Revealed: Malta now leads the world for gay rights

Malta is top of the world when it comes to gay rights. The island has been crowned the global leaders on LGBTIQ rights, with policies ranging from equal marriage to gender-neutral marking on identity cards. This year, Malta ranked more progressive on these fronts than all of the most liberal western and northern European countries, […]

Tributes paid to biker Mark Camilleri after Mellieha crash

Touching tributes have been paid to biker Mark Camilleri who died following a horror crash in Mellieha. The 46-year-old sustained serious injuries after a collision involving his motorcycle and a car on Mistra Bridge on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Loved ones took to social media to pay respects to ‘one of life’s […]

Another 12,000 cars join the traffic on Malta’s roads

The number of cars, vans and lorries on Malta’s roads has reached a new record high. New figures show that 397,508 vehicles were registered in Malta by the end of last year, a increase of 12,000 compared to 2018. The National Office of Statistics in Valletta said 77% were passenger cars, 18% were commercial vehicles […]

Maltese modeller brilliantly recreates Valletta’s ‘lost gem’

With its stunning architecture, it was once of one of the most beautiful buildings in Malta. Things changed in 1942, when the majestic Theatre Royal in Valletta was devastated during a wartime air raid. But now one of Malta’s most talented model makers has recreated the iconic building’s glory days in miniature. Robert Zammit from […]

Revealed: The 10 safest places to live in Malta and Gozo

The safest places to live in Malta and Gozo have been revealed. Fontana in Gozo once again has the lowest crime rate in the Maltese Islands, according to the latest figures. Only eight offences were reported in the small town in 12 months, five of which were for ‘minor criminal damage’. Gozo topped the league […]

Can you name the Malta streets in these retro photos?

We don’t know about you, but we love poring over vintage photos of Malta on our award-winning Bay Retro page on Facebook. From grainy black and white shots of Valletta, Sliema and Hamrun in 1905 to Malta’s first tram service from Floriana to The Three Cities, we love taking a trip down memory lane. The question […]

Malta named ‘one of the most expensive places to live in’

Malta has been named one of the most expensive countries to live in. Malta was ranked as the 25th priciest place in the world in a new survey – behind Canada, the United States, Germany and Britain. Money saving website Go Banking Rates crunched numbers from more than 150 countries to find the nations where […]

More of us than ever are using Malta’s buses

More of us than ever are using Malta’s buses, according to new figures. A record 58 million commuters caught the bus last year, that’s a rise of seven percent or four million passengers over 2018. The impressive increase in passenger numbers was announced by Malta’s transport minister in Parliament. Ian Borg told MPs that the […]

10 of the greatest Xlendi sunsets you’ll ever see

Who doesn’t love to sit and watch the sun go down? The best thing about sunsets is that you’re never going to see two that are completely alike, even if you sit at exactly the same spot every day. One of the best places to watch Mother Nature put on her nightly display is at […]

Never-before-seen photos show Malta 150 years ago

This is how Malta looked when your great great great great grandmother was alive. These never-before-seen images, which were unearthed at an auction, give a fascinating insight into life in Victorian Malta. The incredible snaps include views of Pieta Creek, several decades before St Luke’s Hospital was built on the hill. The amazing photographs were […]

Man, 69, badly injured after hit-and-run in Qormi

Malta Police have launched a hunt for a rogue driver after a hit-and-run in Qormi. A 69-year-old man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car as he tried to cross Mdina Road. It happened after 3pm on Friday. Police said the motorist fled before they arrived at the scene. The victim was […]

Malta’s number one visitor attraction of 2019 is crowned

Fort Rinella has been crowned the number one visitor attraction in the Maltese Islands of 2019. The museum in Kalkara was praised by TripAdvisor reviewers as ‘an excellent day out’ and ‘unique’. The coastal battery was built in 1878 by the British Army. It housed the world’s biggest gun to defend Malta against enemy attacks […]

Malta’s biggest fireworks festival is ‘back with a bang’

Prepare to be dazzled in 2020. The Malta International Fireworks Festival is back with a bang and promises to be bigger than ever this year. The Malta Tourism Authority has confirmed that the 19th edition of the festival will take place from April 18 to 30. Each night promises to be an amazing display of colour and […]

Malta-Gozo tunnel set to move another step closer

Controversial plans for a tunnel linking Malta and Gozo are expected to take a major step forward this week. The start of the bidding process for the massive €300 million project, will reportedly be launched on Monday. MaltaToday reported that ‘companies or consortia interested in bidding for this mega project will be invited to prove […]

Your incredible photos of Malta and Gozo this December

If there’s one month of the year when Malta sparkles that little bit more, it’s December – so it’s no surprise that we’ve been inundated with gorgeous photos this month. Our usual call for your best photos of Malta was met with hundreds of responses, and we’ve chosen just a few of our favourites to […]

Tragedy as man is killed in horror crash in Gudja

A  man from Mellieha has been killed in a horror road accident. Carmel Borg, 67, was hit by a Mercedes that was being driven by a 37-year-old man from Qormi. He dead at the scene. Malta Police said Mr Borg was run over at around 8.20pm on Saturday night while walking close to the entrance […]