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  • EasyJet passengers rose in 12 months to March

    Low-fare airline easyJet carried an increased number of passengers last month.The budget carrier flew 5.1 million people in March 2014 – a 4.8 per cent rise on its March 2013 performance. In the 12 months ending in March 2014, easyJet carried...

  • London master classes for aspiring performers

    A series of master classes, aimed to give aspiring musical theatre performers an idea of what it’s like to be a performer in training are being organised in London by DLS Productions and artist Ben Darmanin. A Week in the Life includes daily...

  • Glorious Easter Sunday lunch

    Easter Sunday lunch is one of the special meals of the year, like Christmas lunch, and one that I always enjoy cooking. I think probably all Christian countries will choose lamb for Easter, although in England it’s not unusual to have a turkey...

  • Air Malta launches summer schedule

    Air Malta’s summer schedule has new routes to Venice and Parma among its 33 destinations. The national airline has a new base in Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul and will resume flights to the Algerian capital Algiers for the next few months. “Air...

  • A victim’s point of view

    I, Malvolio (St James Cavalier), written and performed by Tim Crouch, opens as the audience trickles in and sees the tall figure of a man wearing badly soiled and torn underwear and a flapped cap. He has horns, and he looks disapprovingly at us,...

  • Enjoy some home baking

    The smell of baking not only makes our homes more welcome, but it keeps us smiling too. Waitrose has a wide range of products that are ideal for baking. These are now available at Arkadia in St Julian’s and Victoria. A good cup of brewed coffee or...

  • Food festival fun in fishing village

    Sicilians just love their sagre (food festivals), and if you happen to be in Sicily between April 30 and May 4, make a little detour to Sampieri, only 15 minutes from Pozzallo. This picturesque old fishing village is holding a sagra del pomodoro...

  • A month with Jeni Caruana

    Artist Jeni Caruana is showing a collection of watercolours and acrylics capturing rural landscapes, garden scenes and gnarled olive trees at Villa Bologna, Attard. Caruana, who has organised regular Friday painting classes in the gardens of Villa...

  • Bordeaux Primeurs 2013

    You don’t need the weatherman to tell you it’s raining! Having spent many weeks in Bordeaux during the growing season and, more importantly, at harvest time, it seemed pretty obvious that unless miracles happened, 2013 was going to be a pretty...

  • Taste of Turkish delight as Istanbul is top destination

    World travellers have judged Istanbul to be the best global destination, according to holiday website TripAdvisor. Despite the recent unrest in Turkey, its capital – which is famously on a different continent to the rest of the country – jumped up...

  • Who runs the world?

    Clare Azzopardi: Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajħ. Merlin Publishers. 2014. 157 pp. Feminist literature has a bit of a scary ring to it, so I am quite wary of using this label. However, Clare Azzopardi’s Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajh, fits the description...

  • Retrospective by Norbert Attard

    Artist Norbert Attard is hold-ing a retrospective exhibition showing the evolution of his work over the past 40 years. The exhibition will be showing a selection of works from three distinct phases in his art practice. Attard will be showing...

  • McDonald’s McDrive opens in Għargħur

    McDonald’s Malta has unveiled its newest McDrive Restaurant, located along Naxxar Road, Għargħur. This is the 10th McDonald’s restaurant to be opened in Malta by Premier Capital plc, the Maltese company that is the developmental licensee of...

  • It’s a sailor’s life for me

    For those with a head for heights and a spirit of adventure, the SS Great Britain is offering a dizzying experience. Visitors to the UK can be immersed in the life of a 19th century sailor on board engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s most famous...

  • Maltese honey to Maltese robots

    Truth is stranger than fiction. Researchers at the University of Malta are building technologies that will help robots speak and understand Maltese, others are finding out if there is life in outer space, or using fruit flies to understand human...

  • A lesson in laughter

    Take your children on a hilarious trip through history, thanks to the laugh-out-loud antics of Malcolm Galea and The Complete History of Europe (More or Less). Jo Caruana takes an unusual lesson in history. Back in the day, wouldn’t it have been...

  • Kit Kat stress relief campaign

    Nestlé Malta Ltd has found a creative way to help consumers relieve some of their daily stress through a multifaceted campaign, encompassing various interactive marketing initiatives, including stress relief kits which are being delivered to a...

  • Tourism press award winners

    The fifth edition of the MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards was recently held at the Xara Lodge in the limits of Rabat. The main objective is to honour journalists, TV producers and photographers from all over the world, whose work, published during...

  • Centenary of the Maltese Franciscan province

    On April 12, 1914, which was Easter Sunday, the Maltese Franciscan custody of St John the Baptist became the Maltese Franciscan province of St Paul the Apostle. The Friars Minor (OFM) are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of...

  • M&S collections ooze colour and confidence

    Marks and Spencer’s spring/summer 2014 Collections are characterised by confidence and colour. Across the brands, colour is interpreted into signature styles, from washed tonal layering in North Coast, off-duty, primary-coloured sports jackets in...

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