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  • Lion King is most successful musical

    The stage musical of The Lion King has generated the highest total box office of any production in any entertainment medium, with worldwide takings of more than $6.2 billion, a spokesman for Walt Disney Co. said. The musical, which has been...

  • Travel safely

    Travel safely

    The new Carpisa collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 presents a vast selection of luggage to meet all needs, including trolley polycarbonate and fabric, in multiple sizes and colours Now there is one more reason to travel with a Carpisa suitcase.

  • Lifestyle linked to heart well-being

    Lifestyle linked to heart well-being

    Four out of five heart attacks in men could be prevented by adopting a super-healthy lifestyle that avoids junk food, smoking, excessive drinking and lack of exercise, a study has found. Scientists assessed the lifestyles of 20,721 Swedish men...

  • Chocolate pecan treacle tart

    Chocolate pecan treacle tart

    IngredientsTreacle fillingPecans1 tsp raspberry jamSmall quantity sweet pastryChocolate mousse For the treacle filling300g golden syrup85g fresh white breadcrumbs60g ground almond1 whole egg150ml cream For the chocolate mousse200g cream200g dark...

  • So near and yet so far

    So near and yet so far

    Blame the Victorians for feeding our hunger for travel. However, it’s a hunger that is best satiated with a familiar menu, says Rachel Baldacchino. No easy feat the travelling life. Not when buying a flight to Rome comes with a hostile, guilt...

  • The rise of fall

    The rise of fall

    Leaves are falling. And you’re leaving too. Maybe to snuggle up in Paris. Or Rome for the autumn fashion, Madrid for the opera season, and Munich for its festivals. Veronica Stivala appreciates the particular charm of these four cities in...

  • Concern over sport beverages promotion

    Sporting bodies’ promotional ties with nutritional supplement and sports drinks manufacturers could be lending ‘unwarranted credibility’ to such products, according to an article in a leading medical journal. Several academics have raised concerns...

  • Job fears may increase asthma risk

    Job fears may increase asthma risk

    People who are concerned they may lose their jobs are more likely to develop asthma than those who have job security, a new study suggests. Job insecurity has been linked to poor health outcomes and researchers decided they wanted to look into...

  • Dry-roasted peanuts are the worst for allergies

    Dry-roasted peanuts are the worst for allergies

    Dry-roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than those that are ‘raw’, a study has shown. The high temperatures involved in dry roasting cause chemical changes that can sensitise the immune system to peanut proteins,...

  • Sir Paul records ‘vegetarian’ song

    Sir Paul records ‘vegetarian’ song

    Sir Paul McCartney has stepped up his efforts to persuade people to regularly cut meat from their diet by recording a song, and getting famous pals to appear in the video. Joanna Lumley, Twiggy and actor Woody Harrelson are among the familiar...

  • Maze Runner wins US box office race

    Dystopian young adult movie The Maze Runner won the weekend box office race in the US and Canada, collecting $32.5 million in ticket sales to outpace the Liam Neeson action flick A Walk Among the Tombstones. Neeson’s film earned $13.1 million and...

  • Asparagus risotto 

    Asparagus risotto 

    IngredientsArborio riceFresh asparagusOnionsGarlic Basil Parmesan cheeseAlmondsParma hamChicken stockWhite wineCooking brandyCream Method Heat two tablespoons olive oil, and some butter in a pan. Add chopped onions and garlic. Add asparagus, Parma...

  • Call for eye tests every two years

    Call for eye tests every two years

    One in 10 people are putting themselves at risk by leaving years in between eye tests, a new poll suggests. The College of Optometrists said many people are living with poor vision or putting their sight at risk by failing to go for regular eye...

  • International Science Theatre Festival this weekend

    International Science Theatre Festival this weekend

    Science in the City will be featuring an International Science Theatre Festival with two outstanding theatrical plays from London and Torino.The Trials of Galileo presented by Icarus Theatre Collective and L’uomo che pesò il mondo, presented by...

  • Reese Witherspoon finds lessons in The Good Lie

    Reese Witherspoon finds lessons in The Good Lie

    Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon chose a subdued role in her latest film The Good Lie, a drama about Sudanese refugee children who end up in America, but there is nothing small in what she hopes to convey. “There is a beautiful message...

  • To make most of workouts, experts say set proper pace

    To make most of workouts, experts say set proper pace

    Whether the goal is to finish a marathon, polish a tennis game or make the most of that hour at the gym, fitness experts say pacing can spell the difference between success and stagnation. Setting the proper workout pace, or the distribution of...

  • Seared artichokes and calamari

    Seared artichokes and calamari

    Serves 4 Ingredients800g of squid or calamari4 tender artichokes2 cloves garlic10g mint leaves1 lemonHalf a cup dry white wineExtra virgin olive oilPinch of salt Method Clean the squid or calamari (or ask your fishmonger to do it). Clean the...

  • Hitler’s grand Berlin vision

    Hitler’s grand Berlin vision

    Adolf Hitler’s utopian plans to rebuild Berlin on a monumental scale were never realised, but the preparations that got under way involved demolitions and the use of slave labour − the victims mainly Jewish, as a new exhibition shows. Masterminded...

  • The post-restoration and contemporary Society of Jesus

    The post-restoration and contemporary Society of Jesus

    On Saturday, the Jesuit Order worldwide marks the end of the commemoration of the bicentenary of its restoration in 1814 by Pius VII. In this last of four articles, Fr Robert Soler SJ discusses the past two centuries in the life of the Society of...

  • Malta and Me: Gozo, Maltese politics and British settlers

    Malta and Me: Gozo, Maltese politics and British settlers

    Eric Shepherd disliked Malta, hated Sliema but adored Gozo. I believe he wrote what may be the most expressive, most bowled-over appreciation of Gozo and the Gozitans I have ever read. The crossing from Marfa to Mġarr lifted the curtain on the...