DutchNews podcast – The Arkmageddon Alpacalypse Edition – Week 1

Heads you lose, fakes you news

The DutchNews podcast returns after an extended Christmas break with a feast of news from the old year and the new. We catch up on the Dutch winter storm that was too fierce for Noah’s Ark, the former minister who crashed his bus while texting behind the wheel and the whirlwind of fake news that engulfed the new US ambassador. Plus what happened when Rotterdam police unveiled plans to undress suspects in the street and an alpaca went walkabout in Haarlem.

Top story

First storm of the year causes €10 million of damage

Noah’s Ark breaks free and goes on rampage in Bible Belt fishing village

News

Regional bus and train drivers go on strike in dispute over pay and toilet breaks

Rotterdam police under fire for plan to confiscate designer clothes on the spot

National archive releases wartime documents on ‘enemy’ German nationals

Mystery alpaca found wandering streets of Haarlem

Sport

Netherlands to send ‘compact team’ of mainly speed skaters to Winter Olympics

Discussion: best of the news from the end of 2017

King calls for ‘greater we’ instead of ‘big I’ in Christmas TV address

New Year celebrations caused €12 million of damage

D66 leader Pechtold insists gift of Scheveningen apartment is ‘private matter’

Henk Krol angers Iran by throwing Christmas nuts in the bin (Telegraaf, Dutch)

Wilders sacks local election candidate in Rotterdam for being too racist

Thierry Baudet voted politician of the year

Rutte taken for a ride for former minister turned bus driver Teeven (RTL, Dutch)

Where your extra pennies will go: a round-up of new laws and price rises for 2018

US ambassador embroiled in multiple fake news row


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