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Saturday 05 July 2008
Sunday 08 June 2008
Tuesday 06 May 2008
A scion of one of Malta's oldest families, Anthony Mamo played a vital part in Malta's post-war transition – first to independence from Britain in 1964 and then, a decade later, from a democratic monarchy that had retained the Queen as head of state to a republic within the Commonwealth, of which Mamo was the first elected president.
Saturday 03 May 2008
Friday 25 April 2008
"Dammit, man, we usually do this sort of thing on the grass," said the Wing Commander to Patrick Gibbs when he crash-landed his Beaufort torpedo bomber, heavily damaged after attacking the Italian battleship Littorio, and temporarily blocked the much-needed runway at Malta. It was June 1942 and the island was the key to the Mediterranean war theatre, controlling the flow of supplies to both sides. The heroic defence of Malta was dependent on the fighters who warded off the Axis bombers, and the Beauforts that attacked their supply ships. Patrick Gibbs was an outstandingly brave commander of the latter, with a shrewd grasp of both their tactical deployment and strategic importance.
Saturday 08 March 2008
Monday 25 February 2008
The hunting of turtle doves and quail in spring is killing birds that have survived their annual migration across the Sahara and are returning to complete their breeding cycle.
Monday 21 January 2008
Jeremy Paxman is not known for staying silent when vexed by an issue. Having finally despaired of what he says is the declining quality of Marks & Spencer underpants and socks, the Newsnight host finds himself a reluctant flag-bearer for the legions of British men being let down by sub-standard briefs.
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Tuesday 16 August 2005
Sunday 31 July 2005
Thursday 24 February 2005
Monday 07 June 2004
Beware bouts of severe indigestion. That was the reason given by Rosenblatt Solicitors, the disappointed sponsor of this St John's, Smith Square recital, for Decca's much-promoted Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja's non-appearance on Monday. Maybe they have bank holidays in Malta, too.
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