Sunny Amsterdam
Feb 11 '19 08:30

After a cloudy and wet weekend, the Netherlands can look forward to some spring weather later this week, according to Buienradar. Monday will be a transition day, with a few more showers. But from Monday afternoon the clouds will clear and the days will turn sunny, Brian Verhoeven of Buienradar said to RTL Nieuws.

"Tuesday and Wednesday the weather will be calm, but we still have to deal with some humid air. You may still see some clouds", he said. But then there's a number of sunny days in the expectations. "We will need the sunglasses again. It's really nice weather."

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Feb 11 '19 08:03

A leak in a tanker containing petrolad, a collective name for oils used in vehicle engines, in Alblasserdam caused a stench in a large part of the Netherlands on Saturday. There were even complaints about the intense smell from Germany. An NL Alert was sent to warn people to keep their doors and windows closed, AD reports.

Crime scene
Feb 11 '19 07:38

Four people were found dead in the water on Berkmeerdijk in Obdam on Sunday. They were identified as four workers for Borst Bloembollen in the town, who were missing since Friday. The police believe they crashed their car into the dike in a tragic accident, NU.nl reports.

The victims are three men aged 20, 21 and 21, and a 47-year-old woman, all from Poland. "Everything points to a tragic accident", a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. 

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Feb 8 '19 16:10

Teachers and pupils at a secondary school in Veenendaal were shocked to find out that five new pupils at the school weren't high school kids at all, but actors placed at the school for a television program, De Volksrkant reports. Recordings for the RTL 4 program, called Klasse, have since been halted.

The Christelijk Lyceum Veenendaal (CLV) management organized a meeting in which the school admitted that it was aware that the five new pupils were actors. But the teachers and pupils had no idea and the revelation caused quite a bit of unrest last week, according to the newspaper.

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Feb 8 '19 15:20

The Netherlands' safe traffic association VVN will start giving Amsterdam Uber drivers traffic safety training next week. This training is mandatory for all Uber drivers in the Dutch capital who are under the age of 25, NU.nl reports. 

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Feb 8 '19 14:30

Despite contract protests by the police in which officers stopped issuing and collecting fines, the number of traffic fines issued in the Netherlands in 2018 remained at about the same level as in 2017. Nearly 9.2 million fines were imposed last year, compared to just over 9.2 million in 2017, according to the Ministry of Justice and Security's annual figures, NOS reports.

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Feb 8 '19 13:40

The total number of crimes registered by the Dutch police in 2018 decreased by 6 percent compared to the year before, Statistics Netherlands reports. The number of sex crimes, however, is on the rise. 

The police registered  almost 9 thousand sexual offenses like rape, sexual harassment or -assault last year, compared to 8,400 in 2017. The number of rape reports increased from 1,200 in 2014 to 1,900 last year. And the number of sexual assault reports increased from 1,700 in 2015 to 2,400 last year.

Childcare
Feb 8 '19 12:50

The average time parents have to wait for a childcare spot to open up for their child increased from 6 months to a year in the last 18 months. The sector attributes the increase to difficulty finding staff, and . For example, there must now be one childcare worker per three babies, instead of four, NOS reports.

Home for rent
Feb 8 '19 12:00

The price to rent a home in the Netherlands continued to rise in the second half of 2018. The average rent increased by 2.9 percent. The average price per square meter increased by 5.9 percent, according to realtors association NVM and real estate managers association VGM, ANP reports.

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Feb 8 '19 11:10

The Netherlands and Australia will start talks with Russia about the country's liability in the downing of flight MH17 in the coming weeks, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to NU.nl after reports in RTL Nieuws. 

"We are in contact with Russia through diplomatic channels about state accountability. We are increasingly confident that we will soon be meeting with the Russians", the spokesperson said. The Ministry would not say anything about the date and location of the consultation.

Gavel
Feb 8 '19 10:20

s death after being arrested in Waddinxveen last year, was not caused by the actions of the police officers who arrested him, the Public Prosecutor concluded after investigation. The police officers will therefore not be prosecuted. Selier's family was informed and accept this decision, their lawyer Richard Korver said to RTL Nieuws.

Football
Feb 8 '19 09:27

Former professional football payer Yassine Abdellaoui was theon Wednesday night, multiple sources confirmed to the Telegraaf. The footballer was injured in the shooting, but his injuries are not life-threatening, according to the newspaper.

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Feb 8 '19 08:47

Micheal Fudge, who was on Westeinde in Amsterdam on Wednesday, suffered severe anxiety disorders his entire life, according to his mother. He wanted euthanasia, but when he could not get it, he opted for suicide by cop, mother Tanja Samojlenko said to Het Parool. 

Surgery
Feb 8 '19 08:15

People undergoing surgery at night are at a higher risk of suffering complications and having to stay in hospital for longer than those undergoing surgeries during the daytime, according to an international study involving 146 hospitals across 29 countries, the British Journal of Anesthesia announced in a press release. According to the BJA, this is the first study looking into the occurrence of common adverse events during night-time and day-time surgery.

Apeldoorn city hall
Feb 8 '19 07:44

The Apeldoorn city hall was evacuated as a precaution on Thursday after a crack was found in the floor of the hall. Dozens of people, who were in the city hall for various political meetings, were asked to leave the building, NU.nl reports.

The city hall has been undergoing renovations since September and the building is currently only used for political gatherings, a municipal spokesperson said to the newspaper. The crack was discovered by cleaning staff.

Mark Rutte
Feb 8 '19 07:22

Prime Minister Mark Rutte called a on Thursday "fantastic", but added that they can not demand more far-reaching measures from the cabinet. The Netherlands is already doing a lot for the climate, compared to other European countries, according to the Prime Minister. "Guys, what more do you want?" he said, NOS reports.

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