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 The alert was withdrawn around 14:45 pm.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.
The political party PvdA wants to know what City council has done with the news of the Bijenkorf department store closing their Groningen branch in 2016.
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One of the participants of the KEI week in Groningen, an introductory week for new students in Groningen, broke her back during one of the activities.
Like most university cities, also Groningen organizes a week for all the newcomers, to get lots of information about the city, activities, studies and to get used to the students life.
More than two billion people worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr today, the Sugar Feast marking the conclusion of Ramadan. Six percent of the Dutch population is believed to be Muslim, totaling about 950,000 people, with most living in the Randstad.
The exhibition of the British pop star David Bowie, who currently attracts large crowds at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, will be coming to Groningen. The exhibition will start in December 2015 at the museum in Groningen, the museum announced on Tuesday.
The exhibition comprises of more than 300 objects from Bowie's personal archive and shows the life and career of the 66-year-old singer, musician and actor. Among them are handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photos and album designs.
Sharelly Emanuelson and three other Dutch citizens who were arrested in the Murmansk, Russia for allegedly initiating a homosexual propaganda, have returned to the Netherlands.
The mortal remains of Steffanie Terpstra from Aduard, Groningen, was found, police said on Twitter. The cause of death is not yet known. The police does not think of a crime.
Since Friday, the 22-year-old Steffanie Valerie Terpstra was missing from Aduard. The woman left her house at the Langelaag on Friday, around six o'clock in the evening, in a depressed state. A search in the area by her boyfriend, family, acquaintances and the police did not succeed.
Police officials said three people were arrested in the Groningen for allegedly abusing an animal, after a video went viral on the internet.
Today, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake was felt in some parts of the Netherlands. The earthquake happened at 01:03:54 local time, with a depth of 15 km.
Technology and consulting corporation IBM will begin its recruitment in Lille in North-West France and in the Netherland’s northernmost city Groningen, according to Recruiter.
The Power Matching City program in the Netherlands unveils an innovative method of measuring energy consumption by consumers using a smart grid gadget, according to cleanenergyauthority.
In Groningen city, at the Grote Markt, people have been working until late Monday evening to prepare the visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. On Tuesday the couple will start a journey to all twelve provinces. The intention of these visits is to give the people in the Netherlands a chance to see and meet the couple.
On Thursday evening, a gunshot victim was found on the roof of a burning gym in Groningen. The wounded man managed to call the police despite the injury.
"The odd thing was," say the police, "when we arrived, the building at Protonstraat was on fire." When the fire brigade arrived, they lifted the man off the roof with a crane. The fire was then rapidly extinguished.
A man from Groningen has been a millionaire for almost half a year without knowing. This week he discovered that he won the State lottery jackpot of 2,02 million euros in December 2012.