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.
The police found the body of a woman on the fourth floor of an apartment building on Bartokstraat in Tilburg on Sunday afternoon. The police suspect that the woman had been murdered.
Police in Tilburg arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly throwing a punch at a NS train chief conductor after he was slapped with a fine for riding the railway without a ticket. The suspect later shouted “I’ll kill you!” at the worker, while holding a Stanley knife, police reported.
Police released pictures of the damages an unknown man caused by beating up a girl and destroying a car with a pavement brick during Sunday night in Tilburg. The identity of the suspect remains unknown, but by releasing description and details of the abuse, police hopes to find more witnesses to the assault.
A 56 year old man was stabbed in a house on Koggelplein in Tilburg at around 19:45 on Monday night. His underage son has been arrested.
A 15 year old girl was severely wounded in Tilburg just after midnight on Sunday when she was hit in the head by a thrown brick, the police report. The brick was thrown by an as of yet unidentified young man. The police are still looking for the culprit.
A NS conductor was attacked by a passenger yesterday afternoon in the train between Oisterwijk and Tilburg. The 49 year old passenger threatened the 46 year old conductor by pressing a knife against his throat.
A large number police officers will patrol the highways at a speed of only 60 kilometers per hour this morning, police union ACP announced on its website. This is done in another protest against the collective bargaining agreements proposed by Minster Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice.
State Secretary Wilma Mansveld (Infrastructure and Environment) received an urgent letter from 3 provinces, 20 municipalities and the Safety Region Central and West Brabant on Thursday, De Telegraaf reports.
The public prosecutor is investigating three different Brabant police officers involved in shooting incidents last year, officials told broadcaster Omroep Brabant. The shootings took place in Tilburg and Oosterhout, with prosecutors questioning if the use of lethal force was appropriate in either situation.