Flevoland

Oct 29 '15 12:53

The province of Flevoland is investing 1.5 million euros into the company Spirocan, which is working on developing a painkiller using medical marijuana.

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Oct 29 '15 12:33

The police arrested seven men between the ages of 25 and 50 years old on Tuesday and Wednesday on suspicion of having sex with underage prostitutes. The suspects come from Noord Holland and Flevoland.

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Oct 23 '15 14:08

The Flevoland provincial director, Leen Verbeek has written a critical letter to the cabinet on the accommodation of refugees. "Our society must now pay a high price for non-sufficient infrastructure to accommodate and counsel refugees", Verbeek wrote

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Oct 19 '15 13:41

Ambulance workers will again be striking for a better collective bargaining agreement this week. The strikes will happen on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in different regions spread over the Netherlands, union FNV Care & Welfare announced on Sunday.

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Oct 8 '15 20:20

Authorities in Bulgaria arrested three Dutch people suspected of plotting to join ISIS. The trio were caught trying to cross the border from the village of Kapitan Andreevo into Turkey, investigators allege.

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Oct 5 '15 13:38

Protestors in favor of refugee rights were met with angry vitriol from supporters of the anti-Islam, anti-refugee politician Geert Wilders on Saturday. The PVV party leader was in Almere handing out flyers against an expansion of a refugee center in the Flevoland city.

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Sep 28 '15 12:11

Three men requesting asylum in Almere are suspected in the assaults of as many as five women in the Flevoland city. One of the cases involves an 18-year-old woman attacked overnight at a taxi stand by the men, believed to be residents of the asylum reception center there, according to Almere Nieuws.

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Aug 18 '15 13:44

Home sales increased across all types of properties and in all provinces in the Netherlands in July. A total of 18,442 homes were registered as sold in July this year, an increase of 32.7 percent compared to July 2014 and an increase of 21.6 percent compared to June 2015.

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Jul 7 '15 14:01

Almost a quarter of the Dutch population, aged 12 years and up, registered as willing organ donors on the donor registry last year. These people gave permission for their organs or tissue to be used after death.

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May 25 '15 08:34

The police have triggered an Amber Alert for missing 14 year old Marilyn from Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The girl never returned home after school on Friday.

May 8 '15 13:32

Rental rates for accommodation rose by 1.9% in the Netherlands in the first quarter compared to the same period a year earlier. The average rent rose to 12.6 euros per square meter, according to the market rental figures published by the rental service Pararius earlier today.

Apr 23 '15 15:27

The economy grew in 10 of the 12 Dutch provinces last year, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Friesland and Groningen were the exceptions.

Mar 27 '15 14:55

The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants clarification from the government on the major power outage that affected large parts of Noord Holland and Flevoland this morning, AD reports. The outage began just before 10:00 and was caused by a technical fault in a power station in Diemen. More than an hour later grid administrator TenneT reported that power would be gradually restored

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Mar 27 '15 14:29

NS is still struggling to get back on on track after the massive power outage that affected large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland this morning. Hundreds of passengers are still stranded at Utrecht Centraal, staring helplessly at the information boards that only state that no train traffic is possible in a wide radius around Amsterdam Centraal and north of Leiden, Utrecht and Hilversum.

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Mar 27 '15 10:15

Large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland is sitting without power. The rail traffic in northern parts of the Netherlands has come to a standstill due to this power outage. Many hospitals are also without power.

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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.

Feb 25 '15 16:07

The organizers of the Lowlands festival in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland have announced 22 new acts for the multi-day event. The line-up will include the Concertgebouw Orchestra, for which 120 musicians will take to the stage.

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Feb 10 '15 12:58

According to a study commissioned by the Longfonds, half of all schools in secondary education in the Netherlands now have a non-smoking school ground.

Feb 4 '15 17:32

Headliner Iggy Pop is one of several artists announced for Down the Rabbit Hole music festival in Flevoland this summer.

Jan 29 '15 13:04

The PVV departments in Flevoland, Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Zuid-Holland, and Noord-Holland have removed the headscarf ban for civil servants from their election programs. In 2011 they still stated that officials, State members and deputies were not welcome in the Province House if they arrive with a headscarf. Now that point has disappeared.

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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.

Jan 14 '15 09:13

The fierce winds that have wreaked havoc across much of the Netherlands for several days in a row will likely ease off by the weekend. Wind gusts of 80 km/h and higher have been reported across the country, with Dutch weather experts calling for a sixth straight code yellow weather warning for coastal provinces and Limburg.

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Dec 29 '14 09:11

The Rijkswaterstaat's gritting lorries was sent out again last night. Over this weekend almost the same amount of salt was spread on roads as throughout the whole of the previous winter season, when the winter was very mild.

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.

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