Gelderland

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Oct 12 '17 08:52

During the early hours of Thursday morning the Gelderland town of Epe dealt with its fourth overnight fire in a row, and the sixth fire in a short time. Around 3:45 a.m., the fire department responded to a fire in a detached wooden chalet at De Koekamp campground, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The chalet was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The fire was under control by 4:30 a.m., but the chalet can be considered lost, according to the fire department. The police believe it was arson.

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Oct 9 '17 07:28

An 18-year-old woman went missing in the Gelderland town of Renkum on Sunday. She was last seen from the Ketsheuvel around 8:00 p.m. The police sent a notification of her disappearance through alert system Burgernet to 1,055 people, but by 10:30 p.m. the young woman was still missing, the Gelderlander reports.

According to the notification, the young woman has a half-Turkish appearance, a slender posture and is around 1.6 meters tall. She has brown, curly hair and was wearing dark clothing and sneakers when she was last seen.

Parents and kids line up outside a screening of The Little Vampire 3D during a primary school teacher strike, 5 Oct 2017
Oct 5 '17 09:35

With 90 percent on primary school teachers in the Netherlands striking today, many parents are left wondering what to do with their kids. Thanks to activities arranged by museums, theaters, sport schools and organizations across the country, there is a multitude of options.

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Sep 20 '17 10:50

The police arrested a 32-year-old man in Emmerich, Germany in connection with a body found on a bike path in Braamt, Gelderland on Wednesday morning, the Telegraaf reports.

A passerby found the body around 4:00 a.m. on Hooglandseweg. The police believe the victim was killed in a hit-and-run. Pieces of car was found in the road.

The suspect's car is damaged, and the police believe this damage was caused in the accident. 

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Sep 20 '17 08:28

A passerby found the body of a person on a bike path in the Gelderland village of Braamt around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning The police assume the victim was hit by a car. The car and driver of that car, are nowhere to be found, AD reports.

Pieces of the car were found on the road. The Hooglandseweg is closed to traffic while the police investigate. 

The police are looking for the driver involved in this hit-and-run.

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Sep 18 '17 10:36

Despite improvements over the past years, the air in Gelderland is still anything but clean, according to a report from public health service GGD Gelderland-Midden. The researchers concluded that two babies per year die due to air pollution in the province and breathing the Gelderland air is, on average, equal to smoking six cigarettes per day, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Aug 30 '17 11:30

Tropical weather in the Netherlands on Tuesday sent many people to the water to cool down. This did not work out well for everyone. At least three people drowned while swimming on Tuesday.

A 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming in a pond in the Henri Dunantpark in Eindhoven on Tuesday afternoon. Police divers took his body out of the water around 2:00 p.m. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

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Aug 30 '17 08:53

One in four politicians in Gelderland faced aggression over the past year, according to a study I & O Research did on behalf of the Province of Gelderland. Among mayors in Gelderland municipalities, 56 percent were faced with aggression, the Gelderlander reports.

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Aug 21 '17 10:00

A truck driver was forced off the road by three cars on the Maas en Waalweg (N322) near Beneden-Leeuwen on Monday morning in an attempted robbery. The trucker survived the incident unharmed and nothing was stolen, RTL Nieuws reports.

"It was an attempted robbery in which my driver was forced to stop by three cars", the owner of Ünsal Transport in Roermond, which employs the trucker, said to Omroep Gelderland. The truck was transporting a cargo of clothes for Primark from Germany to the Netherlands, according to the broadcaster. The business owner added that shots were fired.

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Aug 7 '17 14:35

Andres Rodriguez from Warnsveld, Gelderland passed away from injuries sustained in an assault early in July, his stepfather said on Facebook over the weekend. The 26-year-old man was kept in a coma after being attacked while walking to a supermarket with a friend, the Telegraaf reports.

Home on Kerkweg in Vaassen destroyed by explosion and subsequent fire, 2 Aug 2017
Aug 2 '17 10:30

The Gelderland village of Vaassen was woken by a massive explosion early on Wednesday morning. The explosion and subsequent fire completely destroyed the home on Kerkweg where it happened, RTL Nieuws reports.

Surprisingly, no one was injured. The three residents of the home managed to get out unharmed. 

The explosion and fire happened around 3:30 a.m., according to Omroep Gelderland. By 5:00 a.m. firefighters had the fire under control. The explosion also damaged some surrounding homes, where windows did not survive the blast.

20,000 pigs killed in a fire on a farm on Erichemsewal near Erichem in Gelderland, 27 Jul 2017
Jul 28 '17 08:05

Twenty thousand pigs were killed in a fire that broke out in a pig farm on Erichemsewal just outside the Gelderland town of Erichem on Thursday. Asbestos was released in a small area around the stable, according to local safety office Veiligheidsregio Gelderland-Zuid. 

The fire, and the extinguishing thereof, was accompanied by a lot of smoke in a large area around the farm. Local residents were warned to keep their windows and doors closed. Guests at a campsite in Erichem were told to stay inside their caravans or go to the main building, NU.nl reports.

