A world record attempt wraps up in Belgium, the new fountains on Place Jourdan stop working and a sinkhole disrupts traffic in the European district.
Here’s a recap of the news you should know in Belgium this morning:
Inspectors from the federal food safety agency this week carried out spot-checks on around 20 of the 30 food trucks serving food to the public at the Brussels Summer Festival. Read more.
The ten illuminated fountains – part of a 14-month project on the Place Jourdan – are unable to work due to a fault in the system causing water pressure too low to pump. The fountains were meant to refer to the ‘brookelaer’ stream that used to flow there. Read more.
A sinkhole in rue Belliard between the Parc Léopold and the Cinquantenaire park has disrupted local traffic but is not a danger to residents. Read more.
Sixteen countries, six days, and a total of more than 2,200km cycled. He covered more than 300km a day and only slept three to four hours per night. He beat the previous record of fourteen countries in seven days set by Polish cyclist Marek Dzienisiuk. Read more.
A total of 23,443 requests to the Foreign Office for international protection were filed in 2018, an increase of 19% compared to the previous year. Read more.
A nine-year-old girl required firefighter assistance on Sunday night after she became trapped in a washing machine in Schaerbeek. Read more.
The City of Namur commemorated on Sunday the 75th anniversary of the bombing committed by mistake by US aircraft. Two educational plates were notably inaugurated at the Belgrade cemetery, where lie many victims. Read more.
The Brussels Times