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Vierdaagse
Jul 18 '17 08:52

Nijmegen's annual four day hiking event, the Vierdaagse, kicked off on Tuesday morning. The first hikers started their journey at 4:00 a.m. and by 6:30 a.m. over half of the 42,036 participants were on the way, the Volkskrant reports.

This is the 101st edition of the Nijmegen Vierdaagse, which ends in the Nijmegen city center on Friday. Hikers from no less than 67 countries are participating this year. The youngest participant is 11-year-old Maud Molemans from Nijmegen, the oldest is 94-year-old Herman Dubie from Amsterdam. This is the Amsterdam man's 20th Vierdaagse. 

Nov 4 '16 12:40

A teacher was stabbed at the Over Betuwe College in Elst on Friday morning. A boy was arrested for the stabbing, a spokesperson for the police confirmed to the Gelderlander.

According to the newspaper, a first-year student attacked the teacher around 9:00 a.m. He was stabbed in his back with a knife. The man was treated in hospital and then sent home. Police spokesperson Paul Koetsier told the newspaper that the teacher was "not seriously injured". 

Students told the newspaper that the victim was their Dutch teacher. The police could not confirm this. 

Apr 14 '16 18:02

A police training course went terribly wrong on Thursday afternoon when a police instructor was shot during an exercise in Elst, Gelderland. The teacher was transported to an area hospital and is in stable condition, a police report stated.

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Jul 21 '15 12:40

The 99th edition of the annual four-day Nijmegen walking event is underway. The first group of walkers started at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

A massive 42,684 people from 60 different countries are participating in this year's event, RTL Nieuws reports. Tuesday's route crosses the Waal to the nearby village of Elst. The earliest starters will cover a distance of 50 kilometers, followed by a group that will walk 40 kilometers and finally the 30 kilometer group. A number of police officers and soldiers are also taking part

May 11 '15 19:15

Following a burglary on Hillegomweg in Arnhem, police arrested the alleged perpetrator found sleeping in a stolen car along with the items missing from the invaded house, Dutch police reported on Monday.

Oct 13 '14 10:54

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.

Nov 8 '13 00:01

Five teenagers were arrested Thursday in the Gelderland Elst, because they are suspected of paying with counterfeit money, reported the police.

Oct 12 '13 02:05

NS admits to skipping smaller stations to make up for delays. According to the railway company it is required to ensure the timetable is not disrupted too much and causes even more delays.

Aug 11 '13 11:52

A runner from Elst was mishandled by two moped riders in a tourist cycle path between Rhenen and Veenendaal.

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