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  • Renowned Italian chocolatier in Malta

    Renowned Italian chocolatier in Malta

    Italian confectioner and chocolatier Gaetano Mignano visited catering and food preparation establishments in Malta with the aim of providing a fresh perspective on how chocolate can be taken to the next level. Mignano, who won first place in the...

  • Aspiring pizzaioli in head-to-head in challenge

    Aspiring pizzaioli in head-to-head in challenge

    The third Arla Malta Pizza Challenge saw over 40 pizzaioli compete in a pizza tent at the Valletta Waterfront, where Alexandru-Andrei Matanie clinched ‘Top Pizzaiolo’ and Salvatore Bianca and Paolo Filangeri placing second and third...

  • Watch: Is Europe Christian? (ARTE)

    Watch: Is Europe Christian? (ARTE)

    In Italy, land confiscated from mafiosis is used for community projects, but not without a backlash from the gangsters. In Greece, the influence of the Orthodox church on society, and even the state, still remains huge. We interview Jean-Louis...

  • Rocky and The Karate Kid director dies

    John Avildsen, who directed Rocky and The Karate Kid, two dark-horse underdog fables that went on to become Hollywood franchises, has died at 81. Avildsen's son Anthony said his father died on Friday in Los Angeles from pancreatic cancer. "He was...

  • Carrie Fisher's death caused by sleep apnea, other factors

    Carrie Fisher's death caused by sleep apnea, other factors

    The death last year of actor Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise, was due to sleep apnea and other causes, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said in a statement. Fisher died aged 60 on Dec.

  • Watch: Maison de la danse in Lyons (ARTE)

    Watch: Maison de la danse in Lyons (ARTE)

    Five dancers and three musicians give shape to Noam Chomsky's philosophical theories.

  • Suiting up for a rematch

    Suiting up for a rematch

    Dodgeball stars Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn are suiting up for a rematch in aid of charity, 13 years after starring in the comedy film. The Hollywood actors have reprised their roles from 2004 hit Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story in a hilarious...

  • Platinum selling artist Raye confirmed for Isle of MTV

    Platinum selling artist Raye confirmed for Isle of MTV

    UK Platinum selling artist Raye is set to open this year's Isle of MTV music festival at the Granaries in Floriana. The British singer, 19, will join past collaborator Jonas Blue, along with DNCE and Chainsmokers for what will be the 11th year of...

  • Talks start on Downton Abbey film

    Talks start on  Downton Abbey film

    Actress Lily James has hinted that she is in talks over a Downton Abbey film. James, who played Lady Rose, said this week that discussions over a feature film were “definitely” under way. The ITV period drama’s creator, Julian Fellowes, also said...

  • The labour of green pruning

    The labour of green pruning

    A few weeks ago, I traded my office desk briefly for a shaded spot between Malta’s wonderfully green rows of blossoming vines and witnessed with great respect hard-working local grape growers green prunetheir vineyard. Although not always fully...

  • Glastonbury working to heighten safety

    Glastonbury working  to heighten safety

    Glastonbury staff are working closely with police to make sure the festival is “the most safe place that it can possibly be” in the wake of the terror attacks in London and Manchester, co-organiser Emily Eavis has said. More than 150,000 people...

  • Delicata lifelong learning

    Winemaker and head of viticulture Matthew Delicata accompanied the winery’s viticulturist Jonathan Falzon and vineyard hand John Grima on their second visit to the Italian School of Vine Pruning founded by long-time viticulturists Marco Simonit...

  • Watch: The Yezidi's sacred spring (ARTE)

    Watch: The Yezidi's sacred spring (ARTE)

    Hammed Khamis, a Muslim from Berlin, is fighting against the perversion of his religion and the persecution of the Yezidis, a Kurdish-speaking community in Iraq. His best friend, Tamara, is Yezidi. She wants to christen her child the traditional...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    The Mummy (2017)Genre: AdventureDirector: Alex KurtzmanStarring: Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance Duration: 110 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Action man Tom Cruise stars in this...

  • Watch: Terrace fields in Peru (ARTE)

    Watch: Terrace fields in Peru (ARTE)

    In the Peruvian Andes, the Cañete River flows in the middle of the valley. Near its source, terraced crops extend as far as the eye can see. An extensive irrigation system keeps the fields watered. For the first time, a team filmed this region and...

  • Farsons beers score big at Australian International Beer Awards

    Farsons beers score big at Australian International Beer Awards

    Farsons beers have scored big at the Australian International Beer Awards, the largest annual beer competition in the world.Cisk Lager and Double Red Strong Ale, whilst Blue Label Amber Ale and Cisk Lager and Double Red Strong Ale won silver...

  • Watch: Overpopulation in Beijing (ARTE)

    Watch: Overpopulation in Beijing (ARTE)

    In Beijing, wages are low and but rents have skyrocketed. Many Beijingers have few options left. And thus a strange underworld was born: long corridors leading to tiny underground rooms, in basements originally designed as bomb shelters. They...

  • Malta’s naughtiest cabaret

    Malta’s naughtiest cabaret

    Commissioned by the Valletta 2018 Foundation and forming part of the Malta Arts Festival 2017, Balzunetta Towers is a contemporary theatrical cabaret. The original show treats one of Malta’s most flagrant well-kept secrets – Balzunetta – known by...

  • Out of the comfort zone

    Out of the comfort zone

    There’s always been something remarkable about Ritty Tacsum’s work. Whether it’s photographing a model in a pig head mask, almost Alice in Wonderland-like, or clicking the shutter to crystallise an intimate moment in time between two people,...

  • Not quite family friendly

    Not quite family friendly

    Any mention of Baywatch conjures up images of 1980s TV icons David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson running in slow motion in their tight red bathing suits, on golden sands against an impossibly blue sky as they went about their day saving...

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