Malta and Gozo turn pink for breast cancer awareness

Malta and Gozo is turning pink to mark breast cancer awareness month. Landmarks across the Maltese Islands are being illuminated in pink to show support for the Pink October breast cancer campaign, which is backed by 89.7 Bay. Fontana in Gozo is the latest place to get involved. Fontana Local Council has light up the […]

This Maltese motorist is having a worse day than you

A driver is lucky not to have caused an explosion after driving away from a petrol station in Malta with the nozzle still in his fuel tank. The motorist, who has not been named, had forgotten to remove the hose before driving off, knocking over the fuel dispenser. Shocking footage of the acccident in St […]

20 epic drone shots of Malta from above

  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Malta is without question one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Talented aerial photographer Alex Turnbull has captured all of the colours of Malta with a series of incredible drone shots. From the bustling heart of Valletta to the sandy beach at Golden Bay, […]

10 stunning views of Malta from the window seat

This is what you could be missing out on if you pick the aisle seat on your next Malta flight. Airline passengers have been sharing stunning aerial shots of the Maltese Islands from their window seats. The images show Malta, Gozo and Comino peeping through the clouds, with some truly breathtaking sights surfacing on Facebook […]

Revealed: Malta’s most Instagrammed places this summer

Malta has been an Instagram heaven this summer. From stunning views to grand architecture and beautiful beaches, there have been so many things to capture. Instagram vice-president Andrew Royal told 89.7 Bay: ‘Instagram is all about passion. Users tend to share photographs that detail only the beautiful moments in their lives. ‘Compared to a popularity […]

Malta smashes a massive Instagram milestone

Malta has passed a major social media milestone. The hashtag #Malta has now been used more than four million times on Instagram. Valletta’s amazing architecture, Mdina’s narrow streets, Gozo’s stunning scenery and Comino’s sparkling Blue Lagoon were almost made for the photo-sharing app. #Valletta is the most hashtagged spot in the Maltese Islands, taking over […]

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 […]

Wayne Rooney confirms his return to English football

Wayne Rooney is to return to English football as a player-coach at Derby County. He described the opportunity as ‘too great for me to turn down’. The former England captain told reporters that playing for the Championship side was his initial priority, but he had ‘always’wanted to be a manager. He said: ‘First of all […]

Inter Milan still hopeful of securing Man Utd’s Lukaku

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has revealed he is hopeful of finalising a deal for Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku in the coming days. The Italian club have been chasing the 26-year-old striker all summer. They have reportedly offered a fresh bid of around £65million for the Belgium international. Lukaku has not played a single […]

Pochettino reveals he has no say over Spurs transfers

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has played down his surprising outburst over transfers. He promised to continue working with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy in the final week of the summer window. Just 24 hours earlier, Pochettino claimed that he has no influence on Tottenham’s transfer activity in the wake of his side’s Audi Cup win over […]

Arsenal sign Saliba on long-term deal from St Etienne

Arsenal have announced the signing of William Saliba from St Etienne on a long-term contract. The 18-year-old defender will spend next season on loan at the Ligue 1 club before linking up with the Gunners next summer. Saliba was the second deal confirmed in the space of two hours by the Premier League club after […]

Ed Sheeran smashes another online streaming record

Ed Sheeran has set a new online streaming record. The 89.7 Bay favourite has racked up more than 69 million monthly listeners on Spotify. The milestone follows the release of the singer’s new album ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’. It features the likes of Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Khalid, Stormzy, Eminem, and many more. This new record isn’t the first […]

Ivan Grech to perform Valletta charity concert

One of Malta’s top entertainers is to host a solo concert in Valletta this summer. Winter Moods frontman Ivan Grech will perform live on stage on Tuesday 23 July at Ta’ Liesse in the capital. Ticket sales from the concert will be donated to the Maltese cancer charity Puttinu Cares. Ivan told 89.7 Bay: ‘I’m […]

Taylor Swift to headline exclusive online gig

Taylor Swift is set to perform an online concert in front of millions next week – and fans can watch for free. The gig has been organised as part of a Global Prime Day Concert for Amazon and will be streamed exclusively online for anybody with an Amazon Prime account. Swiftie fans in Malta will need to […]

Lewis Capaldi to headline Kew the Music 2019

89.7 Bay favourite Lewis Capaldi has been announced as the headline act one of London’s biggest summer music festivals. The singer-songwriter will top the bill at Kew The Music on Wednesday 10 July 10. Capaldi replaces Jess Glynne at the event, after the singer cancelled due to a damaged vocal cord. Tickets for the show can be […]

Tributes to man found dead at Malta beauty spot

Tributes have been paid to ‘a real gentleman’ who was found dead at one of Malta’s most popular swimming spots. Vincent Zahra, 68, from Zejtun drowned at St Peter’s Pool near Marsaxlokk on Sunday. Friends and relatives took to social media to pay their respects. One friend wrote on Facebook: ‘Greatly shocked to be informed […]