Nurses pledge further strike action

Nurses pledge further strike action

Sweden's nurses announced plans on Tuesday to intensify their ongoing strike in a bid to secure higher wages.

Study: ‘lying common among job seekers’

Study: ‘lying common among job seekers’

Nearly one in two human resource directors from Swedish companies report encountering job candidates who have lied or withheld relevant information during the recruiting process, a new study has found.

Birka – A day trip into the Viking past

Birka – A day trip into the Viking past

The Local’s Faisal Enayat Khan joins the tourists on board the MS Victoria and sails out into the Stockholm’s archipelago to the island of Birka to put the Swedish capital’s ‘Beauty on Water’ theory to the test.

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Bird thieves return chatty cockatoo

It only took three days for Liam, a four-year-old rose-breasted cockatoo, to wear out the thieves who stole him from a Stockholm-area pet shop.

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Politician says critics ‘jealous they didn’t see my body’

Centre Party politician Mats Hallsten had been suggested as the new chair of the Färgelanda municipal council, but his candidacy was stopped in part because of his involvement in a scantily clad comedy group.

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Is Italy in the EU? – A Swedish ID card farce

Getting an ID card might not seem like rocket science but Riccardo Bevilacqua from the Division of Applied Nuclear Physics at Uppsala University has found splitting atoms easy by comparison.

Laval asking unions for 2.8 million kronor in damages

Laval asking unions for 2.8 million kronor in damages

Laval wants Swedish builders union Byggnads and the Swedish Electricians Union to pay 2.8 million kronor ($465,000) in damages, as well as legal expenses incurred by the Latvian construction company in connection with Vaxholm wage-dumping dispute.

Plenty to see at nudist B&B

Plenty to see at nudist B&B

A couple of avid naturists in southern Sweden have revealed plans to begin catering for like-minded tourists at a picturesque farm near the village of Skurup.

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Swedish police target paedophiles

Law enforcement authorities carried out a series of coordinated raids across Sweden on Tuesday against suspected paedophiles.

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Supreme court rethinks rape rulings

Two fresh rulings by Sweden's supreme court have set new guidelines for the interpretation of rape cases.

Anders Eklund suspected of rape

Anders Eklund suspected of rape

Anders Eklund, the 42-year-old man who has confessed to the murder of 10-year-old Engla Juncosa Höglund, is also believed by police to have raped the girl.

Two bodies found in lake

Two bodies found in lake

Police have recovered two bodies from a lake outside the village of Veberöd in southern Sweden.