Sweden’s five weirdest hotels

Sweden’s five weirdest hotels

The Tree Hotel, which opens in northern Sweden this week and gives tourists the chance to live in one of several ultra-modernist treehouses, is just the latest addition to and impressive line-up of eccentric Swedish hostelries. The Ice Hotel is perhaps the most famous, but here are some of the others:

placeholder image

Swedes incur US anger over ‘slacker’ Jesus show

Comedy Central, the US television channel which broadcasts South Park, has shown that it is not afraid of courting further controversy after buying in a Swedish idea for a show about Jesus living a regular life in New York, angering US Christian groups.

Waitress demands sick pay for boob op

Waitress demands sick pay for boob op

A waitress who works on a Baltic Sea ferry is suing her employers after they refused to give her sick pay while she was recovering from cosmetic breast surgery.

placeholder image

Man arrested over boy’s death

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in Linköping on suspicion of murdering a two-year-old boy.

Brothers jailed for Vilks arson attack

Brothers jailed for Vilks arson attack

The two brothers accused of fire-bombing the home of Swedish Muhammad cartoonist Lars Vilks, have been imprisoned, with the older brother being served a three year sentence and the younger two years.

placeholder image

SKF reports hike in profits after sales boost

Swedish industrial bearings giant SKF has reported an increase in second-quarter profits on the back of higher sales and production on 2009.

Swedish house prices keep rising

Swedish house prices keep rising

House prices in Sweden rose by two percent in the second quarter compared to the first quarter, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden. Compared with the second quarter last year, prices were up 8 percent.

Klüft in battle for Euros qualification

Klüft in battle for Euros qualification

With just days remaining before deadline for qualification for the 2010 European Championships, Swedish athlete and Olympic heptathlon gold medallist Carolina Klüft is battling to achieve a long jump distance to ensure participation.

Crowds greet Victoria Day despite royal absence

Crowds greet Victoria Day despite royal absence

While Crown Princess Victoria remained away on honeymoon, the crowds turned up as normal to celebrate her 33rd birthday in Borgholm on Öland with Prince Carl Philip on hand to present the Victoria Award to Olympic skier Charlotte Kalla.

placeholder image

What’s On in Sweden: July 16th – July 22nd

What’s on in Sweden: Jason Rouse in Stockholm, The Gothia Cup in Gothenburg and outdoor cinema Malmö.

Swedish waters cleaner than normal

Swedish waters cleaner than normal

The water quality at Swedish swimming beaches is getting cleaner and 2010 set to break quality records, with 95.3 percent of tests from major swimming spots showing safe readings.

Hägglund turns down Stockholm Pride invite

Hägglund turns down Stockholm Pride invite

Christian Democrat (KD) leader Göran Hägglund is the only party leader to have turned down an invitation to attend Stockholm Pride and KD will be the only parliamentary party without representation at the annual LGBT festival, according to the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) daily.