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Aug 21 '17 17:20

The Netherlands public works department Rijkswaterstaat is already stocking up on salt for the winter season. The first salt shipment, containing 3 million kilograms of salt, will arrive at the Rijkswaterstaat salt warehouse in Raamdonksveer on Tuesday, ANP reports. 

In total the Rijkswaterstaat is supplementing its stockpiles with 75 million kilograms of salt, up to a total of over 200 million kilograms. The salt is stored in four central warehouses and 56 regional support points. 

Jelle Leemans, went missing after a drug transaction in Roosendaal in Nov 2013
Aug 21 '17 16:40

The police are investigating in a barn on Essenseweg in Nispen in connection with the disappearance of Jelle Leemans. The then 27-year-old Belgian man disappeared in in 2013. The investigation was launched based on a tip that the missing man may be found there, the police confirmed to NU.nl.

"It's a barn in which building materials are stored. We do not think the current owner has anything to do with the case", the police spokesperson said to the newspaper. "It was a targeted tip that we are taking very seriously. But whether it will lead to anything, we do not know yet."

Fawaz Jneid
Aug 21 '17 16:00

Islamic organizations are critical of the decision of Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice to ban controversial imam Fawas Jneid from two neighborhoods in The Hague. The ban is in violation of the constitution and is part of the state's witch hunt on anyone who has a different viewpoint than that of the public opinion, the organizations , NOS reports.

Primary school Er Risèlèh in Leiden
Aug 21 '17 15:20

Protesters chained and locked the front- and back doors of Islamic primary school Er Risèlèh on Stadhouderslaan in Leiden during Sunday night. A number of news sources attributed the action to anti-Islam movement Pegida. Pegida Nederland expressed support for the action on Twitter, but said that it was organized by Leiden residents, NU.nl reports

"Dutch people oppose Islamic education", was written on a pamphlet left at the school.

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Aug 21 '17 14:40

An Audi RS5 burnt out under suspicious circumstances in the Utrecht neighborhood of Lombok during the early hours of Monday morning. The car was stolen from Berlicum late in December 2016. The police believe arson was involved, NOS reports.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Aug 21 '17 14:00

The police launched a large-scale search for witnesses in the death of 37-year-old Tjeerd van Seggeren in De Westereen in Friesland. Van Seggeren was on Sunday morning, July 9th. He attended the FreezeForce music festival the night before, ANP reports.

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Aug 21 '17 13:20

Two people turned themselves in at a police station in connection with the murder of a 51-year-old man, who was found dead in a home on Nova Zemblastraat in Amsterdam on Sunday evening, AD reports.

The police responded to the home around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, after receiving a report that someone may be dead inside. Responding officers found the man's body. The circumstances in which he was found immediately led the police to believe he was murdered. A large scale investigation was launched.

Hang gliding
Aug 21 '17 12:40

Hang glider Arne Tanzer made a "perfect" jump from De Johanna student apartment building on Bisschopssteeg in Utrecht at 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning. "It was fantastic, I reached higher than I expected. I even made two turns. Eventually I was in the air for more than 40 seconds", Tanzer said to NOS Radio 1 Journaal after his jump.

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Aug 21 '17 12:00

Princess Alexia went to her first day of high school on an old-school Dutch bicycle on Monday. As he did with her , King Willem-Alexander recorded a video of his middle-child leaving for school and the Koninklijk Huis posted it on social media.

Aug 21 '17 11:20

A person was found dead in a fire in a semi-detached house on Papaverstraat in Doetinchem during the early hours of Sunday morning. By Sunday evening the police were still trying to identify the victim. The victim is not the resident of the house, he was not home during the fire. The police call on witnesses to come forward.

Media Park in Hilversum
Aug 21 '17 10:40

A man arrested for on Thursday suffers from psychiatric problems, the Public Prosecutor confirmed. The 33-year-old man form The Hague told the authorities that he wanted screen time to express his views. He acted alone, the Prosecutor said, according to NOS.

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Aug 21 '17 10:00

A truck driver was forced off the road by three cars on the Maas en Waalweg (N322) near Beneden-Leeuwen on Monday morning in an attempted robbery. The trucker survived the incident unharmed and nothing was stolen, RTL Nieuws reports.

