Nijmegen

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Sep 18 '14 15:35

Updated with video of the event. Thanks to reader Henk for emailing us the YouTube link.

About 300 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division landed in the hills at Groesbeek near Nijmegen this morning.

The paratroopers jumped in exactly the same location where the drop zone of Operation Market Garden was 70 years ago. On September 17th 1944 tens of thousands of allied paratroopers landed at Groesbeek and Ede to capture the bridges over the main rivers from the German occupiers.

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Sep 5 '14 11:08

According to Trouw, jihadism in The Netherlands is concentrated in mostly three regions. Per region, there are dozens of jihadists planning to travel to Syria or Iraq, or who were apprehended by the authorities prior to their departure, and those who are in the war zone already or who have returned from there.

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Sep 1 '14 12:03

Dutch national train operator NS will increase seating capacity on some of its busiest routes beginning Monday. As summer transitions into autumn, the government-run firm is adding carriages to trains in an effort to prevent overcrowding during the railway's busiest season of the year.

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Aug 29 '14 14:18

Water company Vitens has confirmed in an article in Trouw newspaper that they will stop using water from two sources. The sources in Nijmegen and Zutphen will eventually no longer meet the norm.

Aug 28 '14 11:52

In Nijmegen, a 40-year-old man was arrested and charged with engaging in sexual relations with his 8-year-old niece and her then-7-year-old friend, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Aug 18 '14 13:59

A collision during the Formula 1 and F2 Stock Cars World Cup tournament has left one driver seriously injured. A spokesman for Raceway Vernal in Ysselsteyn, Limburg reports that the driver was airlifted to a hospital in Nijmegen after his car collided with two other vehicles.

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Aug 15 '14 15:16

See where Dutch universities wound up in the new Shanghai Rankings of the top 500 universities worldwide.

Jul 16 '14 14:05

Rising temperatures across the Netherlands are expected to peak above thirty degrees on Saturday, making way for thunderstorms Saturday night and a brief cool off on Sunday. The rising heat has led many weather experts to warn people participating in the Vierdaagse march in Nijmegen, a four-day walk where participants journey between 30 and 50 kilometers daily.

Jun 16 '14 11:41

The organization Wolves in The Netherlands is hanging a few dozen camera traps along the border to try and capture images of wolves who may be crossing over the border. The motion-sensitive cameras are being positioned in strategic areas to pin down where wolves could be roaming the country.

Jun 5 '14 15:29

A 52-year-old driver was arrested on Monday evening in Nijmegen in connection with a hit-and-run crash, and abandoning his two grandchildren in his wrecked car. Police had sought the perpetrator since the incident on May 19th, which had also resulted in a 28-year-old man, from Nistelrode, Noord-Brabant, being injured.

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Jun 4 '14 12:15

Northern Randstad cities as places to live seem to be growing in popularity compared to the rest of The Netherlands. According to the newest edition of the annual Atlas for Municipalities, presented today, Amsterdam and Utrecth are among the most attractive cities on the list.

Jun 3 '14 12:13

Researchers from the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen have discovered that chronic sleep deprivation could increase the risk of Alzheimer's. The results of their research has been published in JAMA Neurology journal.

Jun 1 '14 06:15

A motorcycle cop from Nijmegen, Motoragent Roy Willemse, turned his helmet camera on during an urgent call to a car crash where people were injured, the NRC reports.

May 22 '14 13:26

A 14-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault and violation. From August of last year, the boy is thought to have performed at least 17 attacks on roads and bicycle paths in the forests between Nijmegen and Malden, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

May 8 '14 08:34

Dozens of mayors have signed a letter supporting the assertion of Children’s Ombudsman Marc Dullaert that too many kids are refused asylum in the Netherlands. Bunnik mayor Hans Martijn Ostendorp let the call to action, which was supported by mayors across the Netherlands. The letter is being sent to Fred Teeven, the State Secretary for Security and Justice (VVD).

Apr 22 '14 08:01

A field in Winssen was found to be full of grenades from the Second World War.

Apr 18 '14 13:45

A suspicious A suspicious briefcase was discovered on Friday morning in front of the Albert Heijn on the Van Schevichavenstraat in Nijmegen.

Geert Wilders
Mar 25 '14 15:39

Hundreds of people flocked to the police department in Nijmegen on Tuesday to report Geert Wilders en-masse. The council of mayors and aldermen had earlier called on the city to join them as they marched on the department to report discrimination.

Mar 24 '14 13:45

The municipality of Nijmegen, including the mayor and aldermen, are going to report Wilders for discrimination.

Pirate Party
Feb 18 '14 08:43

The Pirate Party has objected too late to Erwin Lensink using the party name for municipal council elections, allowing Lensink to run in the elections.

Feb 11 '14 14:50

Construction workers, who were on the job in the center of Nijmegen, were suddenly attacked by a Nijmegen local with a sword.

Erwin Lensink
Feb 10 '14 09:30

Tea light candle holder thrower Erwin Lensink removes himself as governing board member of the Pirate Party in Nijmegen.

Pirate Party
Feb 9 '14 08:39

Erwin Lensink, known as the 'tea light holder thrower' is on the list of candidates from the Pirate Party, up for upcoming election to the Municipality council in Nijmegen.

Feb 4 '14 04:32

After Utrecht, Nijmegen, and Maastricht, now Centers for Sexual Crimes will also open in Leiden and Leeuwarden. The opening is scheduled in May. Victims of sexual crimes can file police reports, receive psychological help and undergo a medical exam.

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