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  • Depression pinpointed as early indicator of dementia 30 Jul '14 Depression pinpointed as early indicator of dementia sstarckx Researchers at the University of Antwerp have found that symptoms of depression among elderly people...
  • [VIDEO] - "Something we'd never seen before here in Glabbeek" The Flemish brabant municipality of Glabbeek saw the first of two bouts of heavy Between 5 and 6 pm on Tuesday evening. However, things really started to turn bad when the second cloudburst came two...
  • [VIDEO] - "No system is 100% safe" With more than 4,000 kilometres of gasmains crossing 400 municipalities all over Belgium, the risk of an accident occuring in not small. In the decade since the gas disater in Ghislenghien Fluxys has...
  • Flemish films at Toronto International Film Festival The Flemish films "Welp" (Cub) directed by Jonas Govaerts and "Waste land" directed by Pieter Van Hees have been selected for the international film festival in Canada's biggest city Toronto.
  • Ghislenghien: what lessons have been learned? Ten years to the day since the gas disaster in the Hainaut municipality of Ghislenghien a remembrance ceremony has been held at the place where 24 people died.
  • Jewish Museum shooting suspect extradited to Belgium 30 Jul '14 Jewish Museum shooting suspect extradited to Belgium ah Mahdi Nemmouche, accused of the shooting death of four people at Brussels’ Jewish Museum last May, has arrived at a...
  • Concerns about foreign trade missions The proposal by the new Flemish Government to half the number of foreign trade missions led by Princess Astrid has met with protest from the small business federation Unizo. The daily 'De Standaard'...
  • Test-Aankoop combats ads for crash diets 30 Jul '14 Test-Aankoop combats ads for crash diets andy.furniere Belgium’s consumer rights organisation Test-Aankoop has launched a campaign to make the public aware of the dangers...
  • Study shows that lichens indicate air quality 30 Jul '14 Study shows that lichens indicate air quality andy.furniere A student theses from Hasselt’s PXL University College reveals the remarkable ability of lichen growing on...
  • Hazard: "I'm happy at Chelsea" The Belgian football international Eden Hazard has resumed training with his Chelsea teammates after his post World Cup vacation. Before re-joining his teammates at their pre-season training camp in...
  • Museum gunman to appear before magistrates on Monday The suspect in the case of the Jewish Museum shooting that left four people dead at the end of May will remain in custody and will appear before Brussels magistrates on Monday 4 August. Mehdi...
  • Ittre, a village under water The heavy rainfall during Tuesday night has left one village in Walloon Brabant submerged under in some places metres of water.
  • Union backs civil servants' concerns The socialist trades union ACOD is to turn up the pressure to try and prevent 2,600 civil servants having to move from their current offices near to Brussels North railway station to a new location...
  • [VIDEO] - Ageas must compensate Fortis investors A Dutch court has ruled that Fortis misled investors in the run-up to it's downfall in 2008. Fortis that is now called Ageas led its investors to believe that it was financially sound, while this was...
  • [VIDEO] - "When you're in trouble you learn who your friends are" The Nelis family inspects the damage caused by Monday's storm. Yesterday the water was still flooding in. Friends, family and neigbours come to lend a hand, bring food or clean up. Their support is a...

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