• At least 12 Brussels Airlines cancelled due to technical issuesThe flights cancelled included those to Berlin, Basel, Athens and Madrid. Anyone with a ticket on one of the cancelled flights will be offered a place on an alternative flight as soon as possible.
  • Big clean-up under way after yesterday’s stormThe Fire Service has been inundated with calls to deal with flooding and clear mud slips. The heavy rain caused disruption and flooding in various parts of our region.
  • Temporary shut down for catering firm after 64 children become illThe number of children in east and West Flanders that have become ill after having eaten food that was infected with salmonella is much greater than was initially believed.
  • PM Michel on Irish border: "What happens here will impact on us!"The Belgian leader, Charles Michel, has paid an unprecedented visit to the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Mr Michel believes that what happens here will have an impact on the future situation at Belgian ports.
  • [VIDEO] - Fresh Code Orange weather warning!24/5/18 - For the third day in a row the Belgian Met Office has declared a code orange weather alert. In an emergency call 1722.
  • [VIDEO] - Prepare well for the 20km of Brussels!24/5/18 - 40,000 runners are poised to take part in Sunday’s 20km of Brussels. Temperatures in the high twenties are forecast. Organisers will ensure more drinking water and refreshments are available.
  • [VIDEO] - Mud blanket invades Flemish village24/5/18 – Sint-Lievens-Houtem in East Flanders bore the brunt of torrential rain last night. It resulted in a stream of mud ten centimetres high in the central streets.
  • Hospital full with pupils infected with salmonellaFourteen children from schools in Pittem and Meulebeke (West Flanders) have been hospitalised with salmonella poisoning. The hospital where they are being treated is unable to accept any more patients.
  • Crowdfunding pays for Great War digExcavations at Hill 80, a front line position during the Great War, have yielded far more than was ever expected. Archaeologists set to work last April and have already discovered the remains of 67 soldiers as well as 1,500 other interesting finds.
  • Jobs boom at Zeebrugge through BrexitThe decision by the people of the UK to leave the European Union is boosting employment in the Flemish port of Zeebrugge. The number of customs officers at Belgium's second port is set to double. Also in other leading Belgian ports, Antwerp and Ghent, more officers are being recruited.
  • Brussels police officer accused of Anti-SemitismA Brussels police officer is the subject of a judicial investigation centring on alleged anti-Semitic behaviour with regard to a police colleague. The officer stands accused of insulting his colleague.
  • EC struggles to assess Belgian efforts to cut national debtPrime Minister Michel says that the European Commission’s latest recommendations for Belgium are an "encouragement". Belgium sidesteps any sanctions because the commission can't make up its mind on whether Belgium has made enough efforts to cut the national debt.
  • Belgians' faith in the EU has grownAccording to the EU’s latest Eurobarometer two thirds of Belgians feel that it is a good thing that we are in the European Union. This is up 5% on last year’s survey.
  • Ghent City Development Company in the eye of the stormOnce again there is controversy involving real estate in the East Flemish city of Ghent. In December of last year two directors of the City Development Company ‘SoGent’ were dismissed for “carelessness”.
  • [VIDEO] - Blocked drains put 2 hours on commute23/5/18 - Traffic into Brussels from eastern parts struggled on the Leuven Brussels motorway after heavy rainfall triggered flash floods due to blocked drains and closed two lanes.

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