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By admin On 3 Jan, 2020 At 10:41 AM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

In roughly 15 months, hundreds of artists transformed a disaffected supermarket into a majo international street art. Credit: Strokar Inside/Facebook A vacant Brussels supermarket transformed into a major street art hub welcomed visitors for the last time during a unique New Year’s Eve event organised ahead of a planned demolition. For the last night of […]

By admin On 3 Jan, 2020 At 10:46 AM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

Siberian tigers in Pairi Daiza in December © Belga The news that the commune of Ixelles had issued a ban on school trips to the zoo has caused an uproar in public complaints, not least from one of the zoos in question. Meanwhile Ixelles mayor Christos Doulkeridis spent the day yesterday explaining his council’s decision. […]

By admin On 3 Jan, 2020 At 10:27 AM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

Police investigate a suspect package delivered to a car dealership in Rotterdam © ANP Police in the Netherlands are investigating a series of letter bombs delivered to businesses in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam, AD.nl reports. Terrorism is not suspected, with police working with the hypothesis of extortion. The letters containing explosive materials were delivered to a […]

By admin On 3 Jan, 2020 At 10:34 AM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

Radar shows a mass of birds rising inot the air in fright as the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve © KMI The setting off of fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Flanders caused major problems not only for pets and horses, but also for wild birds, nature protection organisation Natuurpunt reports. The organisation has […]

By admin On 3 Jan, 2020 At 10:40 AM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

De Lijn’s bus and tram services are being hit by a strike from dispatch operators over mountin workloads. Credit: © Belga All bus and tram traffic ground to a halt in the early hours of Friday in the entire province of Antwerp due to a strike, public transport company De Lijn announced. Shortly after 6:00 […]

By admin On 2 Jan, 2020 At 01:47 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

Police and fire brigade in action in Brussels at New Year © VRT The mayors of the communes that make up the Brussels region have slapped down a new call for the six police zones to be united into one city force. The idea was raised by federal home affairs minister Pieter De Crem following […]

By admin On 2 Jan, 2020 At 01:43 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

Credit: © Belga Brussels firefighters extinguished more than a hundred fires on New Year’s Eve and carried out over 200 interventions for medical assistance, including to five people who were injured after the balcony they were on collapsed. Fire crews extinguished a total of 110 fires, 82 of which was waste bags or bins on […]

By admin On 2 Jan, 2020 At 01:21 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

The 22-year-old student, Frederik Vanclooster was last seen at 3:00 AM in the early hours of Thursday morning. Credit: Belgian federal police. The federal police are searching for a man (22) who is missing after a New Year’s Eve party in Flemish Brabant. The 22-year-old student was last seen at around 3:00 AM on Steenkaai […]

By admin On 2 Jan, 2020 At 01:43 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

Belgian troops patrol in Midi station © Belga Federal home affairs minister Pieter De Crem (CD&V) has expressed surprise at a promise made by his government colleague Philippe Goffin (MR), in charge of defence, to cut the number of troops still patrolling the streets in Belgium, coming up to three years after the terrorist attacks […]

By admin On 2 Jan, 2020 At 01:04 PM | Categorized As Belgium News | With 0 Comments

The Al-Ihsaan mosque at Kolonel Begaultlaan in Leuven. Credit: Belga. The Al-Ihsaan mosque in Leuven was vandalised overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the local police. A number of people who were visiting the mosque for early prayer at around 6:00 AM discovered the damages. The main entrance to the mosque was covered in […]