According to a study commissioned by the Longfonds, half of all schools in secondary education in the Netherlands now have a non-smoking school ground.
Snowfall will cover a large portion of the Netherlands Sunday night, meteorologists at the KNMI say. All provinces are under a code yellow weather alert for snow and slippery conditions, except Noord and Zuid Holland, and Zeeland.
Employees of armoured car service Brink's are expected to go on strike beginning Thursday. It is their second strike in two months.
According to Binnelands Bestuur, 16 municipalities will be under preventative financial supervision of the provinces next year. That is 7 more than in 2014.
Police investigating the fatal shooting of a man at a shopping center in Enschede, Overijssel arrested three Amsterdam men in connection with the violent crime. A bullet struck the 24-year-old man on Zonstraat at about 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
The safety region IJsseland is investigating why the nearest fire station was not notified first after an accident in the Overijjsel village of De Krim on Monday morning.
A mother and her 18-month-old baby were rescued from their submerged car, after it landed in the Lutterhoofdwijk canal in De Krim, Overijssel on Monday morning. The mother and child have been taken to hospital, but their condition was alarming, a spokesperson for the IJsseland safety region told RTV Drenthe.
Two men were in police custody on Sunday suspected of assaulting a pair of NS train workers protecting a female passenger. The men, aged 20 and 30, are accused of first harassing a woman at the Rijssen station and on the train to Almelo, then attacking the train conductor that assisted the women once in Almelo, Overijssel.
A third case of bird flu has been detected on a poultry farm in Kamperveen, Overjissel. The farm has a fixed total of around 10 thousand animals, which will be culled according to European rules.
Paramedics responding to reports of an assault victim Sunday were met by an aggressive group of people who thought the response time was too slow. Police arrived at the scene to protect the ambulance workers as they treated an 18-year-old man who was beaten with a drinking glass.
Police have made several arrests in connection with the investigation of a man who fell from an apartment building in Zwolle last week Wednesday.
Police on Wednesday released monster truck driver Mario D. from custody. The man was behind the wheel when his 1,500-horsepower truck drove into an audience after performing a stunt in Haaksbergen, Overijssel on Sunday.
The driver of the monster truck that crashed into a crowd of spectators Sunday afternoon is still being held in police custody two days later, according to newswire ANP. Three people died in the accident that left 40 others injured, five of whom are in critical condition.
In the municipality of Haaksbergen, the sorrow is deep over the loss of the three victims who were killed in the monster truck rampage of last weekend. De Telegraaf writes that everyone the town, which has 24,000 residents, knew one of the victims either directly or indirectly.
One of the victims, the 5-year-old Tim, was a big fan of cars. De Telegraaf writes that he and his 8-year-old sister Marit were in the first row at the show. When the monster truck barreled into the crowd, Tim died on the spot. His sister Marit is in a coma in the hospital.
The province of Overijssel has cancelled five upcoming monster truck shows out of respect for the victims and surviving relatives of last weekend's tragic accident in Haaksbergen that claimed three lives, the NOS reports.
“That monster truck was coming straight at me, but fortunately someone behind me pulled me out of the way … or else I would have been under it too,” a teenage boy who narrowly escaped injury at Sunday’s automotive show in Haaksbergen has told NOS Nieuws.
During the AutoMotorSportief event in Haaksbergen in Overijssel, a monster truck drove into the public during a demonstration, which has resulted in three deaths, the municipality of Haaksbergen announces.
Dozens of adults and children were injured Sunday at an automotive event when a driver lost control of his monster truck, crashing into the attendees gathered at the function in Haaksbergen, Overijssel. Local news agency JouwHaaksbergen.nl says one bystander has died, though at one witness at the scene say that at least two people are dead, and another had severe lacerations to the face.
With over a thousand of the country's cafes and bars closing up shop in the last five years, local brewers have been hit particularly hard. The number of pubs in the country fell from 8,400 to 7,200, leaving brewers to battle it out for sales in a highly competitive market.
In Overijssel, two Municipal Healtcare Service's (GGD) in the region of Twente have reported a rise in cases of whooping cough. Nurses are warning those vaccinated that their cough might not be a nasty cold after all, RTV Oost reports.
Experiments on light-reflecting asphalt point to the possibility that road administrators could save millions on road-side lighting on highways. In the dark, road-users could even find their way without headlights, De Telegraaf reports.
A wolf was spotted roaming the area around Ootmarsum in Overijssel in the beginning of June. This is the first claim of a wolf sighting in the country since 1897 when the last sighting was reported in Heeze, Brabant.
The planning of a new airport in Twente will not be used for commercial flights. The municipality of Enschede and the province Overijssel decided not to continue renovating the building into a civilian airport.
Train traffic between Apeldoorn, Gelderland, and Deventer, Overijssel, was stalled today after a NS train struck a car at a railroad crossing in Apeldoorn.