Monster Truck
May 20 '15 12:26

The permit granted by the municipality of Haaksbergen to the monster truck event last year made little or no contribution to the safety of the public. That is the conclusion of the Dutch Safety Board in the investigation into the monster truck accident in Haaksbergen last year that left 3 people dead and 28 others injured.

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May 20 '15 11:35

The Cabinet was careless and irresponsible with the massive budget cuts to the General Intelligence and Security Service, or AIVD, in 2012. These cuts left deep marks on the organization and still poses risks to the operation of the secret service.

Robbery
May 20 '15 10:56

Young people are a popular target for robbers in Breda. About half of the robbery victims in Breda is younger than 24 years old.

Dom Tower of Utrecht
May 20 '15 10:37

Utrecht is considering using fences to prevent people from committing suicide by jumping off the Dom tower. Until last year the municipality was strictly against ruining the facade of the historic tower by putting high fences on it, but decided to reconsider after a jumper hit a passerby on the ground.

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May 20 '15 10:15

The Public Prosecutor in Aruba will not search underneath the Mariott Hotel for Natalee Holloway's remains, chief officer of Justice Eric Olthof told Dutch newspaper AD. According to him, investigation has shown that the information from Jurrien de Jong, a self proclaimed eyewitness, can not be correct.

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May 20 '15 09:56

Archaeologists have unearthed a large cemetery of the Dolmen in eastern Dalfsen. This is the largest cemetery of this kind in Northwest Europe. The municipality of Dalfsen will officially announce the discovery on Wednesday.

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May 20 '15 09:21

The newest invention in Dutch transportation looks like a cross between a skateboard and a Segway. The Oxboard was released last week.

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May 20 '15 08:52

Calling and texting while on a bicycle will not become a punishable offence, Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen repeated on Wednesday. She believes that a ban will be very difficult to control.

May 20 '15 08:33

The Cabinet must not allow municipalities to grow their own weed. A narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, supported this motion brought by the CDA on Tuesday. 75 parliamentarians voted for, 70 voted against.

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May 20 '15 07:59

A small tornado struck southern Netherlands on Tuesday night. The Tornado was spotted in Asten and Liessel.

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May 20 '15 07:41

A hotel and congress center in Wageningen had to be evacuated on Wednesday morning due to a large fire. At least 170 people have had to leave their hotel rooms.

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May 19 '15 18:33

A court in Rotterdam sentenced the ringleader in a welfare benefits scheme to four years in prison on Tuesday. Five other suspects in the fraud case were sentenced to less harsh prison terms, RTL Nieuws reported on Tuesday.

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