In many parts of Sweden, summer has already come calling, according to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
Almost 20 individuals were taken into custody in connection with a demonstration by nationalists in central Helsingborg on Friday. Police intervened when counter-demonstrators tried to protest.
Swedish Social Democratic Party leader Mona Sahlin promised to work for increased unemployment benefits in her May Day speech on Friday, particularly addressing the issues facing pensioners.
When Wanja Lundby-Wedin, head of Sweden’s Trade Union Confederation (LO), stepped onto the stage at Norra Bantorget in Stockholm on Friday, she was greeted by both celebration and condemnation. Her opening words were drowned out by the crowd, and she had to begin her speech three times.
Alf Karlsson and Johan Lundqvist tied the knot at the Stockholm City Hall on May 1, the first day same-sex couples were permitted marry according to Sweden's new gender-neutral marriage law.
Three leisure boats burned down in a dock fire at Ryssviken on Djurgården on Friday night. Nobody was injured in the fire, but billowing smoke could be seen on the horizon in many parts of Stockholm.