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Norway fire engines spark construction issue +

Inspectors find that the modern vehicles are just too heavy for the floor of Stavanger’s 60-year-old fire station.

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Published on 5th April, 2017 at 18:51
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Therese Johaug doping ban appealed +

International Skiing Federation officials are dissatisfied with sanctions against the Norwegian cross-country skier.

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Published on 7th March, 2017 at 21:30
by Charlotte Bryan.

Western Norway weather caused ski season injuries +

11 people in Vest-Agder County’s Sirdal needed medical attention, Sunday.

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Published on 6th March, 2017 at 19:36
by Sarah Bostock.

 

Norwegian Foreign Minister visits Colombia +

Norway’s Børge Brende travels to the country as the bipartite FARC-government peace deal progresses towards what is hoped will be realisation.

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Published on 3rd March, 2017 at 22:23
by Michael Sandelson.

Norway 5G network trials to start +

Businessman with his mobile Norwegians and others are to benefit from faster mobile network services in the near future. Testing starts this year.

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Published on 2nd March, 2017 at 00:01
by Sarah Bostock.

 

Norway-made missiles for German submarines +

Test firing the Naval Strike Missile Germany is to purchase naval strike missiles from Norwegian arms producer Kongsberg.

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Published on 14th February, 2017 at 19:59
by Sarah Bostock.

Fischer drops Johaug deal +

The internationally-known Nordic Skiing brand cancels their contract with the Norwegian cross-country skier.

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Published on 14th February, 2017 at 13:11
by Charlotte Bryan.
Last Updated on 7th March 2017 at 20:53.

 

Sami gets academic boost +

Sápmi territory Nordland County’s Nord University in Bodø with new Sami language courses to students undergoing teacher training.

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Published on 9th February, 2017 at 11:44
by Sarah Bostock.

Three Russian intelligence agencies in Norway +

Dedicated servers Russia’s SVR, GRU, and FSB are believed to have operations in the Scandinavian country, the Police Security Service (PST) says.

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Published on 4th February, 2017 at 12:25
by Sarah Bostock.
Last Updated on 4th February 2017 at 12:57.

 

Norwegian Church adopts LGBT community marriage liturgy +

Same-sex couples may now get married in church in Norway following a historic decision.

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Published on 31st January, 2017 at 18:51
by Charlotte Bryan.

Airport strike threat on the horizon +

Oslo Gardermoen check-in hall Passengers face a February with industrial action should forthcoming mediation talks fail.

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Published on 25th January, 2017 at 10:43
by Sarah Bostock.

 

Norway notches up another record deportation year +

Norwegian border Police forcibly deported over 8,000 immigrants without the legal right of abode in 2016, new figures show.

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Published on 23rd January, 2017 at 19:22
by Charlotte Bryan.

Sikorsky alert bulletin grounded offshore helicopter traffic +

Flights from western Norway airports were stopped after an alert service bulletin was received from the manufacturer, Tuesday.

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Published on 11th January, 2017 at 15:06
by Charlotte Bryan and Michael Sandelson.

 

Game of Thrones leaves TV for tertiary education +

Western Norway academics regularly discuss legends in their lunchtimes. They are now turning these regular HBO-centred debates into a seminar for all.

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Published on 9th January, 2017 at 21:45
by Charlotte Bryan.
Last Updated on 9th January 2017 at 22:02.

Norway prices rise +

Thousand-kroner notes CPI-related energy costs have increased 12.7 per cent and food has become 2.6 per cent more expensive since September last year, a recent OECD report shows.

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Published on 7th November, 2016 at 09:58
by Charlotte Bryan.

 

Norwegians lower meat consumption for the environment +

Cow portrait, Norway Norwegians are willing to decrease utilisation to prevent further climate change, a new report shows.

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Published on 4th November, 2016 at 10:57
by Charlotte Bryan.

Pulpit Rock gets new tourist high +

Preikestolen Visitor numbers to western Norway’s Preikestolen smash previous records.

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Published on 1st November, 2016 at 14:11
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Refugee settlement highest in Hordaland +

The western Norway county currently leads 2016’s residence statistics regarding displaced persons, latest figures show.

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Published on 17th October, 2016 at 11:57
by Charlotte Bryan.
Last Updated on 17th October 2016 at 12:07.

Fire crews save hundreds of animals +

220 cows were rescued from being burned to death in eastern Norway’s Hedmark County.

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Published on 13th October, 2016 at 15:54
by Charlotte Bryan.

 

Non-socialists retain majority despite Rightist fall +

Norwegian ballot box Populist Party Progress’ (FrP) performance pitches downwards, while the Conservatives (H) increase their popularity, a new poll shows.

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Published on 5th October, 2016 at 10:10
by Michael Sandelson.
Last Updated on 5th October 2016 at 10:32.

Government confident employment rate will rise +

A 0.5 per cent fall for 2015 concerns both unions and politicians. Officials are optimistic that the situation is going to alter.

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Published on 3rd October, 2016 at 14:56
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Train strike hits eastern Norway worst +

An NSB local train 170 departures are cancelled and 71 drivers stage industrial action after mediation talks break down.

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Published on 29th September, 2016 at 09:35
by Michael Sandelson.
Last Updated on 29th September 2016 at 09:46.

SAS Oslo-Miami route airborne +

Miami skyline The carrier’s maiden flight took off from Gardermoen to the favoured US tourist destination, Wednesday.

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Published on 28th September, 2016 at 20:22
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Centrists eye cutting foreigners’ belief funding +

Handful of kroner Religious or spiritual communities will be denied financial support for members without Norwegian citizenship if the proposal to change the rules passes.

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Published on 14th September, 2016 at 15:59
by Michael Sandelson.

Lavatory drama in Drammen +

Firefighters had to rescue the unfortunate 20-year-old from beneath the seat of the outside toilet in eastern Norway after he got stuck there.

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Published on 29th August, 2016 at 10:12
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

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