Three people gored running with bulls at Pamplona festival

Five people have been treated in hospital after the opening bull run of this year’s Pamplona festival in Spain. Officials in the northern Spanish city said a 46-year-old man from California had been gored in the neck in the city’s bullring, at the end of the 850-metre course. He was undergoing surgery. A 23-year-old man […]

Three dead as ‘heatwave from hell’ hits Europe

At least three people have died in France as a heatwave likened to ‘hell’ sweeps across much of Europe. Temperatures have soared to at least 41°C in some parts of southern France, with a record high of 45°C expected in the southern towns of Nîmes and Carpentras on Friday. The so-called Saharan Bubble weather has […]

Former President of Malta gets a new job in Brussels

Malta‘s former president has taken up a new job in Brussels. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has been elected president of Eurochild, a children’s rights network working in 34 countries. She said: ‘During my time both as Minister for the Family and as President of Malta, child participation was always at the centre of my endeavours. ‘I’d […]

Thousands of passengers stranded as Wow Air stops flying

Wow Air has stopped flying, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. The Icelandic airline said it had cancelled the day’s flights while completing a deal with a group of investors over raising new funds. But it later announced it had ‘ceased operation’ with all future flights cancelled. The carrier connected Europe and North America via Reykjavik, […]

EU chief shares Brexit letter from six-year-old girl

A little girl from London has written a touching letter to EU chief Donald Tusk, saying that Britain and Europe ‘should be friends’ despite Brexit. Sophie, 6, told the European Council President that although the UK will be leaving the EU, she hopes that everyone can get along. Mr Tusk shared an image of the […]

Maltese are having the fewest babies in Europe

New figures show the Maltese are having the fewest babies in Europe. The fertility rate in Malta has hit rock bottom, according to alarming population growth research from the EU. It said Malta was at the bottom of the league table with only 1.32 babies born on average for every woman. In comparison, France had […]

Maltese social media guru makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

A Maltese social media guru has been named one of the top movers and shakers in Europe. Antonia Bonello, 29, has been included in this year’s prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 List. The list features 30 extraordinary young people making names for themselves in media and marketing across Europe. Antonia, who is the Associate Creative Director at […]

The most common surname in Malta is revealed

A colourful new map has revealed the most common surnames in every country in Europe. And Malta’s should come no surprise. Borg. Yep, everybody in Malta knows a Borg. Smith is the most common name in Britain, Martin in France, Garcia in Spain, Murphy in Ireland and Muller in Germany. Artist Jakub Marian also created […]

Plastic straws ‘to be banned in Malta by summer’

Plastic drinking straws could be banned in Malta as early as this summer, in a bid to clean up our seas and beaches. Bars, pubs and restaurants would be forced to use environmentally friendly alternatives such as paper. The EU announced the move after research showed an astonishing 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away […]

Maltese named the most generous people in Europe

Malta has been named the most generous nation in Europe. More people in Malta donate money to charity than anywhere else in the EU, according to a survey. The figures showed almost three-quarters of Maltese gave cash to a good cause last year, either through donations, sponsored walks or taking part in other fundraising events. […]