KMG Afterburner “Vortex” at Thorpe Park
Jul 27 '17 16:30

Dutch company KMG called on all operators of its Afterburner fairground attraction to turn off the ride after a fatal accident with one at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday. The company asked operators to keep the attraction shut down as a precaution while they investigate exactly what happened in the United States, AD reports.

Erik Kuiper and his European champion honey-yogurt-raspberry ice cream, Jul 2017
Jul 27 '17 15:50

Erik Kuiper from ice cream shop De IJskuip in Dennekamp was named the best ice cream maker in Europe this week in Bologna's Gelato World Tour 2017. "We got tens from the jury", the happy man said to RTL Nieuws.

Jul 27 '17 15:10

The leaders of Air France-KLM are not happy with KLM works council chairman Jan-Willem van Dijk. According to the them, he repeatedly made "factually wrong" statements in the media about new Air France subsidiary Joon over the past week, Financieele Dagblad reports based on a letter from Jerome Nanty - the highest HR manager at Air-France KLM.

Julianabrug crane collapse
Jul 27 '17 14:30

Entrepreneurs who were affected when two cranes collapsed while trying to place a new deck on the in Alphen aan den Rijn in August 2015, are demanding compensation from the municipality and contractors involved, a spokesperson for the Alphen municipality confirmed to NU.nl on Thursday.

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Jul 27 '17 13:50

A 33-year-old Dutch man was arrested in India for selling synthetic drugs from the Netherlands in the city of Hyderabad, in southern India, NOS reports. 

Indian media reports that the Dutch man is an IT specialist from Rotterdam. According to the broadcaster, he is suspected of being involved in a courier service that provides drugs to a website used by locals to order drugs. He flew from the Netherlands to India four times, often staying in Hyderabad.

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Jul 27 '17 13:10

Dutch benefits agency UWV wrongly refused to pay maternity leave to pregnant self-employed women and now has to make sure they get "appropriate compensation", the Central Council of Appeals ruled on Thursday in a case about three women who gave birth in 2005, ANP reports.

KMG Afterburner “Vortex” at Thorpe Park
Jul 27 '17 12:30

An 18-year-old man was killed and seven others were injured, three critically, in an accident with a carnival attraction at the Ohio State Fair in the United States on Wednesday. The attraction in question - called the Fireball in the U.S. - was made by Dutch company KMG, AD reports.

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Jul 27 '17 11:50

The call centers for national emergency number 112 and Ambulance Amsterdam are not up to the task of handling a peak in callers, according to an investigation into the availability of these call centers during a massive power outage in Amsterdam and surrounds in January. This resulted in life-threateningly long waiting times, Het Parool reports.

The investigation was done by the Inspectorates for Healthcare and Security and Justice and the Telecom Agency. The investigators concluded that the availability of 112 falls short during great peaks and must improve. 

Water police on the Hollands Diep
Jul 27 '17 11:10

From now until the end of August the water police will not issue any fines along the Dutch coast and on the inland bodies of water that fall under the National Unit. This is part of intensified labor actions in an ongoing conflict with the police's corps leadership, NOS reports.

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Jul 27 '17 10:30

Dutch insurers caught 10,001 fraudulent claims last year, a 20 percent increase compared to 2015. The claims involved a total of 83 million euros, according to a nnual figures the center for fighting insurance crime CBV published on Thursday, ANP reports.

The CBV is part of the Dutch Federation of Insurers. A total of 27,257 insurance claims were investigated last year. Since October 2016 over 500 fraudsters were fined 532 euros to cover investigation costs.

Jul 27 '17 09:50

The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA halted production at dozens of egg-laying companies while they investigate whether the companies' eggs contain poisonous substance fipronil. This measure was taken as a precaution while inspectors take samples from eggs, laying hens and manure, ANP reports.

Witteveen
Jul 27 '17 09:10

There is a real chance that may be saved. Other retail chains showed interest in a full or partial acquisition of the struggling company, the Telegraaf reports based on sources around bankruptcy curator Rinke Dulack of Utrecht law firm Van Benthem & Keulen.

