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. […]

Malta’s Balluta Bay ‘to get a new beach every year’

Malta’s Balluta Bay will have a new beach every summer. The island’s tourism minister announced the decision, despite all of the sand being swept away by the stormy sea after just seven months. Konrad Mizzi told the Times of Malta the €80,000 cost of the sandy beach was ‘worth it’ because so many people visited […]