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Fire brigade suspends strike action

Brussels fire service unions have suspended a notice of industrial action announced last week until 28 November, the union SLFP/VSOA said. The action, due to start on Monday, was in protest at the failure of the Brussels region to address fire service grievances – among them the continuing lack of...

BRUSSELS WINE MARKET

The Adegga Wine Market is coming to Brussels! On 16th November, Adegga will bring top wine producers from across Europe to The Hotel in Brussels giving wine lovers the chance to Taste & Buy wines for the festive season.

The wineries have been selected for their unique approach, excellent quality and great value. Many of the wineries will be represented by the producers themselves.

** The Port Wine Experience **

Make a house a home

La Fabrika 182 Rue Antoine Dansaert, Brussels Without a doubt the coolest interior design shop in the city, La Fabrika presents an intriguing mix of modern classics and young, innovative design. The shop’s focus is on Scandinavian brands, but the owners are always looking to add little-known labels...

The customer is always wrong, right?

But the full truth of this proposition only came home to me recently after I had my car serviced. The garage where I get this done once a year is proud of its 10-point customer service policy. I often read this while I wait patiently to be served. I am happy to wait. I do not expect customer...

Chaos as storm hits Belgium

The morning traffic was severely affected this Monday morning with the arrival of a storm named Christian from the direction of Brittany. The Royal Meteorological Institute recorded winds of up to 100 km/h in the interior of the country. As the day progressed, the storm was expected to die down...

Joint venture between Corelio and Concentra approved

“All of our titles will have a complete team of journalists and correspondents, directed by their own editor,” Corelio said in a statement. Each editorial floor will have a full-time chief editor responsible for each title, as well as an editorialist, chief sub and political or regional editor. In...

Politicians bike with Ironman

Flanders’ minister-president Kris Peeters and transport minister Hilde Crevits rode alongside triathlete Frederik Van Lierde, who recently won the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, on a celebratory 40-kilometre bike ride along the river Leie. The tour last Saturday started in Van Lierde’s home...

Maddie McCann appeal truck tours Belgium

A truck decorated with photos of the missing British girl Madeleine McCann and appealing for information has begun touring again in Belgium. Madeleine, known as Maddie, disappeared while on holiday with her parents in Portugal in May 2007, aged three years old at the time. The truck previously...

Ring decision splits Brussels ministers

A decision by the Flemish government to go ahead with plans to extend the width of the Brussels Ring has split the Brussels regional government, with secretary of state for mobility Bruno De Lille of Groen, who opposes the plan, at odds with his coalition colleague Brigitte Grouwels ( pictured with...

Brussels Rhythm and Blues Club

 

The Basement Apes, plus Eric Moens’ Jive

 

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