Lidl issues scavenger poisoned food apology

Lidl issues scavenger poisoned food apology

Discount German supermarket chain Lidl has issued an apology after workers at one of its Swedish stores deliberately poisoned discarded food in a bid to keep homeless people at bay.

The Local – making translation easier

The Local – making translation easier

An innovative new service from The Local will allow readers to find the Swedish translation of any word on the site with a simple mouse click.

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Twenty years of Christmas gift joy and tears

The unveiling each November of the Christmas Present of the Year has become an institution as Swedish as overconsumption of herring at the seasonal smörgåsbord. Michael Aiossa looks at twenty years of gifts – from the gee whizz of the GPS to the aching disappointment of the bread machine.

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Sweden to issue more debt as Riksbank stresses crisis’s depth

The Swedish government on Thursday asked the National Debt Office (Riksgälden) to sell as much as 200 billion kronor ($25 billion) in T-bills next year, as the head of the central bank emphasized the severity of the current financial crisis.

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School handed dunce’s cap over birthday invitation saga

A primary school in southern Sweden has been given a stern talking to by parliament for confiscating an eight-year-old's birthday invitations after he failed to invite everybody in his class.

What’s on in Sweden: November 14 – 20

What’s on in Sweden: November 14 – 20

What's on in Sweden: November 14th – 20th. Ron Sexsmith & DV8 Physical Theatre in Stockholm; Cirkus Cirkör and English farce in Gothenburg; Lambchop and Dirty Pretty Things in Malmö.

Family charged for brutal axe attack against neighbour

Family charged for brutal axe attack against neighbour

A father and his five children were charged on Thursday for their involvement in a vicious axe attack against a 47-year-old man last spring near Haparanda in northern Sweden.

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Man attacked by bear in northern Sweden

A 39-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was attacked by a bear outside Bollnäs in northern Sweden.

EU: Swedish bank network ‘tied to terror’

EU: Swedish bank network ‘tied to terror’

The European Commission has ordered that the Stockholm-based al Barakaat banking network remain on the United Nation’s list of terrorist organizations, Sveriges Radio reports.

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Black & Decker nailed over ‘gender discrimination’ in ad

US power tool maker Black & Decker has received a hammering from a Swedish advertising watchdog for an advert described as "degrading" to women.

The Local’s new translation tool

The Local’s new translation tool

Ever find yourself pausing on a word in one of The Local’s articles and wondering what the Swedish equivalent is? Now, the answer is just a mouse-click away.

Malmö nightclub tips: Saturday, Nov 15

Malmö nightclub tips: Saturday, Nov 15

Stay in tune with what's happening in Malmö this Saturday with the aid of The Local and club pros Djungeltrumman.

Malmö nightclub tips: Friday, Nov 14

Malmö nightclub tips: Friday, Nov 14

Discover the night-time jewels of the city in the south with the aid of recommendations from The Local in association with entertainment guide Djungeltrumman.

Going out in Gothenburg: Saturday, Nov 15

Going out in Gothenburg: Saturday, Nov 15

The Local offers some tips for Saturday night following consultation with Djungeltrumman, the people in the know.

Going out in Gothenburg: Friday, Nov 14

Going out in Gothenburg: Friday, Nov 14

The Local scales the heights of the Gothenburg club scene with the able assistance of Djungeltrumman's highly skilled sherpas of the night.

Stockholm going out guide: Saturday, Nov 15

Stockholm going out guide: Saturday, Nov 15

Brighten up a mid-November Saturday night in Stockholm with a going out guide from The Local in association with Djungeltrumman.

Stockholm going out guide: Friday, Nov 14

Stockholm going out guide: Friday, Nov 14

Have a great night out in Stockholm with top tips from the club watchers at Djungeltrumman.

Stockholm ranks as fourth most expensive city

Stockholm ranks as fourth most expensive city

A new study confirms what Stockholm residents have long suspected: consumer goods in Sweden’s capital city are expensive.

Give the gift of experience this Christmas

Give the gift of experience this Christmas

When Santa Claus comes shimmying down Swedish chimneys this year he will arrive bearing a sack laden with experiences, the Swedish Retail Institute is predicting.

New direct flight to connect Gothenburg to New York

New direct flight to connect Gothenburg to New York

US airline Delta announced plans on Wednesday to open a new non-stop flight between Gothenburg and New York City in June 2009.

Alshammar sets new swimming world record

Alshammar sets new swimming world record

Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar broke the 50 metre butterfly short course world record in the World Cup meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday.

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Scania dodged UN sanctions in Iraq

Swedish government agencies allowed truck maker Scania to ignore United Nations sanctions in order to sell buses and trucks in Iraq in the early 2000s, Sveriges Radio reports.