Drenthe

Violent winds create dangerous conditions: fallen tree blocks road in Gouda (
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.

Henk Kamp
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.

Unemployment in EU countries June 27th, 2014 (Source: Wikimedia)
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)

Jun 16 '14 11:41

The organization Wolves in The Netherlands is hanging a few dozen camera traps along the border to try and capture images of wolves who may be crossing over the border. The motion-sensitive cameras are being positioned in strategic areas to pin down where wolves could be roaming the country.

asylum seekers
May 31 '14 06:10

A former prison in Doetinchem is going to be turned into an asylum seeker's housing center, the Central Organ for asylum seekers shelter (COA) announces.

Apr 3 '14 09:32

Police and the Department of Justice in Drenthe have been busy for almost one-and-a-half years with unsolved murder cases due to there being insufficient links. These cases may now finally have been solved.

The Dutch Bonnie & Clyde (Source: Twitter/@HartvNL)
Mar 12 '14 11:04

The Dutch Bonnie & Clyde, Antonio van der P. and Enise B., who were center stage last month in a wild police chase fom Dutch as well as German authorities are now embroiled in a new kidnapping case.

Feb 24 '14 16:09

The Olympians' flight from Sochi to the Eelde airport in Groningen is delayed with over an hour. The athletes were expected to arrive around 16:00. Their E.T.A. is now a little after 17:00.

Feb 24 '14 07:12

The successful Dutch Olympic athletes are set to return to home soil Monday.

Seismograph
Feb 6 '14 08:25

Residents in Drenthe experienced a small earthquake Wednesday evening around 10:30 pm.

Jan 29 '14 16:29

Inspection of football fields of two football clubs in Nieuw-Weerdinge in Drenthe, just prior to a match, turned up half-buried broken beer bottles, sticking out of the grass just barely. Nobody got hurt.

Jan 27 '14 05:30

Wind travelling from the east brought down temperatures in the northern part of the country over the weekend, leading to dustings of snow from the German border to the IJsselmeer. Cars were reportedly abandoned in parts of Groningen because of slippery roads and poor visibility.

Jan 22 '14 15:05

Two 13-year-old boys, from Paterswolde/Eelde in the province of Drenthe, have admitted committing 27 crimes, news agency ANP reported.

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