The controversial proposal to significantly raise the cost of travelling on public transport in Stockholm could be put on ice, thanks to the Sweden Democrats.
- Will not vote for SEK100 increase in the capital.
- Known as the "pappamånad" months assigned to fathers.
The government said on Thursday that it expects parliament to pass its proposal for a third paternity month, to be introduced in 2016.
- Bribery and racketeering cases.
While top level officials at the international governing body of association football, FIFA, and others face charges of bribery amounting to more than 150 million dollars, David Lynch, who coaches young soccer players for AIK in Stockholm, says the news came as no surprise to him.
- Hitchcock spy thriller turned into Swedish opera.
A "notorious" opera will take place this autumn in the west coast city of Gothenburg, which will attract film fans as well as opera buffs.
- Will carry over into Friday.
Rail passengers travelling between Sweden's three major cities were warned on Thursday of extensive delays carrying over into Friday, after an overhead power cable fell across train tracks.
- Only behind the Beatles.
Swedish producer and songwriter Max Martin scored his 20th US Billboard number one hit on Wednesday, with Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood".
- "Rigorous testing of pupils".
She turned around a failing school in a deprived area of inner-city London, described as "feral", into one judged by school inspectors as "outstanding". Now Dame Sally Coates has been to Stockholm to offer Sweden's head teachers some lessons in school leadership.