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
For nearly 20 years they have been colleagues and rivals – rising up the ranks of the Labour party from humble advisers to become two of the biggest beasts in the political jungle.
Delphine Boël, 45, wants a Brussels court to order Albert II and two of his three children to undergo blood tests to prove they are related
Delphine Boël in court bid to prove that the Belgian monarch Albert II is her father
This time, Belgium's royal family came out swinging. Crown Prince Philippe, 52, had been depicted in a book as less of a man than is needed to become the next king of Belgium. Again.
Brian Holm, Cav's former HTC team director, explains how he lured Manxman to Omega outfit and claims he'll be inspired by being team-mates with old pal Tom Boonen. Alasdair Fotheringham asks the questions
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith's department has made a formal complaint to the BBC claiming its coverage of the Government is biased, it has emerged.
Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara is confident of lining up in defence of his Olympic time-trial title on Wednesday as he recovers from a crash during Saturday's road race.
He knows better than anyone the way to crush enterprise is to have them register for VAT
City Slicker - Ghent: This historic Belgian city is making its mark on the winter calendar. David Atkinson offers some tips for visitors
John Lichfield reports from Brussels on a new world record for political failure
A new world record is about to be set for political indecision
Election sees unlikely partners begin talks on coalition – and splitting country in two
The flag tugs at the wrought-iron balcony railing as if to reach out to the other tricolore across the road.
Back in the early 1970s Stackridge were what the more discerning listener moved on to when they had finished with Lindisfarne. Like the Geordie folk-rockers, Stackridge had an air of feisty provincialism – they emerged from the Bath/Bristol area – and were not lacking in fiddles and flutes. But they were less earnest and more whimsical.
The demise of Tony Blair's bid to become the EU's first president has opened the way for a politician with more interest in Japanese poetry than publicity