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Jul 27 '17 08:48

Dutch charities are benefiting greatly from the growing economy. Thanks in part to large donations from estates, the 25 largest Dutch charities raised a total of 822 million euros last year, an increase of 13 percent compared to 2015, the Volkskrant reports based on its annual charity survey.

Cancer fund KWF is still the largest charity in the Netherlands, raising 119 million euros last year. In 2015 the KWF raised 116.9 million euros. Hartsticthing and the Oranjefonds came second and third with 53 million and 52.8 million euros respectively. 

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Jul 27 '17 08:26

Amsterdam fire department commander Leen Schaap is still struggling to change the culture within the corps, which still shows signs of discrimination, racism and bullying, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and municipal secretary Arjan van Gils said in a letter to the city council, NU.nl reports.

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Jul 27 '17 07:55

Dutch police officers want more training in arrest techniques and self-defense, as well as more shooting lessons, police union ACP said to newspaper AD.

Each police officer must undergo at least 32 hours of training per year. But due to a shortage of teachers, around half of the cops in the Netherlands don't get there, according to the union.

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Jul 27 '17 07:41

Two are brothers N.H. and R.H. who live in Paramaribo and work in an Islamic butchery in the Surinamese capital. Both were born in the Netherlands and have Dutch nationality. Their family is shocked by the arrests, NOS reports.

Meteor photographed during the maximum of the Perseid swarm, 12 Aug 2016
Jul 26 '17 16:40

The coming nights will be ideal for star gazing in the Netherlands, if the weather plays along and you're willing to stay up late. A meteor shower will be very visible in the Dutch skies over the next few days, according to Weeronline.

Tonight 19 meteorites will penetrate the atmosphere per hour. And over the weekend it will be 23 to 24 per hour, or a shooting star every two or three minutes. These will be visible to the naked eye, according to the weather service.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Jul 26 '17 16:00

Dutch woman will be released from custody and can await trail in freedom, as long as she keeps to a number of conditions, the court in Rotterdam ruled on Thursday. She has to wear an ankle monitor, stay away from borders and airports, check in with the rehabilitation service on a regular basis and is not allowed any contact with her husband, NOS reports.

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Jul 26 '17 15:20

The police arrested two men shortly after a 41-year-old man from Barendrecht was shot and killed in his car on Langehorst in Rotterdam on Wednesday morning. They were arrested close to the crime scene. Whether they were involved in the sooting is as yet unclear, the Telegraaf reports.

Police officers noticed the duo shortly after arriving at the scene of the shooting. They were in a car on the terrain of a mortuary, right opposite where the victim's Seat Leon was parked. 

Forest fire raging in La Croix-Valmer, France, 24 Jul 2017
Jul 26 '17 14:20

Most of the Dutch tourists currently spending their holidays in the south of France have experienced little trouble from forest fires raging in the area, tour operators Neckermann Reizen and Vrij Uit said to RTL Nieuws on Wednesday. 

Forest fires have been raging in southern France near St Tropez and on Corsica since early this week. But of the tourists who booked holidays through the two companies, none had to be evacuated or had to leave the area prematurely. "Our customers don't notice much about that", a spokesperson said to the broadcaster. "They're enjoying their holiday."

New York Pizza
Jul 26 '17 13:40

Pizza chain New York Pizza and the municipality of Amsterdam are facing each other in the administrative court on Wednesday. New York Pizza wanted to open a branch in the city, but Amsterdam denied the permit because the city feels there's no space for a fast food chain in the chosen location. In court the pizza chain plans to argue that it is a restaurant, not a fast food chain, according to RTL Nieuws.

Terrace
Jul 26 '17 13:00

For the terraces in Amsterdam are the most expensive in the Netherlands, according to the annual terrace study by hospitality consultancy firm Van Spronsen & Partners. This year Zwolle came out the cheapest terrace city for the first time. 

Police
Jul 26 '17 12:20

The police will make no further announcements about two persons who were on Monday "out of respect for the loved ones", the police said in a statement. The victims were identified as a 44-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman who lived in the home on Graafschap Hornelaan.

According to the police, investigation ruled out a crime "involving a third person". The investigation was therefore closed.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Jul 26 '17 11:40

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of setting a last week. and four others were injured in the fire.

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