Noord-Brabant

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.

The first stage of Vuelta a España 2017 in Nimes, France
Jun 12 '18 08:40

The chance that the Vuelta a España will start in Utrecht in 2020 increased considerably on Monday. The Provincial States made a contribution of 2.1 million euros available for the organization involved in being the cycling event's starting point, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 11 '18 09:16

Two men were seriously injured in stabbings at asylum centers in Middelburg and Grave on Sunday evening. The victims were taken to hospital. A total of three suspects were arrested, NU.nl reports.

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting on Hoogheuvelstraat in Oss, 4 June 2018
Jun 5 '18 10:10

A man , was identified as 30-year-old Peter Netten. He was previously convicted for storing cannabis in his grandmother's shed, Omroep Brabant reports.

Netten was gunned down at a caravan park on Hoogheuvelstraat around 2:30 a.m. on Monday. Emergency services tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene. 

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting on Hoogheuvelstraat in Oss, 4 June 2018
Jun 4 '18 07:18

A man was killed in a shooting on Hoogheuvelstraat in Oss, Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Monday morning. Emergency services resuscitated the man at the scene, but he died a short time later, the police said on Twitter.

The police believe they know who the victim is, but he still has to be formally identified. The street was closed down and forensic investigators are at the scene looking for trace evidence. The investigation is expected to take several hours. Police officers are talking to local residents and call for witnesses to come forward. 

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May 30 '18 09:24

Police officers became unwell on Tuesday after they discovered 4,200 liters of drug waste in the back of a truck in Hulten, Noord-Brabant. The 27-year-old truck driver was arrested, NU.nl reports.

The officers decided to check the truck after the driver told them an incoherent story. When they opened the truck, a chemical smell caused them to fall ill. They were checked over at the scene by paramedics.

Forensic investigators at a crime scene
May 29 '18 12:50

Hard drugs were used at a party that ended in a 29-year-old man and another man found unconscious and critically injured on a farm in Milheeze, Noord-Brabant on Sunday morning, the police said in a statement. According to the police, it is not yet clear whether drug use resulted in the victims' death and injuries.

Crime scene tape
May 29 '18 07:38

A leaking sprinkler system in a fireworks depot sent emergency services rushing to the Noord-Brabant village of Ulicoten on Monday night. As water in combination with fireworks can cause an explosion, a wide area around the bunker was closed down, Omroep Brabant reports.

Water ended up in two of the three bunkers. "Experts are investigating whether a dangerous situation has arisen and what the effect of a possible explosion in the bunker would be", a spokesperson for the local safety office said to Omroep Brabant. 

Crime scene
May 28 '18 07:32

A man was found dead in a swimming pool on a farm in Miheeze, Noord-Brabant on Sunday. Another person was found unconscious and in critical condition about 100 meters away. Two people were arrested, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter.

Emergency services resuscitated both victims on the farm on Peeldijk. The man found in the pool, a 29-year-old man from Milheeze, died at the scene. The other victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance. The identity of this victim has not yet been revealed.

Jail
May 15 '18 08:00

A prisoner escaped while being transported to the penitentiary institution in Grave, Noord-Brabant on Monday. He got out of the police car in the  vicinity of the prison and ran off, Omroep Brabant reports.

How this could have happened, was not said. The police searched for the man for hours, to no avail. His description was also spread on citizens' notification system Burgernet.

The man is white with dark, curly hair and 1.75 meters tall. He was wearing jeans and a vest when he escaped. People are advised not to approach the man.

Longhorn Beetle
May 14 '18 16:50

Over the past decades there's been a "dramatic" decline in the number of ground beetles and moths in two nature reserves in the Netherlands, according to Natuurmonumenten. The number of ground beetles declined by 72 percent in Wijster in Drenthe over the past 22 years, and the number of moths by 54 percent in Kaaistoep in Noord-Brabant over the past 20 years, NU.nl reports.

Police uniform
May 7 '18 11:40

A woman was shot at on the street in the Noord-Brabant village of Best on Monday morning. She sustained minor injuries. The police are looking for a slim person wearing dark clothing and a black helmet. 

