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Friday 17th September

Travellers from Europe to England face fewer Covid tests as UK eases border rules

Travellers from Europe to England face fewer Covid tests as UK eases border rules

Vaccinated travellers from Europe will no longer have to take pre-departure Covid-19 tests or expensive day 2 PCR tests when heading to England, after the UK announced a shake up of border rules on Friday.

‘It’s nearly time’: What will life in Norway be like when last Covid-19 measures are lifted?
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‘It’s nearly time’: What will life in Norway be like when last Covid-19 measures are lifted?

Norway among countries with lowest proportion of women in vocational studies

Norway among countries with lowest proportion of women in vocational studies

What you need to know about Autumn traditions in Norway
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What you need to know about Autumn traditions in Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Thursday 16th September

Cost of living: What do workers in Norway spend their salaries on?

Cost of living: What do workers in Norway spend their salaries on?

What do workers in Norway spend their hard-earned cash on and is there anything left over for leisure? Financial expert Ingvild Aagre goes through the numbers. 

TELL US: What are your top tips for saving money in Norway?
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TELL US: What are your top tips for saving money in Norway?

Could Norway be forced to ration electricity, and what would that mean for you?

Could Norway be forced to ration electricity, and what would that mean for you?

Norwegian expression of the day: Helt Texas
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Norwegian expression of the day: Helt Texas

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 

Wednesday 15th September

Norway election: Is the Nordic swing to the left nothing but an illusion?

Norway election: Is the Nordic swing to the left nothing but an illusion?

For the first time in decades, left-wing parties are set to be in power in all five Nordic countries after Norway's general election. But what does the left's success actually mean?

What changes could Norway’s new government make to taxes? 
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What changes could Norway’s new government make to taxes? 

Jobs in Norway roundup: Is now a great time for a career change?
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Jobs in Norway roundup: Is now a great time for a career change?

Tips for finding an English speaking job in Norway
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Tips for finding an English speaking job in Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

Saturday 11th September

Norway flirts with the idea of a ‘mini Brexit’ in election campaign

Norway flirts with the idea of a ‘mini Brexit’ in election campaign

On paper, Norway's election on Monday looks like it could cool Oslo's relationship with the European Union but analysts say that appearances may be deceiving.

Climate change dominates elections in oil-rich Norway

Climate change dominates elections in oil-rich Norway

Turn off the oil taps? Norway torn between climate and cash

Turn off the oil taps? Norway torn between climate and cash

Friday 10th September

Why people in western Norway are turning down Moderna Covid-19 vaccines

Why people in western Norway are turning down Moderna Covid-19 vaccines

Up to 10,000 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine could go to waste in Bergen due to residents preferring Pfizer jabs. 

Five signs you’ve settled into life in Norway 
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Five signs you’ve settled into life in Norway 

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Wednesday 8th September

EXPLAINED: Why are energy costs soaring in southern Norway? 

EXPLAINED: Why are energy costs soaring in southern Norway? 

Electricity bills for customers in southern Norway are shooting up due to record-high energy prices, leaving a big dent in people's pockets. Here's why. 

Working in Norway: A weekly roundup of the latest jobs news and talking points 
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Working in Norway: A weekly roundup of the latest jobs news and talking points 

EXPLAINED: Who’s who in Norway’s 2021 election race

EXPLAINED: Who’s who in Norway’s 2021 election race

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

Tuesday 7th September

Norwegian election: Which parties could hit the ‘sperregrense’ jackpot? 
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Norwegian election: Which parties could hit the ‘sperregrense’ jackpot? 

What is 'sperregrense' and why could it have a massive impact on today's Norwegian election? Here's what you need to know.

Why the cost of home renovations in Norway is rising

Why the cost of home renovations in Norway is rising

Six things foreigners should expect if they live in Oslo
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Six things foreigners should expect if they live in Oslo

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

Monday 6th September

ANALYSIS: What will happen in the Norwegian election on Monday?

ANALYSIS: What will happen in the Norwegian election on Monday?

The Norwegian election is upon us, with voters heading to the ballot boxes across the country on Monday. So, what do the latest polls say, and what's likely to happen? 

What parents should know about mass Covid-19 testing in Oslo schools

What parents should know about mass Covid-19 testing in Oslo schools

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Sunday 5th September

Why is Norway’s football manager calling for people to vote against the government?

Why is Norway’s football manager calling for people to vote against the government?

Norway's football manager, Stale Solbakken, has courted controversy by suggesting that people vote for a change in government ahead of the next election. Here's why.

Saturday 4th September

Why are books so expensive in Norway? 

Why are books so expensive in Norway? 

If you’ve ever stepped into a Norwegian bookshop and been shocked at the prices, you’re not the only one. In Norway, you can expect to pay much more than you would in the UK. So why is reading so expensive? 

Friday 3rd September

IN DETAIL: What you need to know about Norway’s new Covid travel rules
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IN DETAIL: What you need to know about Norway’s new Covid travel rules

The Norwegian government has announced a massive overhaul of its Covid border restrictions, including new rules for those from outside the European Economic Area and vaccine pass holders from the UK. Here's everything you need to know.

Oslo to Gothenburg train service set to make a return

Oslo to Gothenburg train service set to make a return

Norway seizes 100 Iraqi archaeological objects

Norway seizes 100 Iraqi archaeological objects

Norwegian word of the day: Liksom
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Norwegian word of the day: Liksom

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Wednesday 1st September

Working in Norway: A weekly roundup of the latest jobs new and talking points
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Working in Norway: A weekly roundup of the latest jobs new and talking points

Every week The Local brings you a roundup of the latest jobs news and talking points related to working life in Norway. This week we’re looking at crunch talks over support for laid-off workers and asking whether you love or loathe working from home. 

New figures reveal how many Afghans have been evacuated to Norway

New figures reveal how many Afghans have been evacuated to Norway

What changes about life in Norway in September 2021
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What changes about life in Norway in September 2021

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

Tuesday 31st August

How to get a work permit in Norway
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How to get a work permit in Norway

Looking to settle down in the land of Vikings and fjords? Great choice! This country's work-life balance is hard to beat, and you will never tire of the majestic landscape. Before you begin to uproot, you should be aware of a few rules and regulations first. 

Norwegian election: What foreign residents should know about the Centre Party’s election promises
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Norwegian election: What foreign residents should know about the Centre Party’s election promises

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

Monday 30th August

EU recommends tighter restrictions on American tourists as US removed from Covid safe travel list

EU recommends tighter restrictions on American tourists as US removed from Covid safe travel list

The EU removed the US and five other countries from its travel safe list on Monday, meaning visitors, particularly those not vaccinated against Covid-19, could face tighter restrictions on travel to Europe. Individual member states can decide how to act.

What is the future of home working in Norway?

What is the future of home working in Norway?

What is the most common problem for Brits in Norway applying for post-Brexit residency?
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What is the most common problem for Brits in Norway applying for post-Brexit residency?

Norwegian expression of the day:  Å bli ført bak lyset

Norwegian expression of the day: Å bli ført bak lyset

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday