Apr 23 '13 08:44

Last week, the first cows arrived at the Tosti Factory, which manufactures all the ingredients for tosti, a toasted sandwich with ham and cheese. Dichtbij.nl. reports that neighboring citizens are not pleased with the arrival of the cows because they seem to make much noise.

Dozens of complaints have been registered by local residents at Oostenburgereiland. The Tosti Factory reports that one particular cow, called Els, is the problem. “She has just been separated from her five-month-old calf and therefore lets out her heartbreaking sound.”

Apr 23 '13 08:30

The National Committee Inauguration confirmed on Monday that it would use the original song of John Ewbank. The singers have indicated interest in continuing the project. and the concert in Ahoy will proceed as planned.

Composer John Ewbank pulled the song back on Saturday night after a storm of criticism. The Committee said, “Since the launch of the song, there has been a wave of reactions, mostly positive. It is clear that there are also critical voices in our society about parts of the song's lyrics.”

Apr 23 '13 08:23

On Monday evening the police shot and injured a man at the Orchideestraat in Almere.

The police had responded to a report of a threatening situation. When confonted, the man fled and was later found with a deadly weapon at the Orchideestraat. The situation was so threatening that the police had no choice but to shoot.

Nothing is known yet about the identity of the injured man nor the extent of his injuries. An air ambulance arrived at the scene for medical assistance. Then he was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Apr 23 '13 03:40

The police have confirmed the arrest of a minor in connection with a shooting threat at a school in Leiden.

Suspect has mental problems

The police have not given details about the arrest as the role of the suspect is not clear yet. “It is possible that he is  not the one,” said the police.

Apr 22 '13 18:28

Ambulance personnel will expand their actions in the next few weeks with work interruptions. On Wednesday employees will stop working for two hours from 12.30pm in Almere and Lelystad, in the province in Flevoland.

Apr 22 '13 18:00

Prime Minister Mark Rutte helped a victim of a traffic accident in The Hague on Monday afternoon. The woman, who was cycling when she was hit by a truck, died later.

Apr 22 '13 16:32

Nine percent of the Dutch who economized in 2012 got rid of their car. Seventy percent of the population had to cut down on costs. The Dutch institute for budget guidance, Nationaal Instituut voor Budgetvoorlichting (Nibud), concluded this in their research.

Apr 22 '13 15:55

Travelers can use the free Internet in trains for another year. The Dutch Railways, Nederlandse spoorwegen (NS), extends its contract for wifi in intercity trains with provider T-Mobile with another year.

Apr 22 '13 14:19

It is very easy to commit fraud with taxes, the government and the tax authorities have been aware of the problems for years. Member of political party CDA Pieter Omtzigt said this on Twitter.

Apr 22 '13 09:08

All secondary schools and MBOs in Leiden are closed on Monday because someone posted a threat of an attack on the Internet. The authorities are taking the threat seriously.

In his post, written in English, the unidentified author threatens to shoot his Dutch teacher dead 'and as many students as I can’. He says he will have a note on him as an evidence. His post includes an image of the weapon which he will use: a Colt Defender.

Apr 22 '13 09:01

After composer John Ewbank withdrew the previously selected official King’s Song, other artists are working hard on songs in honor of the abdication of Beatrix and the inauguration of Willem-Alexander. Among others Henny Huisman, Wim de Bie and Dries Roelvink are busy making an alternative song.

Apr 22 '13 08:54

Bulgarian syndicates commit large-scale fraud involving allowances and benefits in the Netherlands. They do this by sending compatriots to the Netherlands and letting them register as 'ghost citizens' with the local authorities. This was reported by research reporter Siebe Sietsma of RTL Nieuws, based on an investigation by the Rotterdam police.

Apr 22 '13 08:47

During their Federation Council in Utrecht, all 18 FNV unions, including the critical Abvakabo, have  unanimously voted positive to the social agreement that FNV chairman Ton Heerts signed with the government and employers half a week ago.

Apr 22 '13 08:42

Shopkeepers and cafe owners in the inner city of Amsterdam can pull out their orange and red, white and blue flags, banners and balloons beginning Tuesday. From April 23 till May 1, entrepreneurs may decorate the facades and streets for the inauguration on April 30.

Apr 22 '13 05:36

Directors and supervisors in the education sector will be jointly and severally liable when they are negligent in the performance of their duties. This includes not only financial management but also educational failure. The Minister and Secretary of Education said this in an interview with NRC.

Apr 19 '13 17:08

Dutch radio station Radio 2 presented the official song for the new King, ‘het Koningslied’, on Friday. The video clip will follow on Monday at 12.30pm. The song is meant for everyone who supports the royal family.

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