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Champion wheelchair athlete Marieke Vervoort dies at 40

Belgian Paralympic gold medallist Marieke Vervoort died yesterday at the age of 40 following the administration of euthanasia. The mayor of her hometown Diest, Christophe De Graef, made the announcement. Vervoort, known locally by her nickname Wielemie, is a four-time medallist at the Paralympic...

Study launched on emissions generated by scooters and motorcycles

The Brussels-Capital Region is launching a study into the effect of two-wheeled motorised vehicles, like mopeds, motor scooters and motorcycles, on air quality in the capital. The idea is to find out how damaging motorised vehicles other than cars actually are on the environment. The Bruxelles...

€4.3 million facelift for Sainte-Catherine facade

The north facade of Brussels' Sainte-Catherine church will undergo a major restoration next year, at an estimated cost of €4.3 million. The side of the church facing the Fish Market has long been in need of a clean-up, as the masonry has been blackened by years of pollution. The restoration will...

E411 car-pooling lane project put on hold

A plan to permanently reserve one lane of the E411 motorway into Brussels for car-sharing has been put on hold, after failing to get the support of the Flemish region. The experiment was launched last May by the former Walloon transport minister Carlo Di Antonio. The right-hand lane from Wavre to...

Trick or Treat with The Ghost Sheep

What do ghosts do when they are feeling down? They get in an elevator because it lifts the spirits!

Let The Ghost Sheep improv group lift YOUR spirits this Halloween weekend with a once-in-a-lifetime show blending their unique off-the-hoof talent with this eerie holiday theme!

Part-time Baby Care Wanted

I am looking for a warm, confident and knowledgeable mother's help for our newborn baby. This role would entail helping me with minding the baby, feeding, changing and taking care of baby-related domestic tasks (folding blankets, cleaning baby materials, etc). References, previous experience and flu jab are all essential. We are a bilingual family so either French or English is fine. 

We are looking for someone to work for 5 hours, 3 times a week. Preferably two of those days would be Monday and Thursday. 

Part time Baby Care Wanted

I am looking for a warm, confident and knowledgeable mother's help for our newborn baby. This would require minding the baby, feeding, changing and taking care of baby-related domestic tasks (folding blankets, cleaning baby materials, etc). References and previous experience and flu jab essential. We are a bilingual family and French or English is fine. 

This would be 5 hours 3 times a week at home. Preferably two of those days would be Monday and Thursday. 

Brussels DNA firm under fire for gay-determining app

Senator Stephanie D’Hose (Open VLD) is the latest in a chorus of voices to express concern about a new app that claims it can determine how gay (or presumably straight) you are. The senator has asked that an investigation be opened into the app, called 122 Shades of Gray. The Brussels DNA testing...

Your insider's guide to life in Belgium: Pick up The Bulletin's autumn issue now!

The Bulletin's autumn/winter edition is out now, packed with interviews, insight and information to help you make the most of life in Belgium.

The feature-rich 132-page magazine is on sale in Belgian newsagents - and will also be distributed at key expat community events over the coming months, from theatre performances to Christmas parties.

What's inside:

Extinction Rebellion protest: Police disciplinary investigations launched

The City of Brussels has opened four separate disciplinary investigations against police officers following complaints of excessive violence at a recent protest by climate activism group Extinction Rebellion. Up to 250 people joined a demonstration against police violence in Brussels on Monday,...

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