"Fortunately no corpses, but unimaginable destruction"

Bocholt. (Rü) On the early Tuesday evening of August 4, 2020 at 18:08 p.m. local time, a detonation in the port of Beirut tore apart the silence of the evening. 2.750 tons of exploding ammonium nitrate destroy parts of the port and cause damage in large parts of the city. At least 220 people are killed and more than 6.000 injured. None 24 [...]

First City Councilor Thomas Waschki receives the German Fire Brigade Medal of Honor

Bocholt (PID). Great honor for Thomas Waschki: On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Thomas Waschki, First City Councilor, received the German Fire Brigade Medal of Honor for his commitment to the fire service in the city of Bocholt and for his work as head of the “Staff for Extraordinary Events”. The award took place after the fire-fighting policy discussion that the city of Bocholt has been holding since [...]

Serious accident at work at the new learning facility

The fire brigade in Bocholt was called to an accident at work on the construction site of the future learning center at 11.56:XNUMX a.m. A square timber fell into the interior of the building from a height of around twelve meters and injured two workers, some seriously. Both workers were initially provided with rescue services. One of the injured had to be due to the [...]

Car driver overlooks cyclists

Bocholt (ots) - A 27-year-old suffered minor injuries in Bocholt on Thursday. The Bocholter rode his mountain bike out of town on the Dingdener Straße bike path around 14.30 p.m. A 62-year-old car driver from Bocholt overlooked the cyclist driving in the same direction on the cycle path when she wanted to turn right into the parking lot of a hardware store. Of the […]

Hybrid election arenas for mayoral elections

Bocholt (PID). In preparation for the 2020 local elections, the candidates for the integration council election and the mayoral election on August 24, 25 and 27, 2020 will answer questions from the public. All eight applicants were invited to the mayoral election as well as the six individual applicants. List representatives for the election of the integration council. The representatives for the integration council election will present themselves on [...]

City cycling: Get on your bike - for a good climate!

Bocholt (PID). It starts on Sunday: "CITY CYCLING is a statement for climate protection and for cycling!" Says Angela Theurich. As an environmental officer, she is passionate about both topics and is happy about the many registrations that have already been received. There are now more than 500 and that is by no means all. The [...]

Police controls: every third cyclist behaves incorrectly

More than 750 bicycle and pedelec riders were injured in traffic accidents in 2019. Five were killed and 94 seriously injured. In view of these numbers, it is obvious that increasing cycling safety is a primary goal of the Borken district police force. On Wednesday, the police in Ahaus, Bocholt, Borken, Gescher, Gronau, Vreden and Stadtlohn carried out key checks [...]

Accident escape / two possible accident sites

Bocholt (ots) - On Thursday morning, a gray Opel Astra was hit and damaged. Despite the damage to property amounting to around 1.000 euros, the person who caused the accident left without having fulfilled his obligations. The scene of the accident is the parking lane on the street “Am Kreuzberg” (08.30am - 10.00am) and Bronckhorststraße (10.10-10.20am [...]

Accident on the Moltkestrasse

Bocholt (ots) - From Wednesday, 20.00 p.m. to Thursday, 08.45:1.000 a.m., a black VW Touran was hit and damaged on Moltkestrasse. Despite the damage to property of around XNUMX euros, the person who caused the accident left without having fulfilled his obligations. Witnesses are asked to contact the traffic commissioner in Bocholt [...]

3,7 million euros for the St. Agnes Hospital

The North Rhine-Westphalian state government is supporting the hospital infrastructure in the state with a special investment program. The hospitals in the Borken district also benefit from the funding program and receive a total of 12.407.388 euros. The St. Agnes Hospital in Bocholt accounts for 3,7 million euros.

City administration: Only street musicians are allowed to play live in beer gardens

By BERTHOLD BLESENKEMPER Partial success for Ronald Boterkoper. The landlord of the Schiffchen restaurant can now offer live music in his beer garden "within a certain framework," as the city administration announced at Made in Bocholt's request. However, as is customary on Ravardistraße, he is only allowed to hire street musicians who do not use any technology, but only “play unplugged”. Of the […]

Stadtsparkasse closes branch due to suspected corona case

As a precautionary measure in connection with a suspected corona case, the Stadtsparkassen branch on Dinxperloerstraße is closed until further notice. All ATMs and self-service machines are still available. The mailbox cannot currently be used. The transfers or the like. can be handed in at the other branches or at the main office on Markt 8. The Sparkasse shares this on its [...]