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Halloween cupcakes
Food 28-10

It’s Halloween once again and time to put ones artistic skills together with culinary competence. As trick or treating is becoming more and more popular in Malta, make some delicious treats yourself to scare the little ones. Here are some of Pippa Mattei's ideas that you and maybe your children or grandchildren will have lots of fun trying out. 

[WATCH] Emergency contraception set to be available at Mater Dei for rape victims
Health 28-10

Health minister Chris Fearne says emergency contraception will be made available at Mater Dei for rape victims, once it has been licensed by the Medicines Authority

An adventure through Noosa, Australia
Travel 28-10

The town of Noosa Heads is a really trendy, surfer styled and prosperous place

[WATCH] Ban on smoking in cars carrying minors will include electronic cigarettes
Health 25-10

Motorists caught smoking with minors in car will risk being slapped with a €50 fine, law to come into force as of January

Karin Grech and Gozo General Hospital Nurses in Boston for training
Health 24-10

Training exchange part of an agreement signed last November between Vitals Global Healthcare and Partners HealthCare International


Pan-fried chicken thighs with an Iranian walnut sauce
Food 22-10

Chicken is an easy go-to recipe for mid-week meals but it can get boring at times. Michael Diacono simply pan-fries some chicken thighs and serves them with a Middle Eastern-inspired sauce with ground walnuts, spices and pomegranate. 

Muhammara roasted pepper dip
Food 22-10

Are you tired of the same old dips you serve before a meal? Michael Diacono makes this classic Levantine dip using roasted bell pepper and walnuts. It is really easy to make so you can concentrate your efforts on preparing the main dish without sacrificing flavour in this wonderful pre-dinner dip. Alternatively you can serve this as a starter with a number of other Middle Eastern dips such as hummus and baba ganoush. 

Tobacco industry supports ban on smoking in vehicles with children
Health 21-10

The Tobacco Industry Advisory Council has come out in full support of the  ban on smoking in vehicles where children are present

Perfect fish and chips with mushy peas
Food 21-10

Fish and chips is fast-food heaven. Made with this delcious Guinness batter makes it even more so. Pippa Mattei's recipe takes the fast out of fast-food for a lovingly-made comfort dish. 

Lake Iseo: a quick, green getaway
Travel 21-10

Lake Iseo is a smaller scale, less commercial version of Garda with breath-taking views but less tourist-traffic • Andrea Said

The Maltese are Europe’s most obese, body mass index data confirms
Health 20-10

European Health Interview Survey: Almost one adult in four in Malta is considered obese, share of obesity increases with age and decreases with education level

Two die of AIDS in 2016; 317 new STD cases so far
Health 19-10

In response to parliamentary questions put to him, health minister Chris Fearne reveals that two foreigners have died of AIDS in 2016 so far

Alcohol abuse: 298 people admitted to Mater Dei in first eight months of 2016
Health 19-10

Health minister Chris Fearne says that between January and September 2016, 298 people were admitted to Mater Dei Hospital suffering from one-off intoxication to alcohol abuse and liver damage

Health privatisation: commercially sensitive parts censored as contracts are tabled in parliament
Health 19-10

Contracts with private hospitals tabled in Parliament, commercially sensitive parts censored out • Doctors' union disappointed that large amounts of the contracts are missing

368 cancer victims between January and May
Health 18-10

Figures published in parliament reveal that 368 people have died of cancer in the first five months of 2016

Apple and prickly pear crumble
Food 15-10

Michael Diacono gives a traditional English apple crumble a Mediterranean twist by flambéing the apples in prickly pear liqueur and adding some prickly pear jam. 

Pork fillet with prickly pear jam
Food 15-10

Pork goes well with fruit. Think applesauce. Michael Diacono makes a pork recipe with an unlikely fruit – the prickly pear – using prickly pear jam as well as the juice of the prickly pear for a sweet and sticky sauce. 

Prickly pear jam
Food 15-10

Prickly pears are falling off the cactus these days. Harvest the fruit and make it into jam to save for a rainy day when hot summer days seem far away. 

Brussels commemorates slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia
MaltaToday asked people in Valletta today how they felt about Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination
Customs Department destroys counterfeit shoes (Footage: Customs Department)
Adrian Delia calls for Prime Minister’s resignation over Caruana Galizia murder