The shooting happened on Mr. C. Goselingstraat, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter around 9:00 a.m. The perpetrator's description was spread on citizens notification system Burgernet. The authorities call on people not to approach the suspect themselves, but to call the police if a person matching the description is spotted.

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Apr 30 '18 15:20

Four traffic accidents in Noord-Brabant and Gelderland claimed a total of six lives over the past 24 hours.

Ambulance
Apr 27 '18 16:30

Mayor Hanne van Aart of the Noord-Brabant village of Loon op Zand resuscitated a man during the village's King's Day festivities on Friday morning. The traffic controller fell unconscious, and Van Aart provided first aid until emergency services arrived, AD reports.

The man regained consciousness and was rushed to the hospital. 

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting on Aagje Dekenstraat in Schijndel, 25 April 2018
Apr 26 '18 07:20

A man was killed in a shooting on Aagje Dekenstraat in the Noord-Brabant town of Schijndel on Wednesday evening. The police are investigating exactly what happened. So far no arrests were made.

The police responded to the scene around 7:15 p.m. The critically injured man was found lying near a car. First responders tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died on the spot.

Local residents told Omroep Brabant that multiple shots were fired. The shooting happened in the residential neighborhood while many kids were still playing outside. 

Euros
Apr 24 '18 12:10

Almost all regions in the Netherlands saw economic growth last year. The Groningen region was the only one to see its economy shrink. The regions around Eindhoven and Almere saw the strongest growth, Statistics Netherlands reported on Tuesday. 

In both the Eindhoven and Almere regions, the economy grew by 4.9 percent last year compared to 2016. In Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant - Eindhoven and its surroundings - last year's economic growth was mainly supported by industry and business services. In Almere, lease companies in particular contributed to the economic growth. 

Police officer and paramedic
Apr 23 '18 08:11

A 55-year-old man riding a disability vehicle - an electric three wheeled bike - was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident during the night from Saturday to Sunday. The police arrested a 24-year-old man from Hoeven on Sunday.

According to the police, the victim was found seriously injured on Noordzeedijk between Stampersgat and Dinteloord by passersby around 4:20 a.m. on Sunday. The passersby called the emergency services, and the man from Dinteloord was rushed to hospital by ambulance. 

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Apr 13 '18 09:18

Most primary schools in Limburg and Noord-Brabant are closed on Friday as teachers in these provinces strike for higher salaries and lower workloads.

Rabobank
Apr 12 '18 11:10

The police team investigating the , is currently looking at the company responsible for the bank's security - Breda company EBN. The police confiscated the company's entire server.

Forensic investigators at a crime scene
Mar 26 '18 08:04

A 46-year-old woman was found murdered in a home on Julianalaan in Wernhout, Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Sunday morning. A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of involvement in her murder. The victim is the resident of the home, the police said in a statement.

The police responded to the home around 3:10 a.m. on Sunday and found the woman murdered inside. The suspect is in custody while the police investigate his involvement. "It is still unclear what exactly happened in the home", the police said. "The detectives are keeping all scenarios open."

Henk Baum shot dead in his car on Rijksweg in Schaijk, 22 March 2018
Mar 23 '18 07:31

A man with a criminal record was shot and killed in the Noord-Brabant town of Schaijk on Thursday afternoon. Two boys on bicycles found the critically injured man in his car on Rijksweg around 3:00 p.m., he was shot shortly before that, the police said in a statement. Omroep Brabant identifies the victim as 51-year-old Henk Baum from Nistelrode. He died at the scene. 

Mar 20 '18 16:30

A 44-year-old man from Sprang-Capelle in Noord-Brabant was fined 250 euros for trying to sell his ballots for the municipal elections and referendum on online market place Martplaats, Omroep Brabant reports.

The man posted the ad online last Tuesday. He wanted to sell his ballots for the municipal election and the referendum on the intelligence agencies' new law, both of which are happening on Wednesday, in an open bid. "I never vote myself, in this way I can make another person happy", he said on the ad, according to the broadcaster. 

Ambulance
Mar 20 '18 07:38

A woman and four men were killed when aon Monday afternoon. The five victims all worked for the Horizon Groep in Velp, which deploys temporary production workers throughout the Netherlands. Four others were seriously injured, the truck driver and three others from in the van, AD reports. 

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