Car’s weight in rubbish collected from St Julian’s seabed

More than 60 volunteers have collected an impressive 1.5 tonnes of rubbish from the seabed off St Julian’s. The clean-up saw divers and snorkelers haul the weight of a car to the surface in just four hours. Organisers said the waste retrieved from St Julian’s Bay included: • Recyclable plastic: 72.6 kg • Plastic bottles: […]

Adrian Delia gives Malta’s freshers a PE lesson with Bay

Oppisition leader Adrian Delia has been showing off his fitness at the University of Malta. The MP took part in a press-ups challenge on the Bay stage at Freshers Week. So how many did he manage to do? Find out here: Adrian Delia on the 89.7 Bay stand at Freshers He did it!Malta's Opposition leader […]

More of us are going to Gozo than ever before

  Record numbers of us went to Gozo this summer, according to new figures. The Gozo ferries carried more than 1.8 million passengers and 550 thousand cars in June, July and August. Gozo Channel said the 7.7% increase in passenger numbers was boosted by the addition of a fourth ship, the MV Nikolaus. In all, […]

Bay is officially Malta’s number one radio station AGAIN

Bay has once again been crowned Malta’s number one radio station. Official research shows Bay increased its audience this summer with an impressive reach of 25.9%. The independent survey was carried out in July 2019 and commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority. It shows that Bay continues to dominate radio listening in Malta, reaching more listeners […]

‘Inspiring’ mother dies six days after Gozo horror crash

Emotional tributes have been paid to a mother who has died six days after suffering serious injuries in a road accident in Gozo. Ivy Evison, 41, from Swieqi was described as ‘beautiful’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘amazing’ by heartbroken friends following news of her tragic death. She was a passenger in a jeep that was involved in […]

WATCH: Malta Police gets 50 new patrol cars

New Maltese police cars

Malta Police have been given a boost after taking delivery of 50 new patrol cars. They’ll be used by district police across Malta and Gozo as part of a plan to modernise the service. Malta’s Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar said the entire 400-car fleet would be replaced over the next seven years. He told a […]

Harry Styles goes shirtless for new magazine cover

Harry Styles will appear on the cover of Rolling Stone’s next issue. The former One Direction star, 25, poses topless on the front of the US magazine and is set to discuss ‘sex and the secrets of stardom’. In the cover shot he flashes his large collection of chest and arm tattoos as he pulls […]

Nine people hurt in horror road accident in Gozo

Road safety campaigners have called for ‘drastic’ action after nine people were seriously hurt in a horror smash in Gozo. The head-on accident happened on Mgarr Road in Ghajnsielem in the early hours of Friday morning. The town’s mayor called for speed cameras to be installed on the road, which links Victoria to the ferry […]

Tragedy as scuba diver dies at Gozo beauty spot

A scuba diver has died after getting into difficulties at a popular diving spot off Gozo. The 56-year-old Swiss man was diving at Dwejra on Wednesday morning when he got into difficulties. Police said the man lived in Marsalforn and was diving with two friends when he found himself in trouble. Emergency services were called […]

Malta’s prettiest fishing village gets a €4 million breakwater

Work has started on a new €4 million breakwater at Malta’s most picturesque fishing village. Fishermen in Marsaxlokk have crying out for a sea barrier for decades to protect their boats from the winter storms. Malta’s transport minister said the start of work on the project was good news for everyone in Marsaxlokk. Ian Borg […]

Malta’s highest earning speed cameras revealed

The highest earning speed cameras in Malta have been revealed – with one site raking in an estimated €2,000 a day from speeding motorists. The top 10 most lucrative cameras netted an estimated €3 million over a 12 month period in 2017, based on the latest figures from the National Statistics Office – Malta. The […]

Giant Ed Sheeran statue pops up in Moscow park

A giant statue of Ed Sheeran has appeared in a park in Moscow ahead of his concert in the Russian capital. The sculpture, which depicts the 89.7 Bay favourite lounging on his side in sunglasses, a white shirt and a pair of red shorts. The giant tribute shows the singer lying down as he rests […]

Revealed: The world’s highest-paid celebrities of 2019

Taylor Swift has been named as the world’s highest-paid celebrity for 2019. The Shake It Off singer, 29, raked in a whopping €165 million over the past year alone. She topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 annual list, beating the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Taylor made the number one spot – which she […]

Tragedy as elderly man drowns at Malta’s Pretty Bay

An elderly man who who lost his life while swimming at Birżebbuġa has been named as Ganni Zammit. The retired bus driver, 75, from Qormi was well-known in his home town. He died after he encountered difficulties while swimming with members of his family at Pretty Bay on Monday afternoon. He helped to shore by […]