Belgium

In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

By 7.45pm I'm standing inside this memorial, as people do every night of the year, to remember the fallen Commonwealth soldiers of the First World War, who have no other resting place. At 8pm four buglers from the local fire brigade sound the Last Post and silence the gently murmuring crowd.

Fancy a Pint? In Search of Europe's Best Beers

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

For beer lovers in Europe, beer is more than just a frothy beverage - it's a revered elixir that has become a part of European culture, and creating the beverage has become a kind of art form. It's no surprise that Europe boasts nine of the world's 10 countries with the highest beer consumption per capita.

TV Tours Worth Taking

Andrew Matthews | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

If you ever find yourself in need of crystal meth candy or bath salts (the kind you really do put in your bath) Albequerque's got what you're looking for. Following on the heels of the likes of Baltimore and New Jersey, it's the latest in a long line of locations to milk the cult status of a tv show - in this case HBO's Breaking Bad.

Finally the Football's Back - But Will the Summer of 2013 Be Remembered as the Summer of Discontent?

Matt Dathan | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Dathan

Interestingly, it's not just the top clubs who have whipped out the cheque book this summer. Norwich, Swansea, West Ham, Southampton, Cardiff and Liverpool (yes Liverpool fans, you're not a big club anymore) have all spent more than £15 million each over the summer.

LOOK: Footballer Momentarily Shrinks

Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Sport

French midfielder Mathieu Valbuena isn't the tallest footballer around - but he's not this tiny. A bizarre photo shows him utterly dwarfed by B...

PICTURES: The World's Greatest Jewel Heists

Tom Bywater | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Jewels worth up to £100 million were brazenly stolen by an armed masked man on Sunday from an exclusive hotel in Cannes on the French Riviera, a favo...

Tasting the Benelux Countries by Rail

Stuart Forster | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

I've often wondered why rail travel provides more opportunities to converse than air travel and I've concluded that much of it has to be linked to the fact people have more space and sometimes sit facing each other during journeys. Seeing the historic Belgian city of Namur through the carriage windows, the dense forestation of the Ardennes and the skyline of Rotterdam prompted conversation among the people with whom I was sitting.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Benelux - Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg by Train

Rupert Parker | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

A gourmet train journey is a wizard idea, particularly when you get to visit three countries in six days and eat at some of their best restaurants. Departure is from St Pancras and I'm soon in Brussels, changing from the Eurostar to the local Belgium network.

Two-Thirds Of Rail Operators Owned By Foreign Companies

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Two thirds of Britain's rail operators are owned by overseas companies, leaving passengers paying high fares to boost the profits of foreign firms, ac...

Mpenza to Mirallas | A Short History of Belgians in the Premier League

Steve Towells | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Sport
Steve Towells

So what's the cause of this sudden groundswell of exciting Belgian talent? Nowadays on this small island, of course, you can't fall through a turnstile or click on a television set without catching sight of one of their gifted number; a ubiquitous phenomenon exclusive to no region.

The World's Most Unusual Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night in a glass igloo in the heart of Lapland, gazing up at the Northern Lights? How about sleeping in the cockpit of a former Boeing 747, or aboard a historical ocean liner?

Freezing Weather Causes Channel Tunnel Gridlock

PA | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

Unseasonable freezing weather and snowy conditions have continued to cause disruption, with a huge backlog of freight traffic waiting to use the Chann...

Should Lukaku Stay Away From Stamford Bridge Next Season?

Steve Towells | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Sport
Steve Towells

In many ways, Lukaku is just the player Rafa Benitez has been missing this season and it's maybe unfortunate (or just a yawning oversight) that of the three strikers the European Champions have on their books, the most in-form/not terrible is 146.4 miles away in the Midlands.

A Chocoholics Travel Guide: Five Delicious Destinations

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

The world is full of fantastic chocolate-producing destinations; my mouth is watering just thinking about it. We've only just scratched the surface, but here are a few delicious destinations to get you started on your chocolate tasting adventure.

An Easter City Break in Brussels

Andrew Matthews | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

While we run the risk of being a little obvious in recommending Brussels - a city known for its world class chocolate - we do it knowing that there is much more to the Belgian capital than the melt in your mouth, rich chocolate eggs that fill chocolatiers' shop windows at this time of year.

8 Of The Best Hot Springs For Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

One way to warm up during winter, without blowing your summer holiday budget, is to try a natural outdoor bath. From the Blue Lagoon in Iceland to...

A Weekend in Bruges

Gareth Johnson | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Bruges is undoubtedly a pretty town - ticking all the boxes that non-Europeans envisage all cities in Europe to embody: Cobbled streets; stone houses; canals and waterways; historic churches; and years of history so old that most of it is forgotten.

Sunderland's Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet Wins North East Award

James Hunt | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

He may not be mentioned in the same breath as the world's best, and nor should he be. But given he's only 24, there's every chance he could be one day.

Does Privatisation Threaten Democracy?

Darian Meacham | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

The basic questions surrounding the privatisation of the postal service are the same as those surrounding the privatisation of any essential public service. Can a private enterprise whose primary goal is to draw profit be expected to offer the same level of service as a public service whose only goal is to provide that service even if it is a detriment to their bottom line?

British Oil Executive Killed In 'Assassination-Style' Killing

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

A British oil executive has been shot dead in front of his wife in an 'assassination-style' killing in Belgium. Nicholas Mockford, 60, who worked f...

We Can't Shy Away From a Painful and Dark Past

Victoria Uwonkunda | Posted 25.11.2012 | Home
Victoria Uwonkunda

Instead of putting a kibosh on that rascal kid journalist and his adventures, let us look at how we can best use these images, and others, to illustrate and explain the complexity of colonialism, slavery and oppression in a wider context.

Challenges Ahead for the Scottish National Team

Ally Livingston | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

Scotland's failure to qualify for an international tournament in the last 14 years is not a national embarrassment. Nonetheless, the Scottish team, continually ridiculed, will find it difficulty to qualify for the World Cup. Euro qualification will become easier with the increased size of that tournament, but the World Cup may not be seen by the Tartan Army for many years.

Accomplice Of Belgian Paedophile Killer Freed On Parole

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Thirty police officers will be assigned to guard Michelle Martin, the ex-wife and accomplice of the Belgian paedophile killer Marc Dutroux, after the ...

Not A Load Of Waffle - Belgium's Premier League Stars (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Sport

Marouane Fellaini's Premier League winner and man of the match performance for Everton against Manchester United on Monday continued the good work of ...

Britain and Europe's Conspicuous Silence on the Destructive Legacy of Colonialism Part 2

Noam Schimmel | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Politics
Noam Schimmel

The repression of genuine accounting with an individual or a nation's failures and violations of democratic values and human rights leads not only to a failure to acknowledge and wrestle with historical truth.