Missing Royal Navy submarine found sunk off Malta

A submarine that has been missing for almost 80 years has been found – at the bottom of the sea off Malta. HMS Urge left Valletta’s Grand Harbour for the north coast of Egypt on 27 April 1942 and was never seen again. The disappearance of the sub has remained a mystery ever since, despite […]

10 fascinating photos of Malta as your Nanna knew it

A fascinating collection of photographs taken more than 50 years ago give us a peek into how life in Malta has changed. The never-before-seen images were uncovered in London archives of the Daily Telegraph. They feature cruise liners and aircraft carriers in the Grand Harbour, vintage buses, tourists soaking up the sun in Qawra and […]

16 astonishing pictures of Malta life in the 1950s

Malta in the 1950s was the heyday of the baby boomers. There was no longer rationing post war and the island fortress was undergoing huge social and economic change. A new Queen was in charge of the British Empire who was vibrantly popular and hope hung in the air for a new era. It was […]

Malta’s largest historic fort will finally be restored

Malta’s largest historic fort, which has appeared in several blockbuster films, is to be given a massive facelift. Detailed plans to restore Fort Ricasoli, on the outskirts of Kalkara, have been given the go-ahead by Malta’s Planning Authority. The proposals, which were submitted by the government’s Restoration Directorate will see work carried out in several phases. […]

16 astonishing pictures of Malta life in the 1950s

Malta in the 1950s was the heyday of the baby boomers. There was no longer rationing post war and the island fortress was undergoing huge social and economic change. A new Queen was in charge of the British Empire who was vibrantly popular and hope hung in the air for a new era. It was […]

WATCH: Malta gives Royal Navy destroyer epic send off

The crew of the Royal Navy‘s latest state-of-the-art destroyer won’t forget Malta in a hurry. Sailors and officers on HMS Diamond were treated to an extra special farewell as they left the Grand Harbour. The ship was honoured with an impressive seven-gun salute from the Saluting Battery in Valletta. Saluting battery at Upper Barrakka and […]

Malta honours the fallen of the First World War

Special ceremonies have been in Malta to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. The President of Malta led tributes at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice. Dozens of wreaths were laid during a ceremony at the monument in Floriana following a two-minute silence […]

Duke of Kent pays tribute to war dead in Malta

The Queen’s cousin the Duke of Kent is in Malta to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. He paid tribute to the war dead during a special ceremony at Pieta Military Cemetery. The Duke laid a wreath to honour the 1,300 soldiers and sailors from Britain, Australia, India and New […]

Manchester Arena suicide bomber had been in Malta

The Manchester Arena suicide bomber had been in Malta three years before he killed 22 people at a music concert. Salman Abedi was 19 when he was rescued from the civil war in Libya by the Royal Navy and brought to Malta. He boarded HMS Enterprise in Tripoli in August 2014 with his British-born younger […]