Spectacular volcanic eruption captured from space

A volcano which has erupted for the first time in nearly 100 years has been captured on camera from space. The spectacular photograph shows a towering mushroom-shaped cloud of ash and smoke rising over a remote Russian peninsula. Astronauts on the International Space Station snapped the amazing picture, showing the the Raikoke Volcano on the […]

Contraband cigarettes and alcohol seized across Malta

Contraband booze and smuggled cigarettes have been seized from several shops across Malta in a major customs crackdown. Customs officers discovered 3,749 cigarettes and 21.6 kg of tobacco during a series of spot checks at corner stores and mini-markets. They also seized 3,727 bottles of non-alcoholic drinks, 217 bottles of wine, and 53 bottles of […]

‘If my children are gay that’s fine,’ says William

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed he will fully support his children if they told him they are gay. Prince William said it would be ‘absolutely fine by me’ if in the future Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, four, or Louis, one, came out as gay or lesbian. The Duke, 37, opened up on the […]

Malta Police tell drug crooks ‘there’s nowhere to hide’

Drug dealers have been told there’s no place to hide following a raid in Sliema. Four people were arrested after police searched a house in Amery Street in the early hours of Tuesday morning. While there, officers seized a haul of drugs believed to be cocaine and heroin. A spokesman for The Malta Police Force said: […]

San Francisco bans the sale of e-cigarettes

San Francisco is to ban the sale of e-cigarettes because of increasing use of the nicotine devices by teenagers. The ban on sale and distribution will begin next year and remain in place until e-cigarettes are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the ban was the […]

Are these the most patriotic benches in Malta?

These must be the most patriotic public benches in the Maltese Islands. The so-called ‘flag benches’ have been installed in Qawra to help give the popular promenade a splash of colour this summer. The idea is that you choose your country, sit down and then relax and admire the sea view. So far the seats […]

Apple Pay launches in Malta!

It’s official! You can finally use Apple Pay right here in Malta, together with 12 other countries, all launched today. Apple’s mobile payment system is now available to millions of users across Europe. The service allows you to pay using your iPhone or Apple Watch and is available in 28 countries now. Revolut customers can […]

Glastonbury Music Festival 2019: All you need to know

Europe’s biggest outdoor music festival is back! That’s right – after taking a year off, the Glastonbury Festival has opened in the south-west of England. The festival started on Wednesday and will see more than 2,500 acts perform across five days. There are around 90 different stages at the Somerset site – from the iconic […]

YouTube gaming star Etika found dead aged 29

A popular YouTube gamer has been found dead by police after he went missing last week. Daniel Desmond Amofah, 29, who posted gaming videos under the name Etika, was found dead in New York. He was reported missing six days ago. His belongings were found on Manhattan Bridge on Monday night. Concerns were raised last week when he […]

More than 5,000 turtles seized in luggage at airport

Malaysian authorities have arrested four men and seized more than 5,000 turtles from their luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport. Officers found 5,255 baby red-ear slider turtles kept in small baskets in the luggage of two Indian nationals who flew in from China. Officials said the men had no permits for the turtles and told investigators that the […]

Three dead as ‘heatwave from hell’ hits Europe

At least three people have died in France as a heatwave likened to ‘hell’ sweeps across much of Europe. Temperatures have soared to at least 41°C in some parts of southern France, with a record high of 45°C expected in the southern towns of Nîmes and Carpentras on Friday. The so-called Saharan Bubble weather has […]

Three dead as ‘hell’ heatwave hits Europe

At least three people have died in France as a heatwave likened to ‘hell’ sweeps across much of Europe. Temperatures have soared to at least 41°C in some parts of southern France, with a record high of 45°C expected in the southern towns of Nîmes and Carpentras on Friday. The so-called Saharan Bubble weather has […]

Vin Diesel thrilled as filming begins on ‘Fast & Furious 9’

The latest Fast & Furious film will soon be with us. Filming for the ninth installment of the saga has officially begun in the Hertfordshire countryside in England. While on set, Vin Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto, posted an Instagram video of him and fellow cast member Michelle Rodriguez, who plays his on-screen wife Letty Ortiz. View […]

Scamp the Tramp is crowned the world’s ugliest dog

Scamp the Tramp’s looks have made him a winner – but it wasn’t a beauty contest. The scruffy-haired, bug-eyed pooch took the top prize at the 31st annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest in California. His owner Yvonne Morones won $1,500 in cash, another $1,500 to donate to an animal charity of her choice, and lots […]

No Maltese Wedding would be complete without this playlist

music at maltese weddings

With wedding season in full swing, you probably have a couple of them lined up to attend. We thought we’d run you through what you’re sure to be hearing a couple of times throughout the evening, just so you can mentally prepare yourself for what’s to come. Here’s the playlist that no Maltese wedding would […]