Locals hire top lawyer to block Utøya memorial

Locals hire top lawyer to block Utøya memorial

Residents of Sørbråten, the peninsular slated to receive a memorial to those killed on Utøya, have hired one of Norway's top lawyers to prevent it ever being constructed.

Norway sets ‘high’ whale quota

Norway sets ‘high’ whale quota

Norway maintained on Tuesday its quota of previous years to hunt up to 1,286 whales in its waters in 2014, despite whalers repeatedly catching less than the limit.

Princess takes ‘book train’ down Norway coast

Princess takes ‘book train’ down Norway coast

Crown Princess Mette-Marit has launched a two day literary train voyage down the West coast of Norway, stopping off at along the way to read to children and encourage them to take out books from the library.

April Fool: The Local’s day in gags

April Fool: The Local’s day in gags

OK, the joke’s over. It’s time for us to reveal which of our The Local’s stories across our network today were red herrings, or April fish as they say in France and Italy.

Norway’s NRK to air ‘Slow TV’ snow melt

Norway’s NRK to air ‘Slow TV’ snow melt

Norway's NRK channel wants viewers to literally watch snow melt next month, as it tracks the disappearance of the last patches of seasonal winter snow across the country in a week-long, 168-hour 'Slow TV' extravaganza.

German police grill Krekar in Oslo court

German police grill Krekar in Oslo court

Norway-based Islamic militant Mullah Krekar was questioned by German police on Monday over his role in forming an international terrorist network, Norway's TV2 channel has reported.

Fjord town reeks of faeces after septic spill

Fjord town reeks of faeces after septic spill

The picturesque fjord-side university town of Volda was doused in faeces on Monday night when a lorry carrying the contents of dozens of septic tanks accidentally dropped its load on the road just outside town.