It seems that a number of cities in the Netherlands will start with an experiment with controlled cannabis cultivation next year, despite the fact that Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice is still firmly opposed to the idea.
The new NS timetable took effect yesterday. The new schedule means that there will be a train every half an hour on all routes.
The number of jihad-goers in Arnhem is on the rise, according to Mayor Herman Kaiser. The police, justice and community are currently monitoring 26 potential jihadists, compared to the 17 that were on the radar in September.
The girlfriend of a criminal who plays a major role in the Amsterdam underworld was shot and killed in Amstelveen yesterday morning. H. is a suspected ringleader of the organization around the late Gwenette Martha. He has been in hiding for a while for fear of an attempt on his life. The police can not confirm the identity of the victim, but did confirm that the execution is probably linked to the ongoing feud in the underworld. The victim was shot several times at around 08:30 a.m. on Beeckestijn in Amstelveen. Attempts to resuscitate her failed.
A Spar location in central Arnhem is now believed to be the first supermarket in the Netherlands to take Bitcoin as a form of payment. It is one of forty stores there that accept the digital currency, Arnhem Bitcoinstad announced last week.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence for a 32 year old man and 26 year old woman from Doetinchem in the court in Arnhem today. The two suspects are suspected of human trafficking.
Yesterday, after months of investigation, the police arrested three men in Arnhem and Eindhoven, on suspicion of terrorism. According to the Public Prosecution, these men want to join the Al-Qaeda linked group Jabhat al-Nusra.
On Thursday former Dutchbat commander Thom Karremans must defend himself against accusations that he was an accessory to murder, war crimes and genocide after the fall of Srebrenica in 1995.
Dog walker Chantal Scholten says she is still in shock after her van was stolen while she was on the job in Arnhem, Gelderland. There were 15 dogs inside the Renault Traffic when it was taken Monday at about 11:30 a.m.
Two jihad suspects found listening devices in their homes in Arnhem. Their lawyer, Serge Weening, suspects that the equipment was planted during a search.
On Monday the military police arrested two 19 year old women at Rotterdam The Hague airport. According to the Public Prosecutor, they were planning to travel to Syria via Turkey and join the armed struggle.
The Public Prosecutor has appointed seven additional prosecutors to handle jihad suspects.
On Tuesday, October 14th, the police raided 20 addresses in Gelderland. This was done in connection with an investigation into money laundering. 275 police officers took part in the raids. Thus far four people have been arrested.
Several of the Albert Heijn franchise owners have decided to defy the supermarket chain's national policy to remove Zwarte Piet from advertisements.
Franchise owner Schuytgraaf from Arnhem stated of Facebook that Zwarte Piet will be found in his store in Elst during the coming months. This status update received more than 2 thousand likes. "On 5 December Zwarte Piet will be walking through the store as usual," he says.
As far as franchiser Hans Geveling is concerned, nothing will change in Albert Heijn stores in Huissen, Bemmel, Gendt and Druten.
In November 2011 the new shopping was launched with a lot of fanfare in Veenedaal. Other cities followed.
An 88 year old woman from Arnhem died late Wednesday after she was hit by a car in Hollandweg.
An investigation team of the police has completed the investigation into large scale copper thefts. Four suspects have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a large number of thefts from the buildings of various high voltage substations in the eastern Netherlands.
The special investigation team was formed early in 2014 in consultation with the Public Prosecutor. This decision was made following a large number of burglaries at grid substations in the eastern part of the country in 2013. Mostly copper material was stolen during the burglaries.
An old employee of Esqualo Fashion received an email from his old employer labeling him as a "fake homo".
A confused man in Arnhem spent hours sitting on the roof of a terraced house in Hilversum street. He jumped off the roof when he was approached by an armed police squad.
For the first time, it has been proven that eagle rays can be born through asexual reproduction. The Koninklijke Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem has confirmed this on the basis of scientific genetic research on its collection of eagle rays, De Weekkrant reports.
According to Trouw, jihadism in The Netherlands is concentrated in mostly three regions. Per region, there are dozens of jihadists planning to travel to Syria or Iraq, or who were apprehended by the authorities prior to their departure, and those who are in the war zone already or who have returned from there.
Last night a second Sumatran tiger cub was born in Burger's Zoo in Arnhem. The first cub was born early yesterday morning.
In the Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, a Sumatran tiger cub was born last night. The birth was live streamed via a video camera inside the birthing area.