Landgraaf

Police
May 31 '17 07:33

A man was killed while struggling with two armed men who entered his home in Landgraaf, Limburg during the early hours of Wednesday morning. He bled out after being stabbed. His girlfriend and three children were left unharmed, the police said in a statement.

Mar 30 '17 07:45

One person was killed and another slightly injured in a fire in a seniors' apartment building in Landgraaf, Limburg on Wednesday night, De Limburger reports.

The fire started around 11:30 p.m. on the third floor of the complex on Kerkstraat. Firefighters responded en masse, including departments from Germany, according to the newspaper. 

Around midnight the fire department decided to evacuate the complex. Residents of the 48 apartments were given shelter in a nearby building. The fire was under control around 1:00 a.m.

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Feb 15 '17 13:25

Justin Bieber will be performing at Pinkpop this year. The Canadian singer is listed as one of the headliners of the three-day festival and will go on stage on June 3rd, the organizers announced on Wednesday, NU.nl reports. 

The Pinkpop performance forms part of Bieber's Purpose World Tour.

Bieber is the third headliner announced for the festival, which will take place on June 3rd, 4th and 5th in Landgraaf, Limburg. Other performances this year include Green Day, System of a Down, Kings of Leon and Martin Garrix.

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Jan 11 '17 15:00

On Tuesday the police in Zuid-Limburg arrested 14 people on suspicion of involvement in dozens of crimes including car thefts, burglaries, ram raids, handling stolen goods and money laundering. According to the police, all 14 suspects no each other and the crimes were committed by varying smaller groups made up of the various suspects. Most of the crimes were committed in Limburg and across the border in Germany and Belgium in 2016.

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Nov 7 '16 14:55

Green Day will be playing at Pinkpop next year, the American band confirmed on their website. The Landgraaf music festival takes place fromSaturday June 3rd to Monday June 5th next year. Green Day will be performing that Sunday, AD reports.

The American rockers also performed at Ahoy in Rotterdam on Sunday, during the MTV European Music Awards. On January 31st next year they will also be playing in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam

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Jun 15 '16 13:35

Mark Meijer, CDA councilor in Kerkrade, spent a night in jail this weekend because he stole some alcohol and pillows during the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf over this weekend, the Telegraaf reports based on information from those involved.

May 26 '16 15:50

In 2014 there were 107,700 households in the Netherlands with at least 1 million euros in assets, 5 thousand more than in 2013. That means that 1.4 percent of Dutch households are millionaires, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.

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May 11 '16 11:20

Two armed men dressed as police officers forced their way into a home in Landgraaf on Tuesday and robbed the inhabitants. Two people were injured, including one of the robbers.

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Feb 15 '16 14:25

Rock music icon Paul McCartney officially confirmed rumors that he would be the signature headlining act at this year’s Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Limburg. The 73-year-old singer songwriter will close the three-day festival on June 12 in his first appearance at the event.

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Feb 10 '16 17:50

Paul McCartney is widely expected to headline and close the 2016 edition of music festival Pinkpop. Just days later, American rock legend Bruce Springsteen is set to perform in Den Haag.

Feb 4 '16 09:21

A German conductor was injured in a stabbing on the Landgraaf station on Tuesday evening. The conductor was transported to the hospital. One suspect was arrested.

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Jun 15 '15 13:50

This year's Pinkpop was a success despite the fact that top act Foo Fighters had to cancel, the organizer said. The band's headliner slot was taken over by Pharrell Williams after Foo Fighter lead singer Dave Grohl broke his leg in Sweden.

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Jan 26 '15 14:00

Pharrel Williams will perform at Pinkop this year. The artist has been added to the lineup along with the Flemish band Oscar And The Wolf, the organization of the three day music festival in Landgraaf, Limburg announced today.

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Nov 18 '14 12:30

The Foo Fighters will be performing at Pinkpop next year. The organization has announced that the band will be closing the festival on Sunday June 14th.

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Jun 10 '14 09:26

At least five people died in western Germany Monday night in severe thunderstorms that delivered high winds, rain and lightening. Three people were killed in Dusseldorf after an uprooted tree crashed down on the shed where they were hiding

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Jun 9 '14 15:58

Meteorologists in the Netherlands issued a Code Orange weather warning Monday afternoon affecting Gelderland, Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Zeeland. Storms predicted Monday night could include wind speeds over 100 km/h, according to the KNMI, the country’s national meteorological institute. Thunderstorms, excessive rain and hail are all possible.

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Mar 17 '14 09:24

At many pre-sale locations, long queues formed for Pinkpop tickets on Saturday morning. In what has been called the 'Stones-effect', tickets for the festival have almost sold out in record time.

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Feb 21 '14 10:00

One woman died, and a man was injured at a spreading fire at a home on the Hovenstraat in the Landsgraaf of Limburg last night.

Jun 17 '13 08:24

A total of 60,000 music fans visited this weekend the 44th edition of Pinkpop music festival. More than 32,000 people came for the weekend to South Limburg and approximately 28,000 festival visitors kept it in a day. This was reported by Pinkpop Boss Jan Smeets on Sunday evening.

Last year the oldest music festival in the Netherlands was sold out with 79,000 visitors.