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1 Merseyrail wins Train Operator of the Year award 2015

On 25 November Merseyrail was awarded the Train Operator of the Year 2015 award at the National Cycle Rail Awards 2015 in Westminster.

2 Visit by Sharon Dijksma

The Dutch Minister for Agriculture and the Environment, Sharon Dijksma, visited London on Monday 18 November.

3 Response by His Majesty the King to attacks in Paris

I am deeply shocked by the attacks in Paris yesterday evening. The Netherlands feels a strong bond with France. We stand alongside the French people in mourning the victims. Together with France, we will continue to steadfastly defend freedom against those who use terror to try and undermine it. We will never give up our values of freedom and solidarity. Our thoughts are with all those who are now grieving the loss of their loved ones, and with all the victims of these cowardly attacks.

4 Press statement by Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands, 14 November 2015

Prime Minister Rutte’s reaction to the attacks in Paris.

5 A Royal Visit

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands joined Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron for the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at The Cenotaph, Whitehall yesterday. The ceremony is an opportunity for people in the United Kingdom to pay their respects to those killed in the First and Second World War, as well as later conflicts.

6 70 years of liberation

For Remembrance Sunday on 8 November, the Dutch Embassy in London has created a map of Great Britain which marks the key historic locations for the Anglo-Dutch relationship during the Second World War. Commemorations take place annually in many of these places. The Embassy aims to be present at as many of these events as possible.

7 The Remembrance Ceremony of the Bond van Wapenbroeders

The Remembrance Ceremony of the Bond van Wapenbroeders (Brothers in Arms Veterans of the Netherlands) will be held at the Netherlands’ Field of Honour at the Mill Hill cemetery in North London (NW7 2RR) on Friday 6 November at 3pm.

8 Dutch Safety Board report sheds light on MH17 disaster

According to Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the report by the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) has 'shed much light' on the disaster involving flight MH17. Mr Rutte's comments came after the report's release on Tuesday. 'Today we finally have an answer to that all-important question: what exactly happened on 17 July 2014?,' he said.

9 State Secretary Sander Dekker and Neelie Kroes visit the UK

Dutch State Secretary Sander Dekker, Special Envoy for Start-ups and former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes visited the United Kingdom on 28 and 29 September.

10 Launch of the first “Mini-Holland” in Waltham Forest, London

The long-awaited “Mini-Holland” in the borough of Waltham Forest, the first of three across London, was officially opened on 14 September by the brand new Dutch Ambassador, Simon Smits, the London “Cycling Tsar”, Andrew Gilligan and local dignitaries.