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Second World War bomb uncovered in East Flanders

A 250-kilogram bomb dating from the Second World War was uncovered in Lokeren, East Flanders, during digging work in a field, police said. The bomb ( pictured ) is an American munition and was still intact, presenting a danger of explosion. The army bomb disposal unit Dovo was called to the scene...

Jewish Museum to re-open on Sunday

The Jewish Museum of Belgium will re-open its doors on Sunday, almost four months after a terrorist attack in which four people were killed. The re-opening of the museum in downtown Brussels ( pictured ) follows the introduction of a number of security measures. Police will now be posted at the...

Special Olympic flame arrives in Belgium

The Olympic flame touched down at Brussels Airport yesterday and is now on its way to Antwerp for the start of the Special Olympics European Summer Games, which take place in the port city from September 13 to 20. The “Flame of Hope” arrived at Zaventem at 11.30, accompanied by the Greek delegation...

Belgians do too little to prevent heart disease, say doctors

The majority of Belgians wait until they are around the age of 50 before going to the doctor for a check-up of their heart and arteries. That’s 30 years too late, according to the Belgian Cardiological League, which says that high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol cannot be detected early...

Table Tennis World Tour comes to Belgium

The coastal town of De Haan this week hosts the ITTF World Tour, a series of table tennis tournaments introduced by the International Table Tennis Federation. The tournament takes place from Wednesday through Saturday. About 150 international table tennis players are in De Haan to contend for the...

Belgium heads whaling committee

This month Belgium takes over the Presidency of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) for a period of two years, reports Le Soir . The IWC, set up in 1946, is the international body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling. IWC meetings are known to evoke lively...

Brussels locals breathe new life into Tour&Taxi wasteland

At one time, the rubbish dumped over the railings of the Jubelfeest bridge in this long-neglected corner of Brussels was visible from space. Now an urban park has brought new life to this entire neighbourhood in the Anderlecht canal area. “When we started to develop the park, it was horrific –...

Brussels mobility minister supports Uber taxis

Brussels mobility minister Pascal Smet has said that Uber taxis should be allowed to operate in Brussels as long as they comply with the region’s regulations. This is in stark contrast to the region’s previous mobility minister, Brigitte Grouwels, who supported the court order banning the...

New alarm signal for Belgium's railway crossings

The country’s railway crossings are to be equipped with a new alarm signal that will replace the existing loud bell, rail infrastructure company Infrabel has announced. The new signal is a pulsing electronic tone, which research in Canada has shown has more of an effect on pedestrians than the...

Tour of district for Flemish civil servants a great success

The free, guided walking tour of the Tour & Taxis district organised by the Flemish government to help its employees get to know the area around their future work site at Tour & Taxis is a great success, according to the Brussels edition of La Dernière Heure . Initially there were 15 of the...

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