Friday 23 August 2019

More chickens die in factory farm fire

Just a week after 42,000 chickens died in a fire at a factory farm in Friesland, a further 16,000 birds have died in a blaze at a farm in Nijkerk, in Gelderland. The fire completely destroyed the barn where the chickens were kept, but the fire brigade were able to prevent it spreading to a second barn, local broadcaster Omroep Brabant reported. The blaze is the latest in a string of fires at factory farms in the Netherlands. According to... More >

Brussels-Amsterdam a popular route to fly

Last year 277,000 people took the short flight between Brussels airport Zaventem and Amsterdam with Dutch flag carrier KLM, the Volkskrant said on Thursday. KLM is the only airline which operates as regular service between the two cities, offering five 45-minute flights a day. The main reason is the Schiphol destination network and most people using the route are on a transfer flight, KLM told the paper. Zaventem flies to 90 different destinations while Schiphol has over 300. In March... More >

Father and son busted for ecstasy

Gelderland police have arrested a father and son team who had set up a business sending ecstasy pills abroad. The 63-year-old man and his 39-year-old son had a supply of some 25,000 pills at their homes and at other locations, plus envelopes and large quantities of nuts and sweets. The duo had used the sweet packaging to disguise the drugs. Police picked up the trail of the duo a few weeks ago after nine envelopes containing the party drug were... More >

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