Crane
Sep 20 '18 13:30

An increasing number of cranes are nesting and breeding in the Netherlands, according to bird protection organization Vogelbescherming. This year a record number of 32 breeding pairs were counted, 10 more than last year and four times as many as in 2014.

Most cranes were spotted in Drenthe and Friesland as in previous years. But this year cranes were also found breeding in Noord-Brabant and Limburg for the first time. Twelve of the 32 breeding pairs actually hatched chicks.

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Sep 20 '18 12:40

Activists for road safety placed empty chairs on squares in Zwolle, Nijverdal, Arnhem, Nijmegen and Ede on Wednesday. A total of 65 chairs were placed in Overijssel and 86 in Gelderland. They represented the number of people killed in traffic accidents in the two provinces last year, NOS reports.

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Sep 20 '18 11:50

The Dutch authorities managed to hack into the phones of two men suspected of assassinating Samir Erraghib in IJsselstein in 2016. The Public Prosecutor believes that data from these phones will reveal which of the two suspects was the gunman, was revealed during the appeal in this case, ANP reports.

The Public Prosecutor did not reveal what data was retrieved from the phones, in order not to jeopardize another investigation. The case was therefore postponed for three months.

Gavel
Sep 20 '18 11:00

The court in Amsterdam convicted seven out of eight men for public violence for their role in a brawl in Amsterdam's Red Light District which ended in the death of 32-year-old Robert Gerritsen two years ago. The court ruled that the blow that ended Gerritsen's life was made in self defense, and 22-year-old Romanian Mirci M. was therefore not punished for it, RTL Nieuws reports. 

Ambulance
Sep 20 '18 10:06

Four children were killed in a collision between a train and a trike on a guarded rail crossing near the Oss-West station in Oss on Thursday morning. Another child and an adult were seriously injured. The trike belonged to a local daycare, witnesses told newspaper AD.

Bouncy castles
Sep 20 '18 09:50

Hundreds of bouncy houses that could cause life threatening injuries to children are available to rent throughout the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research. Over the summer at least two children sustained skull fractures after a fall from such a bouncy house. The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA knows about this, but nothing has been done, the broadcaster writes.

Bouncy castles
Sep 20 '18 09:47

Hundreds of bouncy houses that could cause life threatening injuries to children are available to rent throughout the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research. Over the summer at least two children sustained skull fractures after a fall from such a bouncy house. The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA knows about this, but nothing has been done, the broadcaster writes.

Bouncy castles
Sep 20 '18 09:44

Hundreds of bouncy houses that could cause life threatening injuries to children are available to rent throughout the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research. Over the summer at least two children sustained skull fractures after a fall from such a bouncy house. The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA knows about this, but nothing has been done, the broadcaster writes.

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Sep 20 '18 08:58

The city of Groningen is working on banning smoking in open areas and on the street in certain places in the city. The municipality's Management and Traffic Committee discussed this ban on Wednesday evening, AD reports.

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Sep 20 '18 08:27

Seven people became unwell at a ROC school on Tempelhofstraat in Amsterdam West on Wednesday afternoon. The school was evacuated after a "strange smell" was noticed, which gave the seven people irritated airways and stinging eyes, Het Parool reports.

"Everyone was examined at the scene by present ambulance workers. Nobody needed to be taken to hospital for further examination", a spokesperson for the fire department said to the newspaper.

Wind knocks over bikes in Amsterdam
Sep 20 '18 08:10

A large autumn storm will hit the Netherlands on Sunday, Buienradar expects. Wind gusts of over 100 kilometers per hour can be expected. "The storm also brings a ot of rain with it, so stay indoors with cake and soup", Nicolien Kroon of Buienradar said to RTL Nieuws.

"It seems we can prepare for wind force 8 or 9", Kroon said. "The chance that trees will fall over is greater, because they are all still in leaf because of the beautiful summer."

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Sep 20 '18 07:54

Two people were killed and three seriously injured in a car accident on Lonerstraat in Assen on Wednesday night, the Drenthe police said on Twitter. The car crashed into a tree for as yet unknown reasons. The police are investigating.

Emergency services, including multiple ambulances and a trauma helicopter, responded to the scene en masse. The injured people were stabilized and taken to hospital by ambulance.

