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Archive for Mon, 19 Apr 2010

Southern Sweden faces airspace shutdown

Southern Sweden faces airspace shutdown

A new airspace shutdown has been announced for southern parts of Sweden from 8pm on Monday.

The Ark pulls tax trick with music magazine

The Ark pulls tax trick with music magazine

Swedish glam band The Ark has taken a novel approach to combating music industry monetary woes by releasing its new album as a magazine freebie.

Sweden's nurse Freddy 'better than Paul Potts'

Sweden's nurse Freddy 'better than Paul Potts'

Opera-singing nurse Freddy Amigo is being billed as Sweden's answer to Paul Potts after a show-stopping performance on talent show Talang 2010.

Court clears Shell for Sweden gas drilling

UK-Dutch energy firm Royal Dutch Shell has received the retroactive backing of an environmental court over its test drilling for natural gas in Skåne in southern Sweden.

Tuesday deadline for UK expat voter registration

Tuesday deadline for UK expat voter registration

Britons abroad have until Tuesday April 20th to register to cast their vote by post or proxy in next month's UK general election.

Riksbank chief misses rate meeting

Riksbank chief misses rate meeting

Swedish Riksbank head Stefan Ingves missed a key monetary policy meeting on Monday morning as he was travelling overland from Spain due to a Swedish airspace shutdown.

Foreign cars build up at Swedish rental firms

With much of Europe's airspace remaining closed on Monday, Swedish car hire firms are battling with the logistics of foreign-registered cars in need of repatriation.

Aussie rules in world's tallest volleyball team

Aussie rules in world's tallest volleyball team

Billed as the world's tallest volleyball team, Linköping went into this weekend's Swedish title decider knowing its mix of local lads and gigantic Australians would need to put in a towering performance to see off gutsy Falkenberg. Ben Kersley followed the action.

Major Swedish airports reopen

Major Swedish airports reopen

Arlanda and Landvetter and Bromma airports have reopened for air traffic on Monday morning, the Civil Aviation Authority (Luftfartsverket - LFV) has confirmed.

SAS planes grounded until Tuesday

SAS planes grounded until Tuesday

Scandinavian airline SAS has confirmed that almost all its flights would remain grounded on Monday except for flights from the US and a few from Norway.

Winter chill causes home heating headache

The cold winter in Sweden has left every fifth household struggling to pay their electricity bills, according to a new survey published in the Dagens Industri daily.

Body found after months by railway line

A person was found dead on Sunday afternoon by a train driver by the tracks near Kristianstad in southern Sweden.