Nijmegen

Jun 1 '15 14:35

A Nijmegen family found a push-pin in the package of frozen beans that they purchased in Lidl, reports De Gelderlander. The store management apologized for the incident and awarded the family a complimentary shopping cart of groceries as a compensation.

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Jun 1 '15 12:54

A total of 570 bars, restaurants and clubs raised more than 37 thousand euros in tips on Saturday night, which will be donated to 5 small-scale sustainable development projects. Support organization Impulsis doubled the amount, which means that the 5 projects will be receiving more than 75 thousand euros.

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May 23 '15 18:58

This week the European Parliament worked on getting the same parental leave into the law for all European Union countries. This would benefit Dutch fathers, who currently only get two paid days leave at the birth of a child.

May 20 '15 08:33

The Cabinet must not allow municipalities to grow their own weed. A narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, supported this motion brought by the CDA on Tuesday. 75 parliamentarians voted for, 70 voted against.

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May 13 '15 14:43

Another NS conductor was assaulted on Monday, this time in the train between Nijmegen and Arnhem. The perpetrator managed to escape by pulling the emergency brake.

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May 1 '15 08:38

A patient believed to be infected with Ebola is currently in the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen. The medical staff will examine the patient beginning on Friday, Dutch authorities said.

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Apr 27 '15 15:06

A group of young Muslims decided to celebrate King's Day by handing out 15 thousand free Korans in 13 Dutch cities. With this action they hope to counterbalance the negative image of Islam formed by actions by terrorist organization ISIS and extremists attacks, Het Parool reports.

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Apr 13 '15 18:46

A new independent investigation into the fire at elderly home De Notenhout in Nijmegen that left 4 inhabitants dead in late February should take place as soon as possible, state political parties GroenLinks, United Senior Party (VSP) and Gewoon Nijmegen. Other Nijmegen council groups want to wait until the political debate about the existing reports blows over, but still want doubts and controversy surrounding the conclusions to be dealt with, newspaper De Gelderlander writes.

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Apr 8 '15 11:04

KLM will offer passengers a free-of-charge bus service from Nijmegen, Arnhem and surroundings to Schiphol airport starting May 1, the airline announced Tuesday.

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Mar 20 '15 07:58

Many of the necessary fire measures were lacking in the Nijmegen retirement home that caught fire on February 20th, the Gelderland-Zuid fire department and municipality announced in a press conference last night. Four of the retirement home's elderly residents have died from injuries obtained during the fire.

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Mar 18 '15 15:50

A fourth person has died a month after a fire at a Nijmegen retirement home, NRC reports. The 80-year-old resident of the home died of injuries caused after a fire on February 20 spread from a snack bar to the senior complex above it.

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Mar 17 '15 10:41

The municipality of Nijmegen wants to put a plaque on the new city bridge De Oversteek to commemorate the famous passage by American soldiers on September 20th, 1944, De Gelderlander reports.

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Mar 11 '15 10:19

The 51 year old man arrested on suspicion of involvement in the death of 21 year old Mariska Peters is her uncle Johan Peters. The suspect helped in the search for Mariska and even led the way during the silent march after her death, Hart Van Nederland reports.

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Mar 10 '15 13:13

The police arrested a 51 year old man from Nijmegen this morning on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Mariska Peters. The suspect is related to Peters.

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Mar 6 '15 10:11

Two large solar farms are set to be erected in Nijmegen and Zwolle, NU reports.

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Feb 26 '15 17:23

An inquest into the death of Mariska Peters determined she was strangled, police revealed Thursday. The body of 21-year old Nijmegen residents was found in the woods after she had been missing for two weeks.

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Feb 25 '15 07:54

The Netherlands Forensic Institute's investigation into the death of Mariska Peters has concluded that she was murdered.

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Feb 23 '15 07:53

The body of the 21 year old Mariska Peters from Nijmegen was found in the Hatertse Vennen yesterday morning, the police confirmed last night. She had been missing for two weeks. The police could not yet say anything about the circumstances of her death.

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Feb 21 '15 19:48

Forensic criminal investigators looking into a large fire in Nijmegen have ruled out arson as a possible cause, police announced Saturday. Some 70 apartments were evacuated in the pre-dawn fire on Friday.

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Feb 20 '15 14:10

Fifty people were injured in the fire that broke out in a cafeteria underneath a seniors complex on Otto C. Huismanstraat in Nijmegen this morning. Fifteen victims have been hospitalized, some of them with serious injuries, Het Parool reports. The building has been declared entirely uninhabitable, according to the Safety Region Gelderland-Zuid.

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Feb 20 '15 09:15

Four people were seriously injured when a fire in a ground floor snack bar led to the roof collapse of the senior center above it. First responders were still combing through rubble looking for other victims as of 8:30 a.m on Friday, the Gelderland-Zuid Safety Region announced.

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Feb 20 '15 07:58

Several people were wounded in a fire at a snack bar below a seniors complex on Otto C. Huismantstraat in Nijmegen this morning.

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Feb 18 '15 13:46

The police have released more information regarding the fatal train accident in the station in Wijchen last night.

Feb 17 '15 16:41

The occupation of the Bungehuis by students of De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) organisation continues past its 100th hour, with protesters showing no signs of leaving the University of Amsterdam (UvA) building. While the students maintain they will remain in the building until the UvA responds to their demands, the university has issued an ultimatum, telling students to get out or face a lawsuit.

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