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Toy truck sent with ‘attack threat’ letter to mosque on eve of Eid

    Toy truck sent with ‘attack threat’ letter to mosque on eve of Eid Anonymous racists have sent a toy truck to The Hague’s As-Sunnah mosque along with a letter threatening ‘revenge’ for recent attacks by supporters of the so-called Islamic State.

    The letter was delivered to the mosque in the run-up to Eid, when large numbers of Muslims gather to celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

    Mosque leader

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    Bank bonus cap a major mistake, warns Dutch employers group

      Amsterdam ZuidasAmsterdam’s Zuidas business district.

      The Netherlands risks missing out on a potential 17,000 Brexit-generated jobs and up to €1bn in income tax revenues because of its strict rules around bonuses paid in the financial sector, according to employers organisation VNO-NCW.

      The lobby group sounded the warning shot about what it terms ‘symbolic l

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      Princesses, politicians and potato growers on banking risk list

        Princesses, politicians and potato growers on banking risk listPhoto: Depositphotos.com

        A database used by banks and other institutions to weed out potentially risky clients includes king Willem-Alexander’s three daughters Amalia, Arianne and Alexia, the prime minister’s mother and football coach Guus Hiddink, NOS radio programme Argos said at the weekend.

        The list, said to have two million names in all, is

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        Scientists identify rock that crashed through shed roof as meteorite

          Scientists identify rock that crashed through shed roof as meteoritePhoto: Naturalis

          A rock that crashed through the roof of a shed has been confirmed as only the sixth meteorite to be recovered in the Netherlands.

          The 4.5 billion-year-old lump of stone, which weighs around 500g, landed in the village of Broek in Waterland, Noord-Holland province, in January.

          The owners discovered it the next morning and contacted

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          No money to raise teachers’ wages, warn ministers on eve of strike

            No money to raise teachers’ wages, warn ministers on eve of strike On the eve of a nationwide one-hour strike by primary school teachers, ministers have warned that there is no money available to close the pay gap in the education sector.

            Teachers have warned that further stoppages will be forthcoming unless the government pledges to invest in raising wages. They argue that primary school teachers earn between 7%

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            Police report publication postponed as former chief has heart attack

              Police report publication postponed as former chief has heart attackPhoto: Politie.nl

              The publication of a long-awaited report into irregularities within the police central works council has been delayed because former police chief Gert Bouman has had a heart attack.

              Bouman, 64, was taken ill during a holiday in the US and is being cared for at an American hospital. The report should have been published on Tuesday.

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              Spread of ash dieback threatens disaster for Dutch forests

                Spread of ash dieback threatens disaster for Dutch forestsPhoto: Food and Environment Research Agency (UK)

                Around 80 per cent of ash trees in the Netherlands are infected with the fungal disease known as ash dieback, foresters have warned.

                Staatsbosbeheer Nederland said the spread of the infection was a ‘disaster for Dutch woodlands’. ‘It’s very sad when you’re in the woods and you see that one in five tree

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