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  • London laces up to become world's most 'walkable' city

    London laces up to become world's most 'walkable' city

    Londoners have been urged to reach for their walking shoes as the government launched its first action plan to get more people moving around the city on foot. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he wants to make the British capital the world's...

  • When life gives you lemons

    When life gives you lemons

    When Sicilian farmer Rosolini Palazzolo first started growing papayas 11 years ago, hardly any of his neighbours even knew what they were. Now, the southern Italian island famed for its picturesque orange and lemon groves is dotted with the kind...

  • Libyan cancer clinic relies on donors to treat patients

    Libyan cancer clinic relies on donors to treat patients

    One of Libya's few cancer clinics is relying on donors to keep its doors open for patients who often travel hundreds of kilometres for life-saving treatment. Conflict and economic crisis since Libya's 2011 uprising have gutted the health system...

  • Disabled women and girls are ‘doubly vulnerable’ – aid groups

    Disabled women and girls are ‘doubly vulnerable’ – aid groups

    Women and girls with disabilities are doubly vulnerable in conflict or crisis situations, aid groups warned at a recent global conference on disability in London. An estimated one billion people around the world have a disability according to...

  • A spiritual message of hope

    A spiritual message of hope

    On July 5, Fr Raymond Abdo, the Provincial of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Lebanon and counsellor of the Carmelite Sisters in the Holy Land, visited the convent of the Carmelite sisters in Aleppo, Syria. He had this to say about them: “They...

  • Porto Salvo parishioners were ‘mix of different people’

    Porto Salvo parishioners were ‘mix of different people’

    An interesting aspect emerging from the birth certificates study, between 1870 and 1875, at Porto Salvo parish church is that all the details of the children being baptised were recorded, even in cases of unknown fathers or illegitimate...

  • Making up and breaking up

    Making up and breaking up

    Dolce Sicilia La ScoglieraBaħar iċ-ĊagħaqTel 2137 8831 Food: 6/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 I once heard family described as friends you haven’t chosen. That can be said of many relationships. It applies to colleagues and...

  • Capturing change

    Capturing change

    Aditus, the NGO that acts as the watchdog for human rights in Malta, recently launched Our Island: Personal Accounts on Protecting Refugees – a book that offers various eyewitness accounts of encounters with migrants. Neil Falzon tells Ramona...

  • Pulsating with energy

    Pulsating with energy

    Thinking ahead to your next family holiday? Planning an escape from the bleak European winter? Wondering if it is really possible to travel long haul with small kids? Thailand can tick all these boxes, says Alannah Eames Thailand is always great...

  • We truly have social bodies

    We truly have social bodies

    Every day there are reports of more construction in Malta. Apart from the noise and the dust, traffic jams and increasing density of population, there are various other hidden negative effects on our bodies. Our body responds to these stresses in...

  • The cream of the crop

    The cream of the crop

    I approach every fashion week with the same kind of hope and enthusiasm I had when I started attending specifically to write about it seven or eight years ago. Even though it hasn’t even been a decade, I’ve seen Malta Fashion Week go from strength...

  • The black mirror

    The black mirror

    There’s possibly nothing more chilling than seeing life imitate art. A few years back, I had watched an episode of the renowned series Black Mirror. For those of you who don’t know what I’m on about, the series is a science fiction anthology which...

  • Maltese sailors to take part in international sailing competition

    Maltese sailors to take part in international sailing competition

    Four young Maltese sailors will be taking part in the Meisha Campus Topper Worlds Adventure in Shenzhen, China, between August 14 and 21. The sailors from the Viking Sailing Club – Sean Zahra, Julia Portanier and brother and sister Andrea and...

  • Mental health first aid for youth leaders, coaches and workers

    Mental health first aid for youth leaders, coaches and workers

    The Richmond Foundation is offering a course on ‘Mental Health First Aid’ for youth leaders, coaches and workers. The course, being offered free of charge, is for a limited time since it is being offered as part of an EU-funded project. The Mental...

  • Wedding at Our Lady of Loreto chapel

    Wedding at Our Lady of Loreto chapel

    Married recently at Our Lady of Loreto Chapel in Gwardamanġa were Stephanie Desjardins, daughter of Michael and Mariosa Desjardins, and Mark Tanti, son of Paul and Christine Tanti. Nupital Mass was celebrated by Fr Charles Tabone, OP. Keith Tanti,...

  • Hilfiger continues his Tommynow world tour in Shanghai

    Hilfiger continues his Tommynow world tour in Shanghai

    Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp, has announced that the autumn 2018 Tommynow experiential runway event will travel to Shanghai, China on September 4 as a new concept that celebrates the brand’s commitment to reinvention and focus on...

  • A bouquet of fragrant flowers

    A bouquet of fragrant flowers

    Coach Floral is a new feminine fragrance inspired by signature scent Tea Roses. It opens with a splash of citrus coeur and a touch of effervescent pink peppercorn with radiant pineapple sorbet. The heart reveals a bouquet of fragrant flowers –...

  • Oriental scent for women

    Oriental scent for women

    Boucheron Quatre En Rose is a beautiful and oriental scent for women. Its seductive flower nuts and fresh and irresistible fruit notes make this fragrance something special. The scent is for the modern and elegant woman who does not compromise on...

  • The web and brain signals

    The web and brain signals

    As internet users, we are all accustomed to reading the news online, buying stuff online and interacting with friends and family through social networks. We all share one common factor that allows us to do so – we can all move our hands, enough to...

  • Myth Debunked: Left brain vs right brain

    Myth Debunked: Left brain vs right brain

    We often hear that the left-hemisphere of the brain is responsible for our logical, analytical functions, while the right hemisphere is more about creativity and broad-mindedness. There are a number of surveys online promising to assess which side...