England cricketer Alex Hales dropped from World Cup squad

Alex Hales will not play for England at the Cricket World Cup this summer. He has been dropped from the squad following his involvement in a street fight. The batsman was originally named in the 15-man squad but it emerged that he has been sanctioned by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the disciplinary […]

Taylor Swift’s new song demolishes YouTube record

Taylor Swift is back with a bang on 89.7 Bay. And the music video for her latest track ‘Me’ has smashed YouTube records, racking up an astonishing 65.2 million views in just one day.  Vevo also said that Me! broke the record for the most views in a single day. Reacting to the news, Taylor, […]

This week’s top films at the Eden Cinemas in St Julian’s

‘There are lots of brilliant films to see this week at the Eden Cinemas in St Julian’s. Grab your popcorn, here are our top movie picks of the week:   Avengers: Endgame Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the […]

When are the next public holidays in Malta this year?

The Easter holidays are over, spring has arrived and it looks like we’re set for a sizzling summer in Malta and Gozo. But if you feel you could do with another day off, there’s some good news. We still have the majority of our public holidays left to look forward to. In fact, Malta has […]

Here’s when Malta will perform at Eurovision 2019

We now know exactly when Malta will take part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Michela Pace, 18, will perform ‘Chameleon’ during the second semi-final of the annual competition on Thursday 16 May. The Maltese singer has been placed in eleventh place in the show’s running order after Croatia and before Lithuania. The order was […]

Raheem Sterling named FWA Footballer of the Year

Raheem Sterling has been named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year. The Manchester City star has played a vital role in the success of Pep Guardiola’s team, scoring 17 goals and providing 12 assists in the English Premier League. He wrote on Instagram: ‘Very proud with the PFA Young Player of the year, and […]

Valletta’s most colourful festival returns next week

It’s become of the most colourful highlights of the year in Malta’s capital city. And now the date has been confirmed for the 2019 edition of the Valletta Green Festival. 89.7 Bay can reveal the spectacular event will be held in the capital from Thursday 9 May to Sunday 12 May. Organisers said St George’s […]

Revealed: The best place to live in England and Wales

Devon has been crowned the best place to live in England and Wales. The county beat off stiff competition from neighbouring Dorset and the city of Bath. Devon, which includes harbour towns such as Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, clinched the top spot after a major study into wellbeing. The county came top of the quality […]

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Sliema crash

Malta Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward following a serious road accident in Sliema. A motorcyclist was badly injured in the crash on Tower Road on Sunday night. Police said the man’s bike was in collision with a Ford Transit at around 10.15pm. A police spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘From preliminary investigations, the […]

Avengers: Endgame smashes box office records

Avengers: Endgame has smashed the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $1.2 billion worldwide. The Avengers finale starring Paul Rudd, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo far exceeded even its own huge expectations, according to studio estimates. The film had been forecast to open between 260 million […]