‘We will remember them’: Malta marks Remembrance Sunday

This weekend marks Remembrance Sunday in Malta, when we honour those who have lost their lives in war. Thousands of red poppies are sold each year in the build-up to the day to commemorate the war dead, while Malta will fall silent at 11am in tribute. Remembrance Sunday is always held on the second Sunday […]

Missing Royal Navy submarine found sunk off Malta

A submarine that has been missing for almost 80 years has been found – at the bottom of the sea off Malta. HMS Urge left Valletta’s Grand Harbour for the north coast of Egypt on 27 April 1942 and was never seen again. The disappearance of the sub has remained a mystery ever since, despite […]

The Queen’s Malta home WILL become a museum

The Queen’s former home in Malta is to be turned into a royal museum, it has been confirmed. The Prime Minister said Villa Guardamangia ‘had the potential to become a huge tourist attraction’. Joseph Muscat told Parliament in Valletta that the government had signed a deal to buy the building following talks with Buckingham Palace. […]

How will a no-deal Brexit affect you in Malta?

Malta has set up a special Brexit helpline amid growing concerns that the island will be hit hard if Britain crashes out of the EU at the end of the month. The service on 153 has been launched to help Maltese people and businesses with close ties to the UK prepare for the possibility of […]

Malta marks 40 years since UK forces left the island

Special ceremonies have been held to mark 40 years since the British military left their base in Malta. The anniversary parade in Vittoriosa was attended by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Adrian Delia. They were greeted by an Armed Forces of Malta guard of honour to celebrate the national […]

Malta’s iconic red phone boxes to be restored

They’re as British as the Spitfire and the old Routemaster bus. But now red telephone boxes have become such national treasures in Malta they’re to be restored to their former glory. Initially, 11 phone boxes in Valletta are being given a fresh lick of paint and some tender loving care to bring them back to full […]

Secret bunker to open for first time in Malta

A newly-discovered secret bunker will open to the public in Malta this weekend. The huge shelter was found by accident sitting underneath the former David Bruce Royal Naval Hospital in Mtarfa. It also includes an underground emergency operating theatre. Jason Micallef from the Valletta 2018 Foundation told 89.7 Bay: ‘The emergency shelter beneath the hospital […]