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Badhoevedorp flooding
Jul 16 '14 13:32

Sever streets in Badhoevedorp, Noord Holland, were flooded following a water main break under the street. The ruptured water main lies under Burgemeester Amersfoordtlaan and led to ankle-deep water around the area, reports broadcaster Nos.

Jul 11 '14 08:59

Storms raged overnight across the Netherlands, causing at least one death in Amsterdam, and damage across the country. The foul weather knocked over a tree on the Damrak, which crashed into the public transit shelter where the victim had taken refuge, according to broadcaster RTV NH.

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Jul 3 '14 12:01

A judge in Amsterdam is set to rule today in the court case against the opponents of Dutch blackface tradition zwarte Piet.

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Jun 27 '14 16:12

A crash involving a line bus in Westerland in North-Holland has injured at least 11 people today. According to the police, the bus crashed into a short traffic jam.

Lab Glassware
Jun 24 '14 13:47

Two Satudarah motorcycle club members are amongst five people arrested in relation to the discovery of a drugs laboratory in 't Zand, North-Holland on Monday. Three of these suspects were arrested in Amsterdam, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) has announced.

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Jun 20 '14 12:09

Today, the Cabinet made the official move to stop the controversial planning for a 'super province'. The fusion of the provinces North-Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland already divided Cabinet parties. Thursday's talks on the issue ran to a dead end.

Jun 18 '14 13:34

The four culprits of a triple murder in Purmerland in North Holland were convicted to sentences between ten and 20 yeas yesterday. The suspects killed three people at different times with a machine gun.

Jun 18 '14 08:53

The fusion of the provinces North-Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland into one big super province, Noordvleugel, is losing speed every day, according to sources of De Volkskrant. The Cabinet will likely scrap the idea entirely at the end of the week, as political opinions on this topic are not flexible.

Jun 7 '14 11:25

A human skull dating back to the Middle Stone Age was fished from the seabed near the North Sea coast, according to archaeologists working with the province of Noord Holland. The well-preserved skull fragment is estimated at 9,500 years old, and was part of the head of an adult male, the researchers said.

Jun 6 '14 08:47

After the Dutch municipal elections of March 19, negotiations for the new city government coalitions are ongoing in five local councils. Cities that are still working on an agreement are Amsterdam and Den Haag, and smaller towns Den Helder and Blaricum in Noord Holland, and Zutphen, Gelderland.

Apr 8 '14 13:52

Police in North Holland are warning people to be on the look-out for fake €50 notes. The fake money cropped up in Den Helder and Julianadorp. Reports have been coming in since March, with 10 complaints about the false cash reaching the police.

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Mar 21 '14 07:08

Councilman Bas Hageman (VVD) in Nieuwbakken was unceremoniously welcomed into his newly gained position in the municipal council in Velsen, Noord-Holland.

Fire Hoofddorp
Mar 14 '14 07:44

A business in Hoofddorp used by clothing company Scotch & Soda went up in flames, as a raging fire spread through the night on Thursday. Nobody was injured.

Marijuana
Feb 26 '14 11:16

In the northern provinces of the Netherlands, 675 marijuana farms have been seized in 2013.

Feb 21 '14 07:13

A 30-year old man from Amsterdam was shot and killed in Zaandam at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Feb 3 '14 20:05

The VVD has decided to withdraw the local VVD in Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, from the upcoming City Council elections after some of its members received serious threats, according to regional VVD chairman, Henry, Meijdam.

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Jan 16 '14 18:33

Police in Noord Holland arrested two people suspected of embezzling €224,000 from political party Leefbaar Amsterdam. Investigators carried out searches "in several places in Amsterdam," police said on Thursday.

Jan 3 '14 16:30

Paramedics worked on the man for 15-20 minutes before transferring him to hospital. Police said his injuries were still critical, as of 1:30 p.m.

Dec 24 '13 10:43

Strong winds battered the coasts of the Netherlands early this morning marking the third major storm to hit the country this year. French newspaper Le Figaro is reporting that a Russian seaman was swept overboard on a ship operated by Dutch firm Wagenborg and has not been found.

Dec 17 '13 16:36

As expected, Dutch Senate on Tuesday voted against the government’s plan to create a mega province, the Volkskrant reports citing Reuters.

Dec 6 '13 12:24

High winds, sleet, hail, rain and lightening teemed down on the Netherlands throughout the afternoon yesterday, as hundreds of grown men around the country dressed up as Sinterklaas to hand out gifts to children.

Dec 5 '13 19:40

First responders were sent out on over 1,000 storm damage calls around the Netherlands between 6:00 and 16:30, according to Alarmeringen.nl.

Dec 5 '13 12:29

The KNMI has issued a Code Red weather warning for people living in the north of the Netherlands.

Nov 19 '13 13:10

A previously unknown group of activists has claimed responsibility for the Youtube film that shows Zwarte Piet caps on the heads of the human figures in the slavery monument in Amsterdam. The prank has reheated and sprawled the ongoing heated debate about the black-face tradition in The Netherlands.

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