Tilburg

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Jan 3 '20 13:05

A father and his two sons managed to wake up and quickly escape a raging house fire overnight in Oisterwijk. All three were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but there were no serious injuries, according to Omroep Brabant.

The fire was reported just after 4 a.m. on Friday. The alarm was quickly elevated to a medium-sized fire, bringing out firefighting crews and police from around the region to the house on Moergestelseweg, just east of Tilburg.

Meanwhile, the family rushed out of the home's backdoor in just their bathrobes, according to a local media outlet.

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Dec 27 '19 13:53

Police in 30 different Dutch municipalities failed to apprehend a suspect in a single burglary reported in their jurisdictions in the past three years. There were over two thousand break-ins reported in those towns and villages between May 2016 and May 2019, all of which went unsolved, a data analysis from RTL Nieuws showed.

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Nov 28 '19 07:28

A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured while lighting illegal fireworks in Dongen, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday. "They boy will lose some fingers and possibly even a hand due to the accident", the Tilburg police said on Twitter.

Emergency services responded to the scene at around 4:00 p.m. The boy was lighting fireworks with two friends. As far as is known, the two friends were not hurt. What type of fireworks they were playing with, is not yet clear.

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Nov 5 '19 18:30

With teachers in primary- and secondary education across the Netherlands striking on Wednesday, many a parent will be wondering what to do with their kids on this extra free day. Zoos and amusement parks across the country are there to help, according to a list compiled by newspaper AD.

A number of the larger attractions are opening on Wednesday, even though they're actually already closed or partially closed for the winter. Others are offering discounts.

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Sep 27 '19 17:10

While searching a warehouse on Piusstraat in Tilburg this week, the police found over 550 thousand euros in cash and large amounts of soft drugs. Two suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement.

The police raided a property on Piusstraat, on which two warehouses are located, on Wednesday morning. In the one warehouse, the police found nearly 30 thousand joints, 70 kilograms of cannabis, and 20 kilograms of hash. The drugs were seized and removed from the site. There was also a safe, which the police could not get open immediately.

Sep 20 '19 07:31

A fire broke out in a business premises on Zevenheuvelenweg in Tilburg during the early hours of Thursday morning. The fire spread to three adjacent buildings, a spokesperson for local safety office Veiligheidsregio Midden- en West-Brabant said to NU.nl. Witnesses reported hearing multiple explosions.

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Aug 29 '19 08:10

The names of the ten municipalities that will participate in the Dutch government's experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation leaked on Wednesday evening. In addition to Breda, Tilburg and Almere, which were already known, the other municipalities are Groningen, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Zaanstad, Heerlen, and Hellevoetsluis, ANP reports. 

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Aug 28 '19 16:00

The LocHal library in Tilburg is among the top four best libraries in the world. The IFLA Best Public Library of the World Award went to the Oodi library in Helsinki on Tuesday. The other two libraries in the top four are the Green Square Library and Plaza in Australia and the Turanga Christchurch Central Library in New Zealand, Brabants Dagblad reports.

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Aug 28 '19 08:09

A total of 10 municipalities will participate in the Dutch government's experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation and Tilburg, Almere and Breda are among them, NOS reports based in information from sources. The intention is for the experiment to start in 2021, according to the broadcaster. The committee that helped set up the experiment will give advice on the full list of participants on Thursday.

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Aug 19 '19 17:29

The Tilburg man convicted in the Netherlands, and connected to the suicide of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, plans to drop his appeal against his conviction in order to speed up a potential extradition to Canada, according to AD. Aydin C., now 41, was convicted in 2017 and sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison for the sexual abuse of 34 underage girls.

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Aug 8 '19 13:30

The police arrested a 38-year-old man in the Tilburg district of Wandelbos on Wednesday morning. The man never returned from leave from a penitentiary institution in Hoogvliet. A loaded firearm was found in his car, AD reports.

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Aug 6 '19 15:10

A 61-year-old man from Uden was stabbed and assaulted by three young men while he was waiting for an online date in Tilburg on Monday night, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. The police are looking for the perpetrators.

The man was waiting in his car on Alpenlaan at around 10:00 p.m. when the car door opened. One young man stabbed the man in the side and cut his cheek. They took his car keys and walked away.

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Aug 1 '19 12:09

A 12-year-old girl who went missing in Tilburg on Wednesday evening, was found safe, the Tilburg police said on Twitter at around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday.

