What’s on in Sweden: September 25 – October 1

What’s on in Sweden: September 25 – October 1

What's on in Sweden: Alela Diane (US) and football derby in Stockholm; International Book Fair & French acrobats in Gothenburg; Ane Brun (NO) in Malmö

Swedes struggle to make sense of a new diet trend

Swedes struggle to make sense of a new diet trend

A new diet has surfaced in Sweden recently, the Low-Carb High Fat diet (LCHF), but experts remain divided over the new method for trimming one’s waistline, The Local’s Caroline Gravel discovered.

Swedish household wealth rebounds: study

Swedish household wealth rebounds: study

Swedish household wealth has rebounded strongly in 2009 and has now clawed back half of the 976 billion kronor ($143 billion) fall in the wake of the stock market crash.

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Record company lawsuits a ‘threat to free culture’

Are lawsuits and threats the music industry's new money-spinning idea, now that record sales have fallen, asks Madeleine Sjöstedt, Stockholm's Vice Mayor for Culture and Sports and member of the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet).

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Trucker flips his rig after masturbating while driving

A German trucker suspected of driving under the influence of drugs crashed his vehicle near Borås in western Sweden on Tuesday. He subsequently admitted to masturbating at the time of the accident.

Bias allegations mount in Pirate Bay case

Bias allegations mount in Pirate Bay case

Two of the three judges in the Pirate Bay case are biased, according to the defence counsel, Per E. Samuelsson.

Goalkeeper risks ban after sly goalpost move

Goalkeeper risks ban after sly goalpost move

IFK Gothenburg's Danish goalkeeper Kim Christensen has been reported to the Swedish Football Association's disciplinary board after being caught moving the goalposts in a top flight football match against Örebro on Wednesday.

Swedish nurse suffers burns after hand gel rub

Swedish nurse suffers burns after hand gel rub

A nurse at an eldercare home in Norrbotten in northern Sweden was left with burns to her left hand as residual traces of an alcohol-based hand disinfectant caught fire while pushing a trolley.

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Swedish teen girls arrested for pimping

Two teenage girls have been arrested for aggravated pimping. They are suspected on having sold a girl to several men in Malmö in southern Sweden, according to the Metro newspaper.

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H&M set to expand as profits climb

Swedish cut-price fashion clothing group H&M bucked the economic gloom on Thursday, reporting a four percent hike in third quarter profits and announcing an expansion of its chain of stores.

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Helicopter robbery – how it happened

The Swedish police have been roundly criticised for their slow response to the audacious helicopter robbery of a cash depot in Västberga south of Stockholm on Wednesday.

Hunt continues for helicopter robbers

Hunt continues for helicopter robbers

Swedish police continue to hunt for suspects and faced criticism following the well-orchestrated, helicopter-aided theft at a cash depot in Västberga south of Stockholm on Wednesday.

Swedish town ditches ‘negro’ neighbourhood

Swedish town ditches ‘negro’ neighbourhood

The city of Karlstad in western Sweden should no longer have a neighbourhood called Negern (‘the negro’), the town council decided on Wednesday.

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Sweden set for stricter teacher credentials

The Swedish government has plans to toughen up on the credentials required for the country's school teachers.