It seems that a number of cities in the Netherlands will start with an experiment with controlled cannabis cultivation next year, despite the fact that Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice is still firmly opposed to the idea.
The new NS timetable took effect yesterday. The new schedule means that there will be a train every half an hour on all routes.
Since the advent of Sunday- and online shopping, the interest in shopping evenings has declined, especially in recent years. The number of late night shoppers has plummeted in almost all major cities.
Amsterdam, like Utrecht, Heerlen and Eindhoven, plans to experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. No less than five parties in the Amsterdam city council want a selected grower to produce weed.
An accident in Kerkrade caused six people to be injured, four of whom are in serious condition. The accident also caused a building at the Carboonplein square to be evacuated, the police reports.
Police are currently dismantling a drug lab in Heerlen that was discovered this morning in Heerlen.
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.