Zeeland

May 10 '16 15:05

Two loose bulls caused chaos in the streets of Terneuzen on Monday evening. One person was injured, several cars were damaged and traffic was completely disrupted

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May 6 '16 11:56

A large bush fire broke out near Pomphulweg in Hoog Soeren on Friday morning. Dozens of firefighters are using all available material to prevent the fire spreading any further. "That is our main priority at the moment", a spokesperson for safety office Veiligheidsregio Noord- en Oost-Gelderland said

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Apr 13 '16 11:55

The police arrested the leader of a No Surrender chapter in Sint Willebrord on Monday. Tjeu N, 51 years old and from Moerdijk, is suspected of involvement in smuggling 1,200 kilograms of cocaine

Apr 1 '16 13:48

A 3-year-old boy was killed on a farm in Scharendijke, Zeeland on Friday morning in an accident with a tractor. The police believe the boy was playing on the farm when the tractor ran over him

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Mar 15 '16 16:30

A boy was injured in the foot when he stepped on sharpened iron spikes in the forest on Buntweg in Zeeland, a neighborhood officer announced on Facebook. The police believe that the spikes were meant as a booby trap for motocross riders.

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Mar 10 '16 14:55

Due to a shortage of police personnel, drug traffickers have free reign along the Zeeland coast, according to Jaap Gelok, chairman of the port triangle in Zeeland and Mayor of Borsele.

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Feb 1 '16 09:31

A 33-year-old Westkapelle resident made a surprising discovery while walking along the Zeeland town’s coast when he found a package containing hundreds of kilograms of what police believe is cocaine, authorities announced on Sunday. The find was initially reported at 6 p.m. a day earlier as a suspicious package, which turned out be be several sports bags tied to jerry cans.

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Jan 27 '16 12:42

Some 1,400 residents and people holidaying in the Zeeland town of Breskens had to leave their homes and offices on Wednesday morning due to the dismantling of a World War II bomb.

Jan 18 '16 16:24

An Amsterdam bar tycoon won the bidding war for the city's most expensive residential property. Won Yip blew away all other bids with an offer of 16 million euro for the 1,400 square meter penthouse in the Pontsteigergebouw, far more than the 10 million euro price tag it was speculated to have.

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Jan 4 '16 09:14

A number of parliamentary factions want the Netherlands to have control of the nuclear power plant in Doel, just over the Belgium border, after the reactor Doel 1 shut down automatically on Saturday for an as yet unknown reason - only days after it was put back into use on December 30th.

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Dec 22 '15 13:15

An increasing number of the Netherlands' churches are standing empty on worship days, which means that they may need to be re-purposed or demolished. This trend can be seen in all denominations

Dec 17 '15 10:31

The Zeeland teenagers of today are more likely to have unprotected sex than their peers of 11 years ago. Condom use among teens in the province dropped from 55 percent in 2004 to 46 percent this year, according to a study done by the Zeeland planning office ZB Planbureau

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Dec 11 '15 11:45

Three armed and masked men robbed a casino in the Zeeland town Burgh-Haamstede on Thursday night. They threatened two customers and staff members and took off with the customers' possessions and an amount of the casino's money. The suspects were arrested in Rotterdam a few hours later.

Dec 3 '15 11:16

A humpback whale was spotted swimming along the Zeeland coast, between Zoutelande and Vlissingen.

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Dec 1 '15 15:20

The teenager that caused a commotion at Rotterdam Central Station by barricading himself in a Thalys train in September, is once again in custody. He was arrested for attempted shoplifting in Oude Pekela, Groningen, during which he bit a clerk

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Dec 1 '15 10:30

Water board members in Noordwijk were surprised to find large packets of cocaine washed ashore while inspecting a beach in the Zuid-Holland resort town. Police responding to the scene collected a total of 225 kilograms of cocaine bundled into ten separate packets.

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Nov 30 '15 10:03

The autumn storm that raged over the Netherlands on Sunday, brought strong winds with it that reached speeds of between 100 and 120 kilometers per hour at its peak on Sunday night. The storm prompted the KNMI to issue a code orange warning for extreme weather conditions for Noord-Holland and the northern provinces.

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Nov 24 '15 11:59

Dutch airline KLM is sorry about scaring football fans Feyenoord and FC Twente supporters in Rotterdam and residents of the province Zeeland with the test flight with their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Sunday.

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Nov 13 '15 13:50

The remarkable Zeeland oyster containing 21 pearls sold for 2,600 euros at an auction in the Vendeuhuis in The Hague on Thursday. The amount was somewhat disappointing to the finders, who had hoped to get around 4,600 for the oyster.

Nov 10 '15 12:32

Most schools in the Netherlands will be keeping Zwarte Piet in his traditional appearance during the Sinterklaas celebrations this year and in the years to come. About 34 percent of respondents find the racism debate surrounding the Sinterklaas helper not a concern for their own organizations, with 32 percent saying they do not find the character discriminatory, a survey of teachers by general education association AOb revealed on Tuesday.

Nov 3 '15 10:08

Gelderland is the wealthiest province in the Netherlands with an equity of 4.7 billion euros end 2014. Noord-Brabant came in 2nd place with an equity of 3 billion euros. Zeeland is the poorest with 139 million euros.

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Nov 1 '15 09:07

A code yellow weather alert was issued for much of the Netherlands on Sunday morning as fog blanketed the country. The alert was scheduled for 8am to 11am, the national meteorological agency KNMI stated.

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Oct 19 '15 16:05

The average price of existing homes has increased by 3.5 percent nationwide in the third quarter of this year when compared to the figures of the same period 2014. Amsterdam had the largest increase of 10 percent.

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Oct 9 '15 14:38

Reports from Westkapelle have come through about oil that is washing up along beaches in Zeeland on the Dutch coastline are thanks to sunken Dutch freighter Flinterstar, The freighter collided with another tanker, Al Oraiq,and is stuck just off the coast of Belgium on a sand bank. Even though authorities attempted to build a sandbank around the Zwin Nature Reserve, dozens of meter of beachfront between Westkapelle and Vlissingen have been covered with the spilled oil.

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