Rodechelies Celedonio Santo
Sep 20 '18 07:31

The police team investigating the disappearance of 12-year-old Rodechelies Celedonio Santo in Amsterdam, is taking into account that the girl is being kept hidden by someone. Hiding a child is a punishable offense, the police said in a statement.

Rodechelies was l in Bijlmer on Thursday morning, September 13th. Since then there's been no trace of her. Her parents are very worried.

Geert Wilders surrounded by bodyguards, Spijkenesse Feb 2017
Sep 19 '18 16:00

PVV leader Geert Wilders put forward a proposal to ban all forms of Islamic expressions in the Netherlands during the first day of the General Considerations, the parliamentary debate on the government's plans and budget for the next year, on Wednesday. The proposal was immediately shot down by the other parties, NU.nl reports.

Tweede Kamer
Sep 19 '18 15:10

The VVD's proposal to as someone from another neighborhood, led to sharp accusations during the first day of the General Political Considerations, the parliamentary debate on the government's budget and plans for next year, on Wednesday. 

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Sep 19 '18 14:30

Two men arrested in Rotterdam on suspicion of, also took photos and videos of the Erasmusbridge, was revealed during a pro-forma hearing on Wednesday. "These suspects planned to carry out an attack in the short term.

KLM
Sep 19 '18 13:40

The Netherlands will soon have its first factory for bio-kerosene. KLM will use the fuel to fly more sustainably. The province of Groningen is being looked at as a possible location for this factory, which will cost millions to build, Maarten van Dijk of SkyNRG, the company that plans to build the factory, confirmed to newspaper AD.

"We are now in the final phase of selecting a location and suppliers. I think we can make the official announcement at the end of this year or the beginning of next year", he said to the newspaper. 

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting on Hoogheuvelstraat in Oss, 4 June 2018
Sep 19 '18 12:50

The Public Prosecutor has information that someone other than the suspect currently in custody may be responsible for the murder of, the Prosecutor said in a proforma hearing the court in Den Bosch on Tuesday. Suspect Kaan D. "may be protecting someone else", his lawyer said, De Gelderlander reports.

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Sep 19 '18 12:00

A man was seriously injured in a stabbing incident in a home in the Amsterdam neighborhood of De Baarsjes on Tuesday evening. A suspect was arrested in the area, AT5 reports.

The police responded to the scene around 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Forensic investigators closed down part of Van Kinsbergenstraat and part of Van Speijkstraat for investigation.

The victim was taken to hospital.

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots, but the police found no evidence of shots being fired, according to the broadcaster. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Sep 19 '18 11:10

A person was found dead on the side of Houtrustweg in The Hague on Tuesday morning. The identity of the victim is not yet known. The police are investigating.

The body was found between the bushes and the drainage canal, opposite the water treatment plant, Omroep West reports.

According to the broadcaster, a tent, clothes and a clothes line was found near the body. 

2019 budget ready to be presented to the Tweede Kamer, Prinsjesdag, 18 Sept 2018
Sep 19 '18 10:20

GroenLinks, SP and PvdA, the three largest left-wing parties in the Tweede Kamer, together presented an alternative budget that puts "people above multinationals" on Wednesday. They call for more investments in society and in the "livelihood of all Dutch people", Het Parool reports. 

Mark Rutte
Sep 19 '18 09:34

Despite economic setbacks that threaten from the Brexit and United States president Donald Trump's trade wars, this is a logical time to give "something back" to the Dutch, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said about and the government's plans for next year, NU.nl reports.

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Sep 19 '18 08:50

Wednesday and Thursday will be sunny and warm in the Netherlands, but those will be the last summer days for the country this year, Weerplaza expects. Cool autumn weather is on the way.

Wednesday will by sunny and largely dry. Maximum temperatures will range from 21 degrees Celsius on the Wadden to around 27 degrees inland. The coastal provinces will see some cloud cover, but the rest of the country will be mostly sunny. Thursday will also be largely sunny with maximums around 24 degrees.

JoS B. - suspect in Nicky Verstappen's murder
Sep 19 '18 08:31

The Public Prosecutor "has no case" against Jos B., the 55-year-old man from Simpelveld suspected of sexually assaulting and murdering 11-year-old in Brunssummerheide in 1998, B.'s lawyer Gerald Roethof said to RTL Nieuws on Tuesday.

Earlier on Tuesday Roethof told NU.nl that he still had to study additional documents the Prosecutor sent him.

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