Apr 25 '13 08:05

The economic crisis brings gasoline stations to the brink of a price war. Paul van Selms of United Consumers says while there is less gasoline consumption, there is a growing number of manned and unmanned gasoline stations. Because of this, many stations start special promotions, which could eventually lead to bankruptcy.

Apr 25 '13 08:00

An 18-year-old boy, who is staying in Costa Rica, is suspected as the one who has threatened to do a shooting at a school in Leiden. The suspect is a previous student of a high school in Leiden. The boy has not been arrested. Because he is staying abroad, it is impossible that his threat can be executed. Thus, the police can now stop securing the schools.

Apr 24 '13 14:18

A revolt is rising amongst members of Dutch labour party PvdA against the government plan to make undocumented residency a punishable, criminal offence in the Netherlands.  A number of party branches and prominent members will ask Labour leader Diederik Samson to break the coalition agreement, to adjust the direction and restore the fundamental party principle of 'the right to a decent life'.

Criminalization of illegal residents

Apr 24 '13 09:25

Besides working for RTL Boulevard, Bram Moszkowicz has a new job as PowNews presenter.

Reporter for PowNews, Rutger Castricum said on Twitter, "Bram Moszkowicz keeps word and is soon presenter of PowNews." Castricum was referring to a statement of the ex-lawyer last week that if he would be suspended for life, he would instead be a program presenter.

Yesterday the Court of Discipline gave its decision: Moszkowicz was no longer allowed to practice law as a lawyer.

When Moszkowicz can be seen on PowNews has not been announced.

Apr 24 '13 09:19

The wife of the late councilor Jo Dejong of Meerssen, in an interview broadcasted on Tuesday by the regional broadcasting L1 and by EénVandaag, alleged that the councilors of the municipality of Meerssen were all guilty.

Jo Dejong committed suicide ​​on  March 11, after the council had unanimously turned their back on him. This was after Dejong kissed a female officer of the municipality against her will at a carnival. He offered his apologies  and resigned under the pressure, but the board did not want to have  anything to do with him anymore.

Apr 24 '13 09:11

'Amsterdam Zuidoost', starting May 1, 2014, will no longer be the official name for the district. Residents of Zuidoost will live from that moment on in just 'Amsterdam'.

On Tuesday, the Mayor and Aldermen decided to change the name 'Amsterdam Zuidoost'. This was done at the request of the board of the district council and the fractions of PvdA, VVD and GroenLinks.

Apr 24 '13 09:04

Music producer Eric van Tijn is unhappy about the artists who sang the King’s Song. He thinks they have totally let down Composer John Ewbank after all the criticisms. "It could and should have been done differently," says Van Tijn.

All 51 artists could also have formed a block, after the criticisms, and could have said, for instance, “We think it is a beautiful song and we worked on it with much passion and joy. So we are just going to sing it." "Instead they remained dead silent,” says van Tijn today in the Telegraaf.

Apr 23 '13 08:54

The curtain has fallen forever on Bram Moszkowicz's career. Starting Wednesday, the well-known criminal lawyer is no longer a lawyer, as decided by the Court of Discipline in Den Bosch today.

It is the final decision in the case that Germ Kemper, the Amsterdam Dean of the Bar Association, had filed against the 52-year-old Moszkowicz. Some clients had also complained about the counselor.

Apr 23 '13 08:44

Last week, the first cows arrived at the Tosti Factory, which manufactures all the ingredients for tosti, a toasted sandwich with ham and cheese. Dichtbij.nl. reports that neighboring citizens are not pleased with the arrival of the cows because they seem to make much noise.

Dozens of complaints have been registered by local residents at Oostenburgereiland. The Tosti Factory reports that one particular cow, called Els, is the problem. “She has just been separated from her five-month-old calf and therefore lets out her heartbreaking sound.”

Apr 23 '13 08:30

The National Committee Inauguration confirmed on Monday that it would use the original song of John Ewbank. The singers have indicated interest in continuing the project. and the concert in Ahoy will proceed as planned.

Composer John Ewbank pulled the song back on Saturday night after a storm of criticism. The Committee said, “Since the launch of the song, there has been a wave of reactions, mostly positive. It is clear that there are also critical voices in our society about parts of the song's lyrics.”

Apr 23 '13 08:23

On Monday evening the police shot and injured a man at the Orchideestraat in Almere.

The police had responded to a report of a threatening situation. When confonted, the man fled and was later found with a deadly weapon at the Orchideestraat. The situation was so threatening that the police had no choice but to shoot.

Nothing is known yet about the identity of the injured man nor the extent of his injuries. An air ambulance arrived at the scene for medical assistance. Then he was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Apr 23 '13 03:40

The police have confirmed the arrest of a minor in connection with a shooting threat at a school in Leiden.

Suspect has mental problems

The police have not given details about the arrest as the role of the suspect is not clear yet. “It is possible that he is  not the one,” said the police.

Apr 22 '13 18:28

Ambulance personnel will expand their actions in the next few weeks with work interruptions. On Wednesday employees will stop working for two hours from 12.30pm in Almere and Lelystad, in the province in Flevoland.

Apr 22 '13 18:00

Prime Minister Mark Rutte helped a victim of a traffic accident in The Hague on Monday afternoon. The woman, who was cycling when she was hit by a truck, died later.

Apr 22 '13 16:32

Nine percent of the Dutch who economized in 2012 got rid of their car. Seventy percent of the population had to cut down on costs. The Dutch institute for budget guidance, Nationaal Instituut voor Budgetvoorlichting (Nibud), concluded this in their research.

Apr 22 '13 15:55

Travelers can use the free Internet in trains for another year. The Dutch Railways, Nederlandse spoorwegen (NS), extends its contract for wifi in intercity trains with provider T-Mobile with another year.

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