Golden Globe nomination to Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson from Simrishamn has been nominated for a Golden Globe, Hollywood’s next-to-finest award after an Oscar. Ferguson is nominated for her role as Queen Elizabeth in the BBC drama "The White Queen,” which takes place in England during the 15th century. Ferguson had her breakthrough in the series ”Nya tider” on TV4, and is now competing for this prestigious award against actresses Helena Bonham Carter, Jessica Lange, Helen Mirren and Elizabeth Moss. The award is bestowed by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the ceremony will be held on January 12 next year.

Fewer teenage moms
There are fewer teenage moms in Sweden today than 40 years ago. Meanwhile the number of middle age first-time moms is increasing. This according to Socialstyrelsen’s report ”Graviditeter, förlossningar och nyfödda barn” (Pregnancies, births, and newly born). In 1973, 15 percent of all moms were teenagers, today it is only 3 percent.

Supporting the king
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf has received at least 2.2 million SEK (or $338,000) in agricultural support (”jordbruksstöd”) from the European Union for his estate Stenhammar in Södermanland during 2013. This according a report by Swedish Radio’s Ekot. A ”gårdsstöd” (estate support) worth 1 million SEK ($154,000) was just paid out. During the year, the king has also received ”vallstöd” (forage support), ”betesstöd” (bait support), and support for ecological organic farming.