Antwerp star restaurant The Jane closed for a month after fire

Antwerp star restaurant The Jane closed for a month after fire

More than 100 clients and staff had to be evacuated on Saturday lunchtime from The Jane, the two-star Antwerp restaurant of TV chef Sergio Herman after fire broke out in the kitchen. The restaurant looks likely to be closed for a month for repairs. The fire appears to have been started when a flame from a barbecue grill spread to an extractor fan, causing severe smoke build-up, as seen in a video made by a client. At first the fire was reported as a roof fire, but fire services at…

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Woman hired Sicilian mafia hitmen to kill ex-lover, say police

Woman hired Sicilian mafia hitmen to kill ex-lover, say police

A 64-year-old woman allegedly hired four Sicilian mafia henchmen to murder her ex-lover who had stolen her jewels, according to police. The killers, all Sicilians, carried out their order by walling the man in cement while he was still alive. The victim, named as Lamaj Astrid, a 41-year-old Albanian national, disappeared without a trace in 2013. Six years later, an investigation in Sicily by anti-mafia prosecutors in Caltanissetta province led to the discovery of his corpse sealed inside a concrete pillar in a villa in Senago, a few kilometres from…

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