“We lie in our bed trembling at night, it’s hell here”: residents are tired of traffic nuisance (Inland)

The residents of the Provinciebaan are complaining about the poor condition of the road. Alderman of Mobility Jasmien Jaques (N-VA) is aware of the situation: “The street is on our to-do list.” — ©  lvi Laarne/Wetteren – The fact that local resident Pieter (40) enforced in court that the Flemish government should tackle the ‘trembling’ … Read more

Lots of nature and deer, which means a higher risk of ticks: “Make sure you have tick tweezers at home” (Hoeilaart)

“Enjoy nature, but be aware that there are ticks and take precautions,” says Frank Vermoesen, chairman of Natuurpunt Meise. — © jhw Tervuren/ Hoeilaart – In the periphery around Brussels, Tervuren and Hoeilaart appear to be the municipalities with a greatly increased risk of ticks, according to data from the Flemish government. Natuurpunt argues that … Read more

Especially in Meise you have to watch out for ticks: “But that is no reason to avoid the municipality” (Meise)

Natuurpunt: “Just take your precautions: ticks are really everywhere” “Enjoy nature, but be aware that there are ticks and take precautions,” says Frank Vermoesen, chairman of Natuurpunt Meise. — © jhw girl – In the periphery around Brussels and the Pajottenland, Meise, Tervuren and Hoeilaart are the only three municipalities with a significantly increased risk … Read more

Conner Rousseau himself has to come and resolve an argument in the local Vooruit department: board member accuses ships of backroom politics, deception and racism (Torhout)

Ships Paul Dieryckx (bottom left) and his successor Ine Debruyne are attacked in a pamphlet by board member Frank Verhoye. None other than national Vooruit chairman Conner Rousseau must now put things in order. — ©  mvn, if Torhout – National Vooruit chairman Conner Rousseau will go to Torhout on Monday to resolve a protracted … Read more

“It hurts to see the flowers disappear for my deceased wife every time”: Jeroen (44) begs for extra checks after years of thefts in the cemetery (Jabbeke)

Jeroen and daughters Pauline and Charlotte visit the grave of their deceased mother. “I have already lodged a complaint with the police three times.” — © jro jabbeke – Visitors to the municipal cemetery in Jabbeke are angry. For weeks, months and even years, flowers have been stolen from the graves of their loved ones. … Read more

This is the youngest entrepreneur in the country: “There are no fixed prices” (Ypres)

Also this Easter holidays you did not find eight-year-old Wannes on the playground or the sports hall, but in the canals along the side of the road. There he goes in search of waste, which he processes into art. Before that, the young Ieperling even set up his own company. “I have already hidden business … Read more

Professional cyclist Yves Lampaert opens his own padel club: “I want to give something back to the sport”

Yves Lampaert opens his own padel club Padelpoint Hulste with two friends. Their friends, such as Frederic Vandervoorden, are also eager to hit a ball close to home. — © Ludo Ostijn Hulste/Oostrozebeke – Professional cyclist Yves Lampaert (31) starts his own padel club in Hulste together with two friends. The club near the tennis … Read more

How the great liberator ends up as a poor bartender: the unlikely life story of General Maczek (Tielt)

Tielt honors his only honorary citizen with an exhibition about his life General Maczek was much loved by his troops, but after the war things did not go so well for him. — © Tielt City Archives Tielt – On Thursday 31 March, on the day of his 130th birthday, an exhibition about the Polish … Read more

Café boss who refused to use corona pass and mouth masks receives a full blow from judge: “Pseudo-legal ravings” (Bruges)

Café boss Hans Blanckaert was not allowed to attend his case in court at a previous hearing because he did not want to wear a mouth mask. — ©  if Brugge – Hans Blanckaert, owner of catering business Kingsclub in Bruges, has been sentenced to fifteen days in prison and a fine of 6,000 euros … Read more

State Secretary De Bleeker arms ZAVO students against fraudulent practices (Zaventem)

State Secretary De Bleek stood in front of the class in the ZAVO on Wednesday. — © IF Zaventem – State Secretary for Consumer Protection Eva De Bleeker (Open VLD) stood in front of the class in the ZAVO on Wednesday morning. She made fifth and sixth year students aware of their rights as consumers. … Read more