Tilburg

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Sep 20 '17 13:30

A 23-year-old woman was arrested in Tilburg just after midnight on Wednesday for assaulting a police officer. The Tilburg woman tried to prevent the arrest of her boyfriend by putting the officer in a chokehold and trying to poker her fingers into his eyes, the police said in a statement.

School bags
Sep 14 '17 12:30

Noord-Brabant school community De Rooi Pannen is taking over most of its pupils' study fees and costs. From next year, the parents of the around 8 thousand De Rooi Pannen pupils will only have to pay the legally mandatory course- or lesson fees and the purchase costs of working clothes, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Aug 24 '17 11:20

A 55-year-old man was seriously injured during a police chase on Rossinistraat in Tilburg on Wednesday night. It is believed he was hit by a car. The Tilburg man was rushed to the hospital, Omroep Brabant reports.

The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. The police were chasing another car on Rossinistraat when the man was hit. Whether he was hit by a police car, or by the other car is not yet clear. It is also possible that the man was in the fleeing car. "That scenario is also being investigated", the police said, according to the broadcaster.

Game of Thrones
Aug 23 '17 16:50

Pathe will be screening the season finale of Game of Thrones in seven of its cinemas next week. Fans of the HBO series can enjoy the finale on the big screen for free, NU.nl reports.

The almost 80 minute long episode will be screened in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Groningen, Maastricht, Tilburg and Utrecht at 7:00 p.m. on Monday - about 24 hours after it is first broadcast in the United States. It is highly advisable to big your ticket in advance. 

Game of Thrones is one of HBO's most popular series. In the Netherlands it is broadcast by Ziggo. 

St Jozef church in Tilburg
Aug 15 '17 12:20

The Public Prosecutor decided not to prosecute the persons who filmed a pornographic video at the St. Jozef Church in Tilburg early this year. The church council pressed charges, but the Prosecutor decided to drop the case as no punishable offense was committed, NOS reports. 

"We find it hurtful and disrespectful, but we've looked at the law book and do not really see a criminal offense. Blasphemy is not punishable and there is no question of trespassing", a spokesperson for the Prosecutor explained to the broadcaster.

Satudarah
Aug 11 '17 08:49

Tilburg can close a bar frequented by outlaw motorcycle gang Satudarah for six weeks, the court ruled on Thursday. The closure follows the discovery of two knives and about 20 bags containing residues of cocaine during a police raid in March. The court's motivation will follow later. The bar, called Drinks & Dance, must close on Friday, ANP reports.

A previous attempt to close the bar on Zevenheuvelenweg failed because the proprietor won a lawsuit against the municipality. 

Aug 10 '17 14:30

A  55-year-old man from Tilburg lost his driver's license on Wednesday night after he was caught driving nearly 100 kilometers per hour over the speed limit through his home town. 

The police caught the man driving 176 km/h on Burgemeester Letschertweg, where the speed limit is 80 kilometers per hour. 

The traffic cop, who caught the man with a laser gun speed trap, confiscated the Tilburg man's driver's license immediately. He was also fined. The amount of the fine, and the period of time the man's driver's license will be suspended, will be determined by the Prosecutor. 

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Aug 4 '17 08:15

A scooter rider was killed after a frontal collision with a police car on Thursday night. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m.on Dijkweg in Heukelom. The victim is a 40-year-old man from Berkel Enschot, the police said in a statement.

Police officers noticed the man riding on a scooter without license plates in Tilburg earlier on Thursday night. They signaled him to stop, but he ignored this and kept going. The police officers gave chase.

Crime scene tape
Aug 1 '17 16:40

A 25-year-old man from Rotterdam was injured in thein Tilburg early on Tuesday morning. He was shot in the abdomen and the leg. Many residents were witnesses to the shooting, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Aug 1 '17 12:40

The body of a man was found in a home on Hugo de Grootstraat in Tilburg on Tuesday morning. The man has been dead for some time, a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant.

The police are investigating how the man died, but the initial assessment does not indicate that he was murdered. "Whether this is a natural death, the doctor needs to determine", the spokesperson said. 

Dutch police officers responding to a report of a crime
Aug 1 '17 08:27

One person was hurt in a shooting on Puccinistraat in Tilburg early on Tuesday morning. The perpetrators fled in a car and are still at large. A police helicopter was deployed to search for them, AD reports.

The shooting happened around 2:00 a.m. Bystanders saw two suspects drive away. According to the newspaper, the victim sustained two bullet wounds - one in the abdomen and one in the upper leg. 

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Jul 25 '17 11:35

A 21-year-old man was stabbed at Tilburg Fair just after midnight. He was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition. The perpetrator fled, Omroep Brabant reports.

The stabbing happened around 00:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the crossing of Heuvel and Telegraafstraat. The young man sustained multiple stab wounds, but was conscious and able to speak with the police when he was found. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. 

