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Nov 21 '16 15:00

A guard at women's prison Ter Peel in Limburg was fired for having a secret relationship with one of the inmates, accoding to a verdict by the court in Den Bosch, RTL Nieuws reports.

The verdict states that the man also had close contact with the inmate's mother. He did not inform his superiors of the forbidden relationship "for fear of a poor outcome".

The man was dismissed for serious dereliction of duty. The court in Den Bosch ruled that the dismissal was justified. 

Oct 21 '16 14:26

Frenk Windels may keep his deceased wife buried in his backyard for the time being, the Brunssum city council decided on Thursday, 1Limburg reports. 

Windels decided to bury the remains of his wife in his own backyard on July 24th, after she suddenly died of a heart attack. According to him, it was her wish. But Windels did so without authorization.

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Oct 18 '16 15:05

A 50-year-old police officer who is suspected of leaking police information, has also been linked to two attempted assassinations, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday.

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Oct 10 '16 11:30

A 50-year-old Limburg police officer was paid 300 thousand euros to distribute the license plates of police surveillance cars among criminals, according to newspaper De Limburger. According to the newspaper, the cop is on a serious criminal's payroll.

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Oct 10 '16 10:50

The police arrested five people in Beek, Limburg on Sunday afternoon. They kidnapped a baby in a violent home invasion in Heerlen earlier that day

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Sep 22 '16 15:30

The Public Prosecutor was too hasty in auctioning off a motorcycle seized from motorcycle gang Bandidos. A court ruled that the motorcycle must be returned, but the bike was already sold for 11.500 euros. Now the Prosecutor may have to pay compensation

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Sep 21 '16 11:30

Limburg man Toon van H. was arrested in his home in Echt on Tuesday on suspicion of ordering the assassination of two justice officials. Van H.'s lawyer Ludo Hameleers confirmed the arrest, AD reports.

Sep 21 '16 10:20

The number of primary school pupils in the Netherlands has been shrinking for the past seven years, and that decrease will only continue, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Wednesday. In the year 2023 the Netherlands will have around 1.4 million primary school students, a decrease of 74 thousand or 5 percent compared to now.

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Sep 7 '16 10:31

One of the two Limburg police officer arrested on corruption charges in August sold a couple of police uniforms and a police radio signed into the internal police communication system C2000 to criminals

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Aug 24 '16 15:10

Erik Derijks from Heesch and his wife are pleased about the arrest of the Polish man who hit their 2-year-old daughter and her grandparents with his car in Meijel, Limburg in 2013. "We are pleased that he will serve his sentence", he said to Omroep Brabant. "Now there's a line under the legal part. That is important for closure."

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Aug 24 '16 07:56

A Polish fugitive was arrested in England and extradited to the Netherlands on Tuesday to serve a still outstanding prison sentence for a traffic accident that killed a couple and their grandchild in Meijel, Limburg, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday evening.

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Aug 15 '16 07:59

A 38-year-old Belgian was arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting in Geleen, Limburg on Saturday, the police announced on Sunday.

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Aug 4 '16 08:32

Two entire bee colonies were poisoned in Stramproy, Limburg on Wednesday after someone deliberately sprayed bug repellent into their hives. About 50 thousand bees were killed

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Jul 21 '16 08:19

It's been about a month since many towns in Noord-Brabant and Limburg were hit by hailstones the size of tennis balls, and while the worst leaks were temporarily plugged, much repair still needs to be done, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Jul 20 '16 15:00

A 28-year-old woman from Tuege was killed in a base jump from a pylon in the Limburg town of Afferden on Tuesday evening. According to a spokesperson for the police, something went wrong and the woman's parachute didn't open. She died instantly

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Jul 20 '16 07:35

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for persistent heat in Noord-Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland and Overijssel, where temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius can be expected on Wednesday. The rest of the country can also expect a tropically warm day with temperatures above 30 degrees.

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Jul 18 '16 15:15

The first suspect in a massive drug crime investigation in Southern Netherlands, so called operation Trefpunt, appeared in the court in Den Bosch on Monday. The Public Prosecutor demanded 21 months in prison, seven of which conditionally suspended, against suspect Frans R

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Jul 13 '16 10:40

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

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Jul 12 '16 10:40

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

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Jun 29 '16 14:10

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

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Jun 28 '16 09:24

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

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Jun 27 '16 16:10

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

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Jun 27 '16 07:36

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

Jun 24 '16 14:15

An 8-year-old boy drowned in a fish pond in the Limburg town of Meijel on Thursday

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