• Hospital must pay compensation after death baby

    Hospital must pay compensation after death baby

    knokke-heist December 3, 2018 21:00 Hot Recent News

    A head physician, anesthetist and the Belgian hospital AZ Zeno in Knokke-Heist were found responsible by the judge for the death of baby Jasper. The eight-month-old boy got tubes and was operated on polyps. During the procedure, a large amount of nitrous oxide was administered instead of oxygen.

  • Brussels and Antwerp Sunday car-free

    Brussels and Antwerp Sunday car-free

    brussels September 16, 2018 17:48 Hot Recent News

    No car could be seen in dozens of Belgian city centers. Among others, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Ostend, Kortrijk and Mechelen participated in Autoloze Zondag. 'By car-free streets, cities and municipalities are not only more livable, but sustainable transport is also good for the environment and health', according to the organizers. In Brussels, the entire public transport was free on Sundays.

  • Etching by Rembrandt auctioned for 3 million euros

    Etching by Rembrandt auctioned for 3 million euros

    london July 5, 2018 21:12 Hot Recent News

    A famous etching by Rembrandt has changed ownership at the Christie's auction house in London for 3 million euros. It is a version of Ecce Homo. Then the Dutch master from the 17th century depicted the biblical story about Pontius Pilate, who lets the people of Jerusalem decide whether Jesus should be executed or spared.

  • Two dogs succumbed in car Brugge

    Two dogs succumbed in car Brugge

    brugge July 1, 2018 09:57 Hot Recent News

    Three dogs were taken from a sweltering car in Bruges on Saturday night. The dogs had been in the vehicle for 5.5 hours. A Bernese Mountain Dog had already died from dehydration when the animal was taken out of the car. A dog of the same breed was still alive, but collapsed shortly thereafter.

  • Young migrant crushed under Belgian bus

    Young migrant crushed under Belgian bus

    brussels June 19, 2018 11:27 Hot Recent News

    A young migrant from Guinea who was hiding in Brussels under a bus was crushed by the coach on a Monday night. The bus would drive to Great Britain via Bruges. Just outside Brussels, a bus driver who came from the opposite direction saw feet under the bus. He gestured to his colleague, who then braked, crushing the 20-year-old stowaway.

  • Mother (21) tries to poison baby

    Mother (21) tries to poison baby

    brugge March 27, 2018 15:21 Hot Recent News

    A 21-year-old woman from Knokke-Heist in Belgium is in prison on suspicion of trying to kill her baby with poison. The boy was given Haldol, a remedy for psychosis. The mother denies involvement.

  • Dutchman seriously injured by fall on ice Belgium

    Dutchman seriously injured by fall on ice Belgium

    brugge February 28, 2018 18:33 Hot Recent News

    A 74-year-old Dutchman from the Belgian Beernem was brought to a hospital in a critical condition Wednesday afternoon after he had made an unfortunate fall on the ice and then sank through the ice. The accident occurred in the Assebroekse Meersen nature reserve near Bruges, the Public Prosecution Service in Bruges reported.

  • Man swings with genitals for cafe window

    Man swings with genitals for cafe window

    brugge February 8, 2018 16:36 Hot Recent News

    A 43-year-old man from Bruges had to stand before the Belgian criminal judge on Thursday for three facts of public sex offense. Bahri T. stood among the window of a cafe with his genitals to swing. The Public Prosecutor demands a year in prison and a fine of 2000 euros. The judge pronounces on 8 March.

  • 'Deacon of death' gets 27 years in prison

    'Deacon of death' gets 27 years in prison

    brugge February 1, 2018 15:42 Hot Recent News

    The Belgian Ivo Poppe, also known as the 'deacon of death', has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for five murders, including on his mother. The so-called Assize Court in Bruges imposed this punishment on Thursday on the 61-year-old dying counselor from Wevelgem. The Public Prosecutor had demanded for life.

  • Process castle murder in two months

    brugge December 18, 2017 14:27 Hot Recent News

    The lawsuit about the so-called castle murder in Belgium continues on 20 February. The lawyers of the four suspects can then make their pleas. Almost two weeks have been allocated for this. The lawyers would actually argue in October, but this was delayed due to a final request for refusal.

  • Fear of sleeping Jesus on Bruges bench

    brugge December 13, 2017 11:09 Hot Recent News

    A passer-by in Bruges alerted the police on Tuesday evening when he thought he was seeing a snowman who had been snowbound and perhaps already deadly frozen on a bank in the Belgian city.

  • Police Belgium: body not beheaded

    brugge December 7, 2017 15:06 Hot Recent News

    The Bruges prosecutor's office contradicts previous reports that the police in West-Middelkerke found a decapitated body in the trunk of a car during a traffic check. 'The body did show very severe injuries at the neck,' said a spokesperson. Several people have been arrested.

  • Priest for judge in suicide case

    brugge November 15, 2017 10:06 Hot Recent News

    The 57-year-old priest Alexander Stroobandt from Bruges has to be responsible for the judge for a suicide case. He did not seek help when a 54-year-old told him about his suicide plans. According to Flemish media, the priest appeals to confessional secrecy.

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