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Malmö street artists' mouse detective trail is a biting satire

13 hours 9 min ago
With their new immersive detective mystery Mustisk (Mousterious), the Malmö collective AnonyMouse have taken their mouse-themed street art in an ambitious and gently satirical direction.

There's a record number of summer jobs available in Sweden this year

13 hours 44 min ago
The summer could be the perfect time for newcomers to break into Sweden's labour market – and this year there are more opportunities than ever before.

This map reveals Sweden's cleanest swimming spots

13 hours 45 min ago
With the weather warming up across Sweden, there's good news for fans of open air swimming: more than 90 percent of Sweden's bathing spots are ranked as good quality.

Julian Assange: Swedish prosecutor requests detention of WikiLeaks founder

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:48
A Swedish prosecutor has now formally asked to have Julian Assange detained in absentia for allegedly raping a woman while she was asleep, according to court documents seen by The Local.

Sweden Democrats oust MEP candidate just days before EU election

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:21
The Sweden Democrats have removed one of their politicians from the list of candidates for this week's European election amid groping allegations against another one of their top names.

Sync or swim: Stockholm men push boundaries with synchronised swimming

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 03:10
Balding, paunchy and unshaven, this group of Stockholm friends in their 40s are making waves: they're pioneers of men's team synchronised swimming, challenging stereotypes one aquatic pirouette at a time.

Reader voices: Where to find the best of British culture in Sweden

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:30
Is it possible to find a proper pub, a good cup of tea, or even battered fish'n'chips in Sweden? Yes, as long as you know where to look. The Local asked Brits in Sweden for help in tracking down the best of British in Sweden.

Swedish word of the day: trotsålder

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:57
Anyone bringing up small children in Sweden will know this word, but it will probably be a mystery to other foreigners.

Sweden urged to recruit police officers from Norway

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:34
Sweden's police union has proposed recruiting police officers from neighbouring Norway in a bid to fight a shortage of officers.

Why has the number of climate articles in Swedish media doubled in four years?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 03:38
The number of articles about climate change in the Swedish media jumped dramatically last year after a record warm summer, the worst forest fires in living memory, and the school strikes launched by Stockholm teen Greta Thunberg.

Head of Swedish 'Muslim school' seized by security police

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:17
The chief executive of a largely Muslim free school in Gothenburg has been placed in custody by the Swedish Migration Agency on the orders of the country's Säpo security police. It follows the arrests of other senior Muslims in recent months.

Sweden's John Lundvik storms through to Eurovision final

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:01
Sweden's Eurovision hopeful John Lundvik sailed into the final on Thursday night with a near flawless rendition of his gospel-tinged pop anthem Too Late for Love.

Klarna CEO called to government meeting over data security worries

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 23:17
The CEO of payment service Klarna has reportedly been called to a government meeting following criticisms relating to issues including identity hacking and customer debt.

The unusual way Sweden once solved its housing crisis and boosted living conditions

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:59
In the first half of the 20th century, Sweden implemented an unconventional campaign to transform it from a country with the lowest standards of housing in Europe to one of the highest in the world.

Major athletics event to take place in Stockholm – without Caster Semenya

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:17
Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who lost her appeal over a controversial gender ruling, will not race at this month's Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, the organizers told AFP on Thursday.

'The smell is unbearable – I expected Sweden to work better than this'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:31
A foul, lingering stench in their newly-built Stockholm apartment got so bad it forced a Kiwi woman to flee her home with her family. She told The Local it's been more than a year without a solution from the construction company.

Northvolt just raised 350 million euros and there may be more cash to come

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:49
Northvolt, the startup building Europe's biggest factory for car batteries to rival Tesla, has raised 350 million euros from the European Investment Bank for its northern Swedish site.

Malmö mice hit by yet another cheese-related crime

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:31
A new cheese-related crime has struck Malmö's mouse underworld, famed for mouse restaurant Il Topolino, delicatessen Noix de Vie, and barber shop Hair and Furrever. But this time you can help clear up the 'mousetery'.

Swedish banking giant quits Baltics – says it's not worth the cost

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 02:54
Swedish banking giant Handelsbanken is closing down its Baltic operations, but denied the decisionhad anything to do with recent money laundering scandals tied to two other Scandinavian banks.

Children of dead Gothenburg-born Isis member back home in Sweden

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:23
The seven young children of dead Isis fighter Michael Skråmo are being cared for by social services in Sweden, after being flown to Gothenburg from Iraq.