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Proximus launches 4G in Brussels

Proximus, the mobile phone operator owned by Belgacom, launched its 4G network of high-speed mobile data in Brussels yesterday. The first phase will reach about 20% of the population, and the company promised full coverage by the end of 2015. The next stage depends on the Brussels regional...

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Culture beat – February 12

Few holidays can boast a kitsch factor as high as Valentine’s Day, which makes Neo Retro Agency the ideal party planner. The anything-but-subtle events team has risen to the occasion, putting on a host of very Valentine events across Belgium throughout the week. On the big day itself the Agency is...

Brussels’ warehouse for lost and stolen bikes bursting at the seams

To appreciate the number of Brussels’ bikes lost or stolen, all one needs to do is visit a warehouse in Schaerbeek where nearly a thousand bikes are waiting for be reunited with their owners. The capital’s location for wayward bikes is out of space, leaving officials scrambling to find alternatives...

The British School of Brussels to build major sports facility

A select group of Brussels students will soon have the chance to exercise in world-class facilities. The international British School of Brussels has received the go-ahead from Brussels’ Tervuren commune to begin construction on a €25 million sports complex. The elite private school for children...

Oosterweel Link good for traffic, bad for “liveability”

The president of the Flemish Groen party, Wouter Van Besien, has criticised Antwerp’s controversial Oosterweel Link plan because it solves the city’s traffic congestion at the cost of public health. “We have to find a solution to mobility, the traffic jams have to be eliminated, but we also have to...

Investigation into rapes by fake taxi drivers in Brussels

Police in Brussels are investigating 23 alleged incidents of rape involving men pretending to be taxi drivers. The incidents took place over the last three years in the area of Ter Kamerenbos park and in each case involved a young woman travelling home alone after an evening out in the city. “The...

MIVB to strike on Friday in protest of lenient sentence

Staff of the Brussels public transport authority MIVB will demonstrate on Friday morning in front of the Justice Palace in Brussels, in protest of yesterday’s outcome of the trial of a man accused of killing an inspector. The Brussels court found Alexandre Vander Elst guilty of unintentional...

Belgians' most famous pleasure permitted at the Olympics

The headlines covering the first week of the Olympics in Sochi have been dominated by photos of unfinished hotel rooms, faulty infrastructure, and exploding budgets, but the main issue closer to home has been chocolate. Until this past weekend, the Belgian delegation was prohibited from brining the...

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