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NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 07:25
Good morning! There is a lot of sport on the program, including the grand prix of Azerbaijan and the cup final between Ajax and PSV. And there is a special protest at the Drielandenpunt.
First the weather: there are first good sunny periods, this afternoon veil clouds occur. With a weak to moderate easterly wind, it will be a maximum of 18 degrees.
Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. And view the rail timetable here.
What can you expect today?
At the Drielandenpunt in Vaals, residents’ groups from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are holding a protest against noise nuisance from the many motor bikes in the area. The activists want rules to be introduced and roads can sometimes be closed. Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper are leaving for Liverpool for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Dutch will be in the semifinals on Tuesday 9 May. It is the last day on which the tax return can be completed. According to the Tax and Customs Administration, it is also busy this year: “There are probably still many people who file their returns at the last minute or request a postponement,” said a spokesperson. About 7 million private individuals and 1.8 million entrepreneurs were previously asked to file a tax return. From 6 p.m. Ajax and PSV will compete for the KNVB Cup. You can follow the final in De Kuip live on NOS. We will update you online in a live blog, on NPO Radio 1 you can experience the entire match live. Before that there is already the grand prix of Azerbaijan (1 p.m.), which you can also follow in our live blog. Max Verstappen starts from P2, behind Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.
What did you miss?
Once again there has been an explosion on the Crooswijkseweg in Rotterdam. Around 2:30 am last night an explosive went off at the building of a toko, the police reported. No one was injured. It is the fourth incident on this street this week. On Friday, another attack was prevented. Yesterday an object was found in front of a toko in the street.
Rotterdam has been plagued by explosions lately. So far this year, explosives have been installed at more than fifty business premises and residential homes in Rotterdam. That is more than in the whole of 2022. It would concern drug-related incidents.
Other news from the night:
Six injured after stabbing at Maastricht limestone quarry: Six people were injured in a brawl in the ENCI quarry near Maastricht last night, two of them seriously. They sustained stab wounds. Three people have been arrested, they are suspected of public violence and attempted manslaughter. Brazil reverses blockade of chat app Telegram: Internet providers in Brazil have lifted the blockade of the chat app after a federal judge’s ruling. Telegram was taken offline in the South American country on Thursday after a Supreme Court judge ordered a blockade in March in a wheelchair’ in time and distance. The 26-year-old wheelchair tennis player started his attempt to ride on the rear wheels of his wheelchair as long and as far as possible on an athletics track in Arnhem yesterday at noon. At around 10 p.m., he stopped the record attempt. The Arnhemmer had then covered a distance of more than 30 kilometers.
And then this:
This Saturday is the day: the British King Charles will be officially crowned. What’s going to happen? Correspondent Fleur Launspach on what to expect on Coronation Day, the UK’s first in seventy years.
Crown jewels, holy oil and balcony scene: this is how Charles is crowned