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Apr 6 '15 07:58

Housing associations offer very little cheap rental housing with rent up to 403 euro. Only 7 percent of available rental homes fall into this cheap category.

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Apr 6 '15 07:42

In contrast to the belief that many airlines avoided the airspace over eastern Ukraine in the months before the MH17 disaster due to the conflict between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists, flights over the area actually increased in that time.

Amsterdam boat rescue
Apr 5 '15 09:25

A 66-year-old man was found dead Saturday evening near the Zuider IJdijk in Amsterdam, police said. The man was missing since just before noon that day after the yacht he was riding in was struck by a barge.

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Apr 5 '15 09:20

Over 1,500 people celebrated International Pillow Fight Day in Complain, one of the city’s main squares, Saturday afternoon. Feathers and stuffing filled the square within seconds of the fight’s official start at 3 p.m.

Amsterdam boat rescue
Apr 4 '15 16:08

A team of rescuers from several agencies is searching for a person missing in the water after a pusher boat crashed into a yacht. The accident happened in the Westelijk Merwedekanaaldijk in Amsterdam Zeeburg at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday.

The yacht was stalled in the water after having mechanical problems, when it was rammed by the pusher. Another person aboard the yacht was rescued.

Police and Waternet closed the waterway and bike paths to give rescuers space to maneuver. A helicopter was also involved in the search.

Apr 3 '15 17:36

A man was shot, stabbed with an awl and beaten with an ax on Cypresstraat in Breda on Friday, according police and Omroep Brabant. The victim, estimated to be 35-years old, was seriously injured and rushed to an area hospital.

Apr 3 '15 16:20

The policeman, part of an arrest team, who ran over an 18-year old girl driving a scooter on a pedestrian crossing in 2013 in Eindhoven, was sentenced today for reckless driving, NU reported. Court in Den Bosch gave the driver a 2 year conditional suspended sentence, according to which he has show exemplary driving for two years or his driver's license will be suspended.

Apr 3 '15 13:30

The Salvation Army has said it is going after an employee to retrieve more than €850,000 this person embezzled from this charitable organization.

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Apr 3 '15 09:39

A coalition of 32 organizations, companies and individuals are calling on Minister Ard van der Steur to develop a vision regarding protecting the privacy of citizens in the information society.

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Apr 3 '15 09:13

Rappange Makelaardij, a major property manager in Amsterdam, wants to fine people who use sites like Airbnb to rent their rented homes to tourists, De Telegraaf reports.

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Apr 3 '15 08:49

According to the Public Prosecutor, the Dutch investigation team that is coordinating the investigation into the downing of flight MH17, will soon be going to Russia to look for evidence

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Apr 3 '15 08:03

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs wants to win back the trust of the Groningen residence after the damage and earthquakes caused by gas extraction. And he will do so by following the recommendations of the Safety Board.

Apr 2 '15 18:23

The police unions have handed Justice Minister Ard van der Steur an ultimatum to come up with a better collective proposal than the last offer from former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, the police union Nederlandse Politiebond wrote in a statement. The new Justice Minister has until April 13th to respond, after which "tougher actions" can be expected from police personnel.

Apr 2 '15 14:37

The court in Assen has sentenced Antonio van der P. and Enise B. to 16 and 12 years in prison respectively. The duo, better known as the Dutch Bonnie and Clyde, went on a two week crime spree through the Netherlands last year, starting with a robbery in Echten, Drenthe and ending with their arrest at a hotel in Schwerte, Germany. They were not present at the court during the ruling.

Apr 2 '15 10:13

VVD Parliamentarian Fred Teeven sustained a substantial head injury in a car accident in Wassenaar yesterday afternoon, De Telegraaf reports. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

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Apr 2 '15 08:59

In the coming years the Cabinet is going to invest in ensuring that Dutch homes and business are less reliant on natural gas for heating, instead heating properties with renewable heat or leftover heat.

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Apr 2 '15 08:26

The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, rejected National Police Chief Gerard Bouman's proposal to be more flexible when it comes to new police officers that are of ethnic minorities and decided that the language test for prospective officers will remain a requirement, De Telegraaf reports.

Apr 2 '15 07:55

The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, has many questions about the salary increases at ABN Amro and how Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance let it go so far, NOS reports.

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Apr 1 '15 16:19

Two men convicted of attacking two NS employees in Almelo in December will each serve several months in prison for the assault. A court in Overijssel entered sentences of 12 months in prison, with three months suspended, for a 30-year-old man from Rijssen, and four months in prison for the 20 year old and from Schiedam.

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Apr 1 '15 09:38

The 112 call centers that handle emergency calls are seriously understaffed. They are also working with outdated, and sometimes failing, computers. Both these factors put people's lives at risk.

Apr 1 '15 09:11

Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher believes that the government must work harder to stop discrimination in the job market. He said this in an interview with NU, talking about the unemployment rate of ethnic minorities and his plans in the fight against youth unemployment.

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Apr 1 '15 08:32

The emergency services network P2000 received a total of 1,327 reports about the storm and storm damage by 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night, the Volkskrant reports. The most reports came from the Rotterdam Rijnmond region, followed by Noord- and Oost Gelderland.

Apr 1 '15 07:52

The second victim that was trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Raab Karcher building in Ede yesterday, has passed away, Omroep Gelderland reports. The 45 year old, unresponsive man was found by sniffer dogs around 18:20 last night. The building collapsed around 12:30.

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Mar 31 '15 18:30

A partial building collapse in Ede, Gelderland left at least one person, and possibly a second trapped underneath rubble. The pair could have been trapped since 12:30 p.m. after the building's roof caved in, though rescue workers only discovered the first victim around 5:15 p.m., Omroep Gelderland reported.

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