The police found a large quantity of illegal fireworks in a commercial building on Maalderij in Amstelveen on Monday afternoon. A 55 year old resident of Amstelveen was arrested.
According to the Royal Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM), the extra smoke in the air caused by fireworks during New Year's is a health risk which could lead to respiratory symptoms.
A call from the Association of Road Traffic Victims to install a black box in every car, is getting a huge amount of support on the internet. More than 25 thousand people have signed a petition for this. The association wants the black box installed so that perpetrators of serious accidents can not "get away with community service".
Mayor Fons Naterop of the Aalburg municipality has received another threatening letter. The letter was delivered on Monday to the municipality and Omroep Brabant and states that the mayor is "next".
"If you celebrate the New Year at home with a glass of champagne in the family circle, you do not see what's happening on the street. Before I became mayor I had no idea how much violence is associated with such a tuning of the year. It is terrible, police and fire brigade is every year prepared to the extreme to handle all the incidents."
Eindhoven Airport has undergone such rabid growth in recent years that the airport is likely to exceed the limit of 30 thousand flights in 2015. This is the maximum number of flights for which the airport has noise arrangements with the surroundings.
The Saudi cleric Abdullah al-Muhaysini has called on Dutch Muslims to go to Syria and join the jihad. This is according to SITE Intelligence Group, an organization that tracks jihadist groups.
Dutch people are optimistic and positive about the new year. They enter 2015 much less concerned about the economic crisis compared to last year. This is according to a study published by the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP).
The largest healthcare comparison sites in the Netherlands expect that half a million people will switch health insurers over the next three days. This means that about half of the expected 1 million switchers waited until the last moment to change.
"Aid workers such as police officers must not bear the brunt of out of control misconduct. Colleagues who are nevertheless confronted with violence can count on maximum support from the organization." said Chief Constable Gerard Bouman of the National Police regarding the rising trend of violence against officers during the turning of the year.
There was another earthquake in Groningen early this morning. According to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the earthquake measured 2.8 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was in Woudbloem in the municipality Slochteren.