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Ten excellent reasons to become a Member of The Local

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 06:53
After 14 years of being completely free, we are asking loyal readers of The Local to become paying Members. But why are we doing this? In the time-honoured tradition of The Local, co-founder James Savage gives ten reasons.

That's pant! The story behind Sweden's bottle recycling scheme

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 06:17
The UK plans to adopt a new recycling scheme that would see consumers pay a deposit on plastic bottles and cans. In Sweden, such rules have been in place for three decades.

Swedish Öresund commuters could suffer as Danish rail strike looms

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 02:52
Potential industrial action in April could affect train journeys across the Öresund Bridge commuter link between Denmark and Sweden, forcing Skåne's regional transport authority to put contingency plans in place.

Airbnb users pick their favourite Swedish towns

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:34
A new ranking shows which towns in Sweden were awarded the best accommodation reviews in 2017.

Brothers cleared of killing four-year-old Kevin – after 20 years

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 22:55
Two brothers who were accused of killing a four-year-old when they were only aged five and seven have been cleared of all allegations thanks to investigations by Swedish media – two decades later.

Swedish MP plans on emigrating to Hungary to escape immigration

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 08:15
A Swedish MP who was elected to the Riksdag as part of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats and was recently removed from their list for the 2018 general election has revealed that he wants to become an immigrant in Hungary in order to escape immigration.

Swedish bears adapt to hunting laws protecting mothers with cubs

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 08:15
A study of bears in Sweden suggests that females have learned to protect themselves from hunters by spending more time with their young, taking advantage of legislation banning the hunting of mothers with cubs.

Sweden's deadly violence stats for 2017

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 05:35
Lethal violence in Sweden last year reached a new high, with the April terror attack on Drottninggatan having a significant impact on the statistical trend.

'I'm 100 percent feminist': Sweden's joker John Guidetti is serious about equal rights

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 02:31
Swedish striker John Guidetti has declared that he is an unashamed feminist, in a new interview with Spanish sports paper Marca which also touches on his early life in Africa.

Cold start to 2018 hits H&M profits in 'transitional year'

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 01:36
Swedish fashion giant Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) saw its profits plummet once again after unusually cold weather in key European markets brought sales of spring garments down, the Swedish retail giant said Tuesday as it released first quarter results.

900 million kronor paid out in error to 'vabbing' parents: report

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 23:06
As much as 15 percent – or 900 million kronor – of benefits paid to parents staying at home from work to look after their sick children last year was paid out in error, according to a new report.

Spotify predicts rising revenues, but slower future sales

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 22:06
Spotify expects to post a narrower annual loss, but warns that its sales growth is likely to slow this year.

OPINION: The most disgusting habit of the Swedes

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 21:59
OPINION: There's nothing more revolting than a snusing Swede, says a particularly squeamish Oliver Gee. Here's why.