Seven dead after tourist boat sinks in Budapest

At least seven tourists have died after a pleasure boat capsized on the River Danube in Budapest. Another 19 people – all of them South Korean holidaymakers – are missing after the tragic accident in the centre of the Hungarian capital city. An ambulance spokesman said that 14 people were pulled from the water. In […]

ITV axes Jeremy Kyle Show following guest’s death

The Jeremy Kyle Show has been permanently axed by ITV after the death of a guest. ITV confirmed the news in a statement following widespread calls to take the programme off the air permanently. The broadcaster’s chief executive Carolyn McCall said: ‘Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The […]

Tributes to schoolboy who died after falling into sea

Tributes have been paid to a ‘happy, polite’ schoolboy who died after falling into the sea off the coast of North Wales. Dillan Brown, 13, is understood to have slipped, hit his head, and plunged into the water while playing with a friend off the coast of North Wales. Police said a teenager, from Llandudno, […]

Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies aged 74

Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew has been remembered as a ‘kind and gentle man’ and the ‘gentlest of giants’ by his co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill following his death aged 74. The British-American actor, who was 7ft 3in, was known for playing Chewbacca in the sci-fi films, the hairy Wookiee character who was a […]

Ed Sheeran enters chart of most popular funeral songs

The most popular songs played at funerals have been revealed – with no traditional hymns in the top 10 for the first time. Frank Sinatra’s My Way topped the chart followed by Time To Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. Over The Rainbow by Eva Cassidy came third. New entries in this year’s […]

Tributes paid to young woman killed in Marsa crash

Tributes have been paid to a ‘lovely and sociable’ woman who died in a horror road accident in Marsa. Laura Paffenholz, 23, died when she was hit by a lorry near the Addolorata Cemetery at around 10.45pm on Saturday night. She had been riding pillion on the back of her Maltese boyfriend’s motorbike when it […]

Experts say this is the healthiest diet to follow

Just say no to junk food. Unhealthy eating now claims more lives than tobacco, according to new findings published in The Lancet. They revealed that one in five deaths a year, or 11 million worldwide, are a result of a bad diet. The researchers used nearly 20 years of data from 195 countries, including Malta. They said […]

Sister of One Direction singer Louis dies aged 18

Louis Tomlinson’s sister Felicite has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest at the age of 18. She passed away at her flat in west London, on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency services attended the residence following reports of a female in cardiac arrest. In a statement, the London Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 12.51pm. […]

Beverly Hills 90210 actor Luke Perry dies after stroke

Luke Perry – best known as the heartthrob who rose to fame on Beverly Hills 90210 – has died days after suffering a massive stroke. The actor, who played rebel Dylan McKay in the hit TV series was 52. He was rushed to hospital in California last week following a stroke at his Los Angeles […]

The Prodigy singer Keith Flint dies age 49

Tributes have been paid to The Prodigy star Keith Flint after he was found dead at home. He was 49. The dance act’s frontman – who became a household name with the group’s 1996 number one hit Firestarter – was discovered at his house in Essex on Monday morning. The band confirmed Flint took his […]

Tragedy as pensioner dies in horror house fire in Msida

Tributes have been paid to a pensioner who died in a house fire in Msida. Joe Dimech, 70, was found dead in his fourth-floor flat in Oscar Zammit Street near the Junior College. His wife, 66, and son, 20, managed to escape the flames but were seriously injured in the blaze which broke out at […]

Popular Maltese comedy actor dies suddenly, aged 48

Tributes have been paid to Maltese comedy actor Benny Casha following his death at the age of 48. The star of One TV‘s popular sitcom ‘Qeghdin Sew’ reportedly suffered a heart attack on Wednesday. He produced a number of shows over the years, including ‘Gawdenz Bilocca’, ‘Midinbin’ and others. He was also the managing director of […]

Horror as man dies after being swept out to sea in Sliema

A man has drowned in front of horrified crowds at one of Malta’s busiest resorts after being swept into the sea by a large wave. The 26-year-old had gone down steps close to the water’s edge by the promenade in Sliema when he was pulled under the water and dragged out to sea. Shocked tourists […]

Man found dead on building site in St Julian’s

Malta Police have launched an investigation after a man was found dead on a building site in St Julian’s. The grim discovery was made at around 6.50am off Dragonara Road, It’s believed the man fell a height of around two storeys. A spokesman for The Malta Police Force said: ‘Police went immediately on site and the motionless […]

Family pay tribute to zoo worker killed by lion

A zoo employee has been killed by a lion after the animal escaped from its enclosure. The lion was shot dead following the attack. Alexandra Black, 22, of New Palestine, Indiana, was killed on Sunday after being attacked by the lion in an enclosure that was being cleaned at the Conservators Centre in North Carolina. […]

Man’s body found after house explodes in England

A man has died after a house collapsed following an explosion in Hampshire. His body was found after the blast at around 2.30am on Thursday in Andover. Witnesses described hearing a ‘huge clap of thunder’ as they said one building was destroyed and another suffered severe damage during the incident. Neighbouring properties were evacuated. Gas […]