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  • Senglea’s Porto Salvo church: a jewel of artistic heritage

    Senglea’s Porto Salvo church: a jewel of artistic heritage

    The most amazing thing about Malta’s churches is that almost each and every one of them is a historical and cultural haven. Apart from being places of worship that are in active use, they are architectural gems, with almost all containing artistic...

  • Out of its shell

    Out of its shell

    Shell, a company normally known for petrochemicals rather than car manufacturing, has built a car. With help from former McLaren F1 technical director Gordon Murray and Japanese firm Geo Technology, the company has produced a city car that costs...

  • Sales record

    The BMW Group achieved a worldwide double-digit sales increase in September, continuing the company’s long-term upward sales trend and securing a new record for the month. A total of 237,973 vehicles were delivered to customers around the world,...

  • A history of records

    A history of records

    A new record-breaking vehicle with a streamlined body and fully faired wheels as well as a likewise new V12 supercharged engine rated at 453kW: thus equipped, Rudolf Caracciola, the 1935 European Grand Prix champion, set out in autumn 1936 to...

  • In the finals

    In the finals

    The Seat Ateca, which since June of this year has already opened the doors to different European markets, is among the five vehicles put forward for the prestigious Autobest 2017 awards, one of Europe’s top prizes given by a panel of 31...

  • Motoring icon

    Motoring icon

    Volkswagen is preparing a major update for the Golf. World premiere coming up in November. It will be the update of a style-icon. Head of design at Volkswagen Klaus Bischoff said, “There are only a few cars in the world other than the Golf which...

  • The solution within the fuel dispensing industry

    The solution within the fuel dispensing industry

    Accuracy in business is a serious matter nowadays, as a lack of it can lead to dire consequences. Fritz Energy is well aware of the concerns expressed by the local fuel retail sector operators – most of them can be traced back to inaccurate...

  • Finally, it’s all right

    Finally, it’s all right

    The Ford Mustang is one of the most famous name tags in motoring and still the fastest selling car ever made. Now it’s being sold in right-hand-drive. A new Mustang is news in itself, as it is one of the most iconic sports cars ever made and has a...

  • Run to the hill

    Run to the hill

    The Prescott American Autumn Classic is a celebration of everything stateside, from classic muscle cars to up-to-date pickup trucks. Taking place on the hill climb course set in the heart of Gloucestershire, the event attracts people from all...

  • The dreams of youth

    The dreams of youth

    Since an early age, there was only one thing on Franz Zammit Haber’s mind – that of being behind the wheel of an MG TD. In some inexplicable way, he developed a fatal attraction for that vehicle, and in his adolescence, dreamt of buying one once...

  • More than a letter

    More than a letter

    Fiat is in the process of updating the effervescent 500 range with a new instrument display and a more powerful, 105hp version of the exceptional TwinAir turbo two-cylinder engine. But the S trim came in last year and with endless rivals spewing...

  • A legendary experience

    A legendary experience

    ‘Thrilled’ was the only adjective that fitted the way I felt when I got to know that the 2016 Sonax Partner Event would be held at the legendary Nurburgring track in Germany. The town chosen for our stay was Trier. This is a lovely old town in...

  • Success in sales

    Success in sales

    Strong sales in China, boosted by the launch of the locally-built Jaguar XFL, helped the Jaguar Land Rover brand achieve its strongest global September sales to date, selling 61,047 vehicles, up 28 per cent compared to 2015. The month’s...

  • A promising new year

    A promising new year

    The new range of the 2017 Harley-Davidson motorbikes has been specifically designed to cater for touring activities. Its new Milwaukee eight engine has been built from the ground up to provide a smoother and a purer sound. Its new suspension is...

  • Driving towards a safer future

    Driving towards a safer future

    One year after the launch of the Digital Motorway Test Bed, Audi presented new technologies for piloted driving and car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. The focus is on online variable message road signs and...

  • Burger King, Subway at bottom of UK hospital food healthy eating table

    Burger King, Subway at bottom of UK hospital food healthy eating table

    Food retailers in hospitals have been rated according to how well they are meeting healthy eating targets set down by NHS England, with Subway and Burger King at the bottom of the rankings. Firms such as Costa, Starbucks and Subway have been rated...

  • Doctors think you don't use enough sunscreen

    Doctors think you don't use enough sunscreen

    Even though most dermatologists recommend sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and premature aging of the skin, nearly all of them believe patients aren't getting the message, a US study suggests. "There is an understandably long list of reasons most...

  • Smart supermarket awarded for service with a smile

    Smart supermarket awarded for service with a smile

    One of Malta's most renowned supermarkets has been awarded for its customer care and good commercial practices. Smart Supermarket secured first-place at the Servizz bi Tbissima (Service with a Smile) Awards – a national competition organised by...

  • Obesity - Teach children to cook, parents say

    Obesity - Teach children to cook, parents say

    Children should be given more opportunities to learn how to cook in a bid to curb the growing number of obese youngsters, a new UK poll suggests. More than a quarter of parents (28%) believe that giving children more opportunities to learn to make...

  • Keeping sodium intake low ‘could prolong life’

    Keeping sodium intake low ‘could prolong life’

    Keeping sodium intake low may prolong life according to a study that set out to clarify the long-term risk of eating too much sodium and the benefits of cutting down. Based on following more than 3,000 people with elevated blood pressure for over...

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