Flemish city tells vegetarian picnic to serve meat

Flemish city tells vegetarian picnic to serve meat

Organisers are not happy after the city council of Diksmuide (West Flanders) issued an order that an annual Fair Trade picnic in the town serve meat for the first time.

De Lijn provides free buses for admirers of the hyacinths in Hallerbos

De Lijn provides free buses for admirers of the hyacinths in Hallerbos

The Flemish public transport company, De Lijn, is providing a free bus service from Saturday 13 April to enable visitors to admire the wild hyacinths in the Hallerbos in Flemish Brabant.

Grindr message threatens attack on gay bars in Ostend

Grindr message threatens attack on gay bars in Ostend

A message posted on the Grindr dating app on Tuesday night spoke of the threat of an attack on gay bars in Ostend on the Belgian coast.

Judicial system is out on strike, calling for more resources

Judicial system is out on strike, calling for more resources

At 1130 this morning, magistrates, clerks and prosecutors across Belgium laid down their pens and went on strike, in protest at the lack of government funding which in some areas is preventing the system from operating properly.

Explosions in Antwerp: a war between drugs clans?

Explosions in Antwerp: a war between drugs clans?

The recent wave of explosions in Antwerp is almost certainly a sign of a clash between rival drugs clans, according to city mayor Bart De Wever. But he also blamed drugs users who help maintain the gangs in existence.

Circular sent to schools to cover young climate marchers

Circular sent to schools to cover young climate marchers

A circular meant to protect young people who skip school to march for the climate has been sent to all French-speaking schools in Belgium, Sudpresse newspapers reported on Tuesday.

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