Federal investigators raid Belgian football club

Federal investigators raid Belgian football club

Investigators from the federal public prosecutor’s office visited the headquarters of the Belgian football union in Laeken on Wednesday, according to the federation’s spokesman. Around 30 investigators also went to the R.S.C Anderlecht’s administrative and training centre in Neerpede. The visits are part of an investigation into laundering and organised crime, targeting mainly player’s agents. The investigators took away documents related to transfers, the federation spokesman disclosed. A search was also conducted in Schaerbeek.

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Nuits Botanique: Young woman injured by fall off of stage

Nuits Botanique: Young woman injured by fall off of stage

A young woman was slightly injured on Wednesday evening after falling off the stage at the opening of the Nuits Botanique, said Walter Derieuw, the spokesman for the Brussels fire brigade. The ambulance attendants requested the assistance of SMUR (Mobile Emergency and Resuscitation Service) for a shoulder problem. No fire engines were deployed to the scene. Paul-Henri Wauters, Deputy Director of Botanique, explained that the incident happened after the artist Jok’Air called on the audience to come on stage. On the way up, a young woman fell back from the…

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Flemish government warns of traffic problems as Oosterweel works start

Flemish government warns of traffic problems as Oosterweel works start

The Flemish government has warned of problems on the roads around Antwerp from next month, as works on the Oosterweel connection on the Antwerp Ring start for real. Until now, preparatory works have been taking place, but major works will start on the E17 in may, and on the E34 later in August. Those works promise to make themselves “seen and felt,” said the region’s mobility minister Ben Weyts. The Oosterweel connection, named after an abandoned village in what is now the port area of Antwerp, is a project that…

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