Valletta ‘one of the best-value city breaks’ in Europe

Valletta has been ranked as one of the best-value city breaks in Europe. Malta’s capital city was found to be significantly less expensive than the likes of Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Rome and Barcelona. Post Office Travel Money surveyed the price of 12 typical items across 36 European cities. The list included the cost of things […]

The 10 funniest jokes from the Edinburgh Festival 2019

A pun about vegetables has been named as the best joke at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the largest arts festival in the world. Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel was crowned the winner by comedy channel, Dave. He said he was delighted his one-liner had won the prize. Olaf added: ‘It’s been really good fun, […]

Engineer builds 4.7-metre Lego model of Forth Bridge

An engineer has constructed a Lego model of the world-famous Forth Bridge in a bid to get it made into an official product. Mike Dineen used around 3,000 bricks to build the structure over four months and has now submitted the design to the toy company’s website. The 41-year-old is now hoping to get 10,000 […]

Revealed: The happiest UK cities to live and work in

Brighton and Swansea have topped the list of the UK’s happiest cities to live and work in. The study revealed 86.4 per cent of professionals living and working in the seaside city felt happy on a daily basis. The research found the happiest places were Brighton on the south coast of England, followed by Swansea […]

Revealed: Britain’s worst city for traffic jams

Drivers in Edinburgh face the worst traffic congestion in Britain, according to new figures. Journeys in Scotland’s capital city take on average 40 per cent longer than they would if roads were quieter, research by TomTom, the sat-nav manufacturer, found. In rush hour traffic, drivers can expect their trip to take as much as 80 […]

Shock as Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain collapses

Jamie Oliver’s food empire has come crashing down around him with as many as 1,300 jobs at risk. The celebrity chef confirmed his struggling chain of restaurants had gone into administration with massive debts of £71.5million. The chef who built a £200 million fortune following a series of successful TV cookery shows and supermarket advertising […]

Scotland sack McLeish after just 14 months in charge

Alex McLeish’s second spell as Scotland manager is over. The Scottish Football Association announced McLeish would be leaving his role ‘with immediate effect’ after board members gathered for a meeting at Hampden Park in Glasgow. SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell said in a statement: ‘The decision to part company was not an easy one, especially […]

Trainspotting 2 actor shot dead in street in Edinburgh

An actor who starred in Trainspotting 2 has died after being shot in the head. Bradley Welsh was gunned down in a street in Edinburgh’s affluent West End. The 42-year-old was a reformed football hooligan turned charity worker. Sources said the father had suffered ‘life-threatening’ wounds to the head, reported the Daily Record. The former […]

WATCH: Worldwide party kicks off as 2019 arrives

People across the world are gearing up to see in the New Year as the final hours of 2018 pass by. New Zealand, 12 hours ahead of Malta, has already welcomed in 2019 with an impressive fireworks display in Auckland, before standout displays in Sydney, Hong Kong and Taipai. Valletta, Berlin, London, Rome and New […]

Ryanair announces a mega seat sale on Malta flights

We’ve got some great news if you’ve been thinking about booking a quick holiday. Ryanair has announced a massive sale on flights from Malta with prices starting from just €5.86 one way. The sale includes 20% off on one million seats – including trips to several European capitals and awesome holiday destinations. The routes from […]

Maltese pipers to perform at ‘the greatest show on Earth’

Maltese pipers will take part in this summer’s spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Members of the Wallace Pipes and Drums, based in Zurrieq, will perform in front of tens of thousands of spectators on the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. The event, described as ‘the greatest show on Earth’, is also broadcast worldwide to an annual television […]