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 | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

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 | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

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.

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

Noam Schimmel | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Politics
Noam Schimmel

Colonisation and its impact on the colonised is rarely a topic of sustained public conversation in Britain. It is not even a tangential topic. It is simply ignored, elided with very infrequent and brief exceptions such as the one prompted now by the case of Kenyan survivors of torture and other human rights abuses of British rule in Kenya.

Belgian GP at Spa Francorchamp Inks Three-Year Deal Through 2015

Todd McCandless | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

I am most certainly biased as I consider the Spa Francorchamps circuit one of the crowning achievements of motorsport excitement and while the cars all take Eau Rouge flat these days, it is still a fantastic venue and as our own Mark Hallam points out, it is one of the few races that is still affordable to attend.

Hazard Finally Decides... But Did He Choose Right?

James Hunt | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Like a Belgian waffle and ice cream, or Belgian chocolate seashells (Guylian, preferably) and myself, Eden Hazard and Chelsea should be a perfect match.

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Eden Hazard?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Sport

Eden Hazard has finally finished his metaphorical lap dance and confirmed he will join Chelsea from Lille. A diva and prima donna Hazard may be, bu...

Ad Review: Stella Artois - Cidre 'Cidre Duet'

Josh Okungbaiye | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Josh Okungbaiye

Although Stella Artois' performance has proved to be positive there is still a lack of awareness of the Belgian cider (or cidre). Mother (not my mother, but an advertising agency) have confronted this problem by creating the Cidre 'Cidre Duet' campaign.

WATCH: What If Texting And Driving Was A Mandatory Skill For Your Driving Test?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Texting while driving is a very bad idea. You know it's dangerous, we know it's dangerous, but it turns out there are people out there - mainly under ...