Noord-Brabant

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Feb 28 '16 00:12

A building under renovation in Den Bosch collapsed late Saturday night, leaving a gaping hole in the city's main square. The collapse happened after 11 p.m., and rescue workers workers were still uncertain if anyone was buried in the rubble as midnight approached.

Feb 19 '16 14:40

Police were called to the Amphia hospital in Oosterhout, Noord-Brabant after a 62-year-old Breda man walked in with a gunshot wound. The victim said he was shot near his Murphy’s Steakhouse restaurant on Tilburgseweg in Oosterhout.

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Feb 18 '16 13:30

Five Heesch residents were banned from parts of the Noord-Brabant town after a few dozen people were seen hanging anti-asylum center flyers all over the village on Tuesday

Feb 15 '16 16:30

A man with a rifle draped over his shoulder while riding a bicycle through the city center in Tilburg was arrested early Monday morning, police said later in the day. Police initially wanted to stop him for cycling without lights, but the 27-year-old suspect tried to quickly flee the scene on his bike.

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Feb 8 '16 18:34

White people were seen dressing up in blackface during several events connected to Carnival festivities held over the past few days around the Netherlands. Dressing up in blackface is a serious problem that casts aside black people and their concerns, says activist Mimi from anti-discrimination organization MAD Mothers.

Feb 4 '16 07:23

Some 25 tons of the toxic gas ethylene oxide leaked into the the atmosphere from the Shell installation in Moerdijk, the oil giant discovered on Wednesday last week. According to the company, there is no danger to public health

Feb 3 '16 17:25

Former Dutch football star Ruud van Nistelrooij will step down from his assistant coaching role with the Netherlands men’s national football team. The 39-year-old is leaving Orange to take on training the under-17, under-19 and Youth squad at PSV Eindhoven.

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Feb 3 '16 15:45

A woman who was racing around her kitchen trying to prepare dinner was briefly startled when she found a gecko stowed away inside her shrink-wrapped package of broccoli. The lizard was still alive when Annelies van de Waterbeemd, from Nuenen, Noord-Brabant made the find

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Feb 2 '16 13:15

Ten asylum seekers who were found in a truck on the A50 near Schaijk, Noord-Brabant on Monday, are returning to Africa. The migration police want to send these two women, seven men and one teenager back to their country of origin - Ethiopia and Eritrea in this case

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Feb 1 '16 16:24

Ten undocumented migrants were found hidden in a parked truck in Schaijk, Noord-Brabant on Monday morning. Among them were seven men, two women, and a teenaged child.

Feb 1 '16 14:38

Researchers have determined that a painting kept in storage for years at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri was actually painted by Hieronymus Bosch. Born in Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, the painter likely produced the work in the early 16th century, newswire ANP reported.

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Jan 14 '16 08:33

Two dead piglets were found at the site of a planned asylum center in the Noord-Brabant town of Heesch. The pigs were accompanied by signs against the asylum center. One read: "People say no to asylum center"

Jan 13 '16 16:35

Eindhoven mayor Rob van Gijzel joined up with his counterpart in Düsseldorf, Germany, Thomas Geisel, for a new high-speed rail line that would connect the two cities. They are calling on their national governments to consider the ten billion euro proposal in light of the expanding economic links between the two countries.

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Jan 8 '16 15:30

Criminals in the Netherlands made off with about 8,500 kilograms of cheese in nine different incidents last year. Remarkably, in at least one instance, the cheese was stolen with a great deal of care and love, newspaper NRC reported.

Oisterwijk Asylum Center
Jan 8 '16 09:48

Seven boys were arrested Thursday night in Oisterwijk after a brawl broke out between two groups at an asylum reception center there. Police rushed to the scene at about 9 p.m. after receiving a report of the fight, which included the boys hitting each other with tree branches and other weapons.

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Jan 4 '16 09:14

A number of parliamentary factions want the Netherlands to have control of the nuclear power plant in Doel, just over the Belgium border, after the reactor Doel 1 shut down automatically on Saturday for an as yet unknown reason - only days after it was put back into use on December 30th.

Cocaine in pineapple juice scan
Dec 22 '15 17:32

Nearly 1,100 kilograms of illegal narcotics was found hidden in a shipment of pineapple juice, police said on Tuesday. The drugs, believed to be cocaine, has an estimated street value of between 25 and 30 million euro.

Dec 22 '15 16:44

Eindhoven mayor Rob Gijzel is blocking seven controversial Islamic imams from speaking at a religious conference in the Noord-Brabant city later this week. Gijzel was informed by the national counterterrorism office that the imams have used their pulpits to speak out against Jews and the LGBT community, according to NOS.

Dec 11 '15 09:31

A "lust object" ad for the German online store Zalando was removed from bus shelters in Aalburg, Noord-Brabant after demands from Christian party SGP. The ad shows a woman dressed in Calvin Klein lingerie with the hashtag "share your sexy"

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Dec 10 '15 09:27

Archaeologists at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam discovered the place where Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar destroyed two Germanic tribes in 55 BC. The location is at Kessel, in the municipality Oss in Noord-Brabant, the university announced on Wednesday.

Dec 2 '15 09:13

The wealth of Dutch households finally reached the end of its downward trend, which started at the outbreak of the economic crisis in 2008. In 2014, the average household wealth remained stable, according to figures released by statistics Netherlands.

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Nov 23 '15 13:58

The police are investigating a car explosion in Geldorp, Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Monday morning. No one was injured, but the car was completely destroyed.

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Nov 12 '15 16:51

Investigators in Breda evacuated 12 homes after discovering “possibly explosive materials” in an apartment Thursday afternoon, the police said on Twitter. A 69-year-old man was taken into custody at the flat.

Nov 3 '15 10:08

Gelderland is the wealthiest province in the Netherlands with an equity of 4.7 billion euros end 2014. Noord-Brabant came in 2nd place with an equity of 3 billion euros. Zeeland is the poorest with 139 million euros.

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