This is How Italy’s Serie A Might Proceed Post-COVID-19

  In an announcement last night, Italy’s PM Giuseppe Conte announced Phase 2 of Italy’s exit strategy following the extreme lockdown measures which have been in place for weeks. This might also shed a light on when Italy’s Serie A will be returning. In fact, individual training can resume on the 4th May, while training […]

Malta has one of the world’s most powerful passports

The Maltese passport has been named one of the most powerful in the world. A new survey puts Malta in joint ninth place in a new list of the world’s travel-friendly passports. Japan has the most powerful passport in the world, according to the index. The country scored the number one position in the rankings […]

Four brand new winter routes take off from Malta Airport

Malta International Airport has launched its winter flight schedule. It includes four brand new routes as well as several route extensions from summer. Three of the four new Ryanair services – from Paphos in Cyprus, Trieste in Italy and Santiago de Compostela in Spain – landed in Malta for the first time this week. The […]

Are we going to have a Maltese team in Italy’s Serie C?

MFA’s President Bjorn Vassallo says this is a possibility After yet again two disappointing turnouts by the Maltese National Football Squad in the EURO 2020 qualifiers experts are pleading the MFA to find an immediate solution. In an interview with NET TV’s Replay, Malta Football Association president Bjorn Vassallo revealed that there are ongoing talks […]

Couple face jail for taking sand from Sardinia beach

We’ve all been tempted to bring a little bit of paradise home from our holidays. But the urge has backfired on a French couple, who are facing up to six years in prison for removing sand from a beach in Sardinia. They allegedly ‘stole’ around 40kg of sand from Chia beach on the Mediterranean island. […]

Giuseppe Conte resigns as Italy’s Prime Minister

Italy’s Prime Minister has announced he will resign. Giuseppe Conte made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon after delivering a blistering attack against his coalition partner and Matteo Salvini. It comes after interior minister Mr Salvini, pictured below, tabled a no confidence motion against the prime minister, withdrawing support for the populist government. In response, Mr […]

Italian Olympic swimming hero rescues drowning man

An Italian Olympic swimmer has been hailed a hero after he rescued a drowning man off the coast of Sardinia. Filippo Magnini, 37, was relaxing with his girlfriend when he heard cries for help and launched into action. The former world champion swimmer stepped in to save Andrea Benedetto, who had reportedly been floating on […]

Malta named one of the best value holiday spots of 2019

Malta has been named one of the best value destinations for a beach holiday this summer. Malta ranked in eighth position in the value league ahead of Majorca, Corfu, Nice, Lisbon, Ibiza and Sorrento. Sunny Beach in Bulgaria topped the list for 2019, with the Algarve in Portugal following close behind. Post Office UK released […]

Italy wins bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in 2026. The International Olympic Committee voted by 47 votes to 34, in favour of Italy’s bid to stage the games rather than Stockholm in Sweden. Ice hockey and skating will be held in Milan and most of the skiing events will take place in the resort of […]

World Rugby scraps plans for global Nations Championship

World Rugby has abandoned plans for a new Nations Championship after failing to gain the required support. The governing body needed unanimous approval from the 10 unions that make up the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship and Europe’s Six Nations. World Rugby says there was a ‘lack of consensus on key issues’ including the tournament’s format. […]

Milan appoint Marco Giampaolo as manager

Milan have officially appointed former Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo as their new Coach on a two-year contract with option for a third. He terminated his contract with Samp by mutual consent after three seasons and put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Milanello, believed to be worth €2m per term. A statement read: […]

Totti leaves Roma after 30-years with the club

Francesco Totti has hit out at the Roma hierarchy after ending a 30-year association with the club. The 42-year-old former Giallorossi captain claimed his views were not taken into consideration as he stepped down as a director. Totti took up a role on the club’s management two years ago after retiring as a player. Speaking […]

Rome bans tourists from going topless and eating messy food

Rome is cracking down on bad tourist behaviour. The Italian capital city has come up with a series of new rules that cover everything from eating in public to paddling in water fountains. Men have been banned from going topless in public and the practice of attaching ‘love padlocks’ to bridges is also a no-no, […]

Inter Milan star pays for migrant girl’s school lunches

A millionaire Italian footballer has stepped in to pay for a migrant girl’s school lunches because her family cannot afford to pay for the school meal fees. Inter Milan star Antonio Candreva came forward after he learned the eight-year-old child was in tears when she was forced to eat tuna on crackers instead of the […]

People in Malta are ‘living longer than ever’

People in Malta can expect to live to a ripe old age, according to a health study by the European Commission. It said that the average person in Malta can expect to live until they are at least 82 years old – three years more than in 2000. The Maltese life expectancy figure is also higher than […]

How to get Ed Sheeran tickets for his 2019 tour

89.7 Bay favourite Ed Sheeran has announced a fresh set of European tour dates. The singer will perform in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russia, Hungary and the UK, starting in May. Here’s everything you need to know about the tour plus how to get tickets: Which festival is Ed Sheeran headlining? The 27-year-old will […]