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.
A 23-year old motorcycle rider from Enschede died on Thursday in Deurningen, Overijssel after a crash involving three separate vehicles, the police reports.
Possible voter fraud is also happening in the Frisian coastal municipality of Het Bildt. The CDA, in a folder, is offering to vote for those who are not able to do so via authorization.
Football club Heracles has received the green light, and a loan of €8.2 million courtesy of the municipality, for the renovation of their stadium.
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (I&M) has plans to allow commercial flights on Twente Airport, starting 2016. Business travels, training flights, and recreational traffic should be able to start next year.
An otter, a rare sighting in the Randstad, has been reported recently in Nieuwkoopse Plassen. Its triumphant return was short-lived, however, as a dead otter was found on Wednesday on the A12 near Gouda.
The bodies of dike surveyors, Zuiderzeeland (Flevoland) and Groot Salland (Overijssel) are going to more strictly enforce the rules on the Flevoland dikes, when it comes to unleashed dogs. The holes the dogs dig in the grass costs the surveyors thousands of euros annually.
Overijssel wants Dutch largest drinking water supplier Vitens to resume working relationship with Israel’s national water company Mekorot.
A local politician from Denekamp in Overijssel has vanished after plundering the bank account of the town’s funeral association.
In the Zwartewater Hasselt, in the Overijssel province, an early 16th century ship wreck was found. The find is very special, according to archaeologist Michael Klomp.
The provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel are willing to contribute 140 million to an accelerated widening of the A1 between Apeldoorn and Azelo. With the additional finances construction can start in 2017.
Strong winds caused a lot of problems on Thursday. In the provinces of North-Holland and Overijssel several trucks and trailers blew down.