & Zoey Vargas,...

  • Pink Floyd top UK album charts

    Pink Floyd top UK album charts

    British progressive rock group Pink Floyd topped the album charts for the first time in nearly 20 years with The Endless River, the Official Charts Company said. The newly-released album, which the band says will be their last, became the third...

  • Bette Midler to play five UK arenas

    Bette Midler to play five UK arenas

    Entertainer Bette Midler is to play her first UK tour for 35 years with a handful of dates next year. The singer, comedian and actress, who released a new album called It’s The Girls yesterday, will play five arena shows including the O2 in London...

  • Ed Sheeran goes solo at Wembley

    Ed Sheeran goes solo at Wembley

    Chart-topping star Ed Sheeran has reached a huge new stage in his career – by announcing his first headline stadium show at Wembley. Solo performers rarely play the huge outdoor stadium and his performance for an 80,000 crowd next year will be the...

  • Lobster quiche

    Lobster quiche

    Ingredients3 eggs1 tbsp butter80g lobster meat25g cheddar cheese1 small onion, chopped1 garlic clove1 tsp parsley, chopped1 tsp mustardSalt and pepper Method Preheat the oven to 250°C. Finely chop the onions and sauté in a little butter. Once...

  • New Band Aid single released

    The Band Aid charity single hit shelves in the UK yesterday, and is the bookies favourite to become the Christmas number one. The reworked version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? features One Direction, Bono and Ellie Goulding, and is expected to...

  • More stupid than ever

    More stupid than ever

    After two decades, hit goofball comedy Dumb and Dumber is back as Dumb and Dumber To, and the sequel owes a big thanks to an unlikely ally: cable television. The adventure comedy based around idiots Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and his best friend...

  • NY mansion featured in The Godfather is for sale

    NY mansion featured in The Godfather is for sale

    A New York City mansion that featured in the 1972 American movie classic The Godfather is up for grabs for fans of the blockbuster or just anyone willing to pay the $2.89 million price tag. In the Oscar-winning film, the grand Staten Island home...

  • Italy’s ‘greatest picture’

    Italy’s ‘greatest picture’

    An Italian Renaissance masterpiece that English novelist Aldous Huxley once described as “the greatest picture in the world” was saved from destruction in World War II by a British artillery officer who defied orders to shell the town. Today,...

  • Avocado fondue

    Avocado fondue

    Serves 2 Ingredients50g onions, chopped10g butter150g cooked prawns1 avocado, mashed2 tbsps lemon juice1 cup fresh cream50g Parmesan cheese1 tot brandySliced brown breadSalt and pepper Method Melt the butter in a fondue pot. Add the onion and...

  • Stage two of the Eurovision mania

    Stage two of the Eurovision mania

    After yesterday’s Junior Eurovision, it’s time to gear up for the real deal. Mark Xuereb rounds up this year’s hopefuls ahead of the local finals. In Malta the selection which precedes the Eurovision Song Contest is considered to be one of the...

  • A sonic kind of equilibrium

    A sonic kind of equilibrium

    Many may be unfamiliar, as yet, with the name Jane Doe but do not let this fool you into thinking that this is a band made up of newbies. Even if you listen to their debut EP, the intriguingly-named Homeostatic just once, it is enough to dispel...

  • Time travel in Transylvania

    Time travel in Transylvania

    I had always wanted to visit Transylvania in Romania to record its amazing history, architecture and people, particularly its northern region of Maramures. My husband and I flew from Luton directly to Cluj Napoli, commonly known as Cluj, a...

  • Making music another way

    Making music another way

    Vinny Vella Jr is an affable person, the kind of man who immediately makes one feel comfortable in his presence and he likes to debate, especially when it comes to music. I found out all this when he invited me over to his place for a chat about...

  • No double trouble in Grand Harbour

    No double trouble in Grand Harbour

    Malta will welcome 510,000 cruise passengers by the end of 2014, with 269 cruise calls by December, according to the tourism minister. Next year is set to beat that number with an expected 525,000 passengers from 270 calls from all cruise...

  • Will they wear the crown?

    Will they wear the crown?

    Maltese rock fans have a new track to nod their heads to while on the road, thanks to local alt-rock band WaterWings. The group has been recently dominating the airwaves with its new single Steal the Crown, launched last month. Recorded and...

  • Free Wi-Fi on planes will be ‘standard’

    Free Wi-Fi on planes will be ‘standard’

    Free Wi-Fi on-board planes will become standard practice for future air travel, according to Emirates. More than half a million passengers have connected to the internet on its planes since the airline launched the in-flight service three years...

  • A laboratory for new ideas

    A laboratory for new ideas

    Not a lot of people know about the University of Malta’s Research Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT), but that is changing as research takes an increasingly important role in today’s society. That is why the RIDT is working on build-ing more...

  • Manchester tops list of UK airports

    Manchester Airport has been crowned UK Airport of the Year. The airport beat competition from Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham to win the category for best airport with more than six million passengers a year. The industry award was given at the...

  • Musician Sammy Galea turns 80

    Musician Sammy Galea turns 80

    If ever an example of a life lived in music was needed, Sammy Galea would quite likely be among the first names to come to most people’s minds. A pillar of the Maltese music scene for decades, this talented musician, songwriter and composer turned...

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