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  • Over 15,000 caught speeding despite warnings Police carried out almost 400,000 extra speeding checks by installing mobile speed traps on Thursday. Almost 16,000 drivers were caught red-handed in 24 hours' time, which equals some 4 percent of...
  • [VIDEO] - Boonen crashes in Ferrari at Francorchamps 18/04/14 - The Flemish cycling star Tom Boonen has made the headlines in a quite different way than usual. Boonen ventured out in his Ferrari together with his team mate Nicky Terpstra - the winner...
  • [VIDEO] - The best of architecture and flowers together 18/04/14 - On Friday, the Royal Greenhouses at Laken Castle open their doors to the public, as tradition wants it each spring. The visit combines some splendid 19th century architecture and the...
  • [VIDEO] - "Things are getting a bit rough here" 18/04/14 - Some 20 hooligans of the Standard kop forced their way into the mixed zone at Standard de Liège football club. They demanded the dismissal of Standard coach Guy Luzon and next moved on to...
  • 6 in 10 badly informed about zipper method 6 in 10 motorists think that the zipper method applies in places where it actually doesn't. That's according to an internet poll carried out by the Flemish motoring association VAB, in which 604...
  • "Belgians have never been richer" Belgian families had accumulated a fortune of 1,991 billion euros at the end of last year. That's according to figures supplied by the Belgian National Bank. The figure is 63 billion up on the year...
  • Government backs international summer schools 18 Apr '14 Government backs international summer schools andy.furniere Five higher education institutions are receiving support to set up intensive summer programmes for local and...
  • Two in five people in rest homes take 10 pills a day 18 Apr '14 Two in five people in rest homes take 10 pills a day andy.furniere Researcher at UGent this week warned the public and care providers of the effect of the elderly taking...
  • Record subsidies for sewer projects in Flanders 18 Apr '14 Record subsidies for sewer projects in Flanders anja.otte The amount of our wastewater being purified increases to 80%, but more investments are needed to meet European...
  • Opponents consider a meeting, as Uber controversy rages 18 Apr '14 Opponents consider a meeting, as Uber controversy rages ah As Brussels transport minister considers a negotiation with private taxi company Uber, Flanders warns residents...
  • Lanxess factory will close unless strike ends, company warns 18 Apr '14 Lanxess factory will close unless strike ends, company warns ah Unions at the Lanxess chemical factory in Zwijndrecht, Antwerp province, have been given a deadline from...
  • Standard stumble, fans get aggressive Things ran out of hand at Standard de Liège on Thursday, after the club only managed a draw against Sporting Lokeren in the Play-off 1 competition. Standard came back from a 0-2 deficit, but stranded...
  • "If you have tourists stay overnight, report this to the government" The Flemish government confirms that those offering accommodation through the online service of Couchsurfing and Airbnb should have a legal permit and take into account basic quality and safety...
  • [VIDEO] - Christians commemorate Maundy Thursday In Flanders and elsewhere in the world Christians have been commemorating Maundy Thursday. Maundy Thursday is the day on which Christ eat the last supper with his disciples before his crucifixion on...
  • Fourth time lucky for Liesbeth Marckx? Elections in Belgium are only possible thanks to the work of thousands of people who are told to man polling stations. In coming days countless Belgians will be informed by letter that they will have...

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