The largest water slide in the world is now open

The largest water slide in the world has opened for business – and it’s absolutely huge! The Cyclon opened just in time for summer at Aqualandia, the waterpark in Benidorm which welcomes thousands of tourists every year. The ride is a whopping 12 storeys high, measures 200m in length and features a massive vortex tunnel […]

‘If my children are gay that’s fine,’ says William

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed he will fully support his children if they told him they are gay. Prince William said it would be ‘absolutely fine by me’ if in the future Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, four, or Louis, one, came out as gay or lesbian. The Duke, 37, opened up on the […]

More than 5,000 turtles seized in luggage at airport

Malaysian authorities have arrested four men and seized more than 5,000 turtles from their luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport. Officers found 5,255 baby red-ear slider turtles kept in small baskets in the luggage of two Indian nationals who flew in from China. Officials said the men had no permits for the turtles and told investigators that the […]

Scamp the Tramp is crowned the world’s ugliest dog

Scamp the Tramp’s looks have made him a winner – but it wasn’t a beauty contest. The scruffy-haired, bug-eyed pooch took the top prize at the 31st annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest in California. His owner Yvonne Morones won $1,500 in cash, another $1,500 to donate to an animal charity of her choice, and lots […]

Italy wins bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in 2026. The International Olympic Committee voted by 47 votes to 34, in favour of Italy’s bid to stage the games rather than Stockholm in Sweden. Ice hockey and skating will be held in Milan and most of the skiing events will take place in the resort of […]

Methane gas hints at life on Mars, says NASA

NASA scientists have discovered surprisingly high amounts of methane gas on Mars that could indicate life on the Red Planet. The space agency’s Curiosity rover made the discovery during a routine mission, according to the New York Times. It had previously been suggested the gas came from the rover itself, though this theory was rejected by NASA. However […]

Stars pay tribute to Karl Lagerfeld at Paris memorial

Celebrity friends of Chanel’s late designer Karl Lagerfeld have staged a tribute show to him in Paris. Portraits of Lagerfeld, who died in February, lined the walls of the Grand Palais as models Claudia Schiffer and Gigi Hadid joined former French First Lady Carla Bruni and over 1,000 other mourners at a memorial service. It […]

New Zealand mosque attack suspect pleads not guilty

The man suspected of killing 51 people in a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Brenton Tarrant, 28, entered not guilty pleas to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one terrorism over the March 15 massacre. The Australian appeared at the Christchurch […]

Rome bans tourists from going topless and eating messy food

Rome is cracking down on bad tourist behaviour. The Italian capital city has come up with a series of new rules that cover everything from eating in public to paddling in water fountains. Men have been banned from going topless in public and the practice of attaching ‘love padlocks’ to bridges is also a no-no, […]

How much time do you spend on social media?

From checking Facebook while waiting for the bus in Valletta, to posting beautiful photos of Mdina on Instagram – social media plays a big role in our daily lives. Most of us in Malta and Gozo are slowly becoming social media addicts and spend a lot of time browsing online every day. But have you […]

Fans spot new blunder in Game of Thrones finale

Just two weeks after a rogue coffee cup was spotted on Game of Thrones, eagle-eyed viewers have uncovered another blunder. This time, it was the turn of a plastic bottle to make an appearance in the final episode of the series. Alert fans spotted the item during a tense scene and saw it tucked away […]

Hollywood actress Doris Day dies, aged 97

Hollywood legend Doris Day has died from pneumonia. The singer turned actress, whose films made her one of the biggest female stars of all time, was 97. Day shot to fame in the 50s and 60s as one of a handful of iconic screen sirens in films including Pillow Talk, Love Me or Leave Me […]

Jeremy Kyle Show taken off air after death of guest

The Jeremy Kyle Show has been suspended indefinitely following the death of a guest who appeared on the show. ITV confirmed in a statement it would not screen the episode in which the guest took part in filming. A spokesman said: ‘Everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle Show is shocked and saddened at the […]

Harry and Meghan introduce baby son to the world

Prince Harry and Meghan have introduced their newborn son to the world in a photo call at Windsor Castle. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have called their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. He was born on Monday morning in a London hospital. Meghan said: ‘It’s magic, its’s pretty amazing, and I have the best two guys in […]

Four die after construction crane crash in Seattle

Four people have died after a construction crane on the new Google Seattle campus collapsed, pinning six cars underneath. One woman and three men were dead by the time firefighters got to the scene. Two of the dead were builders and the two others were people who had been in cars, acoording to Seattle mayor […]

Comedian wins Ukraine presidential election by landslide

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won Ukraine’s presidential election by a landslide. He won an impressive 73 per cent of the vote. The incumbent president Petro Poroshenko got just 24 per cent. The EU congratulated Mr Zelenskiy on his election, pledging strong support for his plans to reform the country and fight corruption. In a joint […]