"It was an attempted robbery in which my driver was forced to stop by three cars", the owner of Ünsal Transport in Roermond, which employs the trucker, said to Omroep Gelderland. The truck was transporting a cargo of clothes for Primark from Germany to the Netherlands, according to the broadcaster. The business owner added that shots were fired.

Rutte II cabinet, November 2012
Aug 21 '17 09:18

The Rutte II cabinet is now officially the longest serving Dutch government since the Second World War. On Sunday the VVD-PvdA coalition served a total of 1,749 days - one day more than the previous record holder, the Lubbers III cabinet, NOS reports.

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Aug 21 '17 08:38

Tourism is playing a bigger and bigger part in the Dutch economy, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday. Since 2010, tourist spending in the Netherlands increased by 27 percent. Last year the tourism sector generated an added value of 24.8 billion euros to the Dutch economy, over 43 percent more than the 17.3 billion euros generated in 2010.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Aug 21 '17 08:13

The number of people prosecuted for human trafficking in the Netherlands last year, was a quarter lower than the year before, NRC reported on Monday based on figures from the Council for the Judiciary. This does not necessarily mean that human trafficking decreased, but rather that the police are giving priority to other crimes, experts said to the newspaper.

Last year 103 people were convicted of human trafficking, compared to 139 in 2015 and 156 in 2013. 

Aug 21 '17 07:51

After six weeks of relatively quiet roads, commuters can expect more traffic on Monday as schools in the central regions of the Netherlands reopen after the summer holiday. Safe traffic association VVN warns motorists to keep a wary eye out for children crossing the road or cycling to school today, AD reports.

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Aug 21 '17 07:28

A man and two children were hit by a car in a parking lot in Lauwersoog, Groningen on Sunday. The man was killed and the two children were injured, one seriously. The police believe the man was the father of the two children. Both kids are in hospital, RTL Nieuws reports.

The accident happened on a parking lot at the entrance to the boat towards Schiermonnikoog. Witnesses say the driver, a woman, swerved to avoid an accident with a bus and hit the tree pedestrians. The woman was questioned by the police.

Heineken
Aug 18 '17 17:10

British competition watchdog CMA approved Heineken's acquisition of Punch Taverns' British pubs. The Dutch brewer made sufficient concessions to remove competition concers, the CMA decided, ANP reports.

The supervisor found 33 locations where the competition between pubs would be affected by Heineken taking over the Punch Taverns pubs. Heineken then submitted proposals to sell the pubs involved. 

Waffles
Aug 18 '17 16:30

The French Ministry of Agriculture published its first list of Dutch products to be recalled from French supermarkets because they contain toxic insecticide fipronil. The list consists of 17 types of waffles, NOS reports.

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Aug 18 '17 15:50

The 14-year-old boy suspected of 14-year-old from Hoevelaken is still in custody and will remain there until his trial starts, the court decided on Friday. The substantive hearings will start in the court in Utrecht on November 10th, ANP reports.

Dick Schoof
Aug 18 '17 15:10

There is no reason to increase the terrorism threat level in the Netherlands following two , National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof said on Friday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also sees no reason to adjust the travel advice for Spain, Minister Bert Koenders said to the council of Ministers.

Gavel (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
Aug 18 '17 14:30

A 39-year-old father from Helmond was sentenced to 90 days in prison, 88 of which conditionally suspended, and 160 hours of community service for assaulting his daughter's ex-boyfriend and making him walk away naked, ANP reports.

The incident happened late last year. The man's daughter told him that the 17-year-old boy had nude photos and videos of her on his phone. Afraid that the boy would spread these images, the father demanded that he hand over his phone. When he refused, the father punched and pushed him, forced him to take off his clothes and then sent him away, naked. 

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Aug 18 '17 13:50

The court in The Hague acquitted 49-year-old Brian H. of shaking his 5-week-old son Jayden to death in 2012 on appeal on Friday. The Public Prosecutor demanded 3 years in prison against him for manslaughter, NU.nl reports. 

The man from The Hague was also acquitted when he first stood trial last year, due to lack of evidence. The Public Prosecutor appealed.

Halbe Zijlstra (Source: Wikimedia/Marjon Zijlstra Fotografie)
Aug 18 '17 13:10

The on Thursday and Friday emphasize the need to hurry with the government formation, VVD leader Halbe Zijlstra said at the start of the formation talks on Friday morning. "A country without a government is really something you should not have for too long, certainly not in this time", he said to newspaper AD.

Zijlstra called the attacks terrible.

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