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Swedish industrial orders plummet

New industrial orders in Sweden dropped by 12.6 percent in the three month period from December to February, according to preliminary figures from Statistics Sweden.

Drunk Norwegians mark Easter Thursday tradition

Drunk Norwegians mark Easter Thursday tradition

Five young Norwegians were arrested at lunch time for drunk and disorderly behaviour, as Strömstad in western Sweden geared up for the annual Easter Thursday invasion by hordes of thirsty youngsters from the neighbouring country.

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Paedophile policeman jailed in Sweden: report

A Swedish policeman was sentenced on Thursday to 18 months in prison for sexually abusing two young brothers, media reported.

Transsexual granted right to change name to Immanuel

Transsexual granted right to change name to Immanuel

The Swedish administrative court of appeals has granted a 28-year-old Sandviken transsexual the right to be called Immanuel.

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Frozen chicken x-rayed for glass

Several types of x-ray machines are currently being tested at Kronfågel's chicken factory in Valla in eastern Sweden to ensure its frozen poultry is glass-free in the wake of a spate of recent glass finds.

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Gang rape suspects on trial in Södertälje

Four young men appeared in court on Thursday charged with involvement in a series of gang rapes in Södertälje in eastern Sweden.

Which side are you on in The Pirate Bay case?

Which side are you on in The Pirate Bay case?

A week before the verdict is announced in The Pirate Bay case, The Local's regular panelists have their say in the great file sharing debate.

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Sweden sees boom in legal downloading

The sale of music via the internet and mobile phones has increased by 100 percent since the Swedish anti-file sharing IPRED law entered into force last week, according to digital content provider InProdicon.

Färjestad claim Swedish ice hockey gold

Färjestad claim Swedish ice hockey gold

Champagne flowed through the night in Karlstad in western Sweden on Wednesday as local heroes Färjestads BK secured the Swedish ice hockey title with victory over Jönköping team HV71.

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What’s on in Sweden: April 10 – 16

What's on in Sweden: Easter at Moderna in Stockholm; Space adventures in Gothenburg; Grandmaster Flash in Malmö.

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Double murder suspect in critical condition

A Halmstad man remains in a critical condition after a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head following the Wednesday murder of two women, one of whom was his ex-girlfriend.

Notorious criminal arrested for robbery

Notorious criminal arrested for robbery

Lars-Inge Svartenbrandt, a 63-year-old with a long criminal history, is one of two individuals arrested for the armed robbery of a Swedbank branch in Säter in central Sweden, according to the Värmland Police.

Germany denied help in bishop probe

Germany denied help in bishop probe

In a criminal investigation against Catholic bishop Richard Williamson, who denied that the Holocaust happened in an SVT interview broadcast in January, German prosecutors want to question the Swedish journalist who interviewed him. The Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern) has denied the request.