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
What the police describe as a "professional drug lab" was discovered in the stables of an abandoned farming business in the Noord-Brabant town of Maarheeze on Wednesday. A 46-year-old man was arrested.
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.
A 46-year-old man from Tilburg is in custody on suspicion of pretending to be a doctor and raping at least nine women. He was arrested on March 15th, but it was only announced on Thursday during a pre-trial hearing in a court in Breda
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.
Hydrochloric acid was released at the Coca-Cola factory in Dongen, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday night. The highly corrosive substance, which can cause burns and damage lungs if inhaled, escaped into the air due to a leak in the water chamber. The fire department quickly got the situation under control and no one was injured
Large parts of the Netherlands can expect a foggy rush hour this morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for low visibility due to fog and fog banks.
Whoever posted the sex tape of Brabant revenge porn victim Chantal on Facebook last year, likely did so from a secondary vocational school in Noord-Brabant, the Telegraaf reported on Tuesday based on a report released by Facebook.
A large fire destroyed a market in Katwijk on Monday night. The municipality believes that asbestos was released in the fire and three homes were evacuated as a precaution.
Two underage asylum seekers sustained stab wounds in a brawl in an asylum center in Goirle, Noord-Brabant on Thursday night. One of them was taken to hospital for treatment before being taken to the police station. The other was taken into custody immediately, according to the Tilburg police.
Preparations are underway for a celebration honoring Amsterdam football club Ajax, should the team win its 34th championship in the top Dutch league, Eredivisie. A festival is planned for the ArenA Park area starting at 4:15 p.m., around the grounds of the Ajax home stadium.
Police in Breda are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck an 11-year-old boy Sunday evening. The driver briefly stopped before driving away police said.
Two men in Zevenbergen, Noord-Brabant are suspected of the armed robbery of a billiards hall there shortly before setting the building on fire, police said. The facility was raided sometime before 12:30 a.m. on Monday by men simply described by the victim as being “taller” and “shorter,” both of whom are on the loose.
The Public Prosecutor and police in Noord-Brabant are increasingly tackling criminals outside of court by seizing their assets. In the past this so-called ASAP-approach was mainly used for small crimes like shoplifting, but it is also effective with drug crime, according to the authorities.
Tickets to one of this year’s most popular King’s Day party sold out in under an hour on Friday. Some 40 thousand tickets were purchased for the April 27 party organized by Radio 538 in Breda
The municipality of Boxtel, an anti-squat property management firm and a maintenance firm were all found negligent in the wrongful death of Janneke van Gaal, who was electrocuted while taking a shower in her home, the Oost-Brabant Court ruled on Friday. Mitigating the poor condition of the building and hiring a qualified electrician to fix existing problems would have prevented the 20-year-old's death, the court said.
At least 34 people were killed and another 230 injured in targeted attacks on Belgium Tuesday morning. Two bombs were detonated in a departures hall at the Zaventem airport there, causing 14 deaths and wounding 100. The others were killed or hurt when a bomb went off inside a subway car at the city’s Maalbeek metro stop near European Union offices and several media agencies.
The police issued a warning about a gang stealing solar panels off rooftops in Noord-Brabant. Investigators are calling on witnesses to come forward.
The names “Nick” and “Simon” were chosen for a pair of newborn polar bear twins at the Dierenrijk zoo in Nuenen, Noord-Brabant. The names were selected from over 1,000 entries in a public contest to name the bears.
Four the fourth consecutive year, the police issued fewer firearm permits in 2015. The number of issued permits dropped from 72,645 to 72,086, according to figures NU.nl got from the police through the Freedom of Information Act.