The police did not say where she was found or what she was doing in the hours she was missing.

Eline left her parents house to cycle to a friends' house, but she never arrived there or came back home. She was last seen in the Heikant district in Tilburg-Noord.

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Aug 1 '19 10:10

The Tilburg neighborhood of Goirke Hasselt rang in August with fire. There were six fires in the neighborhood between midnight and 2:00 a.m. on Thursday. Scooters, a caravan, and a company car, among other things, went up in flames, Brabants Dagblad reports.

The first fire was reported at around midnight. A fence was on fire on Lambert De Wijsstraat. At around 00:30 a.m. a police officer was extinguishing two burning scooters on Goirkestraat, around 300 meters away from the first fire. He managed to dampen the flames using multiple fire extinguishers, according to the newspaper.

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Aug 1 '19 08:40

The police issued a Missing Child Alert this morning for 12-year-old Eline from Tilburg. The girl cycled to a friend's home on Wednesday evening. She never arrived there and never returned home.

Eline was last seen at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Heikant district in Tilburg-Noord. She is about 1.6 meters tall with a normal build and long, curly blond hair which she usually wears loose. She was wearing light blue jeans and riding a black bicycle with red tires, a red saddle and a front luggage rack.

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Jul 29 '19 14:20

The operator of carnival show Muizenstad - a miniature city filled with living mice - decided to cancel further appearances this year. The attraction was at the Tilburg fair last week. On Thursday animal activist Karen Soeters posted a video recorded in the the attraction on Wednesday, showing the mice in a tent that was 34 degrees Celsius at the time. 

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Jul 24 '19 15:28

Temperature readings in Eindhoven soared on Wednesday, hitting 39.3 degrees setting a new record for the hottest day ever recorded in the Netherlands. The old record was set in Warnsveld on August 23, 1944 with a temperature of 38.6 degrees.

More recently, the highest temperature for a July day in the Netherlands was previously measured in Maastricht on July 2, 2015 when the Limburg city sweated its way through a day topping out at 38.6 degrees.

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Jul 24 '19 08:53

The police arrested a 37-year-old man on Tuesday for firing a hunting rifle at police officers through the window of a Tilburg home. Officers fired a warning shot during the arrest, the police said in a statement.

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Jun 24 '19 19:00

The use of camera scanning vehicles by municipalities to issue parking fines resulted in a spectacular increase in the number of such fines. The number of issued fines jumped by dozens of percentage points in many municipalities after they started using these scanning vehicles, AD reports based on figures requested from large Dutch municipalities.

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Jun 14 '19 17:30

A total of 26 municipalities signed up for the government's experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. Utrecht is the only one of the Netherlands' four large cities that signed up.

Emergency services at a police station on Brucknerlaan in Tilburg after cops fell ill due to a strange smell, 22 May 2019
May 24 '19 08:41

A police station in Tilburg was closed with immediate effect on Thursday after police officers working at the station fell ill two days in a row. Contaminated climate control filters are believed to be the culprit, NOS reports.

The station on Brucknerlaan was evacuated for some time on Wednesday after five police officers suddenly started feeling unwell. They reported smelling a strange odor. They were checked over by paramedics, but none of them had to go to hospital.

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Mar 26 '19 12:40

D66 alderman in Tilburg Marcelle Hendrickx is under fire for a tweet she posted last week saying that a vote for the Noord-Brabant FvD leader Hans Smolders is a vote for racism, hatred and division. In a debate on the matter on Monday night, she said that she regrets that the tweet was misunderstood, but she stands by the content, AD reports.

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Mar 11 '19 12:20

Three CDA politicians reported the disappearance of around 30 election posters to the police. They believe the posters were deliberately stolen. On Twitter CDA Provincial States member Marcel Deryckere called it "extremely sad" that these signs were stolen. "Campaigning is a celebration and elections are the culmination of our democracy."

The affected CDA members are one candidate for the Noord-Brabant provincial government, and two candidates for water boards, according to Omroep Brabant. The posters were stolen from the public space, for example from lamp posts.

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Jan 31 '19 14:30

The municipality of Tilburg, the Railway Museum, and NS subsidiary NedTrain are responsible for health damage suffered by people who were exposed to carcinogenic chromium 6 while refurbishing old trains in a NS workplace, according to a committee that investigated exposure to chromium 6 at the NS workplace and the subsequent health complaints, NOS reports. 

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