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14-08-30

World Cup fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands first modelling assignment

Seventeen-year-old Belgian Axelle Despiegelaere, who became famous after being repeatedly photographed in the stadium at one of this year’s World Cup games in Brazil, has cinched her first assignment as a professional model, working together with Belgian celebrity photographer Henk Van Cauwenbergh...

Electricity consumption in Belgium on the decline

Last year, 80.6 terawatt-hours of electricity were consumed in Belgium, less than previous years, according to figures from the Belgian energy regulators. In 2012, 81.6 terawatt-hours were reportedly used, while three years ago this number was as high as 83.3 terawatt-hours, reports Het Laatste...

Enquiry demanded into World Cup spending

Red Devils coach Marc Wilmots has demanded a thorough enquiry into allegations of financial mismanagement by senior members of the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) at the World Cup in Brazil earlier this summer. One of the major items involves a bill of €300,000 due for reservations for...

Belgian Syria fighter Jejoen knew James Foley

Jejoen Bontinck, the teenager who traveled from his home in Antwerp last year to fight alongside Syrian rebels, spent time in prison with James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded last week by Jihadist militants of the Islamic State (IS). The news was reported VTM on Monday and...

Turn off lights to cut consumption, urges BBL

Demand for electricity in Belgium this winter could be reduced by 800 megawatts just by turning off unnecessary lighting in schools, offices, hospitals and office buildings, according to a study by the environmental organisation Bond Beter Leefmilieu (BBL). The measure, which would have no...

Antwerp named world’s most beautiful station

Antwerp’s Central Station was recently rated number one in a list of the world’s most beautiful train stations, according to the British-American independent news website Mashable. In the article, ‘ All Aboard! 12 Beautiful Railway Stations From Around the World ’, writer Dennis Green explains that...

Lidl to launch fashion range in Belgium

Starting in 2015, supermarket chain Lidl will launch a new clothing line in Belgium. Last week it was announced that the German global discount chain would begin selling clothing in the UK, followed by the Netherlands in September and in Belgium from early next year. Lidl has always sold some kind...

Brussels Airport calls flight routes proposal "unacceptable"

Brussels Airport’s management company has described as “unacceptable” a proposal by federal transport minister Catherine Fonck that would see the airport’s capacity cut in half. Fonck is facing the impossible task of complying with a court ruling to scrap two flight routes for aircraft taking off...

Government measures minimise risk of power cuts

The country faces a real risk of electricity shortages this winter as a result of three nuclear power plants being out of action, but the risk is minimised by measures the government has taken over the last few years, according to federal energy minister Catherine Fonck (pictured). She was...

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