Thundersnow warning as temperatures plunge across UK

Thundersnow could strike much of Britain this week as temperatures plummet below zero and forecasters issue ice warnings for large swathes of the country. Weather alerts for snow and ice have been issued by the Met Office for most of UK, with freezing conditions likely to cause disruption for road and rail users on Tuesday morning. Forecasters […]

First snow of 2019 hits Britain as temperatures plunge

Snow has hit the length and breadth of Britain. Several millimetres of the white stuff fell in a matter of minutes in Buckinghamshire all the way up to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Edinburgh. Forecasters warned some roads and railway lines were likely to be affected with longer journey times expected by bus and train, causing social media […]

Sir Billy Connolly opens up about his love for ‘wee Gozo’

Gozo‘s most famous resident has spoken about his love for ‘the wee island’ in a new BBC documentary series. Sir Billy Connolly revealed he ‘fuels up’ on sunshine at his home in Sannat, after doctors told him that vitamin D can help combat the effects of Parkinson’s disease. He explained: ‘I took advice to scale […]

Brits will have to pay €7 to enter Malta after Brexit

British holidaymakers will have to pay €7 to visit Malta if Brexit goes ahead. The new fee will take effect in 2021, as soon as the EU’s free movement laws no longer apply in the UK. The European Commission also confirmed that Brits will have to complete a European Travel Information and Authorization System application […]

Sir Kenny Dalglish ‘humbled’ after receiving knighthood

Sir Kenny Dalglish has revealed he feels ‘humbled’ to receive a knighthood. The football legend was honoured for supporting Liverpool fans during their darkest hour. The former player and manager helped dozens of families in the aftermath of the Hillsborough football disaster in 1989. Sir Kenny was born in Glasgow in 1951 and went on […]

Malta to slash the legal drink-driving limit

New laws are being drawn up to reduce the legal drink-drive limit in Malta following the success of 89.7 Bay’s nationwide ‘Don’t Risk‘ public awareness campaign. The change will slash the legal alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood. Campaigners believe the new limit will cut the number of deaths and […]

Tributes paid to Maltese teacher killed in road smash

Tributes have been paid to a Maltese teacher who was killed in a horror road crash in the north of Scotland. Frances Patanè, who had moved from Malta to Sicily to teach English, was on holiday in the Highlands when the accident happened, killing five people. She was described by friends on social media as […]

Survivor tells of shock after Malta tour bus crash

A survivor of the Malta tour bus crash has told how passengers screamed in panic when it hit a tree. Michael Henderson, who is on holiday in Malta from Aberdeen, said it ‘all happened in a split second’. He has been left partially deaf by the accident and suffered cracked ribs and head injuries. His […]

Maltese pipers to perform at ‘the greatest show on Earth’

Maltese pipers will take part in this summer’s spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Members of the Wallace Pipes and Drums, based in Zurrieq, will perform in front of tens of thousands of spectators on the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. The event, described as ‘the greatest show on Earth’, is also broadcast worldwide to an annual television […]