Mar 27 '13 02:54

For the first time since 1984, the Netherlands counts more than 600.000 unemployed people. According to the latest numbers of the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), unemployment increased sharply again in February, up to 7,7 percent.

Mar 27 '13 01:45

Firefighters were able to get a risky fire raging through a moorland in Hoog Soeren quickly under control on Sunday evening.

Mar 26 '13 04:39

A 36-year-old man was shot and injured by police at the Almelo train station Sunday evening. The alleged robber was the subject of a manhunt that ended at the station.

Train traffic to and from Almelo (Overijssel) was shut down and part of the station was closed because of the shooting. The 36-year-old suspect does not have life threatening injuries.

The suspect, a man from Enschede, is accused of raiding an ice cream parlor "IJs en Zo" in the Wierdensestraat. He is said to have threatened two staff members with a knife and then fled with the loot towards the station.

Mar 26 '13 01:11

Parts of the center of Leeuwarden (Friesland) was evacuated after vandals allegedly broke a pipeline by throwing stones at it.

Mar 22 '13 08:41

The rise of the 50Plus party has come to an end in the Politieke Barometer.

According to this poll, by investigation bureau Ipsos, the party of Henk Krol would get 16 seats in parliament if elections were held today. Though that is significantly more than the two seats the party has now, it is three less than the outcome of the same poll given two weeks ago.

The PVV benefits most from the decline in the results for the 50Plus, jumping from 18 seats two weeks ago, to 20 seats in the poll now.

Mar 22 '13 08:24

In a study on fraud at work, there were more women perpetrators last year than the year before.

According to Recherchebureau Hoffman, a company that specializes in company crime investigation and fraud prevention, 28% of the thieves caught were female. The previous year this percentage was only 10%.

The increase in the number of female offenders might be partly because of the economic crisis since more women have started working while more men have lost their jobs.

Mar 22 '13 01:57

Lelystad expects more than thousand Turks to protest against Dutch youth care policy this Friday. Unrest is growing in Turkey and among Turks living in the Netherlands because of reception of Turkish-Dutch children by gay couples and families with a different religious background.

Mar 22 '13 01:53

A single car accident claimed the life of a man in Oude-Tonge, Zuid-Holland, when his car drove directly into a lamppost on Wednesday evening.

The police reported that the accident happened around 19:00 on the N215.

The cause of the accident is still unknown. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident. Police have not yet revealed the victim's identity.

Mar 22 '13 01:50

Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten is planning "additional actions" to more effectively respond to digital threats.

Mar 22 '13 01:35

Dutch labour party, PvdA, is calling for a greater level of transparency from criminal psychiatric clinics, known in the Netherlands as TBS clinics. Party MPs want data on performance, therapies and check-outs to be presented in a clearer and more comprehensible manner.

Mar 22 '13 01:13

Several hundred people commemorated 18-year-old Memphis van Veen with a silent march Wednesday night in Eindhoven. The student died tragically last week, when her scooter was hit by a police car.

Mar 21 '13 00:19

Smarter pupils don’t get enough attention in primary school because of lack of time and prejudices of teachers.

Mar 21 '13 00:10

Property developers started the construction of almost 2000 student homes in Amsterdam. This is in line with the city’s schedule to complete 9000 student residences next year.

Mar 20 '13 23:44

Three people got injured after a bus of transport company Connexxion collided with a car and drove off a slope on Wednesday morning close to Alkmaar.

Mar 20 '13 12:40

The quality of healthcare in the Netherlands is not transparent enough. The Dutch Court of Audits, de Algemene Rekenkamer, states that it is difficult for patients to choose the right health care institution or practitioner because there is not enough information on their quality.

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