As blistering heat pushes temperatures in Belgium to new highs, officials are preparing to face the first-ever red heatwave alert issued for most of the country, with several initiatives rolled out for the good of the country, and even some of the animals. Read more.
As the temperature rises to unprecedented levels this week, a novel event on Facebook has led to over 20,000 people expressing their interest in spending the night from Thursday to Friday in the Colruyt fridge. Read more.
The train strike planned for Saturday 27 July will go ahead following the failure of talks between staff and management at HR Rail and SNCB, the Syndicat indépendant des cheminots (SIC) indicated on Tuesday. Read more.
If you are outside during the heatwave, there are public water fountains around Brussels to help you stay hydrated. The Brussels Times created an interactive map of drinking fountains in the city. Read more.
On the weekend of July 27 and 28, the works will be carried out over the metro tunnel and will require the interruption of metro traffic between Yser and Elisabeth, STIB said in a statement. The transport operator will take the opportunity to carry out signalling work at the Elisabeth Station. Read more
An elderly woman was rushed to the hospital in a serious condition after she was hit by a car as she was using a zebra path to cross an avenue in the Brussels municipality of Ganshoren, according to reports on Tuesday. Read more