The Oranje women progress to the quarterfinals of the European Championships, 24 Jul 2017
Jul 25 '17 08:18

The Dutch national women's football team won the last group match against Belgium 2-1 on Monday. The Oranje women is thereby the group winner and progressing to the European Championships quarterfinals, NU.nl reports. 

Sherida Spitse scored the first goal for the Netherlands halfway through the first half in the Koning Willem II stadium in Tilburg. An hour into the match Belgium came back with a goal by Tessa Wullaert. In the 75th minute Lieke Martens scored, brining the Netherlands to 2-1 and to victory. 

Tilburg fair, July 2017
Jul 24 '17 17:30

A 3-year-old boy was critically injured when he somehow got stuck under a cart on a fairground attraction at the Tilburg fair on Saturday. He is now in a stable condition and out of danger, alderman Erik de Ridder of the municipality of Tilburg said, Brabants Dagblad reports.

It took rescue workers almost an hour to free the boy. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was treated.

Lighting strikes in Rotterdam, 6 Jul 2017
Jul 7 '17 08:01

Thunderstorms that pulled across the Netherlands on Thursday night caused a number of problems. Lighting strikes resulted in fires in several places, as well as some disruptions to train traffic. Rock band Bløf's concert had to be paused for around 20 minutes due to the weather, NOS reports.

Fires in Tilburg, Zwijndrecht, Weesp, Wijk bij Duurstede and Naarden are all believed to be caused by lightning strikes. Lightning is also believed to be behind a big fire in a pig company in Heeswijk-Dinther, according to Omroep Brabant. Two barns burnt down, killing around 4 thousand sows.

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Jun 7 '17 08:55

Two ince Sunday, were found "in good health", the Tilburg police said on Twitter on Tuesday. The girls' families called the police to inform them that the girls had been found, according to Omroep Brabant.

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Jun 6 '17 10:55

Two girls, age 16 and 17 years, have been missing in Tilburg since Sunday. Their names haven't been released, but their descriptions were spread over Burgernet.

The 17-year-old girl left from Ganzerikhof on a green bicycle. She has tanned skin, is about 1.6 meters tall with a solid posture and brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue cap and a black jacket.

Tilburg cop feeds baby at the scene of an accident on the N269, 24 May 2017
May 25 '17 09:15

A Dutch police officer is melting hearts on social media with a photo of him feeding a baby at an accident scene in Tilburg. No one was injured in the accident.

The officer and his colleagues responded to an accident on the N269 near Tilburg on Wednesday - a caravan broke loose and crashed into a tree. Nobody was injured, but the driver faced another problem. She had two hungry babies in the car, and they would be stuck at the scene for a while. 

Arrest
May 8 '17 09:06

A total of 14 people were arrested during protests by anti-Islam organization Pegida and a number of groups that oppose them, including the anti-fascism action group AFA, in Tilburg on Sunday. The people arrested were with the groups protesting against Pegida, the police said to NU.nl.

Most of the detainees were arrested for not complying with the general local regulation - they were trying to seek confrontation with other protesting groups. Two were arrested for not being able to identify themselves, and another was arrested for insult. 

The Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor in Chicago
May 3 '17 16:30

The De Pont museum in Tilburg will soon be the proud owner of a 6 meter high steel statue by world-famous artist Anish Kapoor. The statue is a gift to the De Pont Museum for its 25th birthday, Omroep Brabant reports. 

Many people know Kapoor for is statue The Cloud Gate in Chicago. The statue is a photograph favorite for tourists, because it beautifully reflects the Chicago skyline. 

It is not yet clear what the Tilburg statue will look like, as the artist is still working on it.

Peter Noordanus
May 2 '17 11:15

Peter Noordanus will step down as mayor of Tilburg on October 1st, he announced to the city council on Monday. He believes its time to make room for a new mayor, ANP reports.

As Noordanus is turning 70 years old in November next year - the statutory retirement age - he feels that there is too little time for him to serve as mayor after the municipal elections in March and before his birthday. 

King Willem-Alexander turns 50, 27 Apr 2017
Apr 28 '17 07:46

King's Day was celebrated throughout the Netherlands without any major incidents on Thursday. The authorities in most major Dutch municipalities are pleased with how the day went. The day was celebrated "as you would like it to be", a spokesperson for Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said, NU.nl reports.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima with their daughters (left to right) Amalia, Ariane and Alexia, 27 Apr 2017
Apr 27 '17 13:08

King Willem-Alexander and his family spent King's Day in Tilburg today. The city organized a number of activities, including performances and artworks, to celebrate the Dutch King's 50th birthday.

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Apr 26 '17 16:25

A 16-year-old boy was caught speeding through Tilburg at 130 kilometers per hour on Tuesday. He was driving on a road with a speed limit of 50 km/h, Omroep Brabant reports.

The boy, too young to have a driver's license, was driving a van. The police gave chase and ordered the boy to stop. He ignored this, according to the broadcaster. The boy eventually stopped the van, got out and ran away.

A police officer caught up to the boy and arrested him. He can expect a hefty fine. 

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