Mons is embracing the future as it prepares for its role as next year’s European Capital of Culture, but it’s also steeped in intriguing history. Philip Sweeney explores its two sides
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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri admits he didn't deserve France call-up - and promises to behave from now on
Wednesday 04 September 2013
The former Arsenal player lashed out during Euro 2012
Tuesday 03 September 2013
British-educated artist, Delphine Boël, drops legal case demanding DNA samples from two of Albert II's acknowledged children
Sunday 01 September 2013
'I dislike how photography mostly gets used to describe the tangible," says Eva Vermandel of the Instagrammisation of her medium. "Too often bodies of work can easily be described in one simple sentence. From art, I expect something different: I want it to hit me right in the gut and plant seeds into my brain."
Monday 26 August 2013
There was singing, steak and suckling pig at the weekend as the French actor, Gerard Depardieu, threw a house-warming barbecue in his new home town of Néchin, insisting it was not French tax rates but his globe-trotting soul that brought him a mile over the border to Belgium.
Transfer news: Manchester United 'preparing' a £35m return offer for Everton pair Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini
Tuesday 20 August 2013
United's original offer of £28m was slammed as 'derisory and insulting' by David Moyes' former club
Norwich City 2 Everton 2 match report: Ricky van Wolfswinkel scores on his debut to give Canaries a share of the points after Ross Barkley stunner
Sunday 18 August 2013
Steven Whittaker had put Norwich ahead but goals from Barkley and Seamus Coleman had looked to give Roberto Martinez a winning start before van Wolfswinkel header
Transfer news: Manchester United to accept defeat over Cesc Fabregas by making £23m offer for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Wednesday 07 August 2013
David Moyes looks set to raid his former club for the Belgian international as well as maintaining his interest in defender Leighton Baines
Sunday 28 July 2013
Brighton's new head coach tells Nick Szczepanik he is ready for big break and, after missile attack, nothing will faze him
Monday 22 July 2013
Tottenham have boosted their attacking options with the signing of Belgium winger Nacer Chadli.
Sunday 21 July 2013
King Philippe becomes the news monarch after his father announced plans to abdicate less than three weeks ago
Friday 19 July 2013
The new Belgian monarch is a former fighter pilot – and he will have a scrap on his hands trying to maintain the unity of this hybrid country
Thursday 18 July 2013
Football's governing bodies had wanted to be able to sell matches to the highest bidders
Thursday 18 July 2013
Wednesday 17 July 2013
It's six years since we last saw him on stage giving an award-winning portrayal of Othello at the Donmar Warehouse. Now Chiwetel Ejiofor is back and in magnificent form as Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the newly independent Congo, in Joe Wright's production of this 1966 play by Aime Cesaire about the fraught political struggles that led to Lumumba's CIA-endorsed assassination after barely seven months of power.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Britain isn’t the only country enjoying a welcome spell of balmy weather at the moment. In Belgium, too, the sun has come out after one of the most miserable springs on record, and people spent the weekend picking up some much-needed rays in gardens, parks and on beaches.
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French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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