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More storks opt to spend the winter in the Netherlands

    More storks opt to spend the winter in the NetherlandsStorks in a field, hunting. Photo: Depositphotos.com

    More storks are overwintering in the Netherlands, according to the Dutch stork research foundation. According to preliminary figures, the volunteers spotted 583 storks in the Dutch countryside, compared with 447 last winter.

    Every January, the foundation’s volunteers count the number of storks at p

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    Dutch happy with sex lives, but most women have had unwanted contact

      Dutch happy with sex lives, but most women have had unwanted contact More than half of women in the Netherlands have been subjected to unwanted sexual contact and nearly a quarter have experienced sexual abuse, according to new research.

      A survey by sexual health centre Rutgers found that 22% of women and 6% of men had been forced to take part in sex acts or done so against their will. The proportion who had been

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      ‘Shell is considering bidding for Dutch green energy group Eneco’

        ‘Shell is considering bidding for Dutch green energy group Eneco’Photo: Depositphotos.com

        Anglo-Dutch oil and gas group Shell is making preparations to bid for green energy firm Eneco whose owners, made up of 53 local councils, are divided about its future, the Telegraaf said on Friday.

        At the same time, a dispute between the local authority shareholders and the company’s board is threatening to slow down the s

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        Average sea level rises along the Dutch coast, hits highest level

          Average sea level rises along the Dutch coast, hits highest levelSeals on the Oosterscheldekering storm surge barrier. Photo: Holland.com

          The average sea level along the Dutch coast was the highest ever recorded last year, according to marine research institute Deltares on Friday.

          Deltares scientists say sea level reached an average of 11 centimetres above NAP in 2017, two centimetres higher than the previous

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          North Sea Canal ports throughput hits record 100 million tonnes

            North Sea Canal ports throughput hits record 100 million tonnesAmsterdam port from the air. Photo: Voventurestm via Wikimedia Commons

            The positive economy led to a 2.5% increase in the transhipment of goods at  Amsterdam port to 81.3 million tonnes in 2017.

            Together with the other seaports in the North Sea canal area – Zaanstad, Beverwijk and Velsen-IJmuiden, total provisional transhipment rose to a record l

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            Dutch police were involved in 23 shooting incidents last year, four deadly

              Dutch police were involved in 23 shooting incidents last year, four deadlyPhoto: Depositphotos.com

              Dutch police shot dead four people in a total of 23 shooting incidents last year, the public prosecution department said.

              A further 20 people were wounded, the lowest figure since at least 2013.

              All cases in which Dutch police use their guns and people are injured or killed are formally investigated by an independent police

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