West-Brabant

Irrigation
Jun 29 '18 16:20

From Friday farmers in the whole Oost-Brabant are banned from using surface water - water from lakes and rivers - to irrigate their fields. Everyone in the area is called on to be economical with their use of water, water board Aa en Maas announced, Omroep-Brabant reports.

This ban applies to the areas Beneden AA, Boven AA and Raam. Surface water may still be used for the drinking water of cattle, for extinguishing fires, and if an adjustable drainage system is used. Farmers who use groundwater, and not surface water, for irrigation can continue to irrigate their lands. 

Irrigation
Jun 22 '18 13:30

Farmers in West-Brabant are not allowed to use surface water to irrigate their fields. Waterboard Brabantse Delta implemented this ban on Thursday due to drought. The ban will be in effect until further notice, Omroep Brabant reports.

The ban applies to catchment areas Kibbelvaart, Lokkervaart, Bosloop and the Wouwse grounds, located in Breda, Etten-Leur, Halderberge, Rucphen, Steenbergen, Bergen op Zoom and Roosendaal, according to the broadcaster. The water board will check whether the ban is complied with. 

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Jul 15 '16 11:49

Many car hire companies in Brabant are working hand in hand with criminals involved in serious crime, the Zeeland-West Brabant police revealed on Thursday after months of investigation. According to the police, these companies rent cars to criminals that are equipped with hidden compartments to hide drugs, weapons and money.

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Jul 14 '16 13:50

The Zeeland-West-Brabant police dismantled six cannabis plantations containing 1,440 plants on Tuesday. Five suspects were arrested. All plants were confiscated.

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Dec 31 '15 07:39

In 2015 West-Brabant became the new murder capital of the Netherlands. With 17 cases of murder and manslaughter over the year, the region took the crown from Amsterdam where only 15 murders were committed, despite the ongoing gang-related assassinations

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Oct 16 '15 14:13

On Friday afternoon the police discovered the third body in a small West Brabant town in two days. The body was found in a home on Hameldonk in Raamsdonksveer. On Thursday two bodies were discovered at a small vacation home between Hooge Zwaluwe and Drimmelen. All three victims were murdered.

May 11 '15 16:51

Dutch police discovered 6,006 illegal pot plantations in 2014, RTL Nieuws reports. Altogether, 950 plantations were detected in Oost-Nederland region alone, which is the highest number concentrated in any one part of the country, according to the police statistics.

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Feb 2 '15 18:31

A criminal investigation into a West Brabant waste management firm led to the arrest of three of the company’s directors on Monday, reports the Dutch Public Prosecutor (OM). The trio are allegedly responsible for directing the mixing of hazardous waste with fuel oil sold for heating and combustion plants at greenhouses and on ships.

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Sep 9 '14 16:16

A 92 year old resident of Breda became the victim of one of the many "chat scams" in recent times.

Mar 11 '14 18:18

The number of carnival burglaries between February 28 and March 3 dropped this year in Zealand and West-Brabant, but rose in East-Brabant, compared to last year, reported the police.

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