Leiden

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Aug 25 '14 11:15

In the Randstad, the train traffic network is very disrupted on Monday. Due to faults in signals, switches and electricity, traffic from and to Schiphol is almost at a standstill. The Algemeen Dagblad reports that it is unclear when this problem will be solved.

Margerethe and Nadja
Aug 14 '14 08:54

The 55-year-old Nadja tells authorities that she drove her mother's body to the Czech Republic in order to give her a proper farewell. As the woman is held suspect in her own mother's murder, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is questioning whether her mother was already dead at departure, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Crucell
Aug 8 '14 10:57

A bio-tech company in Leiden is making headway developing a vaccine against the deadly, and fast-spreading ebola virus. In an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad, Maria Pau, head of the research program, says that data from tests on monkeys is very promising.

Aug 6 '14 09:18

After its launch more than 10 years ago, the un-manned Rosetta probe is nearing its mission-goal of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, or "Chury" Wednesday morning. The prestigious Rosetta will be the first spacecraft in history to go into orbit around a comet. It has been a long wait for the Dutch-led European Space Agency (ESA) mission, and a costly one as well.

border control
Jul 7 '14 08:28

Mayors of eight Dutch and three Belgian cities are going to come together on Tuesday evening for a summit about jihad fighters after the report that threats of a rising number of returned fighters on European soil warned of possible attacks in the future, the AD reports.

Jun 24 '14 15:53

Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.

Lecture Hall
Jun 24 '14 09:39

Of the 212 university Humanities courses, 26 (13 percent) have been deemed poor in quality by the Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO). The institutions responsible have two years to improve standards.

Jun 19 '14 12:33

The biggest telescope in the world will soon bring the mysteries of the universe a few steps closer, as project developers begin readying the top of a 3,000 meter-high mountain in Chile to form the base of the telescope, which will be large enough to capture life on other planets.

Jun 8 '14 23:58

Two French fugitives were arrested by police in Oegstgeest, Zuid Holland Wednesday after having been on the run for eight months. Both had been convicted for the large-scale importation of hard drugs from the Netherlands to France, according to a police report.

Leiden
May 9 '14 13:37

Homes and businesses along the Amphoraweg in Leiden were evacuated Friday morning after an airplane bomb was discovered.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
May 7 '14 08:18

Train traffic in North-Holland is back to normal again after Tuesday evening saw a standstill in NS services in some parts of the region.

May 5 '14 15:45

The launch of a Dutch-built robotic arm for the International Space Station (ISS) has been delayed once again. This time, the delay comes from problems with a Russian unit. The European Robotic Arm (ERA) may only be launched at the end of next year, at the earliest.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Apr 11 '14 13:40

NS and Prorail are attempting to alleviate congestion on the Utrecht-Leiden line with more double-deckers, extra maintenance and longer trains, which will come into effect during the Summer, the AD reports

Apr 8 '14 08:00

Convicted pedophiles will have to return to their own home towns after completing their jail sentence. It is then up to the municipality to lead the criminals into good jobs and a normal life.

Cocaine
Mar 28 '14 10:02

Police in Leiden apprehended a 26-year old man on Wednesday, and found packets of hard drugs in his underwear. He was selling the dugs on the street.

Mar 19 '14 13:13

PvdA-leader Diederik Samsom has cast his vote in the municipality of Leiden. At around 8 a.m., his ballot went into the box at care center Topaz Groenhoven, he said on Twitter.

Mar 11 '14 13:49

Archaeological finds collected over 25 years by Leiden University researchers in Syria may have been plundered, the University announces.

Henri Lenferink
Feb 28 '14 07:51

The mayor of Leiden, Henri Lenferink, is fully aware that he rode solo on the decision to house convicted pedophile Benno L., in Leiden.

Feb 28 '14 07:26

'The Last Judgement', a triptych from the 16th century, can from next year be seen for the first time in history outside of Leiden.

Feb 28 '14 04:35

The council meeting in the town hall in Leiden, Thursday night, concerning housing arrangement for convicted pedophile, Benno L., drew dozens of attendants. The meeting was scheduled to start at 20:00.

Henri Lenferink
Feb 26 '14 08:54

Mayor of Leiden, Henri Lenferink, will be able to rely on the support of the Council on Thursday, as they will stand behind him in the municipal council meeting about the housing of Benno L. the ANP reports.

Feb 22 '14 04:35

Sex offender Benno L. will stay in Leiden, concluded mayor Lenferink after consultation with police, public prosecution, and Probation Netherlands. L. is not allowed any contact with children in Leiden.

Henri Lenferink
Feb 18 '14 08:19

Leiden mayor Henri Lenferink has so much faith in Benno L.'s reintroduction into society that he's staking his mayorship on it.

Feb 17 '14 07:23

Residents in a flat complex for the elderly in Leiden were not informed that their new neighbor, Benno L., is a registered pedophile.

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