Noord-Brabant

Oct 12 '18 07:49

A very large fire broke out at TUF Recycling in Dongen, Noord-Brabant, on Thursday evening. The fire was under control by 10:45 p.m., but actually extinguishing it will take days. Toxic substances were released in the fire, and local residents received an NL Alert advising them to stay out of the smoke, NU.nl reports.

Oct 11 '18 08:47

No Chimney Pieten will accompany Sinterklaas during celebrations in Noord-Brabant's largest cities. Seven of the eight cities in the province decided to stick to traditional Zwarte Pieten, with the actor's faces colored by brown, dark brown or black makeup, Omroep Brabant reports.

Stint
Sep 24 '18 11:05

The company that produces Stint cargo vehicles announced it plans to inspect all 3,500 units currently on roadways after a fatal accident last week left four children dead. The accident took place in Oss, when a Stint belonging to a daycare operator crossed onto railroad tracks and was struck by an oncoming train.

A fifth child and the adult operator of the vehicle were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Stint
Sep 24 '18 11:05

The company that produces Stint cargo vehicles announced it plans to inspect all 3,500 units currently on roadways after a fatal accident last week left four children dead. The accident took place in Oss, when a Stint belonging to a daycare operator crossed onto railroad tracks and was struck by an oncoming train.

A fifth child and the adult operator of the vehicle were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Crane
Sep 20 '18 13:30

An increasing number of cranes are nesting and breeding in the Netherlands, according to bird protection organization Vogelbescherming. This year a record number of 32 breeding pairs were counted, 10 more than last year and four times as many as in 2014.

Most cranes were spotted in Drenthe and Friesland as in previous years. But this year cranes were also found breeding in Noord-Brabant and Limburg for the first time. Twelve of the 32 breeding pairs actually hatched chicks.

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Sep 20 '18 12:40

Activists for road safety placed empty chairs on squares in Zwolle, Nijverdal, Arnhem, Nijmegen and Ede on Wednesday. A total of 65 chairs were placed in Overijssel and 86 in Gelderland. They represented the number of people killed in traffic accidents in the two provinces last year, NOS reports.

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Sep 10 '18 08:30

An elderly couple died at camping site De Achterste Hoef in the Noord-Brabant town of Bladel during the early hours of Sunday morning. A fire had broken out in their caravan, De Stentor reports.

The victims' identity still has to be officially determined. But based on the campsite's register and the license plate of the caravan, the police know which campsite guests were involved. The victims are a 77-year-old man and his 70-year-old wife from Apeldoorn. They've been coming to the campsite for 15 years, according to the newspaper.

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Aug 29 '18 08:48

An 18-year-old suspect will appear in the court in Den Bosch on Friday for threatening Frank van der Meijden, mayor of the Noord-Brabant municipality of Laarbeek, with death late last year, NU.nl reports.

The mayor's home in Beek en Donk is under extra security. Whether this was implemented after the threat, is not yet clear. The threat was made on December 21st last year. 

In an interview with Eindhovens Dagblad, the mayor previously said that he regularly faces threats and intimidation. He is known for his strict policy in dealing with illegal practices.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Aug 29 '18 07:48

Two boys, age 10 and 11 years, went missing in Oisterwijk on Tuesday evening. "These boys have still not been found and we are very concerned", the police said on Twitter.

The boys' descriptions were spread on citizen notification system Burgernet. They're both white with blond hair. One was wearing a t-shirt with shorts and slippers. The other wore a black track suit with black Nike shoes. 

Ambulance
Aug 13 '18 15:30

A 60-year-old man from Nistelrode died in hospital after being found seriously hurt on an excavator in the Noord-Brabant village of Mill on Monday morning. What happened to the man is still a mystery, Omroep Brabant reports.

A passerby found the injured man on an excavator standing on Volkelseweg and called the emergency services. A trauma helicopter responded and the man was resuscitated on the scene. He was rushed to hospital by ambulance, accompanied by the trauma doctor, where he passed away.

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting on Aagje Dekenstraat in Schijndel, 25 April 2018
Aug 8 '18 09:29

The police arrested a second suspect in the murder of Daan Hoefs in Schijndel in April. The 63-year-old man from Schijndel was arrested in Grave on Monday. He is the father of a 29-year-old man arrested two days after the fatal shooting, Omroep Brabant reports.

Summer at the beach
Aug 2 '18 13:40

Public health institute RIVM again implemented the National Heat Plan for Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Gelderland, Utrecht, Overijssel and Drenthe. Temperatures in these parts of the country will climb to between 30 and 35 degrees in the coming days, and minimums will not drop much below 20 degrees, according to meteorological institute KNMI.

The RIVM warns people in these provinces to stay hydrated, wear thin clothing that provide protection against the sun, stay in the shade, regularly apply sunscreen, and limit physical exertion during the hottest parts of the day.

