Large Dutch municipalities are going to face higher deficits from next year as the national government begins cutting welfare budgets to municipalities. While some experts argue the new budget will encourage cities to get people off benefits, it also means a 25 million euro cut in money disbursed to Amsterdam, equivalent to a 4.6-percent budget slash, the Volkskrant reported on Monday.
A police tactical team raided the home of a 19-year-old Spijkenisse man suspected of involvement in a vicious home invasion that led to the death of a 48-year-old Tilburg resident. The arrest for the September 15 crime took place on Monday morning.
The CEO of American electric car manufacturer, Tesla, officially opens a second Tesla factory in the Netherlands on Friday evening, alongside the Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp. The nearly 50,000-square meter factory hires 180 workers, and stands alongside an assembly line and test track for the electric cars.
One man was killed in what the police believe to be an armed robbery in a home on Betuwestraat in Tilburg on Tuesday afternoon. Two armed robbers are still at large.
The government should be more aggressive in seizing criminals' earnings. At this stage the Netherlands is only seizing about 1 percent of the estimated 9.3 billion euros earned every year through drug trafficking, arms trafficking and human trafficking.
Refugees in the Netherlands are currently most in need of bicycles, pajamas and underwear for men. There is currently no need for stuffed animals - a large amount has already been donated and it is difficult to wash them all properly.
The police are looking for a 29 year old patient of the Jan Wierhof mental health institution in Tilburg. The man wandered off during a fire at the institution on Monday morning. The police warn that he may be verbally aggressive and should not be approached.
A man was found dead on the street in the Brabant town of Molenschot on Monday night. According to the police, the man was shot to death.
The police intercepted a cannabis transport in Tilburg on Saturday afternoon. About 5 kilograms of cannabis was confiscated and two men were arrested for violating the Opium Act.
A large fire broke out at the transport company HACAS on Koningshoeven in Tilburg on Wednesday morning. Firefighters are still working to get the fire under control and expect that the extinguishing will take the rest of the day. The fire is causing a large amount of smoke and hot ash in the surrounding area. The fire department is taking measurements in the area to determine whether the smoke contains dangerous substances such as asbestos.
The municipalities of Utrecht and Tilburg are planning a trial with the so-called basic income, in which they give "free money" to welfare recipients without any conditions attached to it
The Royal Netherlands Society for Dentistry is investigating a case of a dentist practice in Kaatsheuvel refusing treatment for a HIV positive patient. According to the patient, John, he was refused treatment due to his infection. According to the practice, Cosmident, John was refused because he did not inform the practice of his infection himself.
The police believe that the recent string of car fires in Tilburg may be the work of a single arsonist. A spokesperson told Omroep Brabant that they are investigating the possibility after another car went up in flames in the city on Thursday night.
Three robbers forced their way into a mental health institution on Mendelsshonstraat, Tilburg on Tuesday morning, threatened two employees with a taser and took off with a small amount of money.
On Monday Tilburg is celebrating the city's 25th edition of Roze Maandag, or Pink Monday in English - one of the largest gay rights events in the Netherlands.
The city of Utrecht, as well as the cities of Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Eindhoven, Heerlen and Tilburg, are still investigating whether cannabis cultivation can be regulated, Utrecht announced on Monday. The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, is still opposed to the idea, saying that regulation does not contribute to the fight against organized crime and that it is contrary to international obligations.
Solar energy in the Netherlands has shown a strong increase since 2011. Of the 10 largest Dutch cities, Tilburg produces the most solar energy per resident. Amsterdam generates the most solar power overall.
The police have arrested two suspects in connection with a brutal mugging in December last year, in which an elderly couple was robbed of tens of thousands of euros.
Tilburg was very busy this weekend with the MeiMartk in full swing. The MayMarkt, or May Market in English, is one of the largest flea markets in the Netherlands. Sales began on Saturday night and the market stayed open through the night until Sunday late afternoon.
A business premises on Kooikerstraat in Tilburg from where The Grass Company coffee shops are supplied, has been closed down for 6 months. Mayor Peter Noordanus made this decision on Thursday after large quantities of cannabis were discovered in a hidden room.
The home of Kerkrade Mayor Jos Som is under 24 hour daily security with both patrol units and undercover police cars driving around the building, RTL Nieuws reported on Tuesday. Tension between the municipality and local motorcycle gangs has escalated during recent months, and may have resulted in the additional security measures, the broadcaster suggested.
The police arrested a 30 year old man from Tilburg in Oirschot on Thursday for attacking a woman, groping her and then stealing her dog.
The police arrested a 19 year old suspect in his home in Tilburg on Monday morning. He is being held on suspicion of involvement in the death of the woman whose body was found in an apartment on Bartokstraat on Sunday.