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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

Postcard from... Brussels

Belgians living in areas completely isolated due to the bubonic plague can finally breathe a sigh of relief: soon they will be able to get online and petition to have a law banning them from writing a will struck down.

Frank Lampard and England were denied a clear goal against Germany at the last World Cup

FA expect Premier League to formally approve goal-line technology this week

GLT will be used from next season

Marouane Fellaini of Everton celebrates his goal during

Marouane Fellaini's commitment to Everton cannot be questioned says Phil Jagielka

The midfielder was booed off during the Toffee's FA Cup exit

Thrifty Swedes donate horsemeat cast-offs to homeless

Horsemeat-tainted lasagne will be donated to Church kitchen

Heather Watson’s Australian Open hopes were ended by world No 4 Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets yesterday

British number one Heather Watson admits she's 'burnt out' and will take a break

Second successive first-round defeat on the WTA Tour leads to decision

<b>Phil Neville</b><br/>
The Everton skipper was recently hailed by boss David Moyes for his longevity at the top level after joining an exclusive club of players to make 500 appearances in the Premier League. Neville himself has said he hopes to continue playing at this standard for two or three more years and with his contract up in the summer, this could be his final swansong.

Everton captain Phil Neville to join England Under-21 staff

The 36-year-old previously worked with the Young Lions in February 201

Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet agent hints at Sunderland exit for goalkeeper

Belgian stopper, who has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, forced to clarify comments

Horsemeat scandal: Birds Eye and luxury caterer Sodexo withdraw beef products

The horse meat scandal widened still further today when two more prestige food companies, a family favourite and a luxury caterer, were forced to withdraw their products from sale.

Runaway car took terrified driver through border post at 125mph

A terrified French driver has told how a jammed speed regulator caused him to career through toll booths and a national border at 125mph before he crashed into a ditch in Belgium.

Charleroi airport closed after five killed in plane crash in Belgium

Five people, three of them children, died this morning in a plane crash in Belgium.

Eden Hazard is guided off the pitch

Eden Hazard told to 'control his emotions' by Belgian FA chief

Chelsea midfielder kicked out at a ball boy in Swansea

Monica Bellucci and her husband Vincent Cassel are leaving Paris to live in Rio de Janeiro

Monica Bellucci: French tax not reason I'm moving to Rio...

The Italian film star Monica Bellucci is moving to Rio de Janeiro because she “loves the poetry of the place”.

A pair of identical twins have died after seeking euthanasia when they discovered they were both going blind.

Identical twins die after seeking euthanasia when they discovered they would go blind and never see each other again

45-year-old twins were born deaf and requested to die after being told they were both going blind

Dedryck Boyata

Manchester City recall Dedryck Boyata from FC Twente

Premier League champions frustrated by lack of playing time for defender

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