Brabant

Jan 17 '17 13:00

Nuon will soon be charging an hourly rate for charging your car at one of the 1,240 charging points the company will be installing in Brabant and Limburg over the next two years. The company hopes that this will help solve the problem of overcrowded charging points, the Volkskrant reports.

Ambulance
Jan 16 '17 08:47

A woman in Wernhout, Brabant shot and killed two "pit bull like" dogs on Sunday after the dogs attacked her husband, the dogs' owner. The woman shot the dogs to free her husband from their jaws, the Volkskrant reports.

Westerschelde as seen from Bath with a Doel nuclear plant in the distance
Jan 11 '17 16:10

For the first time ever a list of endangered habitats in Europe was released, compiled by some 300 experts from over 30 countries working for three years on behalf of the European Commission. Across the EU there are 28 habitats that are considered "endangered" or "critically endangered". Fourteen of these habitats can be found in the Netherlands, Trouw reports.

In the Netherlands, endangered habitats include tidal rivers such as the Westerschelde and Eems, reed marshes in Noord-Holland and Zeeland, bogs like in Peel in Brabant among others, and sand banks such as the Veluwe. 

Police
Jan 4 '17 17:55

A bunch of explosives found in Tilburg over New Year's was not intended as fireworks, but as some kind of crime. The 25-year-old man who was arrested at the discovery of the explosives is officially suspected of "preparing for a crime", a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said on Tuesday, AD reports.

Crime scene tape
Dec 1 '16 14:10

Nearly a quarter of all the murders and manslaughters committed in the Netherlands this year, were committed in Amsterdam. Throughout the Netherlands 99 people were killed by violence so far this year, 23 of the victims died in Amsterdam, according to figures from moordatlas.nl, AD reports.

Last year there were a total of 115 homocides in the Netherlands, with the 100th victim dying on November 8th. So far it seems likely that there will be fewer homicides this year, following the downward trend of the past years.

Tesla
Nov 29 '16 17:10

The Netherlands nominated itself to be the location for a new European plant for American electric car manufacturer Tesla. "The government will certainly endeavour to get the production plant to the Netherlands", Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs wrote to parliament, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

An electronic stethoscope
Nov 24 '16 15:55

The Regional Disciplinary Tribunal in Eindhoven suspended a doctor in Brabant for six months for a sexual relationship he had with a patient, Omroep Brabant reports.

After two appointments with the doctor, the female patient asked the doctor if he was single. They chatted online and had sex in her home. The woman found out that the doctor was already in a relationship and refused to make an end to it. So she decided to file a complaint with the disciplinary committee.

Nov 23 '16 13:45

Brabant was named the "European Region of Gastronomy 2018" and budgeted some 7 million euros for a program around this title. But according to research by the Brabants Dagblad, this title formed no part of an actual competition.

The province announced the title with much ado in the summer, according to the newspaper. The annoucment created the idea that it was a hard fight to be named the European Region of Gastronomy, with words used like "prestigious title" and "award" accepted by deputy Marie Spierengs and her Brabant delegation.

Nov 21 '16 11:20

It seems that ruling party VVD will support regulating cannabis cultivation in the Netherlands after all. During a VVD conference in Noordwijkerhout a vast majority of party members forced the party leaders to change their positition on this issue by voting in a proposal for "smarter regulatioin" brought by party members in Zuid-Nederland, Trouw reports.

Nov 2 '16 10:16

The police received 25 tips regarding the 2003 murder of Alex Wiegmink, also known as the Posbank murder, after the case was discussed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. A cold case team

Alex Wiegmink, 44, was reported missing on January 20th, 2003 when he never came home from a run in the Posbank in Rheden. His remains were found in his burning Opel Omega in the woods near Erp, Brabant later that night.

Sep 13 '16 09:21

There will be no trains traveling between Brabant and Zuid-Holland from after morning rush hour on Tuesday due to emergency repairs to the rails on the Moerdijkbrug. Some 75 thousand people use that railway route every day

Aug 30 '16 16:00

The police are looking for former No Surrender member Sooi de Coninck on suspicion of murdering 27-year-old Hugo van Houten in Molenschot last year. Over the past month the police unsuccessfully tried to find and arrest De Coninck, which is why it was decided to release his name to the public

Aug 29 '16 15:30

The Dutch authorities discovered over 2 thousand kilograms of coral, skins, skulls and bones of protected and endangered animals in a office building and five warehouses in Brabant. This "record" discovery was made in a wildlife crime investigation launched after the discovery 345 kilos of coral in a shipping container in Rotterdam, the police said in a statement on Monday.

Aug 18 '16 13:00

The grave of young Ajax fan Michael van Luik was vandalized in the cemetery of the Lucia church in Mierlo sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. According to his sister in law Eveline van Luik, who posted photos of the desecrated grave on Facebook, this is the sixth time its happened in four months.

Aug 8 '16 10:55

A 30-year-old man from Goirle was arrested on Saturday with a loaded gun in his car. The police searched his house and found and seized a taser, a balaclava, a bulletproof vest and 500 bullets for the gun, the police said in a statement on Sunday.

Aug 2 '16 10:25

A couple from the Brabant town of Vlijmen is fighting against four young Syrian men moving into the house next to them. The two Dutch survived a terrorist attack on a beach in Tunisia last year, and while the two have nothing to do with each other, they'll feel unsafe with Syrians living next door, the father of the woman involved said to the Gelderlander on behalf of the family.

Jul 25 '16 14:00

Farmers in Noord-Brabant are regularly approached by drug criminals asking if they can rent an empty barn for up to 1.5 hundred thousand euros, NRC reports based on a survey by mayors and investigative officers.

Jul 22 '16 16:30

King Willem-Alexander joined Vierdaagse marches in crossing a pontoon bridge over the Maas in Cuijk on the last day of the 100th edition of this four day walking event.

Jul 18 '16 15:15

The first suspect in a massive drug crime investigation in Southern Netherlands, so called operation Trefpunt, appeared in the court in Den Bosch on Monday. The Public Prosecutor demanded 21 months in prison, seven of which conditionally suspended, against suspect Frans R

Jul 15 '16 11:49

Many car hire companies in Brabant are working hand in hand with criminals involved in serious crime, the Zeeland-West Brabant police revealed on Thursday after months of investigation. According to the police, these companies rent cars to criminals that are equipped with hidden compartments to hide drugs, weapons and money.

Jul 12 '16 10:40

The heavy rain and hailstorms that hit the Netherlands over the past weeks are leading to massive costs for insurer Achmea. The insurer estimates that its clients submitted about 260 million euros in damage claims so far - enough that Achmea expects to end the first half of this year in the red

Jun 30 '16 14:30

Two boys, aged 7 and 8 years, were caught vandalizing several graves of the Sint Willebrodus church in the Brabant village of Liessel on Wednesday. Flower pots, ornaments and candles of several dozen graves were damaged or destroyed, the police announced in a statement.

Jun 24 '16 12:45

A massive thunderstorm hit Brabant on Thursday evening. The southeast of the province bore the brunt of the storm with lightning flashes lighting the night sky and giant hailstones falling from the sky. The size of the hail stones ranged from 3 to 5 centimeters in diameter

Jun 17 '16 16:10

A 36-year-old man from Tilburg was arrested on Monday in one of the biggest investigations into organized drug crime in Zuid-Nederland. The man in question is Corin D., president of the Tilburg chapter of motorcycle gang No Surrender, Omroep Brabant reports based on information from "a reliable source".

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