Back in 2010 I had some exciting adventures in Malta.

That put me for a while in e-touch with the amusing indomitable Daphne Caruana Galizia – a journalist/writer who walloped all and any nonsense she found in Malta’s intricate goings-on. And she found plenty to wallop. Indeed we met in London once for a chat.

It looks as if today she was murdered in a car-bomb attack.

Just ghastly. She’ll be hugely missed.