Limburg

Dec 26 '13 13:16

There is a good chance of storm on the Wadden Islands tomorrow morning, reported weeronline.nl. If force 9 winds are measured, it will be the fourth storm since October 28. There have not been this many storms in one year since 2002.

Dec 17 '13 06:25

Irish discount airline Ryanair will cancel its permanent presence at the Maastricht-Aachen Airport from March 2014, according to L1.nl. The Limburg-based broadcaster reported that the airline is not eliminating Maastricht as a destination, but aircraft will no longer be based at the southern Netherlands airport.

Nov 8 '13 00:02

A 43-year-old Hungarian was arrested in Alkmaar Tuesday, suspected of human trafficking. Earlier this week, three Limburg locals were already arrested on suspicion of the same, announced the Public Prosecution Thursday.

Nov 7 '13 18:29

The two dead in the Reuver home in Limburg are the hostage-taker and his three-year-old daughter, confirmed the Beesel mayor, Petra Dassen, Thursday afternoon at the press conference.

Oct 30 '13 15:27

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.

Sep 28 '13 02:38

In the Limburg Weert a social worker was stabbed to death Friday afternoon, announced a police spokesperson to NU.nl.

Sep 9 '13 05:37

Two Romanian youngsters, 17 and 19 years old, were arrested on Sunday in Blerick (Limburg) on suspicion of copper theft.

The police received a report that two vans with Spanish number plates were parked at the Otto Street in Blerick. While checking out the vans, the police found two men sleeping in one of the two vans, in which  the police found a total of 132 roles of copper wire with a total weight of 6,600 kilograms.

Sep 5 '13 05:05

The Netherlands will help Belgium in the coming period to fight flooding of the river Maas. By doing this, flooding of parts of the Dutch province of Limburg can be avoided. Minister Melanie Schulz of Infrastructure signed hereto an agreement on Wednesday with her Belgian counterpart Minister Hilde Crevits.

The two ministers also celebrated the cooperation against the natural disaster which has been going on since 2005. The river has been deepened and new natural areas were formed which  can also absorb lots of water when the level in the river rises.

Aug 8 '13 18:45

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.

Aug 7 '13 06:32

A leak in an underground naphtha pipeline in Born, Limburg, gives specialists a lot of work. They have been preparing to seal the leak in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. The final sealing happens Wednesday in daylight, reported the fire department.

The leak in the pipeline occurred on Tuesday when workers were drilling. Two of the workers were covered with the liquid, which had to be washed off by the fire brigade. It is not known why they were drilling in the area.

Extremely flammable

Jul 24 '13 07:55

On Tuesday heavy storms blew away tents and made trees fall at the camping site De IJzeren Man in Weert and the nearby natural campsite Wega. The storm created widespread panic among the visitors. No one was injured.

In no time campsite Wega was flooded on Tuesday due to severe thunderstorms with hail. Tents blew away, others were flooded. Most of the 150 campers decided to discontinue their holidays prematurely. “In a wet sleeping bag you can not sleep,” said one of them.

Jul 16 '13 04:16

At campsite Osebos in Gulpen, at about 5.30pm on Monday afternoon, ten children and an adult became unwell, presumably by chlorine fumes from the outdoor pool at the campsite. They were taken to hospitals in Maastricht and Heerlen. The emergency services cleared the pool.

Jul 8 '13 04:22

A quarrel between Greek men and Polish men at a campsite in Baarlo (Limburg), ended in a stabbing in the night from Saturday to Sunday. Three Polish men (26, 26 and 31) were injured, two Greeks (27 and 38) were arrested, as the police reported.

Jun 27 '13 02:37

The 47-year-old gunman who shot at three passers-by, from his home at the Pierre Kemp Street in Melick (Limburg) on Wednesday afternoon, was arrested by a SWAT team. The weapon he used was most probably an air gun. The man was transported handcuffed and blindfolded in a police car. During the raid by the SWAT team, shots were heard. The police, however, did  not confirm a shooting during the arrest.

A member of the SWAT team was slightly injured and was treated on the spot by paramedics.

Jun 20 '13 08:59

Two sisters of 75 and 78 years of Margraten (Limburg) lost their lives on Wednesday in their hometown, due to a tragical traffic accident. When the two pedestrians  crossed the high way around 5.00 pm, they were hit by a tractor with a lawnmower installed at the front.

The precise location of the accident was the crossing of the highway with the Sterre der Zeestraat, reported the police. The tractor was driven by a 43-year old man from Echt, Limburg. The driver gave a statement to the police. After taking the statement the police let the man go.

Jun 20 '13 08:46

Maastricht University (UM) can count themselves among the best 'young' universities of the world. This is evident from the annual ranking of Times Higher Education Magazine (THE) for universities that exist less than 50 years.

Maastricht rises in this top 100 from place 19 to the 6th spot. “The Maastricht University is steadily advancing. That is an exponent of the power of the Dutch educational system as a whole,” says the chief editor Phil Baty of THE.

Apr 24 '13 09:19

The wife of the late councilor Jo Dejong of Meerssen, in an interview broadcasted on Tuesday by the regional broadcasting L1 and by EénVandaag, alleged that the councilors of the municipality of Meerssen were all guilty.

Jo Dejong committed suicide ​​on  March 11, after the council had unanimously turned their back on him. This was after Dejong kissed a female officer of the municipality against her will at a carnival. He offered his apologies  and resigned under the pressure, but the board did not want to have  anything to do with him anymore.

Apr 19 '13 08:42

On Friday morning, the bomb squad (EOD) in Venlo responded to a report that an explosive was attached to the leg of a 22-year-old man. For hours, the areas near the scene at Casinoweg in Venlo were closed off. Fortunately, the device was not an explosive.

At 1:00 am on Friday, the police received a report that a man, who was supposedly kidnapped, was brought back to his home by the perpetrators with a bomb  attached to his leg.

Apr 8 '13 08:28

Some citizens of Meerssen (Limburg), united with the Restoration of Democracy Group, believe that acting mayor Hans Schmidt of the municipality in Limburg must resign. They published this in a manifest last Saturday and they have an internet signature campaign going on.

Meerssen, a peaceful village in the South of Limburg, is in turmoil. More than a month ago, 58-year old alderman Jo DeJong committed suicide after he resigned.

At a carnival a few weeks earlier, DeJong gave a french kiss to a female municipal officer in a pub against her will.

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