DutchNews podcast – The Great British Bird-Off Edition – Week 39

A bird that spent a night in a police cell in Utrecht when its owner was arrested
Photo: Politie Utrecht
A bird that spent a night in a police cell in Utrecht when its owner was arrested
Photo: Politie Utrecht

In a week literally exploding with news, we examine how the coalition may lose its majority over a building permit, the mayor of Amsterdam got in hot water over a non-smoking gun, ministers faced tough questions about Stints and jihadist passports, and some Dutch political horse-trading left British citizens in an unstable situation. There’s also our usual round-up of the week’s sporting action, ophef about the Battle of Arnhem and the strange but true story of Utrecht’s smallest jailbird.

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Top story

Coalition loses majority after VVD expels MP over property dealings

MP releases video of tobacco industry’s attempt to recruit him as lobbyist


Minister under fire after five jihadist fighters have Dutch nationality restored

Nitrogen report urges ‘drastic measures’ to cut speed limits and livestock

First health insurer to release 2020 prices raises premiums by €6 a month

EU court rules Dutch tax deal with Starbucks was not illegal

Brits in Netherlands dropped from D66 dual nationality plan

Thomas Cook in NL files for court protection from creditors

Man wanted for child murder in Romania dies by driving into a lorry

Minister failed to tell parliament about flawed Stint safety tests


Ajax and PSV top Eredivisie table after hotshot Malen salvages home point

World Cup heroine Sari van Veenendaal is named best female goalkeeper

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