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 […]

Wine can PREVENT sore throats, scientists reveal

If you’ve ever heard someone tell you that alcohol is good for your health, it turns out they might be right. Scientists have discovered that a glass of wine is a fantastic disinfectant for germs, including those that cause sore throats. The study was intended as a follow up to research carried out in 1988 […]

Guinness to remove plastic from packaging

The maker of Guinness has revealed it will remove plastic from its beer packaging. Plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap will be scrapped from multi-packs of Guinness and Diageo’s other beers. They will be replaced with 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard. The new packaging will be on the shelves in Ireland from August, while the UK, […]

Maltese girls are among Europe’s biggest binge-drinkers

Teenage girls in Malta are some of the biggest binge-drinkers in Europe, according to research. Malta was ranked in the top 10 of a boozing league table of European nations for adolescents. Some 27.9 per cent of Maltese teenage girls said they had got sozzled at least twice – more than double the number than […]