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  • Ryanair tweets real-time flight details to users

    Ryanair tweets real-time flight details to users

    Budget airline Ryanair has launched a Twitter account to provide its customers with instant information about their flight. The account @RyanairFlights provides instant real time information for 1,600 daily services. Twitter users can send their...

  • Doom festival returns to Buskett

    Doom festival returns to Buskett

    Bringing together a host of bands from across the world and some of the top names in Malta, the Malta Doom Metal (MDM) festival is back with two days of doom metal this weekend. Organiser and Forsaken bassist Albert Bell explains that for this...

  • Air Malta keeps Algiers service

    Air Malta keeps Algiers service

    The national airline will continue its early-morning, weekly Thursday service to Algiers this winter, even adding flights in busy periods. Between October 27 and November 17, and again from December 22 to 29, Air Malta will also fly to the...

  • Great expectations

    Great expectations

    Ed eats FumiaLa Vecchia DoganaSa Maison RoadPietàTel: 2131 7053 Food: 6/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6.5/10 Sometimes it feels like I’ve been writing about dining out forever. It is such a part of me that I can’t seem to shake...

  • From the classics to the modern greats

    From the classics to the modern greats

    Clarinettist Roman Kuper-schmidt will be performing at the Manoel Theatre together with the Gershwin Quartet with a highly eclectic programme that includes both iconic classics from the great composers and modern pieces from more contemporary...

  • Appy days with easyJet passport scan function

    EasyJet is the first European airline to launch a passport scanning function to its mobile app. The app, which has been downloaded over 10 million times, now enables customers using an iOS or Android device to scan passport details using its...

  • Yummy one-pot dinners

    Yummy one-pot dinners

    A friend in Hong Kong once invited us to what he called a one-pot supper, which he put together after work. In the middle of the table was a bubbling pot of light stock, and on platters around it were the ingredients – thinly sliced raw scallops,...

  • A taste and feeling of true Russia through music

    A taste and feeling of true Russia through music

    The ninth concert in the series of recitals featuring international organists during the Malta International Organ Festival was given by Russian organist Vladimir Shlyapnikov. The concert contained works ranging from the 12th century through to...

  • Welcome to ‘Birthday Girl’

    Welcome to ‘Birthday Girl’

    Europe’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft landed in the UK last week. Virgin Atlantic Airways is the first European airline to take delivery of the 787-9 and plans to launch the aeroplane on its London Heathrow to Boston route on October...

  • Sipping champagne with your brunch

    Sipping champagne with your brunch

    Award-winning Waterbiscuit at the InterContinental Malta, in collaboration with Cleland & Souchet, has introduced a new Sunday Champagne Brunch concept, whereby a never-ending supply of Pommery champagne is served throughout a meal. The menu...

  • The sound of metal in Gozo

    The sound of metal in Gozo

    The first thing a Maltese metalhead would say, if asked about the local underground scene, would be: “It’s small.” This, of course, is not entirely untrue, so I was curious to know the answer when you put the same question to a fan of the genre...

  • Luxury train departs Budapest for Tehran

    Luxury train departs Budapest for Tehran

    A luxury train connecting the capitals of Hungary and Iran left Budapest for the first time on Wednesday, with 70 passengers set to cross the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan on the way to Persia aboard a set of deluxe railcars. The two-week...

  • Wine tasting with a glass difference

    Wine tasting with a glass difference

    A wine-tasting master class with a difference is being organised by Grech Catering Supplies, logal agents for Riedel. Special crystal wine glasses, made by the Riedel family for 11 generations, will be used at the event. The class will be...

  • Taking London by song

    Taking London by song

    Not for the first time, I’m sitting in a plane on my way to a concert in London. This time however, I’m going to see a concert featuring Maltese bands and artists, not foreign ones. This is not a new experience either. I did the same thing last...

  • Record view ‘At the Top’

    Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has bagged another Guinness World Record with its new tourist attraction: the world’s ‘highest observation deck’. Previously the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China, held the record for its 488-metre-high deck. But At the Top,...

  • Tip ’n’ sip cereal bowl

    Kellogg’s is offering a free tip ’n’ sip cereal bowl with its Coco Pops and Chocos cereal packs. The bowl features a built-in straw for children to sip up every drop of milk. These bowls are available in two designs and feature Kellogg’s Coco...

  • New single from Norbert

    New single from Norbert

    Singer Norbert released his latest track Find a Way together with accompanying video during a live performance featuring both cover versions and original material. Accompanied by Jason Xuereb on piano, the singer entertained fans and media before...

  • Halfpipe set for boarders

    Snowboarders can practise their freestyle moves in Switzerland this wintersports season with the opening of the largest permanently operated halfpipe in the world. Totalling 200 metres in length and 6.9 metres in height, Swiss freeski and ...

  • Concept shop-in-shop opens in heart of Attard

    Concept shop-in-shop opens in heart of Attard

    Stefania and Simon Vella of Colonial Store in St Paul Street, Valletta, have opened a concept shop-in-shop in Attard called Stefania’s. They converted a village house in the centre of the town into a sweet shop selling traditional Mediterranean...

  • Putting the gore in fun

    Putting the gore in fun

    They’re cheesy and they’re certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but gore films – or splatter films, as they are better known in the US – have an undeniably strong fanbase, including in Malta. With cult classics like Andre de Toth’s 1953 House of...

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