Friesland

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.

Sheep Arrested
Dec 10 '14 17:46

Drachten police "arrested" a sheep that had strayed from its farm, into the high way, and hindering traffic flow on the N31, Friday morning.

Leeuwarder Courant
Dec 10 '14 16:00

Another 105 employees will be laid off from NDC Mediagroup by July 2015, the company's director said in a statement. It amounts to a sixth of the company's workforce, and is the second time large job cuts have been announced at the regional newspaper publisher.

Nov 29 '14 09:30

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde talks about his upcoming plans for Schiphol Airport, a 32-km dyke, and new technologies, and the childhood that inspired everything including the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Starry Night bike path.

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Oct 7 '14 16:52

A court acquitted 39-year-old Abdulbaset A., accused of neglect in a fire that left a 24-year-old dead, while destroying or damaging 11 homes and five stores.

Sep 1 '14 14:19

Nearly 1,500 volunteers took to North Sea beaches throughout August, cleaning up over 20,000 kilograms of trash left in the sand. Dubbed the "Boskalis Cleanup Beach Tour," the initiative scooped up three times more garbage then last year's effort.

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.

Aug 13 '14 12:26

Two F-16 fighter jets were ordered to intercept a small private jet after it was piloted over Utrecht province Tuesday evening. The military jets were scrambled when the Learjet failed to respond to air traffic control radio communications, the Defence ministry announced.

Crash
Aug 11 '14 11:25

Two 14-year-old boys were injured in a collision with a car behind a sport center on the Dobbeleane in Sint Nicolaasga, in the province of Friesland, Hart van Nederland reports.

Aug 4 '14 10:10

The Netherlands Butterfly Foundation's organized national garden butterfly counting day was a success, as the Foundation writes on their website. Around 60,000 butterflies were counted in more than 3,700 gardens in the entire country. A good year for butterflies

Dike
Aug 1 '14 16:02

Minister Schultz of Infrastructure has compiled a Delta Program 2015 that stipulates the urgency for dikes in The Netherlands to be fortified along many rivers. The program will run until 2050, and will be introduced by Minister Schultz in September, Nieuwsuur reports.

Jul 29 '14 11:49

If Frisian party Koers has its way, the next James Bond will be filmed in the northernmost province of the Netherlands.

May 22 '14 08:53

A 10-year old girl from the primary school De Bernebrêge in the Frisian Surhuisterveen has passed away on Wednesday after the roof of a dug out on a sport field collapsed. The girl died from her injuries in a hospital.

Mar 24 '14 08:00

Geert Wilders' party doesn't seem to entirely agree with everything he has said over the last week, as several PVV members have left the party.

Vote
Mar 20 '14 08:46

Despite a somber prediction, voter-turnout at the municipal council elections on Wednesday was higher than expected with 53.8 percent of the population eligible to vote taking to the polling stations.

Mar 17 '14 14:13

Possible voter fraud is also happening in the Frisian coastal municipality of Het Bildt. The CDA, in a folder, is offering to vote for those who are not able to do so via authorization.

Mar 6 '14 10:13

The first peerwit egg of the year was found in Gelderland Wednesday around midday on a plot of land in the area of Delwijnen in the municipality of Zaltbommel.

Feb 26 '14 04:31

A body, found in the fields near Ravenswoud in Friesland, could belong to Thea Oosting, who has been missing since February 17, according to police. The area has been shut off for investigation of trace evidence.

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Feb 24 '14 07:31

A head-on crash in Lemmer (Friesland) has left two people dead on Sunday afternoon.

Feb 14 '14 07:11

An otter, a rare sighting in the Randstad, has been reported recently in Nieuwkoopse Plassen. Its triumphant return was short-lived, however, as a dead otter was found on Wednesday on the A12 near Gouda.

Goat
Feb 4 '14 10:10

In the Frisian village of Mirns, hundreds of goats and three horses perished in a barn fire.

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 18 '14 04:33

Friesland wants to be compensated for the effects of gas drilling, according to representative Sietske Poepjes to the NOS.

Jan 2 '14 04:32

The main prize of the Zip Code Lottery of 42.9 million euros fell on the zip code 4354 , which includes all the 1,100 inhabitants of the Zeeland village, Vrouwenpolder. Everyone in the village has the same four-digit zip code, meaning that all residents, playing in the lottery, share in the prize.

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