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Code orange weather warning issued for most of NL ahead of Sunday snow

    Code orange weather warning issued for most of NL ahead of Sunday snowSnow in Amsterdam last winter. Photo: DutchNews.nl

    The KNMI weather bureau issued a code orange weather warning for all of the Netherlands but Zeeland and the Wadden Islands on Sunday.

    The KNMI is forecasting snow over most of the country, with the north and north east set to get up to 15 centimetres.

    However, the snow will not last in most places as

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    Code orange weather warning issued for most of NL ahead of Sunday snow

      Code orange weather warning issued for most of NL ahead of Sunday snowSnow in Amsterdam last winter. Photo: DutchNews.nl

      The KNMI weather bureau issued a code orange weather warning for all of the Netherlands but Zeeland and the Wadden Islands on Sunday.

      The KNMI is forecasting snow over most of the country, with the north and north east set to get up to 15 centimetres.

      However, the snow will not last in most places as

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      Gritting lorries out in force, air and train travel disrupted as snow hits NL

        Gritting lorries out in force, air and train travel disrupted as snow hits NL Some 550 gritting lorries and snow ploughs were in action on the Dutch roads on Sunday as snow blanketed most of the country.

        By 11am, travel information service VID said it had reports of at least 50 accidents, as cars skidded on the slippery roads. The ANWB said drivers should not go out unless their journeys are essential.

        Train travel was also d

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        Minister calls for ‘pact’ to improve care of the elderly, cut loneliness

          Minister calls for ‘pact’ to improve care of the elderly, cut lonelinessPhoto: Depositphotos.com

          Health minister Hugo de Jonge has called for a ‘pact’ on how to spend the €435m in extra cash the government has allocated to services for the elderly.

          ‘If grandma does not notice anything, then we have not done our job properly,’ De Jonge told the Telegraaf.

          He wants care providers, social workers, volunteer organisations

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          Minister calls for ‘pact’ to improve care of the elderly, cut loneliness

            Minister calls for ‘pact’ to improve care of the elderly, cut lonelinessPhoto: Depositphotos.com

            Health minister Hugo de Jonge has called for a ‘pact’ on how to spend the €435m in extra cash the government has allocated to services for the elderly.

            ‘If grandma does not notice anything, then we have not done our job properly,’ De Jonge told the Telegraaf.

            He wants care providers, social workers, volunteer organisations

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            Traffic jams cost Dutch road transport industry a record €1.2bn

              Traffic jams cost Dutch road transport industry a record €1.2bnLong tailbacks on the A6. Photo: Depositphotos.com

              Traffic jams are set to cause the Dutch road transport sector €1bn this year, which is a new record, road haulier lobby group TLN said on Friday.

              The research also shows the worst traffic black spot for road freight is the A4 motorway between Amsterdam and The Hague, particularly at the Prins

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              Traffic jams cost Dutch road transport industry a record €1.2bn

                Traffic jams cost Dutch road transport industry a record €1.2bnLong tailbacks on the A6. Photo: Depositphotos.com

                Traffic jams are set to cause the Dutch road transport sector €1bn this year, which is a new record, road haulier lobby group TLN said on Friday.

                The research also shows the worst traffic black spot for road freight is the A4 motorway between Amsterdam and The Hague, particularly at the Prins

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                Waiting lists and travelling times mount following abortion clinic bankruptcy

                  Waiting lists and travelling times mount following abortion clinic bankruptcyPills to bring on an early abortion. Photo: Women on Waves

                  The bankruptcy of abortion clinic chain Casa means women are having to wait longer and travel longer distances for an abortion, the NRC reported on Friday.

                  The closure of the seven Casa clinics, which carried out half the abortions performed in the Netherlands every year, means Amsterdam,

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