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Price of milk and butter soars but dairy is only 14% of average food bill

    Price of milk and butter soars but dairy is only 14% of average food bill The price of dairy products in the Netherlands has soared 10% over the past year – the highest increase in 10 years – the national statistics office CBS said at the weekend.

    Full-cream milk and butter, for example, cost 35% more than a year ago, while semi-skimmed milk is 25% more expensive. Cheese is up by an average of 7%. The price of yoghurt,

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    Dutch exports to Britain fall in 2017 first half, rise to rest of EU

      Dutch exports to Britain fall in 2017 first half, rise to rest of EURotterdam docks. Photo: VDW via Depositphotos.com

      Dutch exports to Britain fell 2% in the first six months of this year compared with the year earlier period, according to new trade figures from national statistics office CBS.

      By contrast, Dutch exports to the rest of the European Union were up 11% on the first half of 2016. In 2015 and 2016,

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      Football leading lights call for a ban on artificial turf in Eredivisie

        Artificial turf Some of the leading lights in Dutch football have urged the Dutch football association to ban clubs from playing on artificial turf in the Eredivisie.

        The initiative has been taken by four former Oranje captains: Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Ruud Gullit and Mark van Bommel. In total, 100 coaches, trainers, former players and internationals have

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        Farmers warned not to use Aa river water after pollution incident

          Farmers warned not to use Aa river water after pollution incidentThe Aa river at Beek en Donk in Brabant. Photo: Jan Weijers, Helmond via Wikimedia Commons

          Farmers whose land borders the Aa river in the east of Brabant have been told not to use river water on their fields and as drinking water for animals because of a serious pollution incident involving toxic ammonium.

          The source of the pollution has been traced

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          Investigation into top civil servant boy rapes claim ends, no charges

            A gavel in a courtroom.Photo: Depositphotos

            A criminal investigation into rape charges against a top civil servant has failed to turn up any evidence him and the case has now been dropped.

            The decision brings to an end 10 years of legal wrangling about whether Joris Demmink, former director general of the justice ministry, raped two boys in Turkey in the late 1990s.

            Demmink

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            Dutch sperm donor fathers at least 102 children: RTL

              Dutch sperm donor fathers at least 102 children: RTL A sperm donor in the Netherlands has been caught donating sperm to 11 different fertility clinics and has fathered at least 102 children, RTL news said on Saturday.

              In the Netherlands, sperm donors many not father more than 25 children and are supposed only to donate at one clinic. In a second case highlighted by RTL, a man has fathered two

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              Dutch king, prime minister send condolences after Barcelona attacks

                Dutch king, prime minister send condolences after Barcelona attacksEmergency workers stand on a blocked street in Barcelona after the attack. AP Photo/Manu Fernandez via HH

                The Dutch king and queen, prime minister and other party leaders are among those who have sent their condolences to the Spanish people following Thursday night’s terrorist attacks in Spain.

                At least three Dutch people are known to have been

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                Fewer murders in the Netherlands but gangland killings rise

                  Police cordon at the Haaksbergen crash site In total, 110 people were murdered in the Netherlands last year, a drop of 10 on 2015 and less than half the number unlawfully killed in 200, national statistics office CBS said on Friday.

                  Of the dead last year, 76 were men. The CBS figures also show that 25% of the men murdered over the past five years – 109 out of459 – died in gang-related

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                  Ajax face a struggle to qualify for Europa League after home defeat

                    Ajax face a struggle to qualify for Europa League after home defeat Amsterdam football club Ajax have left themselves with everything to play for after losing 0-1 to Norwegian side Rosenborg in the play-offs for the Europa League on Wednesday night.

                    Ajax, who were runners up in the league last season, failed to make the Champions League group stage and need to qualify for the Europa League to stay in lucrative

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