Russian diplomat expelled, social exclusion among kids, activists ruffle Easter feathers

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Sweden decided this week to expel a Russian diplomat as part of a coordinated, international response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK.

Children living in Sweden's so-called vulnerable areas have lower school results, worse health levels and poorer material living standards than children in non-vulnerable areas. The findings are in the Children's Ombudsman latest annual report. We have spoken to the report's co-author Johanna Björk.

The winner of the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was announced this week. This year's laureate is Brooklyn-based author Jacqueline Woodson. Hear her reaction in the programme.

This week also marked 50 years since the death of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. In the Sixties, he came to Sweden as part of an international propaganda tour. Space researcher Sven Grahn who was 18 at the time, went out to the Arlanda airport to greet his hero.

Animal-rights activists have ruffled some feathers ahead of this weekend's Easter celebrations. Hear what happened - from animal-rights activist Moa Ritcher Hagert.