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Flybe technical issues: one flight evacuated, another turns back

A Flybe flight carrying 59 passengers from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol has had to be evacuated after a landing gear reportedly failed to deploy.

A Flybe flight carrying 59 passengers from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol has had to be evacuated after a landing gear reportedly failed to deploy.

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Geert Wilders cancels events after security scare

The Dutch secret service says a security agent of Moroccan background has been suspended on suspicion of leaking details to a criminal organisation.

The Dutch secret service says a security agent of Moroccan background has been suspended on suspicion of leaking details to a criminal organisation.

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Dutch vote to legalise marijuana production

The vote to permit professional cultivation of the plant will allow the country's "coffee shops" which sell the drug openly, to have a legal source of supply.

The vote to permit professional cultivation of the plant will allow the country's "coffee shops" which sell the drug openly, to have a legal source of supply.

Business

Unilever shares drop on Kraft withdrawal

Shares in Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever fell after US rival Kraft Heinz Co abruptly abandoned its surprise takeover proposal.

Shares in Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever fell after US rival Kraft Heinz Co abruptly abandoned its surprise takeover proposal.

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Dutch politician Geert Wilders calls Moroccans "scum"

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has launched his election campaign by referring to Moroccans as "scum". Wilders was campaigning in a multi-ethnic district near Rotterdam, which is a stronghol

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has launched his election campaign by referring to Moroccans as "scum". Wilders was campaigning in a multi-ethnic district near Rotterdam, which is a stronghol

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Miffy in mourning: creator Dick Bruna dies at the age of 89

The Dutch artist and children's author Dick Bruna has died at the age of 89. His much-loved cartoon rabbit Miffy has sold more than 80 million books since its creation in 1955.

The Dutch artist and children's author Dick Bruna has died at the age of 89. His much-loved cartoon rabbit Miffy has sold more than 80 million books since its creation in 1955.

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Unilever rejects US Kraft Heinz merger deal

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said it has rejected a €134 billion merger offer from US food group Kraft Heinz

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said it has rejected a €134 billion merger offer from US food group Kraft Heinz

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Missing cat found six months later and 950 kilometres away

A cat owner in The Netherlands is set to reclaim his pet who went missing and has been discovered 950 kilometres away in Austria.

A cat owner in The Netherlands is set to reclaim his pet who went missing and has been discovered 950 kilometres away in Austria.

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Floor lighting at pedestrian road crossing could prevent phone 'zombies' wandering into traffic

Councils across the world have taken action against zombie phone addicts, installing pavement-level traffic-lights to prevent social media-addicted pedestrians absentmindedly wandering into the…

Councils across the world have taken action against zombie phone addicts, installing pavement-level traffic-lights to prevent social media-addicted pedestrians absentmindedly wandering into the…

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Campaigning underway for Dutch election

Observers are predicting the poll will test the anti-establishment sentiment that has swept the UK out of the EU and Donald Trump into the US presidency.

Observers are predicting the poll will test the anti-establishment sentiment that has swept the UK out of the EU and Donald Trump into the US presidency.

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Time to replace capitalism with trust?

By Irene Dominioni Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant, avant-garde cafes, but one of them has a particularly intriguing concept.

By Irene Dominioni Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant, avant-garde cafes, but one of them has a particularly intriguing concept.

Sport

Louis van Gaal ends his coaching career

After weeks of speculation, former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has officially ended his coaching career.

After weeks of speculation, former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has officially ended his coaching career.

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Hundreds take New Year plunge in Dutch seaside town

Hundreds of people plunged into the icy cold North Sea as part of a New Year’s Day tradition in the Dutch seaside town of Scheveningen.

Hundreds of people plunged into the icy cold North Sea as part of a New Year’s Day tradition in the Dutch seaside town of Scheveningen.

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Sperm mix up possible, Dutch fertility centre warns

Twenty-six women receiving a specialised fertilisation treatment in Utrecht may have been fertilised using sperm from the wrong donor.

Twenty-six women receiving a specialised fertilisation treatment in Utrecht may have been fertilised using sperm from the wrong donor.

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Wilders to appeal discrimination conviction

Judges have found the Dutch lawmaker guilty of discrimination against Moroccans. However, the ruling carries no punishment.

Judges have found the Dutch lawmaker guilty of discrimination against Moroccans. However, the ruling carries no punishment.

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Dutch parliament backs partial ban on burqas

Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have backed a partial ban on “face-covering clothing”, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and…

Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have backed a partial ban on “face-covering clothing”, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and…

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Going Dutch - an education system which caters for all

One of the specifics of the Dutch system is that primary school education starts at the early age of four and lasts until the age of twelve. In the "Windmill School", first thing in the morning, the p

One of the specifics of the Dutch system is that primary school education starts at the early age of four and lasts until the age of twelve. In the "Windmill School", first thing in the morning, the p

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Visser: Teamwork & Responsibility

Roger Visser is headmaster at the Nijmegen-based De Wieken primary school.

Roger Visser is headmaster at the Nijmegen-based De Wieken primary school.

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Wassink: "Positive Behaviour Support" works

Astrid Wassink is the top-manager of the Kandinsky College, a secondary school in the city of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.

Astrid Wassink is the top-manager of the Kandinsky College, a secondary school in the city of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.

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Ledoux: Kids need open-minded teachers

Guuske Ledoux is one of the most outstanding researchers on Educational Policy, Primary Education and Special Education.

Guuske Ledoux is one of the most outstanding researchers on Educational Policy, Primary Education and Special Education.