Dozens of mayors in The Netherlands have come together to plead for a regulation of marijuana cultivation. They want to permit sale of the soft drug in coffeeshops, as well as the cultivation. In an interview with de Volkskrant, mayor Paul Depla of Heerlen outs hard criticism on the current cannabis policy in The Cabinet.
Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.
Four people were arrested in Heerlen and Geleen this week, in suspicion of working together to prostitute underage girls. The police also arrested a client of the prostitutes, who are around the age of 15.
Ron Meyer, of the SP council in Heerlen, has been named best council member in the Netherlands.
Socialist Party MP, Jan de Wit, is calling it quits. The 68-year-old De Wit decided to retire on April 1st 2014, after almost 16 years of politics.
The fire department has evacuated an apartment complex on the Harmoniestraat in the Heerlen quarters of Hoensbroek this morning, after a spreading fire broke out.
A burglar who broke into a home on the Kasteellaan in the night from Saturday to Sunday, was caught in the act by the 89-year-old resident.
Three men from Heerlen have been arrested because they would have been guilty of human trafficking.
Unknown criminals have attempted to blast an ATM on Tuesday morning 4.00 am at the Bautscherweg in Heerlen (Limburg). The police reported that the robbery was not successful and that the ATM was still intact.
After the unsuccessful blast robbery, the robbers hurried away without any money. There is nothing known about the identity of the robbers.
During the attempted blast a gas escaped, but this led not to any damage and also nobody got hurt.
A mistress of one of the four suspects arrested in Limburg on Saturday for possession of a prohibited substance would have been the target of an attack with the nerve gas Sarin. The Mayor of Maastricht, Onno Hoes, Chief Justice Roger Bos and the police chief of the unit Limburg, Gerry Veldhuis, gave this information on Monday about the recent investigations at the Bodemsweg in the outskirts of the Maastricht district Amby.