Zoetermeer

Flag of Jihad
Sep 5 '14 11:08

According to Trouw, jihadism in The Netherlands is concentrated in mostly three regions. Per region, there are dozens of jihadists planning to travel to Syria or Iraq, or who were apprehended by the authorities prior to their departure, and those who are in the war zone already or who have returned from there.

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Aug 19 '14 16:56

An ATM was bombed in Leidsewallen station in Zoetermeer on Tuesday morning, omroepwest.nl reports. No cash was stolen in the incident.

border control
Jul 7 '14 08:28

Mayors of eight Dutch and three Belgian cities are going to come together on Tuesday evening for a summit about jihad fighters after the report that threats of a rising number of returned fighters on European soil warned of possible attacks in the future, the AD reports.

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Jun 30 '14 11:54

Police in Zoetermeer shot a man down on Saturday night when he failed to comply with instructions from the officers. The man was injured, and has been brought to hospital.

Skates
Jun 5 '14 13:59

The Icedôme ice rink planned for Almere will not go through after all. The business association behind the rink was unable to gather the needed resources "to be able to deliver the agreed upon collateral", sporting association KNSB announced on Wednesday.

Apr 21 '14 11:50

Two men were involved in a wild chase on Sunday.

Candle
Mar 21 '14 08:57

Parts of The Hague and Zoetermeer experienced a power outage on Thursday night. According to administrator Stedin, the two outages were unrelated.

Mar 11 '14 17:57

A 28-year-old mother managed to prevent the kidnapping of her 4-year-old son, Monday, March 10, around 17:25 on the Dunant street in Zoetermeer. Police are looking for witnesses.

Jan 30 '14 10:33

How do you get ahead in politics? Why, you turn yourself into an internet meme of course!

Jan 1 '14 11:53

The owners of 69 cars parked around the Hague were in for a shock Wednesday morning to find their vehicles had caught fire during New Year's celebrations. There had already been 30 car fires reported near Den Haag by midnight.

Sep 5 '13 02:51

As it turns out, former chairman Paul Ansems of the Langeland Hospital in Zoetermeer, received a golden handshake after all. The amount totals almost 300,000 euros, reports the journal Medisch Contact.

Jul 26 '13 05:59

Four major regions of the skating association KNSB have started lobbying against Icedôme in Almere. This was reported by Omroep Flevoland. They want the KNSB to choose for a combination of the proposals for a new race and training location of Heerenveen and Zoetermeer.

The regions of Zuid Holland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Friesland want the games to be held in Heerenveen and the training should be done in Zoetermeer. This would put Icedôme out of the picture of the provisional award of the KSNB, which will make the choice this week.

Jul 8 '13 04:13

A very large fire broke out in a pizzeria on Sunday in Zoetermeer. Someone inhaled smoke and had to be treated in the hospital with minor burns, said a spokesman of the fire brigade.

Because of the smoke, some homes were evacuated as a precaution. A total of 13 residents, of houses right at the back of the pizzeria, had to leave their belongings behind. It is not yet known whether they have to spend the night elsewhere or that they can return to their homes once the fire is extinguished.

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