Glass of wine or two before bed ‘can help weight loss’

Is it too early to be talking about wine? Possibly – but if you need a little motivation to get you through the day, then this could be it. If you’ve ever felt a little twinge of guilt about the calorific content of a glass of wine, then new findings from the University of Alberta […]

Angela Merkel seen shaking for third time in month

Angela Merkel has been spotted shaking uncontrollably again amid growing concerns for her health. The German chancellor, 64, appeared to tremble as she formally welcomed Finland’s prime minister Antti Rinne to Berlin. As the national anthems played, Mrs Merkel’s hands were seen to grip into fists and her mouth set in a determined, thin expression. […]

Google is tracking your every move – here’s how to stop it

It probably comes as no surprise that Google keeps track of every place you visit, using the apps on your smartphone. The information is used to give you recommendations based on locations you’ve visited, targeted ads, traffic news and help finding your mobile. But while these things can be useful, not all of us feel […]

Eleven die as skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii

Eleven people on board a twin-engine aircraft used for a skydiving jump have died in a crash in Hawaii. There were no survivors in the crash of the King Air plane on Oahu’s North Shore, the Hawaii Department of Transport said. The crash occurred near the small Dillingham Airfield, an airport on the North Shore. […]

Dogs evolved ‘sad puppy eyes’ to appeal to humans

Dogs have evolved their ‘sad eyes’ expression in order to help endear them to humans, a study has found. Scientists compared the anatomy and behaviour of dogs and wolves. Their findings suggest the facial structure of dogs changed over thousands of years specifically to enable them to communicate with humans. A University of Portsmouth spokesman […]

It takes just six minutes for a dog to die in a hot car

Animal welfare charities have warned against pet owners leaving their dogs in cars as the temperatures increase across Malta and Gozo. Experts at the MSPCA warned that the temperature in a car can rise quickly and this can be dangerous, potentially fatal to a dog. It can get unbearably hot in a car on a […]

Trump joins Queen to mark D-Day 75th anniversary

Donald Trump and other world leaders have joined The Queen in Portsmouth to remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. As well as the US President, leaders and representatives from 14 other countries joined the commemorations to honour veterans of the largest amphibious military invasion in history. Figures from every country that fought alongside […]

Mum reveals simple hack to banish house flies

House flies can be absolute pain in Malta during the summer months. But now a mum has shared her incredible hack on Facebook that will cost you literally a few 5 euro cents coins. She posted in the group Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips, sharing her quick and easy hack with all the other members, which had […]

Seven dead after tourist boat sinks in Budapest

At least seven tourists have died after a pleasure boat capsized on the River Danube in Budapest. Another 19 people – all of them South Korean holidaymakers – are missing after the tragic accident in the centre of the Hungarian capital city. An ambulance spokesman said that 14 people were pulled from the water. In […]

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington checks into rehab

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked into rehab for stress and drinking too much. The London-born actor, who played Jon Snow in the fantasy series, was said to be dealing with a number of ‘personal issues’ at a health retreat in Connecticut. Kit is reported to have checked into the luxury centre days […]

10 of the greatest Grumpy Cat memes ever

The world is mourning an internet legend. Grumpy Cat, the feline whose dour expression launched countless memes, died from complications related to a urinary tract infection. She was 7 years old. Grumpy, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, first rose to internet glory in 2012. Tabatha, Bryan and Chrytal, the pet’s owners, said that she […]

Kim Kardashian announces name of fourth child

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have revealed the name of their fourth child. Psalm West was born to a surrogate mother on May 9. Reality star Kim, 38, posted a screenshot of a text message she had sent to Kanye on Instagram. The message read: ‘Beautiful Mother’s Day with the arrival of our fourth child […]

Urgent warning issued to WhatsApp users: here’s what to do

WhatsApp users have been urged to update their app immediately after it was hit by one of the worst security bugs ever seen. The flaw allows the app to be attacked by just leaving a missed call. Once hit, your smartphone is compromised without you even knowing it. The technology to use the attack appears […]

Three-eyed snake found on roadside in Australia

A three-eyed snake has been found by the road in Australia. Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife found the reptile near the small town of Humpty Doo. Sharing the snaps on their Facebook page, they said: ‘The three-eyed snake warns The Dry is coming!’ Rangers say the snake measured around 40cm and was a juvenile. X-rays […]

Parents ‘don’t realise how fat their children are’

Malta has one of the worst child obesity rates in the world, with more than 40% of Maltese children classed as officially obese. But now a new study claims parents often underestimate how fat their children are. Researchers found that mums and dads often use words such as ‘chubby’, ‘solid’ and big boned’ rather than […]

VOOMQUEST Enemed UIM V2 World Powerboat Championship is back

Following last year’s successful launch of a new class of powerboat racing and after being awarded the title of World Championship by the UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) last October, VOOMQUEST is organising the second V2 World Powerboat Championship, under the supervision of the UIM). The 2019 Championship will see its first Grand Prix taking place […]