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Woman threatened to set fire to her children

A woman was taken into psychiatric care on Friday afternoon after threatening to set fire to herself and her three children in an apartment in Karlskrona in southern Sweden.

Bus driver in bitter fight for sartorial rights

Bus driver in bitter fight for sartorial rights

Bus drivers in Umeå in northern Sweden have taken to the streets to protest uniform regulations requiring them to wear a tie to work.

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Economists reject ‘housing bubble’ report

Economists from state-owned mortgage lender SBAB have rejected as unfounded warnings from the National Housing Credit Guarantee Board (BKN) that Sweden stands on the precipice of a house price crash.

Firms under scrutiny over GPS spying

Firms under scrutiny over GPS spying

The Swedish Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen) has announced the launch of a project to review how companies and municipalities use GPS positioning technology to track their staff.

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Public bodies to accept thousands of interns

To meet labour market policy goals the Swedish Alliance government is now demanding that public authorities accept thousands of interns.

Warmer winds carry falling ice warning

Warmer winds carry falling ice warning

A sudden change in the weather in Sweden has led to a heightened risk of icy roads, while pedestrians are urged to watch out for falling ice and snow from buildings.

Malmö mayor says unaware of level of attacks on Jews

Malmö mayor says unaware of level of attacks on Jews

Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu conceded that he has not been sufficiently well informed about the vulnerable situation faced by Jews after meeting with community leaders on Thursday.

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Hemp farmer wins state pay out

A hemp farmer in Halland in western Sweden has won a court ruling stating that his crop was illegally seized by the Swedish state.

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Opposition parties pull away: poll

The left-green opposition coalition has increased its lead over the Alliance government, a new poll on Friday shows.

Travellers given discount after transport turmoil

Travellers given discount after transport turmoil

Stockholm transport authority, SL, has introduced a temporary discount on its monthly passes as compensation for weeks of transport turmoil.