Venlo

Balconies
Mar 9 '17 16:20

Hundreds of balconies of at least 10 apartment buildings in Venlo are closed to their owners by order of the municipality. There are problems with the reinforcement of the balconies' concrete slabs and the balconies may not be safe, RTL Nieuws reports.

This involves at least 10 apartment buildings that were built in the 1960's on Karel van Egmondstraat, Vinckenhofstraat and Groenstraat. 

Police
Jan 9 '17 13:05

The police station in Venlo was closed to the public for several hours overnight after three boys brought in a World War II hand grenade they found, AD reports.

The boys found the explosive earlier on Sunday and decided to take it to the police office on Rijnbeekstraat, according to the newspaper. 

Police officers carefully placed it in the parking lot and called in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team to come deal with it. The police station and Rijnbeekstraat was closed down while they waited for the team to arrive. 

Dec 6 '16 12:30

The PVV hopes to take many voters from local parties in the municipal elections in 2018, leader Geert Wilders said in a interview with AD over the weekend. Many local parties aren't too worried about this strategy, Trouw reports after speaking to them.'

The PVV shares views with many local parties, Wilders said in the interview. "We already hear of people who want to change", he said. So far the far-right party was only active in The Hague and Almere. "But people want more. I notice that there is a need." 

Sep 26 '16 08:21

A car chase followed by a shootout with the police ended in three suspects injured by police bullets in Weert on Sunday. A total of four suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement on their website.

Sep 19 '16 07:24

The A67 from Eindhoven towards Venlo was partly closed between Leenderheide and Someren on Monday morning after a police chase ended in a car rolling

Aug 23 '16 12:10

A number of masked men broke into a house on Veldenseweg and stole 120 thousand euros in cash as well as jewelry, according to one of the victims Mia Geerlings. The police only stated that jewelry was stolen and will say nothing more in the interest of an ongoing investigation, 1Limburg reports.

Aug 19 '16 07:35

The police are now investigating 70 deaths connected to alternative cancer clinic Klaus Ross in Germany. According to German broadcaster WDR, the police suspect these deaths may have been caused by treatment in the clinic.

Jun 15 '16 08:00

Amsterdam is the nicest city to live in the Netherlands and has been for the past decade, according to the Atlas for Municipalities. Emmen is the worst

Jun 2 '16 12:20

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is working to make sure that no freight trains carrying toxic gasses, flammable liquids or toxic liquids travel on the route between Eindhoven and Venlo any more

Feb 8 '16 10:43

The Netherlands meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for strong winds up to 100 kilometers per hour for almost the whole country, with the exception of the eastern provinces. The strong winds resulted in a number of Carnival parades being cancelled or postponed, including those in Den Bosch, Breda, Roermond, Geleen and Venlo.

Jan 13 '16 16:35

Eindhoven mayor Rob van Gijzel joined up with his counterpart in Düsseldorf, Germany, Thomas Geisel, for a new high-speed rail line that would connect the two cities. They are calling on their national governments to consider the ten billion euro proposal in light of the expanding economic links between the two countries.

 crime scene tape
Jan 4 '16 11:03

A 15-year-old girl was stabbed on her way to school in Venlo on Monday morning after getting into a fight with a pedestrian. The girl was rushed to the hospital and the police were able to speak with her. The suspect is still at large.

Dec 23 '15 14:15

A 36 year old Hungarian truck driver was arrested in Venlo on Tuesday after seven Iraqi stowaways was found hiding in his truck, the Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force working as part of the military - announced on Wednesday.

Oct 5 '15 10:57

Large Dutch municipalities are going to face higher deficits from next year as the national government begins cutting welfare budgets to municipalities. While some experts argue the new budget will encourage cities to get people off benefits, it also means a 25 million euro cut in money disbursed to Amsterdam, equivalent to a 4.6-percent budget slash, the Volkskrant reported on Monday.

Jul 8 '15 11:58

The police performed raids at several locations in Venlo and in Grubbenvorst, Germany as part of an investigation into the the international trade and possession of narcotics. Five people were arrested

Jun 15 '15 07:51

An apartment building on Gulikstraat in Venlo was hit by two explosions on Sunday night. At least on person was injured. He was taken to the hospital with burn wounds.

May 6 '15 16:43

A 5-year-boy that went missing Tuesday evening in the German border town of Straelen was found dead earlier today by German police. The boy, Filip, was found in a pond in Herongen, just across the border from Venlo where police in Limburg were also assisting in the search.

Apr 27 '15 15:31

A group of students from Talent Valley in Venlo posted a video on their Facebook page of them performing a song with a train conductor on the train to Eindhoven.

Apr 26 '15 14:21

Police in Tilburg arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly throwing a punch at a NS train chief conductor after he was slapped with a fine for riding the railway without a ticket. The suspect later shouted “I’ll kill you!” at the worker, while holding a Stanley knife, police reported.

Apr 6 '15 09:07

A large fire broke out at the sport and tennis complex on Beekweg in Belfast, near Venlo just after 01:00 this morning. Firefighters quickly realized that the complex was beyond saving and focused on saving the nearby riding school.

Mar 24 '15 10:06

The A67 between Eindhoven and Venlo is closed this morning after a serious accident between a truck and a tanker, the Traffic Information Service and the police report.

According to NU, the truck crashed into the tanker near Asten. The truck driver was seriously injured in the accident. The truck went through the median, causing a significant amount of damage.

The highway from Venlo to EIndhoven is expected to remain closed between Liessel and Asten until 13:00 this afternoon. A lane has been opened from EIndhoven to Venlo

Mar 23 '15 12:52

There are currently no trains traveling between Roermond and Venlo. A bomb from World War II was found in Swalmen at Roermond while work was being done near the tracks. Rail traffic can only resume once the bomb has been made safe.

Mar 13 '15 10:28

State Secretary Wilma Mansveld (Infrastructure and Environment) received an urgent letter from 3 provinces, 20 municipalities and the Safety Region Central and West Brabant on Thursday, De Telegraaf reports.

Feb 25 '15 10:44

VVD Member of Parliament Mark Verheijen arranged a free election party for Prime Minister Mark Rutte in 2012 at the Floriade in Venlo. According to the AD, the VVD paid for nothing, despite the exhibition being highly dependent on such income.

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