Leidschendam

The A2 highway from Amsterdam towards Utrecht
Feb 7 '18 17:00

Last year over a million fines were issued to drivers speeding on the A2 and A12 highways between Amsterdam and Utrecht, according to an overview from the Ministry of Justice and Security, NOS reports.

Motorists were 'flashed' on the A2 between Amsterdam and Utrecht 650 thousand times, and on the A12 near Utrecht over 413 thousand times. Third place for most speeding tickets went to the A4 at Leidschendam, where speeding cameras caught motorists driving too fast 250 thousand times. 

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Dec 26 '17 09:06

A carbon monoxide leak at pizzeria Fratelli in Leidschendam left 19 people feeling unwell on Christmas. Emergency services responded to the Italian restaurant on Sluiskant over lunch time after receiving a report of people falling ill, RTL Nieuws reports.

WWII monument in Park Sijtwende, Voorburg
Apr 19 '17 11:00

The names of three SS Nazi volunteers were found on the Dutch WWII memorial for Resistance fighters and Jewish war victims, among others, in Leidschendam-Voorburg. The names were discovered during intensive research by the local Historical Society, AD reports.

The thee names - J.H.P. van As, P.L. van Iren and j. Grondel - as well as that of a smuggler will be removed from the monument in Park Sijtwende before the annual commemoration on May 4th. 

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Jul 14 '16 07:43

Laura H.'s father is "hugely relieved" that his daughter and grandchildren managed to escape from terrorist organization Islamic State and is excited for their return to the Netherlands

May 26 '16 10:31

At least 38 children are staying in a closed institution without a court ruling that they could be there. These children were admitted to the institution based on their own or their parents' decision

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Apr 6 '16 09:21

In the fight against overcrowded trains, Dutch railway NS opened two "pit stops" in Leidschendam and Onnen where broken trains can be repaired more quickly. In this way, the thousands of seats unavailable due to repairs can be put back into circulation sooner.

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Mar 16 '16 13:08

Next week archaeologists will start digging at a parking lot in Leidschendam. They believe that a 5 thousand year old settlement - a settlement from the Stone Age - is hidden beneath this parking lot

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Apr 20 '15 10:49

The police found the bodies of three men in a luxury on a luxury longboat on Zwetkade Noord at around 15:00 on Sunday afternoon.

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Oct 7 '14 16:11

Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten made the three millionth contactless payment in the Netherlands on Monday. The purchase was made at a Kruidvat in Leidschendam, with Opstelten speaking to reporters about advances in technology paving the way for Dutch consumers to keep their wallets in their pockets at the checkout counter.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Sep 5 '14 14:07

The 28 year old man who was severely wounded in a shooting incident in Ledschendam on Wednesday, died of his injuries on Thursday. Two men were shot in seemingly unrelated incidents on Thursday.

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Sep 4 '14 15:38

At least three people have been arrested after a shooting at Gravin Maria avenue in Leidschendam on Wednesday. One person was wounded.

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Aug 6 '14 10:40

In an area two times the size of The Netherlands, Dutch geo-investigation services consultancy Fugro has been allowed by the Australian government to send a second boat to search for the still-missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, that disappeared from the radar on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on the 8th of March, the NOS reports.

Leidschendam
Jun 18 '14 12:07

Ex-president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, has issued a request for transfer of his prison term to Rwanda. This was announced by Taylor's lawyer John Jones on Tuesday.

Jun 16 '14 08:09

After hours of searching on Friday, divers finally discovered the body of 32-year old Adrie Gooijer, who went missing after his motor boat capsized in the waters of De Vlietlanden recreational lake system near Leidschendam on Thursday.

Jun 13 '14 11:47

The search for a missing person in the Vlietlanden recreational lake will continue today after stalling last night. Rescuers will use specialist technology to scan the 30-meter deep waters for the man, who disappeared after a boating accident yesterday.

Jun 10 '14 14:36

Dutch firm Fugro has been hired by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to assist in locating missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The plane has been lost, and feared crashed into the Indian Ocean, since it took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014.

Sep 20 '13 02:11

In The Hague, a 52-year-old social worker was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for fornication with a patient. He got a suspended sentence of six months and a five-year probation. The man may not work as a social worker during his probationary period.

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