Dalarna police admit to mistakes

Dalarna police admit to mistakes

Police in Dalarna admitted on Monday they made a mistake by not following up on a tip they had received about the man who confessed to killing 10-year-old Engla Höglund.

Home town mourns Engla’s murder

Home town mourns Engla’s murder

Residents of Stjärnsund in central Sweden are grieving over the murder of 10-year-old Engla Höglund following a confession on Sunday by 42-year-old Anders Eklund, who had been suspected last November in another unsolved murder of a 31-year-old woman.

Arboga suspect awaits extradition

Arboga suspect awaits extradition

A German court has ruled that there are no legal hindrances to the extradition to Sweden of a 31-year-old German woman suspected of the murders of two children.

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Serial pyromaniac strikes sleepy town

A series of fires broke out in the town of Tidaholm in western Sweden early on Sunday morning in what is suspected as arson.

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Ericsson signs two new China deals

Telecom infrastructure Goliath Ericsson said Monday it had won contracts with China's two main mobile phone operators worth a total of $1.44 billion.

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78-year-old attacks armed bank robber

Fed up with thefts at his local bank, a78-year-old retired prison worker took matters into his own hands when he met three armed robbers outside the Swedbank branch in Ockelbo in east-central Sweden.

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Vattenfall declines to comment on British Energy speculation

Sweden's state-owned power company Vattenfall AB has said it wants to increase its market share in Europe, but refused to comment on speculation that it is lining up a bid for British Energy.

Sniffing shrunken tea bags in a town in western Sweden

Sniffing shrunken tea bags in a town in western Sweden

In his book Cycling Back to Happiness, English journalist Bernie Friend covers 6,000 kilometres of northern Europe on a bicycle in a bid to overcome his paranoia. Here, in the first of three excerpts, he describes a close encounter with moist snuff in the western Swedish town of Varberg.

Concert review – Billy Bragg

Concert review – Billy Bragg

Twenty five years on from the release of his debut album, Billy Bragg was in Stockholm at on Saturday night for a sell-out concert at Södra Teatern. David Bartram was there.

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Sweden exit Davis Cup despite Buenos Aires heroics

Sweden have been knocked out of the Davis Cup at the quarter final stage despite a gripping display by Robin Söderling on the clay in Buenos Aires.

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Woman drowns in farm pond

A 57-year-old woman was found dead on Sunday on a farm outside Strömsnäsbruk in southern Sweden.