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 […]

Taylor Swift accuses her former manager of ‘bullying’

Taylor Swift has said she is ‘sad’ and ‘grossed out’ after entrepreneur Scooter Braun gained control of all her music – accusing the 38-year-old of ‘incessant, manipulative bullying’. Braun, who manages Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, owns Ithaca Holdings, which bought Big Machine Label Group at the weekend, giving the entrepreneur ownership of her back […]

First look at footage from new James Bond film

There’s been a plenty off-screen drama on the set of Bond 25 – from Daniel Craig injuring his ankle, an unexpected explosion on set and a change in director. To offset the bad press, the studio has released some behind-the-scenes footage of the on-screen drama in the new film. The 60-second clip sees Bond riding around […]

Tragedy as man drowns in the sea at Cirkewwa

An investigation has been launched after a pensioner tragically drowned off the Maltese coast. Saviour Grima, 71, from Birkirkara reportedly fell into the sea while he was fishing near the Gozo ferry terminal at Cirkewwa. He was rescued from the water and taken up to dry land where an emergency medical team tried to revive […]

WATCH: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s new song

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s new single is a prime contender for 89.7 Bay’s song of the summer. Senorita is the pair’s second collaboration, having previously teamed up for I Know What You Did Last Summer in 2015. The new track, released on Friday, charts a summer romance and mixes Shawn’s winning acoustic pop style […]

Blood donation drive to be held in St Julian’s

A new campaign to encourage blood donations is being supported by 89.7 Bay. Health officials say there’s a chronic shortage of donors in Malta and that just one pint of blood can save or improve the lives of up to three people. To help recruit new donors, the Eden Leisure Group, which owns and operates […]

Katy Perry stars in Taylor Swift’s new music video

Taylor Swift has proved that she is still one of the best connected stars in showbiz. A host of A-listers have lined-up to appear in the music video for her brilliant new single You Need to Calm Down. The singer proved her six-year feud with Katy Perry is well and truly over with Katy appearing […]

Taylor Swift delights fans with surprise performance

Taylor Swift has treated fans to a surprise performance in New York City. The singer, 29, marked Pride month by turning up at the Stonewall Inn, a bar in Greenwich Village. The performance followed the release on Thursday of her new single, You Need To Calm Down. Swift performed her hit Shake It Off at the bar with […]

Another hit music star joins Isle of MTV Malta line-up

Ava Max will perform at this summer’s massive Isle of MTV Malta cocnert. The Sweet But Psycho singer has been announced as the latest big name to join the line-up. The free concert will be held on Tuesday 9 July at the Granaries in Floriana. Ava joins Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha for the show, […]

How to get your tickets for Summer Daze Malta 2019

The first acts performing at this year’s Summer Daze Malta have been revealed – and they’re massive! Dance music legend David Guetta will headline the week-long festival from August 11 to 17. Big names such as 89.7 Bay favourite James Arthur and hip hop star Tyga set to rock the crowds at Ta’ Qali National […]

England off to a winning start at women’s World Cup

England have opened their World Cup campaign with a narrow victory over arch-rivals Scotland. The Lionesses got off to a winning start in front of a crowd of 13,188 at the Allianz Riviera in Nice. England narrowly beat a spirited Scotland side 2-1, two years after a 6-0 drubbing at the European Championships. First-half goals […]

Aston Villa sign Jota from rivals Birmingham City

Aston Villa have signed Jota from city rivals Birmingham for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old Spanish attacker has signed a two-year contract with the Premier League newcomers. He is reunited at Villa Park with Dean Smith, who was also his manager at Brentford. Jota said: ‘Becoming a Premier League player was important for me and […]

Jay-Z ‘becomes hip-hop’s first ever billionaire’

Jay-Z has been named hip-hops first ever billionaire. The rapper, 49, who is married to superstar singer Beyoncé, raked in the cash thanks to a number of business ventures including real estate, a share in Uber and a champagne brand. His empire is said to ‘conservatively’ total $1 billion, according to the business magazine Forbes. […]

Singing war hero Colin Thackery wins Britain’s Got Talent

Singing war hero Colin Thackery has won Britain’s Got Talent after his moving performance of Love Changes Everything. The 89-year-old said he was ‘astonished’ to have won the 2019 series of the ITV show. ‘I don’t know what to say,’ he told hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, as judge Simon Cowell saluted him He […]

R&B singer R Kelly ‘faces 11 more sex assault charges’

Singer R Kelly has been accused of 11 more charges of sexual assault. The ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ star, 52, was told they concern a single victim who is believed to be aged between 13 and 17. Some of the charges carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Prosecutors in Chicago reportedly […]

Adrian, Nasri and Carroll all leave West Ham Utd

Andy Carroll, Adrian and Samir Nasri are to leave West Ham this summer. The trio, along with Spanish striker Toni Martinez, will depart the English Premier League club when their contracts expire at the end of June. West Ham joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said in a statement on the Hammers website: ‘Andy and […]