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Sweden’s high-speed trains the least punctual in Europe
One of Sweden's high-speed trains during a delay in Stockholm. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

It seems the Swedes are not quite so efficient after all.

My Swedish Career
'I found the American dream in Swedish Lapland'
Abisko-based photographer Chad Blakley. Photo: Private

Aurora photographer Chad Blakley from the US tells The Local how the Northern Lights made Sweden his home.

Stockholm metro could be 'driven by robots' by 2025
File photo: Ingvar Karmhed/TT

Stockholm County municipality has proposed modernisation plans including the goal of making one line of the city's metro system driverless within ten years.

What's on in Sweden
Five great events coming up in Sweden this week
Stockholm Culture Festival

Unsure what to do this week in Sweden? Here are five top events with an international flair.

Record numbers of Brits travel to south Sweden
A bus on the Öresund Bridge. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT

Nordic Noir, the food scene and lifestyle are some of the things attracting foreign visitors to Sweden.

My Swedish Career
'There's something for everybody in Malmö'
Jonathan Luck's fish and chips restaurant will open in Malmö this autumn. Photo: Jonathan Luck

Could authentic fish and chips take off in Malmö and the rest of Sweden? Restaurateur Jonathan Luck tells The Local how he hopes to make it happen.

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Top tips for watching the meteor shower in Sweden
The Perseid meteor shower. Photo: Blaline McCartney/AP Photo

Let's just hope the skies stay clear.

SAS sets all-time July passenger record
A SAS flight takes off from Oslo Airport. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Nearly 2.5 million passengers flew with SAS in July, marking an all-time record for the month, the airline announced on Monday.

Homes
In pictures: Seven signs you're on top of Nordic trends
Scandinavian style. Photo: Bouger Stockholm

Want to show your guests that you're on top of Swedish design trends? Antonia Wiklund from Houzz.se lists seven secret signs in your home.

Ryanair slashes London routes from Gothenburg
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary in Stockholm this year. Photo: Anders Ahlgren/SvD/TT

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is set to halve its flights from Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg to London this autumn.

What's on in Sweden
Six family-friendly activities across Sweden this week
Show your family Sweden this summer. Photo: Johna Willner/imagebanksweden.se

Running out of ways to entertain the children this summer? Here are five exciting events taking place across the country this week.

Video
Alicia Vikander tricks Swedes on 'The Swedish Number'
Alicia Vikander promoting her latest film 'Jason Bourne'. Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP/TT

'Can I meet Alicia Vikander if I go to Sweden?' the Oscar winner asks one random Swede.

The Local List
18 mistakes foreigners make when first moving to Sweden
Dressing up as an elk is never a mistake. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

So you think you can handle Sweden?

Northern Dispatches
'Moving to northern Sweden was the best thing we've done'
Photo: FB

In his farewell column, The Local’s northern Sweden correspondent, Paul Connolly, looks back at his first four years in Sweden.

Sweden's champion prawn peeler hauls in a big catch
Prawn peelers in action. Photo: Bengt Johansson

The Olympics are getting closer, but Sweden already has a new champion in an hotly contested "sport": prawn peeling.

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