Sales up at Swedish state liquor stores

Sales up at Swedish state liquor stores

Sales at Sweden's state-run alcohol retail monopoly Systembolaget, measured in terms of the amount of goods sold, increased by 9.2 percent in the first seven months of 2009 compared to the same period last year.

Porpoises make welcome Baltic return

Porpoises make welcome Baltic return

Marine biologists have been thrilled to hear of two porpoise sightings in the Baltic Sea in recent days. The blunt-snouted mammals, relatively common off Sweden's west coast, have become almost extinct in the Baltic.

Uppsala father gets two years in prison

Uppsala father gets two years in prison

A 58-year-old father of four in Uppsala has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for abusing his wife and children.

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Le Bon Palais, Barnhusgatan 12

Le Bon Palias is a stylish nightclub with a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. With its beautiful chandeliers and expensive furniture, this place truly knows the essence of luxury. The large discotheque can easily hold 1,000 people, and it usually does on most nights.

Sweden’s Assman hosts human duck race

Sweden’s Assman hosts human duck race

The small western Sweden village of Uddebo will play host to a slew of "flabby old men" dressed as ducks racing down the Assman waterway next Saturday.

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Youth unemployment doubles in Sweden

Unemployment in Sweden amounted to 251,000 in July, with a further 4,400 served notice.

Vietnamese workers in north-south berry dispute

Vietnamese workers in north-south berry dispute

Vietnamese migrant workers, in Sweden to harvest berries, have gone out on strike in protest at the tough working conditions, according to a report in local newspaper Värmlands Folkblad.

‘Super bunker’ houses Sweden’s top criminals

‘Super bunker’ houses Sweden’s top criminals

The new high security bunker at Kumla prison in central Sweden is now home to around a dozen of Sweden's most hardened criminals. The facility has space for 24 in total.

Prize-winning businessmen give the gift of experience

Prize-winning businessmen give the gift of experience

Crowned Stockholm businessmen of the year in 2008, Brits Martin Charlton and Jonathan Kirby are the people to turn to when it comes to giving the gift of dog-sledding, hot-air ballooning or wolf-patting.

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Parents jailed for lashing 11-year-old son

The parents of an 11-year-old boy have been imprisoned by a Swedish court for doling out regular punishment with a belt which left their son bleeding from cuts on his back.

Fuglesang heads for second space adventure

Fuglesang heads for second space adventure

Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang has begun preparations in Houston, Texas for his second trip into space.

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School offers reward for student recruits

The perilous financial position for many independent schools in Jönköping in southern Sweden has led to one offering unusual incentives to persuade friends to sign up.