Revealed: Malta’s number one summer attraction of 2019

It’s known around the world as The Silent City. And now Mdina has been ranked as the top tourist attraction in the Maltese Islands this summer. It pushed St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta into second place in the latest TripAdvisor rankings for June, July and August 2019. Fort Rinella, the historic Victorian fortress near Kalkara, […]

Holiday horror as tornadoes, floods and hail hit Spain

Tornadoes, hailstorms and flash floods have hit parts of Spain causing damage to power lines and travel chaos. Heavy rain and hail turned parts of Madrid into cascading rivers while tornadoes ripped through a town near Malaga. Flash floods and mudslides caused the closure of one of Madrid’s train lines, cutting off the Arganda del […]

Why is Malta the second fattest nation in Europe?

People in Malta should walk for 10 minutes a day to improve their health, according to doctors. They said brisk walking every day was the easiest way to get active, while joining a gym brought ‘huge health benefits’. The World Health Organisation ranked Malta as the second-fattest country in Europe behind Turkey. It said found […]

Andre Schembri joins Indian team Chennaiyin FC

Maltese Footballer Andre Schembri’s next stop will be in India. After a long spell in Cyprus former Malta international has signed with Indian Super League side Chennaiyin FC for the upcoming football season. The 33-year-old left Apollon Limassol after his contract expired last July after two seasons with the Cypriot club. Capped 94 times by […]

Taylor Swift’s Lover heads straight for number one

Taylor Swift is speeding ahead in the race for this week’s number one. Her new release Lover has stormed the album charts and looks set to knock Ed Sheeran off top spot. Taylor’s seventh studio album could become her fourth consecutive UK number one, and features the 89.7 Bay hits, You Need To Calm Down, Me […]

WATCH: Vintage Malta bus video turns up the nostalgia

They were loved by many of us and regarded as a tourist attraction in themselves. And now nostalgic footage of Malta’s charming vintage buses has gone viral on social media. The video was shot around 20 years ago by Bay Retro fan Joe Scicluna using his trusty VHS camcorder. It shows the much-loved buses on […]

Gozo tunnel is ‘still essential’, claim business chiefs

A fresh row has erupted over controversial plans for tunnel linking Malta and Gozo. Business leaders said it was ‘still essential’ for Gozo’s economic growth, claiming that the new ferry ‘should not replace the need for a tunnel’. But tourism chiefs have disagreed publicly for the first time, arguing that they ‘no longer see the […]

All the colleagues you’ll find in a Maltese office

Maltese colleagues

Each work place works in different ways unique to them, but no matter where you go in Malta, you will always find these people in a Maltese office … The Loud Mouth (It-Tamborlin) Undoubtedly, you’ll get a bombastic welcome from this person and you’ll probably hear him or her say something like: “Wasalt jien!”. Ironically, […]

Inter Milan and Lukaku off to ideal start

It was the perfect start to Antonio Conte’s Inter career, a 4-0 victory over Lecce with Romelu Lukaku and Antonio Candreva among the scorers. The Nerazzuri coach spoke after the victory which saw the Belgian new signing shoot on target on his Serie A debut after his hard-fought move from Manchester United. ‘Let’s not forget […]

Gozo’s much-missed Azure Window gets special honour

It made headlines around the world when it crashed into the sea at Dwejra in Gozo. But now the Azure Window is to be remembered by having a street named after it. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat approved the name for a new road in San Lawrenz. Azure Window Street will link Tower Street and Dwejra […]