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Final rehearsals for Brussels Summer Shakespeare Festival

Summer Shakespeare: Inaugural festival kicks off in Brussels

Enjoy a double bill of original one-act plays plus the bard’s history classic Henry V in the first Brussels Shakespeare Summer Festival at the Balsamine Theatre in Schaerbeek from 20 to 29 June. During the first week of the festival, catch two original adaptations staged from 20 to 22 June. Mopsa...

Leuven team suggests three regeneration projects for Doel

Architects at KU Leuven have put forward three regeneration projects for Doel, the village on the Scheldt river recently reprieved from demolition by the government of Flanders. These include creating a meeting hall, a studio for artists, and accommodation combined with a campsite. Doel has been...

My job in Belgium: How much does a firefighter earn?

What is your job? I have been working for the fire department for 18 years, 11 of which have been as a professional firefighter. Since the beginning of 2017 I became a sergeant, which means that I am responsible for the fire service crew working on my shift. During office hours, there are also...

Are you r'Eddy? Brussels puts on a big party to welcome the Tour de France

Are you r'Eddy? Recently, this cryptic message in yellow paint has appeared here and there all over central Brussels, on the pavement of the pedestrian zone and the Place de la Monnaie among others. The reason? The Tour de France is coming to Brussels.

This year is the 106th edition of the race and it's the 100th anniversary of the yellow jersey - as well as the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx's first yellow jersey victory. To celebrate all of that, the Grand Départ this year will take place in the Belgian capital - the first Brussels Grand Départ since 1958.

Taxi driver 'stole €4,500' from passenger in bank card scam

A Brussels taxi driver is alleged to have stolen €4,500 from a passenger, in a bank card scam already known to police. Police in the capital are aware of about 10 similar cases in recent years - mostly involving passengers who were drunk or under the influence of drugs. The latest victim, 26-year-...

Primark doubles size of Rue Neuve store

Primark has unveiled a newly renovated Brussels flagship store on Rue Neuve - which has doubled in size, after taking over the former Hema shop next door. The store's surface area has increased to 3,550m² and includes a new children's clothing department. Primark Benelux sales director Kevin Tulip...

Bpost tests ‘in-car delivery’ at local company

Having packages delivered to your workplace is handy, but if, say, 1,000 people work there, it can be a rather tedious task for reception to sign for all those packages. Not to mention the lack of privacy involved with regards to your purchases. So what if that package could be delivered straight...

House clearance - family dining table, beds, furniture

House moving sale. All furniture must go.

Large family dining table €50.

Pine cabinet €20.

White IKEA bookshelves €100

6 chairs €150.

King size bed & mattress €100

Standard bed frame  with slats €40

Kitchen equipment - various prices.

Washing machine €120

Mirrors, TV stands, fireplace, mats, leather armchairs. All must go. 

All is in top condition and for sale at good prices. Come and view from 26th to 28th June. Near Diamant/Plasky area.

Other photos can be sent. 

Summer in Brussels: 19 events not to miss over the holiday season

Brussels is alive and kicking over the summer. In fact some of the city’s biggest and best activities take place in the holiday months. Here’s our selection.

13-23 June
Dinner in the Sky
Fine dining served by a celebrated chef with diners strapped into a chair suspended 50m above the Brussels canal

My Brussels: VUB rector Caroline Pauwels on the future of education in the capital

Caroline Pauwels first set foot on Vrije Universiteit Brussel’s campus in Etterbeek as a student in the late 1980s. Now she’s in charge. After a PhD in communication sciences and after leading the university’s ICT research centre for 16 years, Pauwels won the election in 2016 to become rector. “She...

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