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Jul 21 '17 15:30

On July 11th the police pulled over a delivery van on the A30 near the Gelderland town of Lunteren and found 132 kilograms of heroin and several firearms inside. The driver and passenger were arrested, the police announced on Friday. 

The police pulled the van over for a traffic check and noticed some illegal items. Upon further investigation, the police found hidden compartments containing the drugs as well as two gun trains, eight small arms, a shotgun, a silencer and a large amount of ammunition. 

Brasserie Staverden
Jul 4 '17 10:55

Brasserie Staverden in the Gelderland village of Staverden won first place in Misset Horeca's top 100 terraces in the Netherlands. The jury praised Brasserie Staverden for its beautiful terrace, warm hospitality and enthusiastic staff.

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Jun 7 '17 14:30

An amount of 60 thousand euros was stolen from a crawl space in the home of 95-year-old Bets Hoogveld in Gelderland. The money was in 12 envelopes, each containing 5 thousand euros, in a money box, Omroep Gelderland reports.

Hoogveld used to keep the money in the bank. But as she earned hardly any interest and still had to pay taxes, her children decided it was better to withdraw it. Last week Bets' son went to check on the cash and found it gone. 

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May 25 '17 08:41

A glider crashed in Malden, Gelderland on Thursday morning. No one was injured. The cause of the accident is under investigation, the police said on Twitter.

The little plane came down in a forested area on Groesbeekseweg, according to the police. An instructor and student were in the plane when it crashed. They escaped with no major injuries.

The plane crashed in the immediate vicinity of the glider-field, so other traffic was not in danger, according to ANP. 

May 1 '17 16:15

Arnhem professional football club Vitesse won 2-0 against Alkmaar’s AZ in the KNVB Cup final at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam Sunday night, a historical win for the team which had not won a major tournament or league in its club history. The team from will celebrate its 125th anniversary on May 14. No professional football club has suffered a drought as long as Vitesse.

As Cup winner, Vitesse gets to face off against the upcoming national champion, which is likely to be Feyenoord, for the Johan Cruijff Shield on August 5th. Vitesse is currently ranked sixth in the Eredivisie.

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Apr 24 '17 07:25

One man was seriously injured in a stabbing at a wedding in Westervoort, Gelderland on Sunday night. Two people were arrested, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The stabbing happened just after 8:00 p.m. at the Maksim party center on Dorpstraat. The police believe a family fight is behind the incident. According to the broadcaster, the perpetrator is an "older man". It is unclear why the second person was arrested. The stabbed man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The wedding celebration resumed after the incident.

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Apr 17 '17 11:35

About a dozen homes were evacuated in Doetinchem, Gelderland on Monday morning after burglars used heavy explosives to steal from a Rabobank cash machine. Plumes of smoke hung over the city after the blast, with witnesses first calling emergency services around 4:10 a.m., police said in a statement.

More explosives were found at the scene by a bomb disposal unit, prompting emergency teams to evacuate the area as a precaution. The explosive material was later detonated at another location.

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Apr 14 '17 17:36

Firefighters in the small Gelderland town of Wilp managed to free a small dog that trapped itself into a sewer. Flaco sprinted away from its owner when his harness snapped open during a walk on Friday, running past a dike and scampering across two meadows.

He then appeared to hide in a "safe place," a partially-submerged drain pipe where he found himself caught. The dog's owner tracked him down and tried to use treats to coax the scared animal into safety.

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Apr 12 '17 09:19

A man from Den Bosch crashed his car into a group of cyclists on Tuesday night in the Gelderland village of Hoenzadriel, north of Den Bosch. Two cyclists were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, Omroep Brabant reports. 

The accident happened on a bend on an embankment in the village. The motorist and cyclists were coming from opposite directions and it is believed that the Den Bosch man did not see the people on bicycles.

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Mar 17 '17 13:05

Last month the number of sold homes in the Netherlands was almost a fifth higher than in February last year, according to figures from the Land Registry. Compared to January, home sales increased by 7 percent, AD reports.

Last month the Land Registry recorded 17,708 sold homes. Sales increased for all types of housing. The biggest increase was in the sale of detached homes, 35 percent. The smallest increase, 14.7 percent, was in apartment sales.

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Feb 24 '17 16:20

The driver of a crane that collapsed at a vintage car festival in Oosterwolde, Gelderland almost two years ago, was sentenced to 240 hours of community service by the court in Zutphen on Thursday. One man was killed in the accident and 11 others were injured, many of them children.

The court in Zutphen ruled that the crane driver was careless and inattentive. The 48-year-old man was licensed to drive the crane, but not to poperate it.

A storm damaged silo leaked 3 million liters of manure into Aalten, Gelderland, 24 Feb 2017
Feb 24 '17 15:45

The storm that hit the Netherlands on Thursday damaged a manure silo in Aalten, Gelderland to such an extent that some 3 million liters of manure leaked out into the town, AD reports.

The leak was only discovered this morning. The ditches in the town are full of manure and it looks like the Schaarsbeek is also contaminated. A number of streets are also flooded. Water board Rijn IJssel closed a number of dikes to try and prevent the Oude IJssel becoming contaminated.

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