Friesland

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Nov 8 '16 09:19

The first snow of the season hit the Netherlands on Monday night and during the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to Weeronline. Reports of wet snow or sleet came from Stiens in Friesland and Roodeschool in Groningen. Frost also triggered the first deployment of salt trucks this season, RTL reports.

Temperatures dropped to below zero in large parts of the Netherlands overnight. Gritters were mainly deployed in Noord-Holland, Friesland and Groningen. Roads,b ridges, viaducts and highway ramps may be slippery in these provinces, but also in the rest of the country. 

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Oct 4 '16 16:00

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs is making 150 million euros available next year to turn farm manure into energy. The money will go towards realizing 200 so-called mono manure digesters, which turns manure into renewable energy like biogas, electricity and heat.

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Sep 27 '16 10:40

The number of people living in poverty in the Netherlands fell slightly since 2014, according to a report by the social and cultural planning office SCP. If the cabinet sticks to its promise to improve purchasing power next year, poverty will drop even further, according to the SCP

Sep 14 '16 11:15

The first driver-less bus service in the Netherlands launched in the Friesland village of Appelscha on Tuesday. This is a six week long test on an alternative form of public transport, which is increasingly disappearing from sparsely populated regions

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Sep 7 '16 11:45

An experiment on preventing suicides was launched in seven regions in the Netherlands on Wednesday. The regions involved all joined the Suicide Prevention Action Network, an initiative of suicide prevention institute 113Online

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Aug 22 '16 10:14

The police arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with three German passengers being killed by a falling front mast on a historic ship on Sunday. The arrested man is both the owner and captain of the ship

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Aug 21 '16 14:51

At least three people were killed Sunday afternoon when a mar broke off a ship and crushed members of the ship's crew. The accident happened at about 2:15 p.m. on Nieuwe Willemkade in Harlingen, Friesland.

Aug 18 '16 16:30

A 59-year-old man found lying in his garden with severe burns in Oudwoude on Wednesday night, died in hospital on Thursday morning, the police said in a statement on Thursday.

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Aug 18 '16 07:27

The police discovered the body of a woman in a home on Allemawei in Oudwoude, Friesland after responding to reports of a house fire on Wednesday evening. A critically injured man was found in the home's garden.

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Aug 9 '16 15:30

John Jorritsma, currently Commissioner of the King in Friesland, will be mayor of Eindhoven starting in September. He is only the second person in Netherlands to ever make the move from King's commissioner to mayor

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Jul 18 '16 15:45

The police are raiding various addresses in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe on Monday as part of a major investigation into money laundering and drug trafficking in the north of the country. So far four suspects were arrested

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Jun 27 '16 13:40

A group of 30 prominent PvdA members in Friesland wrote an open letter in which they criticize party chairman Hans Spekman and party leader Diederik Samsom. In the letter, published in the Leeuwarder Courant on Monday, the PvdA'ers accuse the leadership of ignoring the party members, the party's direction and giving members and voters nothing in return.

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Jun 10 '16 07:35

The Aviation Police and the Koninklijke Marechaussee launched an investigation into the crash of a Swiss F-5 jet in the Frisian village of Bitgum on Thursday afternoon. The plane came down after colliding with another jet midair. The pilot managed to get to safety with his ejection seat, but injured both ankles. The second plane made a successful emergency landing

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Jun 9 '16 17:03

A Swiss fighter jet crashed Thursday afternoon in the small Frisian village of Bitgum after a mid-air collision with another aircraft. The fighter jet, a Northrop Grumman F-5, went down less than ten kilometers west of the Dutch airbase in Leeuwarden.

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May 19 '16 13:15

A bus driver is being praised by Arriva for getting a dangerous driver off the roads of Stiens, Friesland on Tuesday.

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Apr 14 '16 09:41

The diocese of Groningen/Friesland is paying a total of 700 thousand euros in compensation to two victims of sexual abuse within the diocese, according to the annual report of Hotline Sexual Abuse Roman Catholic Church

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Mar 11 '16 12:35

Five Friesland residents confessed to their involvement in the mutilation of a pregnant porpoise found in Sexbierum, Friesland last week. The mammal was ripped apart on February 29 after it was likely dragged behind a moving car, and its unborn calf was found dozens of meters awa

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Mar 11 '16 09:34

Fog will cover much of the north, central and eastern Netherlands through the morning rush hour and into the early afternoon, Dutch meteorological agency KNMI cautioned on Friday. The weather experts issued a code yellow warning for limited visibility in Noord Holland, Flevoland, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Utrecht.

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Mar 7 '16 10:30

A football match in the C league between VVOG from Hardewijk and Harkemase Boys from Harkema, Friesland was called to a halt after racist noises came from the audience. Audience members made jungle noises and monkey sounds at VVOG player Pernelly Biya.

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Mar 2 '16 09:41

The University of Utrecht is performing an autopsy on the carcass of a porpoise found in Sexbierum, Friesland on Tuesday. The animal seemed to be severely abused. It was beheaded and its unborn young was found meters away.

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Mar 1 '16 14:50

Defense attorneys in Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe are boycotting interrogation rooms on Tuesday to protest the new interrogation rules, which took effect today. The new rules state that they are allowed to be in the room when their client is being interrogated, but they are not allowed to say anything. And if they do, they may be kicked out.

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Mar 1 '16 10:35

Meteorological Institute KNMI expects snowfall in the Netherlands this afternoon, and therefore issued a code yellow weather warning for slick roads over evening rush hour.

Feb 26 '16 08:16

A member of the Friesland branch of D66 youth movement Jonge Democraten, threatened PVV leader Geert Wilders with death on Twitter. "Geert Wilders come to Drachten once. I'll put a bullet through your cunt head", Mohamed Mahir, former treasurer of the youth movement, tweeted.

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Feb 22 '16 12:31

Friesland resident Marica van der Meer promised her friend she would attend her birthday party in Adelaide, Australia and that she would make the journey by bike. She did just that. The journey took her 15 months and spanned more than 28 thousand kilometers, but she arrived just in time for the party. A book about her travels, titled Weg van het wereld, was published last week

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