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Smuggling Swede busted using fake leg casts
The man had made sure he could move his knees. Photo: Erhan Güner/TT

Smuggling Swede busted using fake leg casts

23 hours ago

A 49-year-old Swede sealed his own fate after trying to smuggle drugs in fake leg casts – and then getting caught when he tried to run while wearing them. A Dubai court has now sentenced him to ten years in jail.

Swedish man feared dead after joining Isis
An image of fighters published on a website for Islamic State militants in June. Photo: Uncredited/TT

Swedish man feared dead after joining Isis

1 day ago

A man from central Sweden who is believed to have been fighting alongside Isis is reported to have been killed.

Stockholm schools to teach LGBT lessons
Sweden has earned top marks for its attitude towards the LGBT community. Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

Stockholm schools to teach LGBT lessons

1 day ago

Sweden's famously gender equal capital is now planning to spend millions of kronor on lessons to teach 'LGBT-awareness' to schoolchildren.

Swedes debate capital's first Airbnb rent ‘ban’
The apartment is located in Stockholm's trendy Södermalm neighbourhood. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Swedes debate capital's first Airbnb rent ‘ban’

1 day ago

UPDATED: A landmark ruling banning a woman in Stockholm from renting out her apartment via the home-sharing website Airbnb after a rent tribunal likened the letting with running a "hotel business" on the premises has sparked debate in Sweden.

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'Too big' Swedish model cheers global support
Swedish model Agnes Victoria Hedengård. Photo: Private/Instagram

'Too big' Swedish model cheers global support

3 days ago

UPDATED: A 19-year-old model from Sweden has told The Local she is thrilled to have raised concerns about the fashion industry, after using a video to reveal how agencies said she was "too big" despite her being underweight.

Swedish royal couple has moved to London
The royals will have to get used to the UK's wet weather. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Swedish royal couple has moved to London

3 days ago

UPDATED: Princess Madeleine and her financier husband Chris O'Neill have already relocated to London with their family, a spokesperson for the Swedish Royal Court has confirmed.

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Nine places Stockholm needs more English
Photo: Stefan Lins/Flickr

Nine places Stockholm needs more English

3 days ago

Finding people in Stockholm who speak English may be pretty easy, but there are still a number of daily tasks where a lack of information in English makes life difficult for non-Swedes trying to start a life in the Swedish capital.

Rescued baby lemur gets new Stockholm home
The baby has been named Mr Nilsson. Photo: Skansen

Rescued baby lemur gets new Stockholm home

3 days ago

A tiny lemur who was discovered in an apartment in southern Sweden is settling into his new home at an animal park in Stockholm, as two people face prosecution for keeping the stripy creature.

Lisa Holm murder
Prosecutors quiet about Lisa Holm death cause
Lisa Holm (left) and police during the search for her body. Photo: Private/TT

Prosecutors quiet about Lisa Holm death cause

3 days ago

An autopsy has confirmed how teenager Lisa Holm was killed, prosecutors have said. But they have remained tight-lipped about their investigation, which follows one of the largest missing person hunts in Swedish history.

Cross-dressing teens cause stir at high school
Snäckebacksskolan students took photos on a mobile instead. Photo: Private

Cross-dressing teens cause stir at high school

4 days ago

A group of Swedish pupils who decided that the boys should wear dresses and the girls should wear suits for their yearbook photo have told The Local they were outraged when their teacher asked them to get changed, sparking a debate about equality practices.

The Local Guide
How to steer Sweden's crazy rental market
Accommodation in Sweden is a big talking point. Photo: Magnus Liam Karlsson/Image Bank Sweden

How to steer Sweden's crazy rental market

August 21, 2015

Whether you've moved to Sweden to study or are about to get kicked out of your third short sublet in a year, don't miss The Local's ultimate guide to tackling one of the trickiest rental markets in Europe in 2015.

Swedish family accused of locking up teenage girl
A girl claims she was locked up by a family in Jönköping. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Swedish family accused of locking up teenage girl

August 21, 2015

UPDATED: A father and son have denied claims by a teenage girl that she was raped and kept locked up for around six months by a family in Jönköping and Gothenburg.

Legendary cake shop in ruins after huge fire
Elsa Anderson’s konditori before the fire. Photo: Wikicommons

Legendary cake shop in ruins after huge fire

August 21, 2015

One of Sweden’s most famous cafes, Elsa Anderson’s konditori, has been destroyed in a fire. Part of the wooden building in Norberg in central Sweden was built in the 1600s.

EU migrant crisis
Migrants trying to reach UK from Gothenburg
Shipping containers in the port of Gothenburg. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Migrants trying to reach UK from Gothenburg

August 20, 2015

Sweden’s largest port is becoming a gateway for migrants who are hoping to reach the UK as stowaways by making risky journeys on cargo ships.

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Syrian comic: We don't prefer Sweden any more
Mahmoud Bitar. Photo: Private

Syrian comic: We don't prefer Sweden any more

August 20, 2015

A Syrian comedian who suggested asylum seekers should stop travelling to Sweden, has told The Local he's been threatened on social media and didn't mean to come across as so critical. But he explained he does have concerns about his adopted home.

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