Jul 27 '18 07:48

After weeks of drought, parts of Zuid- and Midden-Nederland were hit by a rain storm on Thursday evening. One person was killed and one injured in Rotterdam when a tree fell on their car. In Gelderland thousands of homes were without power for a few hours. And Roosendaal was hit by a whirlwind, NOS and AD report.

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for Noord-Brabant, Zuid-Holland, Zeeland, Gelderland and Utrecht on Thursday night. The service predicted thunderstorms, with gusts up to 70 kilometers per hour and hailstones up to 2 centimeters.

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Jul 16 '18 15:40

The police arrested a 52-year-old woman for involvement in a hit-and-run in Bladel during the early hours of Monday morning. The victim, a 39-year-old cyclist from Hapert, was

According to the police, the victim sustained multiple fractures and internal injuries. He was rushed to hospital after receiving first aid at the scene. He underwent surgery.

Ambulance
Jul 16 '18 07:57

A cyclist was found seriously hurt on Hallenstraat in Bladel at around 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning. The police believe the cyclist was injured in a hit-and-run accident, ANP reports.

According to Omroep Brabant, the cyclist was unconscious when  security guard at a nearby company found him.

So far nothing is known about the victim's identity. The police call on witnesses to come forward.

Crime scene
Jul 16 '18 07:46

Warm summer weather had many Dutch seeking to cool down in the water this weekend. But that did not work out well for everyone. A man drowned in Amsterdam, in Hoofddorp a 4-year-old was resuscitated and rushed to hospital after being removed from a lake, a woman disappeared underwater in Nuenen, and two people are missing in Noordwijk. 

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Jul 11 '18 13:50

The police raided an amphetamine lab on a plot on Elsendorpseweg in the Noord-Brabant town of Elsendorp on Tuesday evening. Five people were arrested by a SWAT team, Brabants Dagblad reports.

The suspects are four men and a woman, found at the lab. They were taken to a police station for questioning.

The raid happened around 9:00 p.m. The police are investigating. 

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Jul 10 '18 14:40

A woman was stabbed to death in the Noord-Brabant village of Hoogerheide on Tuesday morning. A man was arrested at the scene. 

Emergency services responded to the home on Binnenweg at around 7:45 a.m., after the stabbing was reported to the police. First responders tried to resuscitate the victim, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene.

The resident of the home was found nearby. He was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the fatal stabbing. He is in custody for questioning.

The police are investigating what happened. 

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Jul 9 '18 08:00

Tim Scholten, 19 from Noord-Brabant, passed away over the weekend after being hit by a car early on Friday morning. The accident happened on Sliema boulevard on Malta, AD reports.

At around 4:50 a.m. on Friday a motorist lost control of his car and drove onto the pavement on Sliema boulevard, where Tim was walking with three Dutch friends, two Brits and two Croatians. Tim was seriously hurt and had to be resuscitated by bystanders while emergency services responded.

The other three Dutch and the two Brits sustained minor injuries. The Croatian women were unharmed. 

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Jul 2 '18 12:10

The fire brigades in Noord-Brabant and Limburg had their hands more than full with multiple wildfires on Sunday. The fires were caused by continuing drought in the two provinces, RTL Nieuws reports.

In Budel a large wildfire had fire departments from the entire region busy on Sunday. A drone team was deployed to get a complete picture of the burning area. About 10 hectares burnt down. 

Irrigation
Jun 29 '18 16:20

From Friday farmers in the whole Oost-Brabant are banned from using surface water - water from lakes and rivers - to irrigate their fields. Everyone in the area is called on to be economical with their use of water, water board Aa en Maas announced, Omroep-Brabant reports.

This ban applies to the areas Beneden AA, Boven AA and Raam. Surface water may still be used for the drinking water of cattle, for extinguishing fires, and if an adjustable drainage system is used. Farmers who use groundwater, and not surface water, for irrigation can continue to irrigate their lands. 

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Jun 25 '18 13:50

There is a very good chance that this June may be the driest one for the Netherlands in a long time, possibly even since weather measurements started in 1901, according to weather services Weeronline and Weerplaza.

Especially the middle, west and southwest parts of the country are experiencing record drought, despite some rainfall over the past days. The biggest rain shortages are in Twente, the Achterhoek, the northern parts of the Veluwe and parts of Noord-Limburg. 

Irrigation
Jun 22 '18 13:30

Farmers in West-Brabant are not allowed to use surface water to irrigate their fields. Waterboard Brabantse Delta implemented this ban on Thursday due to drought. The ban will be in effect until further notice, Omroep Brabant reports.

The ban applies to catchment areas Kibbelvaart, Lokkervaart, Bosloop and the Wouwse grounds, located in Breda, Etten-Leur, Halderberge, Rucphen, Steenbergen, Bergen op Zoom and Roosendaal, according to the broadcaster. The water board will check whether the ban is complied with. 

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Jun 22 '18 09:33

Children in Dutch children's homes were forced for years to take sedatives and antidepressants in the 1970s, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research.

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