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Maltese stone and pumpkins, complementary colours under autumnal sun

Pumpkin: Not just for Halloween

In Malta, a pumpkin is not just for Halloween, it’s for daily life – for stews and soups day in day out, not once-a-year lantern making.

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Being strategic

The revolution in Libya is on our back door. Does it mean that Malta is strategic again?

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Losing sight of the coast

Evarist Bartolo, Shadow Minister of Education in Malta, on the need to look at our country and ourselves with new eyes.

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The Lightness of Living

Being small isn’t all bad. In fact, it can lead to a state of commuter bliss and regular coffee breaks.

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The brave new world of shopping malls

The Point in Tigne’ is Malta’s largest shopping mall. It opened its doors to the public this week.

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Here comes the new year 2010

10 New Year wishes for Malta in 2010. Five wishes for what we want more of, and another five for what we could do without!

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Malta treeless? Think again. Because there are some worthwhile pockets of woodland that might just surprise you. Mizieb in the North is one worth exploring.

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The waiting room

Boxing Day is the start of that limbo week in the waiting room to the new year. It’s not a public holiday in Malta, but the day somehow still has meaning. Alex Grech gives a personal take on December 26.

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Longing

In the run up to Christmas, Maltese migrants start to return to Malta in their droves. It’s an annual phenomenon, made all the more evident by the size of the islands.

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Far from the madding crowds

Despite being one of the most crowded places in Europe, Malta still offers many places with space and natural beauty in winter.

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Essential Gozo: where to eat

A quick, personal round up of the best no-frills eateries in Gozo. Andrew Borg Cardona takes us through the day – from morning cappuccinos to homely lunches and, if you’re still standing, evening dining too.

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Malta Bus Blues: passenger etiquette

Malta’s buses might not be the most comfy of rides, but fellow passengers could do their bit to help us make it home in one piece. Irene Scicluna, a long-term commuter, ask us to consider our neighbours when we’re stuck on a bus – if it stops for us that is!

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Newly-Minted Photos: a cafe exhibition

Malta, but perhaps not as we know it. Two upcoming photographers portray more unusual views of Malta on the walls of Mint, a cafe in Sliema, in an exhibition starting Saturday 5th.

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Kiosks: part of the (street) furniture

The kiosk was once a common sight on Malta’s streets. Now, it’s all but replaced by the motorvan convenience food hawkers. We celebrate the traditional kiosk and find some still open for business.

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