Drenthe

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Apr 6 '15 12:00

A body was found in a burning car on Reestlaan in Meppel this morning, the police in Drenthe reports on Twitter. The car was standing in a hedge with its engine running.

Apr 2 '15 14:37

The court in Assen has sentenced Antonio van der P. and Enise B. to 16 and 12 years in prison respectively. The duo, better known as the Dutch Bonnie and Clyde, went on a two week crime spree through the Netherlands last year, starting with a robbery in Echten, Drenthe and ending with their arrest at a hotel in Schwerte, Germany. They were not present at the court during the ruling.

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Mar 20 '15 09:17

The fog and cloud cover may break enough in some areas of the Netherlands to make this morning's solar eclipse visible. The eclipse will start at 09:30 a.m and reach its' peak at 10:37 a.m. The eclipse will be over by 11:48 a.m.

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Mar 19 '15 09:16

Most of the votes from the 2015 Provincial Elections have been counted. The following results, projected per province, are based on information from Dutch public broadcaster NOS and newswire ANP.

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Mar 9 '15 13:47

The first free wolf in the Netherlands in about 150 years spent the weekend chasing sheep in Drenthe.

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Mar 9 '15 08:30

For the first time in about 150 years there is clear evidence that there is a wild wolf in the Netherlands. The wolf was photographed along the N381 near Noord-Sleen In Drenthe on Saturday morning. He was spotted again on Sunday morning in the municipality of AA en Hunze, east of Assen, Metronieuws reports.

Feb 19 '15 19:17

Convicted murderer Sandro G. will face court on Friday in The Hague in a bid to hold onto his luxurious cell at the long-term prison facility in Veenhuizen, Drenthe, omroepwest.nl reported.

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Feb 13 '15 12:24

Groningen has once again fallen victim to earthquakes. This time two earthquakes in two days.

Jan 28 '15 20:26

Dutch train service NS will run only 80 percent of its usual nationwide traffic due to a winter weather advisory for Thursday.

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Jan 18 '15 12:03

Snowfall will cover a large portion of the Netherlands Sunday night, meteorologists at the KNMI say. All provinces are under a code yellow weather alert for snow and slippery conditions, except Noord and Zuid Holland, and Zeeland.

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Jan 15 '15 12:28

"Code yellow" weather warnings have been issued by Dutch weather analysts for the seventh day in a row, as extreme winds continue to cause unrest across the country.

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Jan 2 '15 11:29

Dozens of people were injured by fireworks over New Year's.

Dec 22 '14 14:30

According to Binnelands Bestuur, 16 municipalities will be under preventative financial supervision of the provinces next year. That is 7 more than in 2014.

Nov 27 '14 11:24

Three elderly women died in a car accident on the N381 at Zweeloo on Wednesday night. The victims are three women from Borger age 72, 76 and 77 and a 73 year old woman from Buinen.

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Nov 25 '14 10:33

Acting Mayor Midden-Drenthe Ton Baas (VVD) has said no to 1,400 asylum seekers getting shelter in the Drenthe village of Oranje.

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Oct 16 '14 13:48

On the eve of the storming of a passenger train at De Punt in 1977, former Minister of Justice Dries van Agt said that the hijackers must not leave the train alive.

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Oct 2 '14 11:58

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs will be called into Parliament to answer for the earthquake problem in Groningen, after MP for the Socialist Party, Eric Smaling, asked for clarification. A majority of Parliament supports the call, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 17 '14 16:49

The home sales increased in almost all provinces. Only Drenthe showed a dip in late August, Z24 reports.

Aug 25 '14 09:11

Parliament is calling on residents in the border regions to speak up about their experiences with the emergency number 112, which seems to be unreachable for some. Parliament wants to know how big the problem is, Spits reports.

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Aug 21 '14 15:21

The number of unemployed has fallen for the third month in a row, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced today.

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Aug 14 '14 09:49

The Netherlands Association of Realtors (NVM) says that every quarter is better than the last in the housing market. RTL Nieuws reports that the crisis in The Netherlands seems to have been surpassed, as June this year shows a doubling in the number of new homes bought compared to June last year.

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Aug 11 '14 13:20

An earthquake in Appingedam, in the North of The Netherlands, on Saturday has not caused any known damage. A spokesperson for the Netherlands Crude Oil Company (NAM) tells De Telegraaf that no reports of damage have come in related to the earthquake, which was caused by NAM's gas extraction activities in the North.

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Jul 28 '14 09:24

The Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has issued a warning for dangerous weather for most parts of the country, excluding Groningen and Drenthe. This afternoon, heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorms will spread over the country.

Housing Market
Jul 21 '14 11:29

Housing prices in The Netherlands have been higher in the last three months compared to the same period of last year. June saw a 2.2 percent rise in existent houses for sale than in June 2013, the Central Bureau for Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

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