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Sick benefit reform puts people back to work

The government’s reforms to sick benefits have resulted in a large number of people moving into work or training programmes.

Sweden’s latest hotel experience – up a tree

Sweden’s latest hotel experience – up a tree

Swedish hoteliers have already given tourists the chance to live in a hotel made of ice and a hotel under a lake, so it was only a matter of time before someone decided to put a hotel in a tree.

Sale of old stuffed bird goes to Supreme Court

Sale of old stuffed bird goes to Supreme Court

A man who sold a nearly 50-year-old stuffed bird on the internet is being taken to Sweden’s Supreme Court by prosecutors, who claim that he has broken laws designed to protect endangered species.

Forsberg calls time on shoe firm

Forsberg calls time on shoe firm

Swedish ice hockey legend Peter Forsberg has announced the closure of his shoe firm Pforce which became synonymous with the Crocs brand of sandals in Sweden - known as "Foppatofflan" after the star's nickname.

Police break car chase as fuel runs dry

Police break car chase as fuel runs dry

A police unit was forced to give up the chase of a getaway vehicle in northern Sweden as it ran out of fuel, with officers unable to fill up as they had only a charge card for a petrol station 20 kilometres away.

Murder suspect moved fiancée’s body: court

Murder suspect moved fiancée’s body: court

A man accused of murdering his fiancée has been found guilty of moving and hiding her body after her death.

Passengers trapped on sweltering train

Passengers trapped on sweltering train

Passengers were trapped on a train in sweltering heat for nearly seven hours on Tuesday afternoon, for much of the time without food or water. Rail operator SJ said on Wednesday afternoon that it would offer all passengers 800 kronor in compensation and refund the cost of their tickets.

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SVT fulfils public service mandate: report

Sveriges Television (SVT) offers a clear alternative to the commercial television channels and offers programming which "the market" does not, a new inspection report has said.

Dairy pays Greek man for Turkish yoghurt pic

Dairy pays Greek man for Turkish yoghurt pic

Lindahls dairy in Jönköping in Sweden has paid almost two million kronor ($270,000) in compensation to Minas Karatzoglis, a Greek man whose picture is used on a Turkish yoghurt product.

Littorin: I wanted to protect my family

Littorin: I wanted to protect my family

Sven Otto Littorin has explained that he resigned as employment minister to save his family and friends from "untrue and very unpleasant information" in response to allegations that he bought sex in 2006.

Health experts warn against obesity drugs

Health experts warn against obesity drugs

Experts attending the 11th International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm this week warned that over-the-counter slimming supplements were a waste of money and could in fact be detrimental to health.