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Poppies planted at Edith Cavell memorial

Mark Simmonds said: “We should take this opportunity to remember the historic friendship of our two countries and the sacrifices that we shared together one hundred years ago. Edith Cavell was an extraordinarily brave woman and gave the ultimate sacrifice trying to protect injured servicemen in...

Wage Watchers: How much does an Army sport trainer earn?

What do you do? For the last 10 years I have worked for the Army, of which the last year and a half at the Barracks in Heverlee where some 1000 military personal are stationed. Together with 5 other colleagues in the Sports Department, I attend to the physical fitness training of 600 military...

Fairtrade product sales in Belgium up 7.5%

The sale of Fairtrade products in Belgium, measured by volume, increased 7.5% in 2013, bringing the total estimated value of Belgium's Fairtrade market up to €94 million. This is evident from Fairtrade Max Havelaar Belgium's annual results published earlier this week. The Fairtrade products with...

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Injured Benteke to miss World Cup

Belgian striker Christian Benteke will sit out the World Cup in Brazil this summer. The 23-year-old Aston Villa striker tore his Achilles tendon during practice yesterday and must undergo surgery. He is expected to be out of action for at least six months. Benteke quickly became a permanent fixture...

More women tested for breast cancer gene

Forty percent more women in Belgium had themselves tested for breast cancer genes in the past year, according to Het Nieuwsblad and De Standaard . UZ Gent carried out 400 blood tests in 2012, compared to 600 such tests in 2013. UZ Leuven also showed an increase, from 570 women tested in 2012,...

Yves Leterme leaves Paris for new job in Stockholm

Former Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme will leave his post as Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for a top job at Stockholm-based IDEA, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA). Leterme (CD&V) was...

Eight flights a week from Antwerp to London

Regional airline Flybe is starting a new service offering eight flights a week from Antwerp-Deurne airport to London-Southend, an airport to the east of the British capital. The flights will be operated by franchise partner Stobart Air. Flybe Group is a low-cost airline based in Exeter, England...

Chinese president visits Ghent and Bruges

The Chinese president Xi Jinping ended his visit to Belgium with a speech in the Concertgebouw in Bruges, where he emphasised the growing bonds between China and the EU and encouraged the audience, made up of students and staff from the College of Europe, to visit his country. “The College of...

New facilitator appointed to Brussels schools

The Brussels-Capital Region has appointed a school facilitator, economist Julie Lumen, whose task is to co-ordinate the development of extra places in Brussels schools. Lumen will work for the Agency for Territorial Development (ATO) and will assist both the Dutch- and the French-speaking networks...

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