Dutch news in brief, 7 June 2006

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Prince registers third child, Prince Constantijn registered the birth of his daughter Leonore in The Hague on Wednesday. Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and Economic Affairs Minister Laurens Jan Brinkhorst were witnesses. Leonore Countess of Oranje-Nassau, Lady of Amsberg is the third child of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien.

Prince registers third child

Prince Constantijn registered the birth of his daughter Leonore in The Hague on Wednesday. Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and Economic Affairs Minister Laurens Jan Brinkhorst were witnesses. Leonore Countess of Oranje-Nassau, Lady of Amsberg is the third child of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien.

Man in car truck was Albanian

The man found dead in the truck of a car in the Rijn harbour in Rotterdam was a 39-year-old Albanian. He had been shot dead, the police said on Wednesday. A Fire Brigade diving team on a training exercise discovered the car in eleven metres of water near the Luxor Theatre.

Ikea searches for winner

Home furnishing store Ikea has launched a major search for the winner of its 10-year free living lottery. The customer with the winning ticket has yet to come forward despite advertisements in local and regional newspapers since mid May when the draw took place.  Over 331,000 customers who bought products from Ikea's kitchen or dining departments received a ticket. Ikea is to pay the mortgage or rent, up to a maximum of EUR 750 per month, of the winner for 10 years. Another ticket will be drawn if the elusive owner of the winning ticket does not come forward by 19 June.  

Hague seeks ban on 'dirty' goods lorries

The local authority in The Hague is to try to impose a ban on goods lorries not fitted with soot filters from operating in certain parts of the city. The measure is to come into effect in 2007 in a bid to improve air quality. Retailers group 'Platform Detailhandel' is worried supply costs in the city centre will rocket because of the plan.

Two killed in train accident

Two occupants of a car were killed on Wednesday morning when their vehicle collided with a train at Ede. The accident took place shortly before 10am, police say. The Intercity train was on the way from Arnhem to Utrecht.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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