Cold and cloudy weather over Christmas

Cold and cloudy weather over Christmas

Cold and cloudy weather across most of Sweden is forecast for the Christmas period, according to the Swedish meteorological agency (SMHI).

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Redundancies rocket in December

A total of 14,773 people have so far been made redundant in Sweden in December, according to new figures from the public employment agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).

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Volvo Cars not to contest manslaughter verdict

Volvo Cars has said it will not appeal against a ruling in a French court ordering the Swedish car maker to pay a €200,000 fine for manslaughter relating to a fatal crash in 1999.

Queen Silvia: ‘No plans to retire’

Queen Silvia: ‘No plans to retire’

Sweden's Queen Silvia has confirmed that she has no plans to retire despite reaching the retirement age of 65.

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Court rejects Albanian extradition request

The Swedish Supreme Court (HD) has backed a decision by prosecutors not to extradite a woman suspected of carrying out several murders in Albania due to concerns that her human rights would not be respected.

‘Farmer’ Prince moves south for studies

‘Farmer’ Prince moves south for studies

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip is to move south next month to begin a two-year course at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Alnarp, a small town just outside Malmö.

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Physio cautioned for ovary examination

A physiotherapist has been cautioned for improper conduct in connection with an examination of a patient's knee complaint. The examination included an extended 'rummaging' around the female patient's ovaries.

Finding your roots in Sweden

Finding your roots in Sweden

Fresh from a visit to the homestead of her ancestors, Marge Thorell has practical advice for anyone wishing to trace their Swedish roots.

Swedish households remain pessimistic

Swedish households remain pessimistic

With the state of the Swedish economy considerably weaker than normal, households remain pessimistic over their private finances and the nation's economy, a new report from the National Institute of Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutet - NIER) shows.

Fanni Risberg – In transit on England’s south coast

Fanni Risberg – In transit on England’s south coast

Swedish singer-songwriter and actress Fanni Risberg takes time out from recording her debut album to talk to Peter Vinthagen Simpson about celebrity, female solidarity and the importance of making choices.

Baby Jesus stolen from bible belt crib

Baby Jesus stolen from bible belt crib

A life-size baby Jesus has been the main attraction at the nativity scene at a hotel in Jönköping in southern Sweden. The manger was looking decidedly under-populated on Saturday as a thief stole the child saviour.

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Young arsonists set fire to hospital

Police have questioned a number of boys suspected of setting at least two fires inside Linköping University Hospital in central Sweden on Sunday night.