Dec 27 '13 12:37

The Code Yellow storm predicted by meteorologists for Friday missed most of the country, but still thrashed the Zeeland coast with high winds. Gales of up to 93 km/h (58 mph) hit the southern seaside province earlier today.

Dec 27 '13 04:36

The Tilburg police fired a warning shot in the night of Wednesday on Thursday in order to apprehend a burglar, reported the police Thursday. There were not casualties.

Dec 27 '13 04:35

The Dutch economy will tumble from the eighteenth to the thirtieth place in the global ranking between now and 2028, predicted the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) Thursday.

fireworks
Dec 27 '13 04:34

The hotline for reporting illegal fireworks was down several hours on Thursday as a result of a cyber-attack. Wednesday evening the site was down for several hours after a cyber attack, and Thursday it was attacked again.

Dec 27 '13 04:33

375 pounds of fireworks were found in a home in Zierikzee, including thirty homemade mortar bombs. The EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) examined the party before it is discharged.

Dec 27 '13 04:32

The likelihood of finding a pearl in an oyster is 1 in 35,000, reported Omroep Zeeland. And yet it happened twice in one evening in Yerseke in Zeeland.

Dec 27 '13 04:31

More and more people opt to donate a kidney to a stranger during the course of their lives. In 2007 there were only 6 so-called "altruistic" donors, in 2013 that number increased to 41.

Dec 26 '13 17:15

A car with trouble along the A6, between Lelystad and Swifterban, was hit from behind by another car. Traffic was completely stuck because the road was closed due to the accident, announced the ANWB Thursday.

Dec 26 '13 14:48

In 's-Gravendeel, near Dordrecht, angry churchgoers plastered a branch of Albert Heijn with pamphlets. They call on customers to stop shopping there, because the supermarkets will be open on Sundays from now on.

Dec 26 '13 14:24

At least 1,600 households in parts of Apeldoorn and Hoog Soeren were without power this morning. They were also without water, due to a water line breakage, reported Omroep Gelderland. It's not clear yet whether the latter problem has been solved.

Dec 26 '13 14:08

A police car and a Volkswagen Golf crashed into each other after a chase last night around 03:00 on the A12. After the collision the Golf took off on the freeway against the direction of traffic.

Dec 26 '13 13:31

Nearly 2.3 million people have watched yesterday's Christmas speech of King Willem-Alexander, according to figures from the Audience Research Foundation.

Dec 26 '13 13:16

There is a good chance of storm on the Wadden Islands tomorrow morning, reported weeronline.nl. If force 9 winds are measured, it will be the fourth storm since October 28. There have not been this many storms in one year since 2002.

Dec 26 '13 13:10

Philippine police and military have arrested a suspected Muslim militant accused of kidnapping two European bird-watchers in 2012, The Associated Press reports.

tattoos
Dec 26 '13 11:52

Peter van der Helm, a Dutch entrepreneur, has launched a new business to preserve the tattoos of the dead, Chicago Tribune reports citing Reuters.

Dec 26 '13 09:31

The Greenpeace activists who received amnesty in Russia will get their visas on Thursday or Friday, Greenpeace Russia said on Twitter on Wednesday.

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