Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger ‘to merge’

Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp are to merge – with a deadline set for next year. While all three will remain stand-alone apps, they’ll be linked so that messages can travel between the different services. The functionality would be shared allowing users on Instagram to text people on WhatsApp. You could even message someone on Instagram […]

Breakthrough made in Malta’s petrol stations strike

There’s some relief for Malta’s drivers. Industrial action at petrol stations across Malta and Gozo has been suspended ahead of talks between union bosses and government officials this weekend. The decision means that automatic petrol pumps will be working all night from Friday evening until Saturday morning. The GRTU, which represents petrol station owners, said […]

Monaco sack Thierry Henry after three months in charge

Former French footballer Thierry Henry has been sacked as the manager of Monaco. It was his first managerial role and he was in charge of the club for just three months, covering 20 matches. But things hadn’t been going well. The 2017 French champions are in the relegation zone after only five wins under Henry […]

These 10 gorgeous spots are Malta’s hidden gems

We all know the best beauty spots in Malta and Gozo, the ones mentioned in all the guidebooks and on bucket lists. And rightly so, because they’re fabulous. But sometimes it’s nice to head off the beaten track and discover something new. Talented Maltese photographer James Scicluna has been out and about with his trusty […]

Bohemian Rhapsody removed from LGBT awards ceremony

It was the most popular film of 2018 in Malta. But now Bohemian Rhapsody has been removed from the list of nominations at a leading LGBT awards ceremony. The Queen biopic, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, has been pulled from the GLAAD Media Awards, where it was in the running for the Best Film category. The […]

BBC Radio 4’s top comedy show comes to Malta

One of British radio’s top comedy shows is coming to Malta. Mark Steel will perform at the Eden Comedy Club at the Eden Cinemas in St Julian’s on Monday night. His award-winning ‘Mark’s Steel’s In Town‘ shows on BBC Radio 4 have been described as ‘hilarious but brutal’. He told 89.7 Bay: ‘The thing is, I […]

Pink to be honoured on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Pink is to get her own star on Hollywood’s famous Walk Of Fame. The Get The Party Started singer, 39, will be honoured for her music career at a ceremony next month. Walk Of Fame director Ana Martinez said: ‘We are thrilled to honour one of the world’s most popular entertainers Pink. ‘She is a unique […]

How to get tickets to see George Ezra at the Latitude Festival

89.7 Bay favourites George Ezra, Snow Patrol and Lana Del Rey have all been confirmed to perform at Latitude 2019. They’re the first wave of big names announced for the festival, which takes place in Suffolk in England. Speaking about headlining the event, George Ezra said: ‘It’s no secret that I’m a big Latitude fan. ‘I have been to […]