Zuid-Holland

Apr 8 '15 19:30

Kees Herweijer was driving his Toyota Auris wagon up the N214 in Wijngaarden, Zuid-Holland at 80 kilometers per hour when he spotted two ducks suddenly attempt to cross the road right in front of him. Realizing it would be possible to at least save one of the two ducks, he hit the brakes and swerved.

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Apr 8 '15 07:59

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has issued a code yellow weather warning for dense fog in Utrecht, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland.

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Apr 5 '15 08:36

A 15-year-old boy in Zoetermeer was transported to an area hospital after drinking six half-litre cans of an energy drink.

Apr 1 '15 19:10

“Help! My little son Jesse lost his guinea pig Trippel on the train. Can you help?” reads the panicked message from a mom on Twitter to staffers at the national Dutch railway NS. The customer service and public relations teams sprung into action, enlisting children across the country to help track down the missing rodent.

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Mar 31 '15 16:28

The Dutch royal family will return a 17th century painting to the heirs of a Jewish art collector who owned the painting before World War II. An inquest led by Queen Máxima into the provenance of the family's own collection of artwork discovered the questionable record of two different paintings, the Dutch Royal House revealed on Tuesday.

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Mar 26 '15 18:02

Six police officers were needed to take a "disturbed" man into custody after he assaulted two NS conductors and several passengers onboard a train, police say. The 30-year-old man boarded the train in Zwijndrecht and fought with police one stop later in Barendrecht.

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Mar 26 '15 12:43

The Tweede Kamer - lower house of parliament - does not see any insurmountable problems with Minister Henk Kamp's (Economic Affairs) plans to build three large wind farms on the North Sea. The Kamer has given the go-ahead for the construction, NOS reports.

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Mar 20 '15 09:17

The fog and cloud cover may break enough in some areas of the Netherlands to make this morning's solar eclipse visible. The eclipse will start at 09:30 a.m and reach its' peak at 10:37 a.m. The eclipse will be over by 11:48 a.m.

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Mar 19 '15 18:47

VVD MP Ard van der Steur will be named the next Minister of Justice and Security as early as Friday, the Telegraaf reported. He became a member of the Tweede Kamer lower house of Parliament in 2010.

Mar 19 '15 15:35

The new owners of the Scheveningen Pier are in search of entrepreneurs for the reopening of their historic venue. The owners want to attract innovative restaurants, bars and shops as soon as possible, they say.

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Mar 19 '15 09:16

Most of the votes from the 2015 Provincial Elections have been counted. The following results, projected per province, are based on information from Dutch public broadcaster NOS and newswire ANP.

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Mar 17 '15 17:18

Almost 21 years after being convicted for the murder of T. "Oma" Mok Cheung, the members of the so-called "Breda Six" will face a new trial in the court of The Hague. The re-examination is a result of the review process ordered by the Supreme Court in 2012, writes newswire ANP.

Mar 13 '15 10:28

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.

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Mar 11 '15 16:19

Train conductors are striking at all train stations in Rotterdam on Wednesday afternoon, causing delays and cancellations into the evening rush hour. The conductors called the surprise labour action to draw attention to several high-profile attacks on NS conductors over the past week, the Dutch railway said.

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Mar 10 '15 14:50

Housing prices are expected to remain constant, or increase only slightly, in a substantial part of the Netherlands. The conclusion was reached by economists at the ING Group in their investigation into the Dutch housing market, the researchers told broadcaster NOS.

Mar 10 '15 09:21

The first peewit egg of the year was found on Sunday in Schelluinen in the province of Zuid-Holland. The discovery was reported to LanschappenNL at 14:56 p.m.

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Mar 6 '15 11:29

Bookstores are becoming a rare sight in the Netherlands. Last year the Netherlands had a total of about 800 bookstores, compared to almost 1,000 in 2007 - a decrease of 20 percent.

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Mar 5 '15 17:45

Police in Schiedam, Zuid-Holland arrested three men earlier this week for the forced prostitution of a 16-year-old girl. The case came to light in May, 2014, when one of the men reported the case to authorities after feeling remorseful for his involvement.

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Feb 28 '15 12:48

Running UberPOP drivers off the road and detaining drivers until police arrive is not acceptable, says Infrastructure and Environment Secretary Wilma Mansveld. Several traditional taxi drivers have tried to box in the alternative service’s drivers in recent weeks as a protest over the company’s business practices.

Feb 27 '15 17:21

A 26-year-old man stole an SUV from a police impound lot yesterday and then took police on a ravaging chase through Rotterdam-Noord with it.

Feb 25 '15 18:31

A seriously injured 12-year old girl from Roelofarendsveen, Zuid-Holland, who was taken to a hospital last week, was abused for years by her father and stepmother, according to the family's neighbors, an Omroepwest.nl report reveals. Both are suspected of abuse and neglect and are being held in custody. The father will face a magistrate on Friday.

Feb 25 '15 16:12

A Dutch national suspected of identity theft and hacking will stand trial in a U.S court and could face up to seven years in prison if convicted, My News LA reported.

Feb 22 '15 12:31

Residents in Rome are planning a sit-in protest at the Dutch embassy there on Tuesday. The protest is in response to the damage caused to the Piazza di Spagna and other historic sites after rioting took place there.

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Feb 22 '15 11:38

Two men wanted in connection with the September murder of a 29-year-old in Rotterdam are still at large months later, police revealed last week. Cengiz Akin, 33, and Ugur Demir, 20, both from Rotterdam, were revealed as the prime suspects in the case.

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