The court in Rotterdam sentenced former VVD alderman in Roermond Jos van Rey to 240 hours of community service on Tuesday. The Public Prosecutor demanded a 2 year prison sentence and will appeal against the court ruling
The heavy rain and hailstorms that hit the Netherlands over the past weeks are leading to massive costs for insurer Achmea. The insurer estimates that its clients submitted about 260 million euros in damage claims so far - enough that Achmea expects to end the first half of this year in the red
The Dutch government will not be compensating farmers in Limburg and Noord-Brabant for damage sustained in recent storms, State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs said on Tuesday. He can see that the storms were very bad, but they were not a natural disaster and there will therefore be no financial compensation
Farmers' associations ZLTO and LLTB wants the government to classify the storms that caused large amounts of damage in Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland last week a natural disaster. The associations hope that doing so would increase the chances of affected farmers to get assistance
Recent storms in the southeast of the Netherlands caused much more damage than initially thought. In Someren alone, damages sustained by farmers and gardeners are estimated at half a billion euros, according to farmers' organization ZLTO
The Ministry of Economic Affairs is holding a crisis meeting with various farmers' unions and insurers on Monday to discuss the damage storms in Limburg and Noord-Brabant caused last week. On Friday LTO Nederland estimated that farmers in those provinces suffered about 100 million euros worth of damage
An 8-year-old boy drowned in a fish pond in the Limburg town of Meijel on Thursday
A 36-year-old man from Tilburg was arrested on Monday in one of the biggest investigations into organized drug crime in Zuid-Nederland. The man in question is Corin D., president of the Tilburg chapter of motorcycle gang No Surrender, Omroep Brabant reports based on information from "a reliable source".
Noord-Brabant and Limburg can expect even more heavy rainfalls this morning, according to weather radar site Buitenradar. Rain over the past weeks already left the area with flooded streets and tunnels. And so far the weather shows little chance of changing - the KNMI predicts a 70 - 80 percent chance of rain every day until the weekend.
The eastern parts of the Netherlands can expect more storms on Monday afternoon. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for Overijssel, Gelderland, Noord Brabant and Limburg, effective between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for thunderstorms in the Netherlands for the sixth day in a row on Thursday. The storms are expected to hit the eastern parts of the country during the afternoon and evening.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a two year prison sentence against former VVD politician Jos van Rey in court on Tuesday. The Limburg politician vehemently denies the charges of bribery, election fraud and money laundering against him and claims to be "totally perplexed" by the Prosecutor's demand.
A 39-year-old mother from Maastricht was killed in a head-on collision caused by an elderly woman, 87, driving the wrong way on the A79 highway near Klimmen. The older driver, from Schin op Geul, Limburg was also killed in the crash, and the young mother's three children were all injured, police said on Friday.
Two men were sentenced to prison by the court in Arnhem on Thursday for robbing elderly people while pretending to be police officers
The Overloon war museum in Brabant and the Eyewitness Museum in the Limburg town Beek jointly bought a World War II document showing Germany's second ultimatum to Rotterdam and the city's surrender
The police arrested 55 people and searched 111 locations in the southern parts of the Netherlands in a major ongoing investigation into a network trading in synthetic drugs and cannabis on Monday.
The Dutch authorities simultaneously raided about 100 buildings in Brabant and Limburg on Monday morning in an ongoing investigation into a network trading in synthetic drugs and cannabis. So far about 50 people were arrested
At least three Dutch people are missing in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands confirmed Wednesday evening. Two of those missing, siblings Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski, had just finished visiting family and friends in Maastricht.
A 26-year-old man from Grathem in Limburg is suspected of forcing women living in the asylum center in Gilze into prostitution. One victim is a Ukrainian woman in her fifties
The police believe that Andy de Heus, who went missing in 2012, was murdered. His body was found in a pond in Stevensweert last week.
Rock music icon Paul McCartney officially confirmed rumors that he would be the signature headlining act at this year’s Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Limburg. The 73-year-old singer songwriter will close the three-day festival on June 12 in his first appearance at the event.
Paul McCartney is widely expected to headline and close the 2016 edition of music festival Pinkpop. Just days later, American rock legend Bruce Springsteen is set to perform in Den Haag.
Michiel Heemels, spokesperson for PVV leader Geert Wilders, resigned as Member and leader of the PVV in the provincial council of Limburg, he announced on Thursday. In a statement he gives the reason for his resignation that there is doubt within the group about his integrity and functioning
Five undocumented migrants were found working on a cannabis plantation raided in Weert, Limburg last weeks. These undocumented workers include two Turks and three Ukrainians, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment announced.