Friday 30 September 2022

KLM cancels 34 more flights on Saturday

Dutch flag carrier KLM cancelled an additional 34 flights from Schiphol on Saturday following the airport authority’s decision to slash passenger numbers for the next six weeks because of staff shortages. ‘KLM is very disenchanted that Schiphol only indicated on Friday that it would not be able to handle the number of passengers boarding in Amsterdam on Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and Monday, 19 September,’ the airline said in a statement. ‘This request comes over and above the cancellations already... More >

More people have died abroad this year

Dutch consular officials have helped deal with 332 deaths abroad so far this year, and 40 people died in July alone, RTL Nieuws reported at the weekend. The broadcaster published the figures in the walk of a spate of accidental deaths among Dutch holidaymakers, including that of a 19-year-old who collapsed on a walking holiday in Italy and a couple who fell from rocks during a climb in France. Last year, during the coronavirus crisis, government officials helps relatives deal... More >

Radical farmers pledge hardest action ever

Radical farmers have promised to escalate their protests against the government’s nitrogen pollution plans, with Mark van den Oever from the Farmers Defence Force promising ‘the hardest action ever’. ‘If I taste the mood, I think you can prepare yourself for the hardest actions that FDF has ever taken part in,’ Van den Oever said. ‘We’re definitely going to escalate. We always come up with something special.’ Van den Oever’s comments came after farmers had met ministers for talks following... More >

Cricket: Dutch rue missed chances

Brief scores: Netherlands 147-4 (De Leede 53*, Bracewell 2-20) lost to New Zealand 149-2 in 14 overs (Santner 77*, Mitchell 51*, De Leede 1-13) by 8 wickets New Zealand backed up their opening win on Thursday to seal the series 2-0 in emphatic fashion as they chased down 148 with six overs and eight wickets to spare. If it was with the ball they shone in the first T20I, it was an aggressive display with the bat to finish their... More >