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 […]

Engineer builds 4.7-metre Lego model of Forth Bridge

An engineer has constructed a Lego model of the world-famous Forth Bridge in a bid to get it made into an official product. Mike Dineen used around 3,000 bricks to build the structure over four months and has now submitted the design to the toy company’s website. The 41-year-old is now hoping to get 10,000 […]

Cannabis to be ‘fully legal in UK within five years’

Cannabis could be legalised in the UK within as little as five years time. That’s according a group of cross-party MPs who’ve been on a fact-finding trip to Canada, where the drug has been legal for around 18 months. In fact, Canada became the first G7 country to allow recreational use in 2018. In Malta, […]

Boris Johnson named new Conservative Party leader

Boris Johnson is preparing to move into Downing Street after winning the Tory leadership contest. He beat rival Jeremy Hunt by a clear margin of 92,153 votes to 46,656. The new British Prime Minister-in-waiting will start drawing up his first Cabinet reshuffle after getting the traditional desk-thumping welcome from Conservative MPs. The former UK Foreign Secretary […]

ITV axes Jeremy Kyle Show following guest’s death

The Jeremy Kyle Show has been permanently axed by ITV after the death of a guest. ITV confirmed the news in a statement following widespread calls to take the programme off the air permanently. The broadcaster’s chief executive Carolyn McCall said: ‘Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The […]

David Beckham banned from driving for six months

David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months. The former England captain, 43, was ordered to pay a £750 fine after admitting using his phone while driving. The father-of-four was given six points on his driving licence and banned from the roads after appearing at Bromley Magistrates Court. He was caught on his […]

EU chief shares Brexit letter from six-year-old girl

A little girl from London has written a touching letter to EU chief Donald Tusk, saying that Britain and Europe ‘should be friends’ despite Brexit. Sophie, 6, told the European Council President that although the UK will be leaving the EU, she hopes that everyone can get along. Mr Tusk shared an image of the […]

Boeing 737 Max aircraft banned from Malta’s skies

Boeing 737 Max aircraft have been banned from flying in Maltese airspace over safety concerns. The decision to ground model 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX aircraft was taken following the Ethiopia Airlines crash on Sunday in which 157 people died. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency said it had issues the directive across the EU ‘as […]

The Queen celebrates 67 years on the throne

The Queen is marking 67 years on the throne this week. Princess Elizabeth was just 25 and thousands of miles from home on a Commonwealth tour of Africa when she became Queen. She took over the throne on February 6 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI, who awarded the George Cross […]

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 an European Travel Information and Authorization System application […]

UK insurance firm moves to Malta ahead of Brexit

Another UK financial services company its moving to Malta ahead of Brexit. Independent insurance firm Robus Group has opened its new office in San Gwann in preparation for Britain leaving the EU in March next year. The new base will allow Robus to offer British customers uninterrupted access to the European Single Market. Licensed by the […]

Muscat pledges Malta is Britain’s best friend in EU

Joseph Muscat has pledged that Malta will remain Britain’s best friend in the European Union. The Prime Minister was speaking during a meeting with Theresa May at the EU summit in Brussels. The two leaders discussed the latest developments regarding Brexit. Dr Muscat said: ‘Malta will always seek the best relations with the UK. He […]

Boris returns to Malta to discuss ‘special relationship’

Malta enjoys a ‘special relationship’ with Britain, according to Boris Johnson. The British foreign secretary is in Valletta for talks with Malta’s foreign minister Carmelo Abela. He arrived in Malta yesterday evening to discuss how Brexit will affect Malta, Commonwealth issues and the situation in Libya. British High Commissioner Stuart Gill described the meeting as a […]