Groningen

Seismograph
Feb 13 '14 06:40

Groningen experienced another earthquake on Wednesday night. According to the KNMI, it registered a 3.0 on the Richter scale, and happened at 3.13 a.m.

Seismograph
Feb 6 '14 08:25

Residents in Drenthe experienced a small earthquake Wednesday evening around 10:30 pm.

Feb 5 '14 07:35

This week, the province of Groningen felt what was thought to be another earthquake, but this was tuesday evening confirmed more likely to be a sonic boom.

Feb 3 '14 10:31

A minor earthquake occurred this morning in Loppersum, a town in Groningen, news agency ANP reports.

Jan 27 '14 11:47

Groningen is one of six cities shortlisted for the first European Capital of Innovation, or iCapital, awards.

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.

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Jan 24 '14 16:27

It took a long wait, but the Netherlands is finally experiencing real winter weather.

Jan 22 '14 09:03

Police in Groningen are investigating a shooting incident in Groningen that left a newspaper delivery man injured on the street. The 35-year-old was found shot on the Hoendiep, a residential street on the city's west side.

Jan 20 '14 04:32

A procession of 700 cars slowly made its way from Groningen to Zuidbroek, Saturday morning, over the A7 freeway, passing by several gas drilling locations.

Jan 18 '14 04:32

The protesters in Loppersum were not satisfied Friday evening, with the promise Minister Henk Kamp (VVD) made them that the government will cut back on gas drilling.

oil well
Jan 17 '14 17:36

Following growing residents’ concerns overs the risk of earthquakes, the Dutch government has agreed to cut gas production in Groningen.

oil well
Jan 15 '14 15:27

A majority of MPs wants reducing natural gas extraction in Groningen, Telegraaf reported on Wednesday.

Jan 8 '14 10:49

The identities of as many as 150 people were stolen by hackers exploiting a security vulnerability in a government-backed online identification system. Each victim's' identity was stolen through the DigiD programme, where bank account numbers may be changed to reroute money being sent for tax refunds and social benefits, a Ministry of the Interior spokesperson told NOS.

Jan 6 '14 10:58

People from the northern province of Groningen are showing anger on the government policies and recent bankruptcy of aluminum company Aldel. The company’s closure was the last straw for Groningers.

Jan 2 '14 11:18

Protesting groups from Groningen announced large-scale protests to demand attention from political Hague for problems in the province. The tremors caused by gas drilling, the deteriorating economy, and lack of facilities, anger the citizens.

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Dec 31 '13 12:09

The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.

Dec 31 '13 09:14

The Groningen offices of political party PVV want the Netherlands to do whatever possible to save aluminum smelting company Aldel from bankruptcy, even if it means breaking European regulations. The company has over €24 million in debt, and is losing €1.2 million monthly.

Dec 18 '13 04:30

A member of the Satudarah was arrested Monday in Appingedam, on suspicion of menace and kidnapping. A few weeks earlier the man forced a taxi driver under threat of a knife, to drive him from the Grote Markt in Groningen to a village in the province, reported the police.

Dec 16 '13 09:40

Patrons of 39 Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands are poking fun at Dutch singer Gordon by offering their menu's number 39 for 39% off. The promotion is meant to add some levity to a highly criticized set of racially-charged jokes made by the singer to a Chinese contestant on Holland's Got Talent.

Dec 11 '13 17:55

12,000 chickens were culled at a poultry farm in Scheemda, Groningen, after cases of avian influenza were discovered at the farm. The organic food producer is about 30 km from another farm in Groningen where 10,000 chickens were recently destroyed.

Dec 6 '13 12:24

High winds, sleet, hail, rain and lightening teemed down on the Netherlands throughout the afternoon yesterday, as hundreds of grown men around the country dressed up as Sinterklaas to hand out gifts to children.

Groningen Chaos
Dec 5 '13 15:19

People flooded into Groningen Centraal station this afternoon following the announcement by the NS and Arriva that all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line would be cancelled today. Hundreds of people reportedly lined up outdoors to try and jam their way into the buses still in operation.

Dec 5 '13 12:29

The KNMI has issued a Code Red weather warning for people living in the north of the Netherlands.

Dec 2 '13 13:44

Police found 2300 cannabis plants, in full bloom, in four compartments, constructed of wood and plastic sheeting.

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