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The five worst places to live in Sweden, according to the people who live there

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 07:12
There is no harsher critic of an area than a local, according to the results of a new survey revealing the worst places to live in Sweden, per the people who actually live there.

Westeros in Sweden? Swedish city makes Game of Thrones video for New Year

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 05:02
Swedish city Västerås evoked its Game of Thrones namesake Westeros in a spectacular video to welcome in the New Year.

More than 60 babies may have been exposed to Gothenburg measles infection

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 03:28
More than 60 newborns in Gothenburg are being offered antibodies after a hospital worker contracted the measles – the 12th confirmed infection in less than a month in the city.

Opinion: Why English theatre can boost integration in Sweden

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 03:23
OPINION: It isn't always easy putting on English-language theatre in southern Sweden, but presenting plays in their original language has huge value – not least for integration – writes Playmate Theatre member Vanessa Poole.

Truck carrying 36 tonnes of potatoes crashes on its way to the chip factory

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 02:40
A truck carrying 36 tonnes of potatoes spuddenly went off the road in central Sweden last night.

Commuter trains halted in southern Stockholm

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:11
Traffic has been interrupted on a large part of the Stockholm commuter rail line.

How to register as a freelancer in Sweden

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:59
Whether you're in tech, media, or a different industry entirely, it's increasingly common to work as a freelancer these days, and internationals coming to Sweden are no exception. Struggling to get set up and navigate the country's system? Read our guide for some help with the basics.

Spotify sued for $1.6 billion in copyright row

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:48
A music publisher is seeking at least $1.6 billion from Spotify, alleging it has violated copyright for up to 10,784 songs.

These are Sweden's most (and least) popular ministers

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 07:03
The latest edition of a yearly poll measuring voter approval of Sweden’s ministers is in, and with less than a year left until the next general election in the country it provides plenty of food for thought.

Swedish court convicts neo-Nazi leader of inciting racial hatred at rally

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 06:06
A Swedish court on Tuesday convicted the head of a neo-Nazi movement of "incitement to racial hatred" more than a year after he held a speech at a Stockholm rally that turned violent.

'It means so much': Survival of straw Christmas goat celebrated like a World Cup win

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 05:04
There were emotional celebrations in Gävle over the unlikely survival of the town's straw goat through the entirety of Christmas 2017, bucking the trend of it burning down before the festive period is over.

This is how many new businesses were born in Sweden in 2017

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 02:23
Fewer startups were launched in Sweden last year compared to the year before, but 2017 was still a strong year for small businesses, with more than 68,000 new ventures started across the country.

'Never been better': The Bridge season four reviews are in

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 01:41
It was a dark New Year's Day in Sweden and Denmark as the fourth and final season of Nordic Noir The Bridge finally hit screens. With international audiences forced to wait before they get to see it, The Local rounds up some of the reviews of the swansong's premier.

Apartments evacuated after explosion in Helsingborg

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 23:17
Apartments in Helsingborg, southern Sweden, were evacuated after an explosion in the early hours of Tuesday.

How I embraced Sweden's second-hand culture (and why you should, too)

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:59
"My children need the newest and best of everything," said someone who was not me.

Wolf hunt starts in Sweden despite protests

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:51
The wolf hunt is set to go ahead in Sweden today, after a court decided not to call off the cull.

Sweden's new laws to watch out for in 2018

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 21:59
A new year in Sweden means new and changed laws. Here are some noteworthy ones to watch out for, ranging from crime, to cars, drones, the internet and even sunbeds.

Latte pappa or crime? Sweden's international reputation

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 22:59
The Local interviewed five Swedish diplomats about how their country is perceived in the rest of the world.

Free digital doctor's appointments available to Swedes at new clinic

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 06:48
People living in Sweden will have access to free primary healthcare over the internet after an online medical practitioner set up a clinic in the Södermanland county, where primary care is free.

Swedish police find stash of drugs at school

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 04:47
Police in Gothenburg have found large amounts of cannabis, amphetamines and other narcotics hidden at a school.