Two neighbors saved a baby from a burning house on Cornelis Drebbelstraat in Tilburg last night.
The fire department rescued a disabled man from a burning house on Groenteweg in The Hague last night. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a spokesperson of the fire department. The second resident of the house was also injured.
The Vuurwerkoverlast.nl counter stood on 63,764 at midnight. The site has now gotten 64,882 complaints.
The Netherlands entered the new year with fireworks and oliebollen. Tens of thousands people were present at the National Count Down at the Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam. In Rotterdam 40 thousand people watched he fireworks that was lit at Erasmusbrug. For the first time in 250 years The Hague lit fireworks over the Hofvijver.
Approximately 40 people had to be evacuated from their homes in Alkmaar because of a large fire in two buildings in the shopping street Langestraat.
Klaas Knot, president of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), is against European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi's plans to turn on the money printing press. He also thinks that the Netherlands should further reduce mortgage tax credit.
The upcoming tax treaty between the Netherlands and Germany will only take effect on January 1st, 2016.
Everyone in Utrecht could collect free road salt yesterday. Officials from the City Works handed out the salt at the district stations.
Union CNV Vakmensen announced this morning that the Brinks Nederland strike has come to an end and that the money transporter's employees will start working again. Hundreds of Rabobank ATM's and dozens of ABN Amro and SNS Bank ATM's are empty due to the strike.
The body of a newborn baby was found in the gallery of a flat in Breda yesterday. From traces found the police have determined that the mother may need medical attention.
The municipality of Delfzijl is threatening to go to the Council of State to appeal against Minister Henk Kamp's (Economic Affairs) gas extraction decision.
The Nederlandsche Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) has received 235 damage claims after the earthquake in Groningen early Tuesday morning. According to NAM, it involves relatively minor damage, such as cracks in walls and damage to plaster.