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Roosendaal and Limburg have most drugs-related problems: CBS

    Roosendaal and Limburg have most drugs-related problems: CBS People living in the south of the Netherlands experience most problems with drugs and dealers, according to new research by national statistics office CBS.

    The CBS says over one in eight people living in the Noord-Brabant town of Roosendaal experience problems, making it the worst place in the country in terms of drugs nuisance.

    Roosendaal is

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    Groningen strives to become first Dutch cigarette smoke free city

      Groningen strives to become first Dutch cigarette smoke free cityThe smoking zone outside Amsterdam’s VU hospital. Photo: DutchNews.nl

      Lobby groups, local government sports clubs, schools and health experts have launched a campaign to make Groningen the Netherlands first smoke-free city.

      The project, partly developed by addiction specialist Robert van de Graaf, aims to end smoking in more places throughout the

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      Gay Pride changes name to more inclusive Pride Amsterdam

        Gay Pride changes name to more inclusive Pride AmsterdamPhoto: Politie helicopter

        The annual Gay Pride celebrations in Amsterdam every July and August are being rebranded Pride Amsterdam to become more inclusive, the organisers said at the weekend.

        The nine-day festival began as a gay event but has since expanded in scope to cover transgenders, bisexuals and others.

        ‘We want everyone to identify with the p

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        Schools break the rules with extra tuition fees for smart kids, parents say

          Schools break the rules with extra tuition fees for smart kids, parents sayPhoto: Depositphotos.com

          The parents of children who have been classified as ‘extremely intelligent’ are spending hundreds of euros on extra school lessons for their offspring even though school is supposed to be free, the AD reported on Monday.

          Schools are only allowed by law to ask parents for a voluntary contribution, but the parents of bright

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          Dutch want a strong leader, but are not protest voters: survey

            Dutch want a strong leader, but are not protest voters: survey The typical Dutchman or woman casts his or her vote more out of conviction than in protest, opting for a strong leader who plays within the rules, the Volkskrant said on Monday.

            The paper bases its claim on a large survey of voters registered in the Netherlands, Britain, France and Germany by Kanter Public, formerly known as TNS/Nipo. All were

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            Don’t eat garden veg, toxicologist tells Chemours plant locals

              Don’t eat garden veg, toxicologist tells Chemours plant localsGenX and C8 are used to make Teflon. Photo: Depositphotos.com

              People living near the Chemours chemical factory in Dordrecht have been advised not to eat fruit or vegetables from their own gardens because the ground may be polluted, the Volkskrant said on Friday.

              Toxicologists from Amsterdam’s VU University say the area around the Teflon factory is

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              Dutch women beat Denmark in European football championships

                Dutch women beat Denmark in European football championshipsVivianne Miedema of Holland takes on Theresa Nielsen of Denmark. Photo: VI Images

                The Dutch women’s football team’s 1-0 victory over Denmark in the ongoing European championships was watched on television by 2.2 million people on Thursday night.

                The high score made the game the most popular item on television that day, broadcaster NOS said. The

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                Pioneers struggle to use Dutch public transport payment app

                  Pioneers struggle to use Dutch public transport payment app The introduction of a system allowing people to pay for public transport by mobile phone was chaotic and the boss of the company in charge says the first few days were ‘worthless’, the AD said on Friday.

                  New figures show 4,702 people have managed to pay for a bus or train trip by swiping their mobile phones but most people who downloaded the app

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                  Rotterdam port may miss the boat in new trade with China

                    Rotterdam port may miss the boat in new trade with ChinaRotterdam docks. Photo: VDW via Depositphotos.com

                    Rotterdam port authority, backed by the Dutch government, must invest much more in logistics to and from China and the rest of southest Asia. Otherwise, Europe’s largest port may ‘miss the boat’ and become isolated, warns a report by leading German consultancy Roland Berger.

                    ‘The new Silk Route is a l

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