Utrecht

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May 4 '18 09:33

A woman and her 2-year-old child were both seriously injured in a fall from a 4th floor apartment in Overvecht on Thursday night. The woman jumped out of the window with the child in her arms, the police confirmed to the Telegraaf on Friday morning.

Mother and child were rushed to hospital. Their current condition is unknown. "It's a miracle that both survived", a police spokesperson said to the newspaper.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at an apartment building on Othellodreef, near Utrecht Overvecht station. Bystanders found the woman and child in some bushes. 

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Apr 30 '18 12:00

A motorist deliberately bumped into another motorist at high speed multiple times on the A27 highway between Geertruidenberg and Werkendam on Saturday afternoon. No one was hurt. The police are looking for witnesses.

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Apr 24 '18 12:10

Almost all regions in the Netherlands saw economic growth last year. The Groningen region was the only one to see its economy shrink. The regions around Eindhoven and Almere saw the strongest growth, Statistics Netherlands reported on Tuesday. 

In both the Eindhoven and Almere regions, the economy grew by 4.9 percent last year compared to 2016. In Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant - Eindhoven and its surroundings - last year's economic growth was mainly supported by industry and business services. In Almere, lease companies in particular contributed to the economic growth. 

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Apr 16 '18 12:00

The body of a man was found in a car parked on Johan Wagenaarkade in Utrecht on Monday morning. The police are at the scene.

The police reported the discovery of the body around 10:45 a.m. on Twitter. An air ambulance was called up, but canceled before it took off, according to AD. So far the police said nothing about how the victim died.

The area around the car was screened off by the police. 

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Apr 12 '18 07:15

The body of a man was found on Kroonstraat in Utrecht just after midnight on Thursday. The police are investigating.

Passersby found the body and called the police, AD reports. Part of the street was closed down as a crime scene for forensic investigation. The police left the area just after 6:00 a.m.

Exactly what happened to the man is not yet clear.

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Apr 11 '18 16:20

Homebuyers in the Netherlands are increasingly turning to the suburbs as home prices in the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague continue to rise, according to homeowners association Vereniging Eigen Huis. First time buyers can no longer afford buying in one of the large cities, AD reports.

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Apr 11 '18 16:20

Homebuyers in the Netherlands are increasingly turning to the suburbs as home prices in the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague continue to rise, according to homeowners association Vereniging Eigen Huis. First time buyers can no longer afford buying in one of the large cities, AD reports.

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Apr 11 '18 15:00

Three people were hurt in a stabbing in the Utrecht village of Waverveen on Tuesday afternoon. One person was arrested, the police said in a statement.

The police responded to a home on Selijnsweg around 4:25 p.m. and found that a stabbing incident took place in the home. A woman was hurt and a young man sustained minor injuries. The suspect, a man in a "disturbed state" according to the police, had multiple injuries.

Apr 6 '18 15:20

A shop owner in Utrecht was disgusted to find a pile of horse poop in front of his perfume shop on Wednesday. On Twitter he called on the police to come clean it up. The community police officer apologized in an amusing tweet.

"Since police horses are the only horses that come into the city center... Can the Utrecht police stop by to clean up their shit?" annoyed shop owner Sjoerd de Boer said on Twitter.

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Apr 6 '18 14:00

Numerous weapons as well as police uniforms stolen during a robbery on a delivery van in February, were found during raids in Utrecht last month, the police said in a statement on Friday. A total of five suspects were arrested.

On March 20th the police arrested three suspects in connection with the delivery van robbery on February 27th and raided three homes and two garages in Utrecht. Two other suspects were arrested after the raids. 

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Apr 5 '18 11:00

One of t for the assassination of , the brother of a key witness in the investigations into gang related assassinations in Amsterdam and Utrecht, is the director of a tropical plant nursery in the Zuid-Holland village of De Lier, newspaper AD reports. 

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Apr 5 '18 08:40

The number of homes in the Netherlands worth over a million euros increased by 37 percent to 42,300 last year - a new record for the Netherlands, real estate researcher Calcasa announced on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

The average price tag on one of these homes was 1.36 million euros last year. The average price per square meter was 5,300 euros. Over the past year these million euro homes' values increased by 9.2 percent, compared to an 8 percent value increase for all owned homes in the Netherlands. 

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Mar 30 '18 10:40

The police raided several properties in The Hague on Thursday in an investigation into the forgery of documents used to make people eligible for homes they are not entitled to. Data of hundreds of people who may of been 'helped' in this way was found. There are also signals that this type of fraudulent practice is happening in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said to Het Parool.

