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Real police nab fake officer in Malmö

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 06:18
A man in Malmö stuck flashing blue lights on his car roof and spent at least ten minutes trying to flag down passersby – until a real police car came and took him in.

Malmö recruiting 'gender-neutral' Lucia for this year's procession

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 05:09
This year's Lucia in Malmö can be a woman, a man or a person of non-binary gender, the city has announced.

Live blog: Sweden to announce 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 02:00
The Local is reporting live from Stockholm, where the Nobel Prize in Chemistry is to be announced.

One in 20 Swedes doesn't use the internet

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:11
Although 98 percent of Swedish homes have internet access, one in 20 people never go online, according to a new report surveying Swedes' online habits.

Swedish road covered in herring after elk accident

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:46
A road in western Sweden was covered in herring on Tuesday evening after an accident caused by an elk.

The Swedish words you need to learn as flu season begins

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:09
Getting ill in a new or unfamiliar country is always an upsetting experience, but if you can't escape the pesky bugs that crop up around this time of year, you can at least use it as a Swedish-learning opportunity.

Swedish word of the day: strax

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 07:45
This is a fun and short word that can be used to describe both time and space.

These are the most expensive addresses in Sweden

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 07:04
Got a few million kronor collecting dust in your wallet? Look no further.

Swedish parliamentary speaker asks centre-right leader to form government

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 06:13
The speaker of the Swedish parliament has asked Ulf Kristersson, leader of the centre-right Moderate party, to try to form a government.

Live blog: Nobel Prize in Physics to be announced

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 02:00
The Local is reporting live from Stockholm, where the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics is due to be announced.

How Malmö uses skating to revamp public spaces

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 01:32
The Swedish city of Malmö has been a pioneer in using skateboarding as a way to revitalize dead public spaces. The Local looks at how it happened and the influence it has had.

Fake banknotes in circulation in southern Sweden

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:48
Three separate fast-food restaurants in Malmö caught customers attempting to pay with fake 500 kronor notes ($55), with one, in the district of Rosengård, forced to call the police when two young men became violent.

Man stabs one and threatens shoppers with knife in Gothenburg

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:05
A man stabbed one person close to a shopping centre in Gothenburg on Monday evening and threatened several others with a knife.

Sweden resumes talks to find a new prime minister

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:28
Sweden's party leaders will meet with the parliamentary speaker for a second round of talks on Tuesday, with the aim of finding a candidate for prime minister who can lead a workable government.

Talks over Malmö centrist coalition crash and burn

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 07:14
Both the Centre and the Liberal Parties have dropped out of talks over a centrist coalition in Malmö, after the Social Democrats refused to offer up the position of mayor.

Swedish word of the day: oj

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 05:28
This little word packs quite a punch, with just two letters expressing a whole host of things. Surprise, pain, shock, sympathy, embarrassment: 'oj' can mean any and all of the above.

Frenchman at centre of Swedish Academy scandal jailed for raping woman

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 02:03
Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the centre of a scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize, has been found guilty of raping a woman seven years ago.

Live blog: Sweden's Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 01:45
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology is to be announced at 11.30am Stockholm time.

Man rescued after being trapped in lift 'for three days'

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:17
A man has been taken to hospital after spending the entire weekend trapped in a lift in the Stockholm area.

'Living in Sweden has totally expanded my view on life'

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:59
MY SWEDISH CAREER: US-born Finley Blackburn came to Sweden to study – and ended up starting her own vegetable farm. She tells The Local how that happened, and why it is important to refuse to speak English in Sweden.