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Fat Boy's sports bar to close in late August

The end is nigh for Fat Boy's, one of the most popular bars for expats in Brussels. The American sports bar at Place du Luxembourg is scheduled to close in late August, when its contract expires with the building’s owner, brewing giant InBev, which has other plans for the property. Fat Boy’s...

Brussels invokes conflict of interest procedure over aircraft routes

The Brussels-Capital Region has decided to file a conflict of interest procedure against the federal government over the number of flights from Brussels Airport taking the canal route over heavily populated areas of the city. The procedure claims that a decision was taken at federal level that has...

Four kilograms of heroin intercepted at Brussels Airport

Two men were arrested at Brussels Airport on Saturday morning for possession of 4.18 kg of heroin, found hidden in their luggage under false bottoms, according to the prosecutor's office of Halle-Vilvoorde. The two men, a 43-year-old British national and a 42-year-old Irish national, were carrying...

Brussels Beer Temple architects want to add rear entrance

The team of architects tasked with converting Brussels’ old stock exchange building into a modern-day Beer Temple has revealed plans to create a new opening at the back of the protected building. The daring proposal is sure to cause a stir among all vested parties, writes brusselnieuws.be. Under...

Integrated Audi school is a success

Four years after the launch of the integrated school project, in which car manufacturer Audi offers internships to students at KTA Pro Technica high school in Halle, the company has decided to extend the agreement. For the students in the sixth year of electro-mechanics, the time they spent in the...

Culture beat: 3 July

Discover Belgian street art along the banks of Kosmopolite Art Tour until 10 July. The festival consists of 37 Belgian street artists creating collective murals, plus graffiti workshops, guided tours, music, skateboard, breakdancing and screenings. The Brussels leg of the international festival is...

Parlez-vous franglais?

Perhaps one of the biggest frustrations to the international Brussels resident is mastering the French language. Despite the fact that the city is largely francophone, in some circles it's possible to get by with a smattering of 'franglais'. But for those interested in delving a bit deeper, they...

Heatwave causes electricity prices to spike

The price of electricity in Belgium shot up to €57.61 per MWh yesterday, having stood during the entire month of June at between €34.19 and €48.46 per MWh. According to the newspaper L’Echo, the heatwave is the main reason behind the sudden spike. Electricity consumption rises with a rise in...

Scientists link immune response to psychological state

A team of scientists from the Flanders’ life sciences research institute (VIB), the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and the Leuven University Hospital have discovered a connection between psychological wellbeing and the immune system. Their findings, published by the BMJ journal Gut , are based on...

Geluck’s cartoon cat to get own museum in Brussels

A museum dedicated to the ‘Chat’, the famous feline cartoon character created by Belgian cartoonist Philippe Geluck, is due to open its doors on Place Royale in Brussels in 2019. The Brussels Capital Region is reportedly putting the so-called « 1930 » building at Geluck’s disposal. The neglected...

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