Parks, cemeteries will be closed on Thursday

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 17:00
Parks and cemeteries managed by the City of Brussels will be closed to the public from noon on Thursday due to the stormy winds forecast by the Royal Meteorological Service (IRM).
The Brussels Fire Brigade conducted 115 interventions linked to overnight thunderstorms from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, the service’s spokesman, Walter Derieuw, said on Wednesday.
Two young women who attended the Tomorrowland Festival in Boom were taken to hospital after consuming drugs and died a few days later, the VRT TV station reported on Saturday evening, quoting well informed sources.
The renovation of the Law Courts of Brussels, covered with scaffolding for decades, will not be completed before 2040, La Libre Belgique daily on Thursday reported Justice Minister Koen Geens as saying.
A taxi journey between Brussels Airport and the city centre costs between €3 and €5 per kilometre, which makes it the sixth most expensive journey in Europe.
Bus drivers for the Brussels public transport authority STIB want the company to include a type of short pants in the uniform options open to personnel.
The Haren shelter for migrants was closed on the night of Saturday to Sunday due to an “explosive atmosphere”, according to a report on Bruzz radio, confirmed to the Belga news agency by Mehdi Kassou of the Brussels Citizens Refugee-Support Platform.
Neighbourhood shelter teams of the Brussels City Council are looking out for the well-being of vulnerable persons in the hot summer season under the municipality’s Plan Canicule (Heatwave Plan).
A handful companies based in the area around the North train station have instilled brightly coloured street furniture with the aim of making the quarter more inviting to passers-by.
Police have arrested four people at the Maximilien Parc in Brussels.