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Lilyhammer comes to Notodden

Steven Van Zandt

It was Steven Van Zandt as Frank Tagliano who presented this year’s Spellemann Prize Blues Award to winner Daniel Eriksen.

Published on 31st July, 2015 at 23:13 under entertainment by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 1st August 2015 at 20:08.

'Blood on Snow' book cover

New from Nesbø: “Blood on Snow”

BOOK REVIEW: Jo Nesbø, Norway’s reigning King of Crime, has a new protagonist.

Published on 30th July, 2015 at 15:58 under entertainment by Christine Foster Meloni.

Cover of the book

Tough Blues ladies in print

‘Crazy Cryin' Blues – Tett på Bluesens kvinner’, is a Norway-produced book portraying central female blues musicians in history.

Published on 29th July, 2015 at 14:43 under entertainment by Tove Andersson.

Solastranden

Stavanger’s Riviera: Curl up with a book on sandy Solastranden

You’re daydreaming about that sandy beach, where you can spend your summer days lounging under the warm sun with a captivating novel in hand.

Published on 24th July, 2015 at 11:19 under columns by Molly Jones.

PACE’s Brasseur to 22 July commemoration

The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly President will participate in the ceremonies commemorating the 77 victims of the Oslo and Utøya terrorist attacks.

Published on 22nd July, 2015 at 00:02 under news by Sarah Bostock.

Catalyst

A Catalyst for growth

Garage Technology Ventures and Startup Lab work together to incubate new technology companies.

Published on 18th July, 2015 at 23:23 under columns by Rasmus Falck.

 

New way to measure blood sugar

High blood sugar reading
A Norwegian company’s intravenous measuring could significantly improve hospital outcomes.

Published on 16th July, 2015 at 09:09 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

Migration is not all about climate change

Moonrise over Durham and the conference
Research on climate change and human migration has come of age.

Published on 14th July, 2015 at 00:07 under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

 

European Human Rights Convention protocol not Scandinavia-ratified

The Council of Europe
The Council of Europe (COE) calls on Denmark, Norway, Sweden and other remaining countries to put this into effect amongst increasing anti-Semitism,…

Published on 10th July, 2015 at 14:18 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.

Norway complaints culture more prevalent

Complaints box
Norwegians’ lamentations are increasing in quantity and scope, reports say.

Published on 9th July, 2015 at 17:39 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Robert Wangard’s “Stalked,” an American crime novel

'Stalked' book cover
BOOK REVIEW: Stalked is the fifth in crime-fiction writer Robert Wangard’s series starring Norwegian American Pete Thorsen.

Published on 8th July, 2015 at 13:16 under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.

OAP trades home for tent

An 86-year-old man in eastern Norway’s Akershus County decides to spend his summer in the senior care home’s garden instead of his room.

Published on 7th July, 2015 at 13:27 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 7th July 2015 at 14:00.

 

Torpedoed German WWII ship found

The MS Rio de Janeiro
A six-year search for the MS Rio de Janeiro ended in success at a depth of 135 metres off the southern Norway coast.

Published on 6th July, 2015 at 20:14 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 6th July 2015 at 20:30.

UNESCO award to Norway

Water power station at Rjukan
The latest World Heritage Committee approval round includes Rjukan-Notodden as a designated World Heritage site.

Published on 6th July, 2015 at 10:13 under news
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 6th July 2015 at 10:37.

 

Grateful Dead concert shows in Norway

Concert promo poster
Music fans and cinemagoers in the Scandinavian country will have a chance to see the American rock band’s final appearance, which celebrates their 50th…

Published on 3rd July, 2015 at 11:43 under entertainment
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 3rd July 2015 at 11:57.

Stavanger’s new oil industry

Nordic Edge Expo
The oil capital aims to become Northern Europe’s smart technology leader.

Published on 2nd July, 2015 at 19:46 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.Last Updated on 3rd July 2015 at 10:08.

 

Norway Puffin numbers hit record low

A puffin (Fratercula arctica)
The past nine or so years have seen almost all south Lofoten archipelago-born Puffins starve to death.

Published on 1st July, 2015 at 23:19 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

Norway military partook in Oslo Pride parade

Military personnel in the parade
Over 25,000 people marched in Saturday’s event in support of the LGBT community.

Published on 1st July, 2015 at 10:25 under news
by Sarah Bostock.

 

Sweden, Norway protest Israel arrests

View of Gaza Strip from Israel (2009)
Government officials in both Scandinavian countries censure the Israeli Navy’s recent action against Gaza Strip-bound boat Marianne av Göteborg.

Published on 30th June, 2015 at 12:42 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Norway company develops smarter targeting

Unacast's core team
Unacast and Total Communicator Systems want to change the way online ads are served.

Published on 30th June, 2015 at 10:13 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

 

Stavanger websites’ rivalry subject

Vikings fighting
Two online publications offer opposing views as to how wise visiting the western Norway city is.

Published on 29th June, 2015 at 15:13 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Dealing with crises

ISCRAM 2015
Disasters and crises can strike at any time. Norway is not immune to these, either.

Published on 29th June, 2015 at 09:19 under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

 

Norway’s 14-year-old record-breaker runner

Sandnes seen from the air (2013)
It’s been quite a month for 14-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the younger brother of Norwegian runners Henrik and Filip Ingebrigtsen.

Published on 26th June, 2015 at 09:50 under columns
by Molly Jones.

Nothing exists alone, for Norwegians or foreigners

One of Nina Ghafari's works
STAVANGER: Norwegian-Iranian artist Nina Ghafari’s first-ever solo exhibition in the western Norway city tackles identities and cultures.

Published on 25th June, 2015 at 14:59 under entertainment
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 25th June 2015 at 18:23.

 

Arendal shows rare WWII paintings

Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall in Arendal
The some 100-work collection in southern Norway is intended to give a seldom insight into art life during the Second World War.

Published on 24th June, 2015 at 12:58 under news
by Manisha Choudhari and Michael Sandelson.

Nudity no for Norwegians

One of the exhibits at Stavanger Museum
Puritanism about nakedness is 'in' in Norway.

Published on 23rd June, 2015 at 16:44 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 23rd June 2015 at 21:02.

 

Swedes may target Schibsted-owned publication

Sweden’s Bonnier might purchase the Norwegian media group’s Aftonbladet, unconfirmed reports say.

Published on 22nd June, 2015 at 13:43 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 22nd June 2015 at 14:32.

Beauty without, beauty within

The 'Vulkana'
TRAVEL: Experience Arctic nature from the serenity of a floating spa aboard the ‘Vulkana’.

Published on 22nd June, 2015 at 10:48 under entertainment
by Molly Jones.

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Oslo Airport gets fresh coffee on wheels
The coffee cart

American company Starbucks introduces a mobile facility for travellers on their way out of Norway.

Politicians propose zero emission zones
Pollution

Appointed officials in Oslo and Bergen are considering banning petrol and diesel vehicles from areas of the city to create emission-free zones.

Norway interest cut sees historic low rate
House on lists

Norges Bank’s Executive Board lowered the key policy rate to 1 per cent, Thursday, to the lowest-ever since the institution’s establishment in 1816.

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