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# amsterdam - Sunday 22 July, 2012

From The42 Give us a smile Andy! It’s the sporting tweets of the week Chuckles This post contains images

Give us a smile Andy! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Melanie Nocher hopes the Scottish tennis star won’t bring down the buzz in the Olympic Village.

# amsterdam - Monday 4 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Dead cat turned into a helicopter Cat-copter This post contains videos

# amsterdam - Monday 14 May, 2012

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

# amsterdam - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Ban on tourists buying cannabis officially begins in Netherlands

But many coffee shops have already revealed plans to flout the legal measures.

# amsterdam - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Dutch uphold ban on foreigners buying cannabis

A Dutch judge has upheld a government plan to ban foreign tourists from buying marijuana by introducing a “weed pass” available only to Dutch citizens and permanent residents.

# amsterdam - Friday 27 April, 2012

Netherlands to decide today on café ban for foreigners

Under the ban, foreigners will not be able to access the country’s cannabis cafés.

# amsterdam - Sunday 22 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here’s some (well, nine) things you should know this Sunday am.

# amsterdam - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge PICS: Immortalised in wax - Kate and Will Royal Waxworks This post contains images

PICS: Immortalised in wax - Kate and Will

A year into their marriage, the royal couple are looking a little stiff…oh wait..

# amsterdam - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Holland's Next Top Model winner wins case against modelling agency Next Top Model

Holland's Next Top Model winner wins case against modelling agency

Ananda Marchildon claimed that Elite dropped her because her 34.5-inch hips were too big.

# amsterdam - Friday 17 February, 2012

From The42 Clipped wings: Blow for  Manchester United as Antonio Valencia faces a month on the sidelines Title Hopes

Clipped wings: Blow for Manchester United as Antonio Valencia faces a month on the sidelines

“It looks like a bad one,” Ferguson told reporters afterwards.

# amsterdam - Monday 13 February, 2012

Iran denies involvement in Israeli embassy attacks

An explosion struck an embassy car in New Delhi, while Georgian authorities defused a grenade attached to a car in Tbilisi.

Suspect arrested as Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport evacuated in bomb threat

An airport spokesman said two departure halls have been evacuated after a threat received earlier this morning.

# amsterdam - Friday 16 December, 2011

Barcelona the top destination for Irish seeking festive getaway

New figures show that Irish spend on average €441 for a festive getaway over the Christmas and New Year period, just below the European average.

# amsterdam - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Room with a view: exhibition shows 24 hours worth of Flickr photos Quick Pic This post contains images

Room with a view: exhibition shows 24 hours worth of Flickr photos

Artist Erik Kessels has a new take on the photography room.

# amsterdam - Monday 14 November, 2011

Dublin Airport body scanner tests delayed until 2012

Meanwhile, today the European Commission adopted guidelines concerning the use of the controversial scanning machines at airports across the EU.

# amsterdam - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops

The city of Maastricht has implemented the ban to show the government that a nationwide restriction on foreign tourists won’t work.

# amsterdam - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Dutch authorities uncover child pornography on 'hidden' websites

The authorities say the discovery was sparked by an investigation into a former pre-school worker suspected of abusing young children.

Dublin Airport to begin trial on new full-body scanners

Here’s how you might look with the new scanners, which will be trialled on staff only for 18 months beginning in November.

# amsterdam - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges

Geert Wilders had compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and faced charges of hate speech and discrimination.

# amsterdam - Friday 27 May, 2011

Dutch government says tourists will be banned from buying cannabis in cafes

Ministers say new regulations will mean only registered Dutch residents will be able to buy cannabis through the country’s coffee shops.

# amsterdam - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Body parts found in Amsterdam canal in search for Paul Nolan Miralles

The family of the missing Irishman who had been living in Amsterdam have been searching for more body parts following the discovery of a bag and jacket belonged to Nolan Miralles, missing since last week.

# amsterdam - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Body spotted during Amsterdam search for missing Irishman

Paul Nolan Miralles’ sister says she believes her brother’s body has been seen and the family are waiting for police divers to recover it from the canal.

# amsterdam - Monday 18 April, 2011

Sonar and police divers used in continuing search for Irishman missing in Amsterdam

Sister of Paul Nolan Miralles, who has been missing since the early hours of last Wednesday, says family is “in bits” over his disappearance.

# amsterdam - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Family of missing Irishman in Amsterdam appeal for information

The family of missing Paul Nolan Miralles say they ‘expect the worst outcome’ as they try to locate the 36-year-old who went missing in Amsterdam last Wednesday.

# amsterdam - Monday 11 April, 2011

Dutch mall shooter fired over 100 rounds in minutes

Tristan van der Vlis used three different guns during his shooting rampage on Saturday, in which he killed six people and injured 17 others.

# amsterdam - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Dutch mourn victims of shopping mall shooting that left six people dead

Police have identified the shooter who wounded 15 others including an infant before he shot himself in the head. He had previously been investigated for weapons offences.

# amsterdam - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Man sets himself on fire outside Amsterdam's Royal Palace

A video of the incident shows people trying to put out the fire using their coats.

# amsterdam - Friday 22 October, 2010

One missing after Dutch ferry collision

Dutch rescue workers are still searching the waters for a missing man hours after a collision between a freight ship and a small passenger ferry.

# amsterdam - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

Dutch police question men over terror suspicion

Taped-up bundles found in passengers’ luggage have led to suspicions about a “dry run” for a terrorist attack.

# amsterdam - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

IT MAY HAVE appeared to be nothing but a simple tree, nestled in the middle of the centre of Amsterdam. To Anne Frank, though, it had an entirely different significance.

The massive tree that helped to keep the teenage Anne Frank perked up while she hid from the Nazis has been toppled by an intense storm of wind and heavy rain on Monday night.

“Nearly every morning I go to the attic to blow the stuffy air out of my lungs,” Frank had written in her diary in February 1944, shortly before her family was discovered.

“From my favorite spot on the floor I look up at the blue sky and the bare chestnut tree, on whose branches little raindrops shine, appearing like silver, and at the seagulls and other birds as they glide on the wind.”

The once-formidable 150-year-old horse chestnut tree snapped about a metre above ground and crashed across several gardens during the storm, having already been significantly weakened by an aggressive fungus.

The fallen tree damaged a brick wall and some sheds, but nearby buildings – including the house in which Frank lived, which is now a museum -escaped damage. There were no human injuries.

Amsterdam city authorities had ordered the tree to be cut down in 2007, such was the danger its fungus had posed. It was saved after a worldwide petition by people seeing the tree as a symbol of freedom.

As a result, however, it had been encased with a steel support which failed during the storm.