News headlines for October 13, 2011

Planes, palaces and holiday homes: how the recession has hit Beatrix

Even Beatrix is not immune from the recession, it seems. The royal household budget, foreign trips and a holiday home in Mozambique have all been cut back or given up in the last year.

Bursting at the seams: Why Amsterdam faces a housing crisis by 2025

Amsterdam is running out of space - and time - to house its rapidly growing population, according to a study which predicts 110,000 more people will be living in the city by 2025.

Hospital’s poor safety culture blamed for deaths of stomach patients

A hospital where five patients died following stomach reduction surgery has been heavily criticised for its safety procedures.

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