Groningen

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Aug 9 '16 16:30

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.

Aug 5 '16 10:21

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.

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Jul 26 '16 09:28

Fire department divers removed the body of a 23-year-old Filipino man from the waters of the Reitdiep in the Groningen village of Warfhuizen on Monday

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Jul 20 '16 09:11

Right-wing neighborhood watch group Soldiers of Odin (SOO) announced on Facebook that the turned a criminal asylum seeker over to the police in Groningen on Sunday. The police responded to a report and found a beaten up man at the scene. So far no arrests were made.

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Jul 19 '16 13:45

Afternoon temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius in the coming days triggered the National Heat Plan for the provinces of Gelderland, Overijssel, Noord-Brabant and Limburg. National public health institute RIVM advises residents and visitors to these provinces to be prepared and stay cool

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Jul 18 '16 15:45

The police are raiding various addresses in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe on Monday as part of a major investigation into money laundering and drug trafficking in the north of the country. So far four suspects were arrested

Jul 14 '16 15:50

Relatives of a cremated woman from Groningen ended up digging the grave for her urn themselves last month after the Noordenveld municipality forgot to arrange for a gravedigger

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Jul 12 '16 12:10

Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs and Employment believes a large earthquake-proofing operation to homes and buildings in Groningen can create thousands of new jobs in the area. On Monday he visited the earthquake stricken area and signed an intention declaration stating that all parties used in the strengthening operations will be Groningen residents

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Jul 9 '16 12:31

IBM is scrapping 334 jobs in the Netherlands as part of a reorganization, trade union De Unie announced on its website on Friday. The union calls it a reorganization with forced redundancies.

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Jun 24 '16 15:41

Barring any extremely cold winters, gas company NAM will only be allowed to extract up to 24 billion cubic meters of natural gas in Groningen a year for the next five years, Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs announced on Friday afternoon

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Jun 22 '16 10:27

The government will likely make a decision on the future of gas extraction in Groningen by Friday, Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs said after a meeting in Groningen with local government and social organizations on Tuesday

Jun 17 '16 15:10

On Friday the Public Prosecutor demanded an 8 year prison sentence against Alex O., the man suspected of trying to extort money from supermarket chain Jumbo by placing explosives and making bomb threats

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Jun 15 '16 12:35

Natural gas extraction in earthquake ridden Groningen may soon fall even further, to 25 billion cubic meters a year, the Telegraaf reports based on its own sources.

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Jun 7 '16 09:44

The Dutch government allocated 291 million euros for strengthening schools in Groningen to make them earthquake-proof, Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs and Education Minister Jet Bussemaker and State Secretary Sander Dekker wrote to parliament on Monday

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May 31 '16 10:40

The police raided a total of 19 different locations on Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into organized crime in Groningen. So far 13 people were arrested, the police announced in a statement.

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May 24 '16 08:44

Dutch hotel rooms are often unhygienic, according to a study done by consumers' association Consumentenbond. The association anonymously investigated 30 hotel rooms and found thick layers of dust on the floor, mildew and stains on the walls and yellow circles, hair and even blood on mattresses.

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May 18 '16 11:20

A woman made use of Dutch foundling charity foundation Beschermde Wieg (Protected Cradle in English) for the first time last week. She used one of the foundations "foundling rooms" and anonymously left her newly born baby in the hands of the foundation's volunteers

May 13 '16 13:45

In 2005 the Ministry of Economic Affairs made secret deals with oil and gas companies Shell ad Exxon about gas extraction in Groningen. These agreements were never shared with parliament, broadcaster NOS reports based on documents retrieved with the Freedom of Information Act.

May 6 '16 14:10

The body of a missing Cape Verde ship worker was found in Hondiep, near the Groningen Gaarkeuken on Thursday, the Groningen police announced. The man fell overboard and disappeared underwater in April.

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May 6 '16 07:31

The 14 Liberation Day festivals in the Netherlands on Thursday drew a record number of over a million people, according to the police. The most visited festivals were in Groningen, Zwolle, Wageningen and Haarlem.

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May 5 '16 14:50

Prime Minister Mark Rutte officially kicked off the Liberation Day celebrations by lighting the liberation fire in Groningen just after 1:00 p.m.

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May 2 '16 13:05

While it’s no doubt that the advent of a wide variety of online maps and apps have saved time for millions, it has also lead to surprising ways of wasting time. Once user of website VKMag found this out when searching for Hereweg 87, Groningen, on Google Streetview only to find a picture of a naked man clad in socks with what appears to be a six-pack of Heineken at his feet.

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Apr 29 '16 16:00

Groningen residents who suffered suffered earthquake damage to their property several times, have more health problems that those who suffered no damage, according to a study done by the University of Groningen

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Apr 29 '16 07:29

More than 356 thousand kids received some form of help from child welfare last year. That is 10 percent of all kids in the Netherlands, according to Statistics Netherlands on Friday. This help ranged from counseling for kids with mental health problems to educational guidance for kids with learning disabilities.

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