Dutch news in brief, 30 June 2006

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EUR 100m for better teachers, Education Minister Maria van der Hoeven announced on Friday she is making EUR 100 million extra available to help improve the quality of education at primary and secondary school level. The money will be used to train more teachers and give more support to trainee teachers.

EUR 100m for better teachers

Education Minister Maria van der Hoeven announced on Friday she is making EUR 100 million extra available to help improve the quality of education at primary and secondary school level. The money will be used to train more teachers and give more support to trainee teachers.

Man gets 12 years for killing wife

A court in Den Bosch imposed a 12-year sentence on E. ten W., 50, from Nuenen, on Friday for the killing of his wife Fatima Paa. Prosecutors said Ten W. strangled the Filipino woman, 31, in January 2001. Her body was discovered last year under a patio at home of the defendant's twin brother. Initially, Ten W. claimed his wife had gone back to the Philippines. Later he said she committed suicide and he buried her.

Major inspection on A12

Police held a major inspection operation on the A12 near Den Bosch on Friday. Fifty police officers, inspectors and customs officials were involved. Mobile container scanners and drug and tobacco sniffer dogs were used to check for contraband. The inspection began at 9am and finished at 3pm.

Passenger train derails

A passenger train from Utrecht to Leiden derailed on the Bodegraven-Alphen aan den Rijn portion of the line in South Holland province on Friday afternoon. One passenger was injured. Network administrator ProRail is investigating the cause of the accident. Commuters were advised to travel via Schiphol and The Hague to avoid a one-hour delay in the vicinity of the accident. Meanwhile train services between Breda and Roosendaal were suspended on Friday due to bush fires.

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