The police discovered 12 undocumented migrants hiding in the cargo area of a truck in Steenbergen on Wednesday, the Roosendaal police said on Twitter. The truck driver was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.
A barn on a pig farm in Erp, Noord-Brabant, caught fire late on Tuesday night. The barn was completely destroyed. "A thousand pigs were probably killed by the fire", a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl.
Farmers in Noord-Brabant are regularly approached by drug criminals asking if they can rent an empty barn for up to 1.5 hundred thousand euros, NRC reports based on a survey by mayors and investigative officers.
It's been about a month since many towns in Noord-Brabant and Limburg were hit by hailstones the size of tennis balls, and while the worst leaks were temporarily plugged, much repair still needs to be done, Omroep Brabant reports.
Participants of the Vierdaagse marches walking 30 and 40 kilometers on Wednesday, were allowed to start 30 minutes earlier due to a heat warning in effect for Gelderland and Brabant. The organizers of the largest multi-day walking event in the world decided to allow the earlier start as the second day of the marches passes through those two provinces
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for persistent heat in Noord-Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland and Overijssel, where temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius can be expected on Wednesday. The rest of the country can also expect a tropically warm day with temperatures above 30 degrees.
Afternoon temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius in the coming days triggered the National Heat Plan for the provinces of Gelderland, Overijssel, Noord-Brabant and Limburg. National public health institute RIVM advises residents and visitors to these provinces to be prepared and stay cool
The body of a man was found in a garden on Beusakker in the Noord-Brabant town of Someren on Monday morning. The police are investigating how the man died
A 31-year-old Dutch woman threatened Belgian football coach Marc Wilmots with death. The woman sent the death threat to the coach per SMS just before the European Championships quarter final match between Belgium and Wales
A practice run for firefighters in Geldrop spiralled out of control Tuesday night leading to a large scale fire in a landmark building. The monument on Stationsstraat in the Noord-Brabant town was vacant at the time of the fire.
A 30-year old woman and a 40-year old man from Eindhoven were detained over the weekend for abusing a fisherman. The 28-year old victim from Helmond was fishing with his friend when he was bitten on the leg by the 40-year old man. The Helmond man was then kicked and repeatedly beaten, police said.
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.