An Amsterdam ballot for the municipal elections, 21 March 2018
Mar 29 '18 10:50

After the municipal elections, the proportion of woman in the city councils of the Netherlands' 70 largest municipalities increased from 28 percent to 34 percent, newspaper Trouw reports based on its own research. 

Some municipalities, like Amsterdam and Heerhugowaard, now have an equal number of male and female councilors. In Heerenveen and Waddinxveen the municipal councils now consist of more women than men. Utrecht, Hilversum and Nieuwegein are very close to having the same number of women as men on the council. 

Geert Wilders casts his vote in the municipal elections in Duindorp, The Hague, 21 March 2018
Mar 23 '18 15:40

The final municipal election results for Rotterdam are in, and they are mostly the same as the interim results. The only difference is that anti-Islam PVV lost one seat in the city council, and pro-diversity party DENK gained one. That shift is due to the distribution of residual seats, NOS reports.

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Mar 23 '18 09:40

Michael P., the man charged with the murder of 25-year-old from Utrecht, stabbed her to death after raping her on September 29th last year, was revealed in a pro-forma hearing in this case on Friday. P. himself was not present at the hearing, NU.nl reports.

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Mar 22 '18 11:10

GroenLinks won big in the municipal elections and is now the largest party in cities like Amsterdam and Utrecht. With all votes in 325 out of 335 municipalities counted, it seems almost certain that the CDA will remain the biggest party in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

Geert Wilders casts his vote in the municipal elections in Duindorp, The Hague, 21 March 2018
Mar 22 '18 09:45

Geert Wilders and his PVV won city council seats seats in each one of the 30 municipalities the party participated in during the municipal elections on Wednesday. In total the PVV currently stands on 74 seats, the Volkskrant reports.

During the previous municipal elections four years ago, the PVV only participated in two municipalities - Almere and The Hague. The party got fewer seats in those two municipalities this time around. In Almere the party dropped from nine to seven seats, and in The Hague from seven to two seats. 

Woman casting her vote at an Amsterdam polling station, 21 March 2018
Mar 21 '18 22:00

An exit poll for Wednesday's city-wide elections suggested that green party GroenLinks was the big winner in Amsterdam, with enough votes to nearly double their city council seats from 6 to 11. Centrist party D66 and left-wing Labour party (PvdA) were the big losers of the night in the capital, each dropping five seats, according to the Ipsos/NOS exit poll.

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Mar 21 '18 19:57

Three different hand grenades were found along the IJsselsteinlaan in Utrecht on Wednesday afternoon. The discovery prompted the evacuation of the Hoograven neighborhood and a nearby police station.

The two men who said they found the grenades were taken into custody.

Both men said they spotted packages on the street and decided to throw them away. At least two were dumped in an underground garbage container, but for unknown reasons the men brought one package to the police station.

Signs say we're on strike in front of Basisschool Oostelijke Eilanden in Amsterdam, 12 Dec 2017
Mar 14 '18 09:15

Primary school teachers in Noord-Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland are striking today for higher salaries and a lower workload. Thousands of teachers are expected to march through Amsterdam, from the Waterlooplein to the Museumplein, AD reports.

The march underlines that primary education is still on 'code red', according to educational organizations. They say that the quality of education is under severe pressure due to the rising teacher shortage. 

A truck crashed into a viaduct on the A28 at Leusden, 13 March 2018
Mar 13 '18 11:40

A truck crashed into a pillar of a viaduct on te A28 at Leusden-Zuid on Tuesday morning. The highway from Utrecht to Amersfoort is closed, the traffic information services report on twitter. 

The accident happened around 10:00 a.m. The truck driver is trapped in the truck, according to the police. The fire department is at the scene, and placed screens around the scene of the accident. A trauma helicopter is also at the scene, AD reports.

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Mar 13 '18 10:30

On Monday an innovation deal was signed in Brussels that removes obstacles for storing energy in batteries. Companies in Utrecht's Lombok neighborhood have been . The Urecht project is one of two innovation deals that the European Commission selected out of 32 proposals. "An important step", State Secretary Mona Keijzer of Economic Affairs and Climate said, ANP reports.

Van der Hoeven psychiatric clinic in Utrecht
Mar 12 '18 14:00

Patients at prison psychiatric clinic Van der Hoeven in Utrecht can easily smuggle in pornography and drugs, newspaper AD reports based on its own investigation. The clinic denies these accusations. 

AD based its investigation on internal documents and interviews with ten clinic patients and lawyers representing patients in the clinic. 

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