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  • Talking to your car is dangerous

    Talking to your car is dangerous

    Voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making drivers even more distracted, new studies have found. The systems let drivers tune the radio, send a text message, or make a phone call while keeping their eyes on the...

  • Bond villain Holder dies

    Bond villain Holder dies

    Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter and choreographer who during an eclectic show business career led the groundbreaking show The Wiz to Broadway, pitched 7UP on TV and played a scary villain in the James Bond film Live...

  • Twin Peaks to return for limited TV series

    Twin Peaks to return for limited TV series

    Twin Peaks, the murder mystery television series that drew audiences and critical praise in the 1990s, will make its return with creators David Lynch and Mark Frost on premium cable channel Showtime in 2016, the network said. Twin Peaks, which ran...

  • The count’s origins

    The count’s origins

    Dracula Untold (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 92 minutesDirected by: Gary ShoreStarring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance, Charlie Cox, William Houston, Ferdinand KingsleyKRS Releasing Ltd Gary...

  • Cooking with love across cultures

    Cooking with love across cultures

    The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 122 minutesDirected by: Lasse HallströmStarring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe, Dillon Mitra, Michel Blanc, Shuna Lemoine, Clément ...

  • Once upon a time in America

    Once upon a time in America

    It’s fast. It’s furious. It’s got laughs, songs, tap dancing and violin case-wielding gangsters! It’s been called ‘A love letter to the 1930s’, and Pia Zammit wants to find out more about The Great Big Radio Show! So she goes to the source and...

  • A hard pill to swallow

    A hard pill to swallow

    Metastatic breast cancer may not be much discussed and information on the disease is lacking. Stephanie Fsadni meets Doris Fenech, who has been living with metastatic cancer for the past six years. Despite her failing health, she is intent on...

  • When confusion reigns

    When confusion reigns

    Torri Babel, a comedy written by Guido Fenech, is being staged at the Catholic Institute Theatre in Floriana next month. The whole story takes place in the 1950s, when emigration was in full swing, and many Maltese decided to seek their fortune in...

  • ‘Gold standard’ of detection

    ‘Gold standard’ of detection

    Mammography remains the ‘gold standard’ in the early detection of breast cancer. Dr Malcolm Crockford, consultant radiologist at The Radiology Clinic, explains how mammography can detect breast cancer long before a lump develops. Mammography has...

  • Superb opening of season

    Superb opening of season

    ConcertCharlie Siem, violin soloist,Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Brian SchembriManoel Theatre It was hot, humid and stuffy and a rainstorm was to break out when it was over. Still, it was an experience not to be missed. The Manoel’s concert...

  • Not only a female concern

    Not only a female concern

    Breast cancer may not be common among men but the mortality rate is higher than in women. Medical student Yimeng Zhang points out that these patients often do not receive enough physical, emotional and psychological support. Breast cancer is...

  • A taste of Malta at Verona Arena

    A taste of Malta at Verona Arena

    There was a bit of Malta at the Arena di Verona at the end of last month as the curtain fell on the last opera-related event at the most prestigious summer venue in Italy. L’opera è… la grande bellezza saw the launch of two young Maltese companies...

  • Cauliflower au gratin

    Cauliflower au gratin

    Ingredients1 cauliflower, cut into large florets25g butter25g flour400ml milk1 tbsp Dijon mustard150g cheese, gratedSalt and pepper50g fresh breadcrumbs Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Steam or boil the cauliflower until tender. Make sure you drain...

  • Nobel discovery opens window on to Alzheimer’s

    Nobel discovery opens window on to Alzheimer’s

    The discovery of cells in the brain that act as the body’s internal global positioning system, which won three scientists the Nobel Prize for medicine, opens an intriguing new window on to dementia. Since these spatial cells are among the first to...

  • Long-term stroke risks highlighted

    People who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini stroke) are at high risk of suffering a similar episode within five years, research has found. A study showed that these patients have an almost 10 per cent risk of dying,...

  • Rare John Lennon guitar up for auction

    Rare John Lennon guitar up for auction

    A guitar that John Lennon played on the recording of The Beatles song Paperback Writer is expected to fetch up to $1 million at auction. Lennon gave his Gretsch 6120 guitar to his cousin, David Birch, in November 1967 – a year after the hit single...

  • ‘Exhausted’ BB King cancels shows

    ‘Exhausted’ BB King cancels shows

    Blues guitarist BB King has cancelled the remaining eight performances of his current tour after being diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion. King’s official website says he fell ill on Friday evening during a performance at the House of Blues...

  • Asian style duck breast

    Asian style duck breast

    IngredientsDuck breastHoisin sauceGarlic, mincedFresh ginger, mincedLight soy sauceNoodlesCarrotsOnionsMushroomsSesame oilZucchiniOyster sauce Method Marinate the duck breast in hoisin sauce, ginger and garlic and leave in the fridge...

  • Women in UK ‘spend longer on housework’

    Women in UK ‘spend longer on housework’

    Women devote well over the equivalent of a working day each week to household chores – double the amount undertaken by men. A poll for BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour suggests that women spend an average of 11-and-a-half hours doing housework by their...

  • Demon by the name of Annabelle hits screens

    Demon by the name of Annabelle hits screens

    There is a new demon in town, and she is hiding among the toys. Annabelle, released in the US over the weekend, kicks off October’s Halloween offerings at the box office with the origin story of a porcelain doll that masks a sinister secret, a...

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