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Krona hits 14-year high against pound

Tourists from Sweden are set to benefit this spring as the krona continues to strengthen against major global currencies.

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AstraZeneca to slash 900 jobs in Lund

Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca has announced it is shutting down its research facility in Lund in southern Sweden as part of a package of global cutbacks.

Grieving mother denied sickness benefit

Grieving mother denied sickness benefit

A Swedish court has ruled that 24-year-old Sofie Karlsson lost her right to sickness benefit by failing to register as unemployed the day after the cancer death of her infant son.

The animal horror picture show

The animal horror picture show

Occasionally, while driving along the motorway, we city dwellers stare with wonder at the lines of trees that fill the long gaps between petrol stations and wonder: What dangerous beasts lurk therein?

Opposition to end housekeeping tax relief

Opposition to end housekeeping tax relief

The left-green opposition has confirmed that it plans to abolish the system of tax relief for household services that the government claims has generated 7,000 jobs.

‘SAS looking for a buyer’: CEO

‘SAS looking for a buyer’: CEO

SAS Scandinavian Airlines would be better off sold or merged with another airline, the company's CEO, Mats Jansson, said on Tuesday.

Immigrants cleaning Swedish cities: report

Immigrants cleaning Swedish cities: report

Immigrants workers make up 41 percent of Sweden's cleaners despite accounting for only 16 percent of the workforce. In the cities the numbers are even higher, a new report shows.

Win tickets to action-packed English-language theatre show

Win tickets to action-packed English-language theatre show

Stockholm theatre group Improvisation and Co. is currently wowing Stockholm audiences with its ad hoc brand of thrilling on-stage action. The Local has tickets to the show.

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Driver reported for kicking gay man off bus

The discrimination ombudsman (DO) has asked Stockholm local transport authority, SL, to adequately compensate a gay man after a bus driver ordered him to leave the bus.

Icy roads warning across Sweden

Icy roads warning across Sweden

Tuesday morning commuters have been warned to exert extra caution on the roads as ice warnings are issued at several locations across Sweden.

Sweden plans 2,000 wind turbines

Sweden plans 2,000 wind turbines

The Swedish government has announced plans for the construction of 2,000 wind turbines over the next ten years, writes enterprise minister Maud Olofsson in an opinion article in Dagens Nyheter on Tuesday.

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Swedish research finds new meningitis bacteria

A new bacteria thought to be a cause of meningitis has been found in ticks, new Swedish research shows.