Poster exhibition portrays glory days of ‘progg’

Poster exhibition portrays glory days of ‘progg’

The Local's Lydia Parafianowicz chats with Swedish musician Håkan Agnsäter, who has loaned out his auspicious poster collection to the Nordic Museum in Stockholm.

Spies, lies and Swedish ties

Spies, lies and Swedish ties

The Local's Laura Xiao meets Stockholm-based novelist Jeremy Duns to catch up on the recent publication of the first part of a thrilling new Cold War trilogy.

Dam nears breaking point in central Sweden

Dam nears breaking point in central Sweden

Rescue services and volunteers are working hand over fist to stem the growing risk of a dam breaking in Säter in central Sweden as water levels continue to rise in the wake of weekend downpours.

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Couple dubbed racists in son’s health records

A woman has reported a hospital in western Sweden to national authorities after discovering she and her husband had been described as racists in their son's medical records.

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Breakthrough in Malmö skimming scandal

The number of credit cards hijacked at petrol stations in Malmö continues to grow, but investigators believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough in the case.

Low IQ does not kill: Swedish study

Low IQ does not kill: Swedish study

Previous research has shown a connection between low intelligence and increased risk of premature death. But a new Swedish study reveals that the connection becomes non-existent when individual lifestyle factors are taken into account, reported Upsala Nya Tidning newspaper.

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Father of four held wife and kids captive

A father of four is Uppsala is suspected of keeping his children, currently between the ages of 16 and 22, home from school their entire lives. The children and the man's wife are also alleged to have been illegally imprisoned in their home, reported Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT) newspaper.

Alcohol abuse on the rise for Swedish women

Alcohol abuse on the rise for Swedish women

Alcohol abuse among Swedish women is on the rise, with women over the age of 65 accounting for the most dramatic increase, according to new figures.

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Wave of reported gunfire in Halmstad

Police suspect a local, criminal gang of being behind a recent wave of gunfire in Halmstad in southwestern Sweden. On Sunday night, a young man was shot at in what was the fifth gunshot-related incident in a week.

Ohly declares royal residence ‘a scandal’

Ohly declares royal residence ‘a scandal’

Left Party leader Lars Ohly has spoken out against the Swedish government's decision to turn Haga Palace in Stockholm into a royal residence following Crown Princess Victoria's wedding to Daniel Westling next year.

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Ericsson pours funds into South Korea

Swedish phone network giant Ericsson has announced plans to invest $1.5 billion in South Korea over the next five years.

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Swedish hospitals fail to report patient injuries

County authorities systematically disregard the legal requirement to report patient injuries to the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), according to a review carried out by the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper. Only around 1 percent of cases are reported.