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.
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.
The KNMI has issued a Code Red weather warning for people living in the north of the Netherlands.
Police found 2300 cannabis plants, in full bloom, in four compartments, constructed of wood and plastic sheeting.
Bird flu was detected at a poultry farm in the province of Groningen. All 10,000 laying hens on the farm in St. Annen were eliminated.
A small earthquake occurred in Appingedam, 20 kilometers northeast of Groningen, Nieuws.nl reports quoting a spokesman for the KNMI.
Roelard Smit, draftsman at the Fire Dept. in Groningen, acted on a hunch Friday afternoon, never expecting it would result in a nationwide hype. He created a stunningly graphic film about the increase in the number of earthquakes in the province of Groningen.
The earthquakes in Groningen can become more powerful than they have been until now. The authorities concerned, don't rule out the possibility of earthquakes with a magnitude between 4.5 and 6.0 on the Richter scale, in the future.
Dozens of agents participated in 15 raids in homes and business premises in Groningen and Drenthe, during a major drug bust, Tuesday morning and afternoon. One man was arrested in Emmen.
Three women were seriously injured in Groningen Monday night in a collision with a car. They were cycling between Hoogkerk and Peize when they were hit head-on. One of the women is in critical condition
If all goes well, the world record singing Sint Maarten songs will be broken Monday in Zuidhorn. At 17.00, an attempt will be made to break the 2008 unofficial record, in the Overtuinen in Zuidhorn
Two young men of 19 and 23 were killed Saturday after their car ended up in the Van Starkenborg canal along the N361 between Groningen and Winsum, announced the Groningen police Sunday.
Groningen Airport Eelde will probably never ben financially independent, and will always need government support, concludes the Northern Court of Auditors following an investigation ( pdf ) .
A 24-year-old man from Leusden, near Amersfoort, was severely beaten by a large group this weekend.The police are looking for witnesses.
Groningen will get additional shelters to house Syrians, reported State Secretary Fred Teeven Wednesday in parliament. Limburg also get additional shelter for refugees from Syria.
The 39-year-old Jan E. from Assen in Groningen sold his loot to grant his dying mother's wish.
A severe storm from the southwest moved across The Netherlands on Monday. The KNMI issued a code red, the highest weather alert, for extreme weather in the west, center and north of the country. The alert was withdrawn around 14:45 pm.
A warning went out in various refugee centers not to pick and eat mushrooms. This week, at least seven refugees were hospitalized after eating mushrooms.
Over the last five years, the number of burglary claims in the Netherlands has risen from an average of 2500 per month in 2008 to more than 3500 per month in 2012. This is an increase of 40 percent. This was evident on Wednesday from an analysis of the Association of Insurers.
The risk for a burglary is highest in the province of Noord Brabant and the lowest in the province of Groningen. From the big cities Groningen seems to be the safest city. Citizens of Breda, Almere and Nijmegen have 4 times more chance on a burglary, according to the report.
The Groningen residents have known it for years, but now it's confirmed by the European Commission that nothing beats the city in North Netherlands.
The Groningen court has sentenced two 20-year-old brothers from Buitenpost to 180 hours of community service because they threatened a group of teenagers in North Horn. In addition, the got a suspended prison sentence of four months.
A 47-year-old father and his three sons were found dead on Monday morning, in a bungalow park in the village of Schoonloo in Drenthe. This was reported by the police. The dead kids were two 10-year-old boys and a 2-year-old boy.
Two children were seriously injured in an accident on a farm in the Frisian Peins. It concerns a 9-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl.
A few hundred to possibly thousands of homes in the Groninger earthquake zone need large-scale reinforcements. That's the conclusion that NAM (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappy B.V.) draws in a report to minister Henk Kamp. According to a different report the value of the homes have not decreased more than elsewhere.The report on the reinforcement of Groninger building structures in the area where natural gas is extracted, is one of eleven investigating natural gas extraction and the effects. The minister of Economic affairs wants all the results in by December 1st.