A body was found in the water of the Lopendiep in Groningen on Monday. The victim has not yet been identified, but many fear that it is missing student Wytze Pennink.
Police and firefighters searched the waters of Spilsluizen in Groningen with boats, divers and a dreg team for missing Groningen student Wytze Pennink on Sunday. The 18-year-old boy from Bussum was last seen early on Friday morning. His body was not found in the search.
A member of Groningen student union Vindicat shot at the Vindicat house with an air rifle on Monday. The association advised the residents of the house to report it to the police. The board will also take internal measures
The Public Prosecutor in Noord-Holland launched a criminal investigation into an incident at Groningen student association Vindicat. A prospective member was injured during hazing to such an extent that he was hospitalized with a brain injury.
LKVV, the umbrella organization for students' associations in the Netherlands, is against a ban on hazing. Groningen wants to ban hazing in the city after a Vindicat prospective member ended up in the hospital with a brain injury. But according to LKVV, a ban is going to far.
Groningen student association Vindicat makes all prospective members sign a contract in which they promise not to say anything about hazing, according to NOS who has the contract in hand. If students fail to do so, they face a fine of 25 thousand euros. The contract also states that Vindicat is not liable for any damages.
An aspiring member of Groningen student association Vindicat ended up in hospital after he was hit on the head during hazing, the rector of the association confirmed to NRC. Rector Stijn Derksen called it a "regrettable incident" and said that the University of Groningen was informed.
The number of people living in poverty in the Netherlands fell slightly since 2014, according to a report by the social and cultural planning office SCP. If the cabinet sticks to its promise to improve purchasing power next year, poverty will drop even further, according to the SCP
A so-called "bang list" containing highly personal information of 23 female students belonging to Groningen student organization Vindicat surfaced on the internet on Thursday. The list is very sexual in nature and rates the girls with one to five stars
The number of primary school pupils in the Netherlands has been shrinking for the past seven years, and that decrease will only continue, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Wednesday. In the year 2023 the Netherlands will have around 1.4 million primary school students, a decrease of 74 thousand or 5 percent compared to now.
The discovery of explosives in the attic of a home on Adriaan Pauwstraat in Groningen on Tuesday led to the evacuation of 24 homes in a 150 meter radius around the building, the police said on Twitter. An apartment building on Asingastraat was also evacuated as a precaution.
Mayor Jaap Kuin of the municipality Pekela issued an emergency decree on Wednesday night after a call on Facebook to gather at the asylum center in Oude Pekela, Groningen
Oil companies Shell and Exxon apologized for the suffering of Groningen residents as a result of gas extraction earthquakes in the province. The apologies were made in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, at the insistence of GroenLinks parliamentarian Liesbeth van Tongeren
An experiment on preventing suicides was launched in seven regions in the Netherlands on Wednesday. The regions involved all joined the Suicide Prevention Action Network, an initiative of suicide prevention institute 113Online
The police managed to identify two people found dead in a home on Mr Bardeslaan in Amstelveen on Sunday night. The victims are a 31-year-old woman from Groningen and a 22-year-old man from Amstelveen.
At least 100 thousand Groningen residents live in a home damaged by earthquakes caused by gas extraction in the province. A quarter of them reported damage more than once, according to a study by the University of Groningen, public health service GGD and the municipality of Groningen
Marjan van Loon, CEO of Shell Nederland, wants to use natural gas revenues from Groningen for a "delta plan" for the transition to green energy and for the local economy, she said in an Interview with the Financieele Dagblad. Though she adds that the Netherlands must continue gas extraction for as long as possible.
Members of union VVMC, representing workers at train transporters Arriva and Syntus, are striking for several hours in Groningen on Tuesday morning. So far about 30 trains were cancelled due to the strike. Passengers are advised to keep an eye on Arriva's website and Twitter page for actual travel information before leaving for the station.
An 82-year-old man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in his home on Hyacintstraat in Winschoten, Groningen on Saturday morning. The police are investigating whether he was murdered, the police said in a statement on Sunday.
Scientists at TU Delft sharply criticized the conclusions of a study into the risk of earthquake damage to homes and buildings on the edge of the Groningen gas field. The scientists found that the number of buildings examined in the study was too small to make a general statement or draw a conclusion
Two students were inured in Groningen on Monday when they fell from a roof terrace on the second floor of a home. Both are still in the hospital
The police and fire brigade divers removed a body from the water along K.J. de Vriezestraat in the Groningen town of Wildervank on Monday. No information was released on the body's identity
The province of Groningen, municipalities affected by fracking earthquakes, water boards and the local safety office are all calling on the Dutch government to reduce gas extraction in the province even further to prevent more earthquakes.
Emergency services in Groningen are looking for an unidentified man who ended up in the water of the Oude Winschoterdiep after an argument on a boat.