Saturday 23 January 2021

DutchNews podcast – The Great Coffee Shortage Edition – Week 20

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The nation took its first tentative steps into the 1.5-metre society this week. Children started going back to school, hairdressers started hacking though their waiting lists and the American ambassador resumed his love affair with fake news. In parliament, defence minister Ank Bijleveld narrowly survived another motion of no confidence over the deaths of civilians in an air strike in Iraq. We also report on the freak incident that cost five experienced surfers their lives off the coast at Scheveningen and why the football season went into extra time in the courtroom.

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Coronavirus news

Ministers to confirm next week if restrictions can be eased further on June 1

Official death toll rose by 28 on Thursday

Spread of coronavirus in nursing homes is slowing – RIVM

Coronavirus cuts infections in children but not road deaths

Other news

Rescue workers unable to retrieve body of fifth surfer who died in Scheveningen tragedy

Tax office admits dual nationals were singled out in benefit fraud scandal

Bijleveld survives fourth motion of no confidence over Hawija bombing (AD, Dutch)


First Division clubs lose court battle to force promotion next season

Ajax holding out for right price for Van de Beek in depressed transfer market

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