Apr 2 '13 14:44

The police is investigating alcohol consumption during the Easter fire in Teuge where a 15-year-old pushed a boy from Twello into the flames on Sunday night.

Apr 2 '13 08:40

A mistress of one of the four suspects arrested in Limburg on Saturday for possession of a prohibited substance would have been the target of an attack with the nerve gas Sarin. The Mayor of Maastricht, Onno Hoes, Chief Justice Roger Bos and the police chief of the unit Limburg, Gerry Veldhuis, gave this information on Monday about the recent investigations at the Bodemsweg in the outskirts of the Maastricht district Amby.

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Apr 2 '13 08:29

On Monday, about 3,000 people attended the benefit concert for SC Veendam, which was organized by the soccer team from the Jupiler League. The team expects to raise thousands of euros for the club.

This club from Groningen was declared bankrupt last week and SC Veendam only had 8 days to appeal. On Tuesday afternoon, the club will need 675,000 euro to turn back the bankruptcy into a moratorium on payments.

By Saturday, 225,000 euro has been raised and it may have already increased at present.

Apr 2 '13 08:15

A grenade was found at the beach of Zandvoort (Noord Holland) on Monday afternoon.

When the rescue brigade noticed that there was something going on at the beach, they called for the bomb squad (EOD). On Monday evening the grenade was made to explode at another location.

The type of the grenade is still unclear. It was a relatively small grenade with a length of approximately 50 cm and a diameter of 13 cm. The police think that the grenade was washed ashore.

Apr 2 '13 08:10

Near Scharendijke in Zeeland, a 30-year-old diver from Goes has been missing since Monday morning. The search by the Royal Dutch Rescue Company with ships and a helicopter was unsuccessful and was stopped.

The police was unable to locate the man using sonar devices on Monday, but they will go on with the search together with the Royal Dutch Navy on Tuesday.

The unfortunate man jumped together with his diving companion in the water near his diving club in Scharendijke. When the man did not come to the surface, his friend alerted the diving center.

Apr 1 '13 18:03

According to Parool.nl the municipality of Amsterdam demanded outstanding leasehold from Jewish war victims and fined them for paying late after the Second World War. Students discovered this during digitalization of documents.

Apr 1 '13 17:21

A father of a 15-year-old abused a cinema manager in Almere last weekend after his son was denied access to a movie meant for people aged 16 and older.

Apr 1 '13 16:21

With a maximum temperature of 4,3 degrees Celsius and a thin layer of snow in some places, this years Easter is colder than last Christmas, when temperatures were around 10 degrees above zero. Nevertheless, the ‘cold record’ of 1964’ Easter wasn’t broken. For that, Weather station De Bilt should have measured temperatures below 3,9 degrees.

Apr 1 '13 15:27

A woman was stabbed several times by her ex-husband in Tilburg, in the province of Noord-Brabant, on Monday morning.

Apr 1 '13 14:56

Train stations should no longer be the responsibility of the Dutch Railways, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) said D66 Member of Parliament Stientje van Veldhoven on Monday. To make the division of roles in rail infrastructure more equal the ownership of stations should go to ProRail, the railway administrator.

Mar 30 '13 12:43

The twelve Dutch provinces are upset about the plans to merge them into five ‘country parts’. The government wants to combine the provinces to make sure they can also fulfill their administrative tasks in the future.

Mar 30 '13 01:28

After months of research RTL Nieuws revealed the ‘big secret’ of the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam on Friday. The lead cylinder that was found behind a memorial stone of the Marathon tower on the 22nd of November 2012 contained a certificate, an Olympic medal, an Olympic stamp collection and a mysterious note.

Mar 29 '13 23:23

KPN considers replacing the fixed Internet connection with 4G in remote areas in the future. However, the provider emphasizes that the decision about the extra fast mobile Internet has not been made yet and that it would be a long term project.

Mar 29 '13 22:50

Vodafone introduces a subscription with no extra charges for calling, texting and surfing the Internet abroad. This is the first Dutch provider to offer this service.

Mar 29 '13 22:15

Activists protested in Enschede against the closure of prisons in the east of the Netherlands. The protestors are afraid of more unemployment in the region because Secretary of State Fred Teeven plans to save 340 million euro on prisons.

Mar 29 '13 08:52

An estimated 20,000 people attended the performance of The Passion in an icy The Hague on Thursday evening.

At the Hofvijver, well-known artists, led by  René van Kooten, performed the story of the last hours of the life of Jesus. The annual music spectacle was shown for the third time.

The cast included Daniel Boissevain, Anita Meyer and Jim Bakkum.  Jörgen Raymann was the narrator.

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