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Baking prisoner banned over booze fears

A court has forbidden a cake-loving criminal from baking buns after jail chiefs suspected he might use the yeast to brew alcohol.

Rainfall warning in effect for southern Sweden

Rainfall warning in effect for southern Sweden

A heavy rainfall warning is in effect over southern Sweden for Thursday, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut, SMHI) has announced.

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What’s On July 30th to August 5th

What’s on in Sweden: Rugby Tens in Stockholm, World swimming championships in Gothenburg and the best of Bhangra in Malmö.

Glitch makes losing impossible at web casino

Glitch makes losing impossible at web casino

Swedish online casino Mr Green announced on Wednesday that it has corrected a technical problem that made it impossible to lose money when gambling on the site.

New von Trier film starts shooting in Trollhättan

New von Trier film starts shooting in Trollhättan

Controversial Danish director Lars von Trier has begun shooting Melancholia in Trollhättan with a star-studded cast, including Swedish father and son Stellan and Alexander Skarsgård.

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Politician dissed man – then said he’d kill journo

A Swedish politician threatened to murder a journalist after making insulting comments about the family of an autistic man, it has been alleged.

Klüft leaps into European Championships final

Klüft leaps into European Championships final

Swedish Olympic champion Carolina Klüft squeaked into Wednesday's long jump final at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona on Tuesday, jumping 6.62m for 12th for the last spot.

Art collective reaches out beyond gay audience

Art collective reaches out beyond gay audience

One group got a head start to Stockholm Pride's opening over the weekend, with Södermalm's Galleri Kocks hosting the vernissage of collective art group Gardet's new multimedia art exhibit on Friday, writes Emy Gelb.

Pride flash mob takes over Sergels torg

Pride flash mob takes over Sergels torg

Four young women kicked off Stockholm's Pride Festival with a bang on Monday by organising a flash mob that included The Local's Emy Gelb.

Transgender need more protection in law

Transgender need more protection in law

Transgender people need more protection, the Liberal Party has announced, adding it proposes that the hate crime law be clarified so that it is clear that it also applies to this group, Sveriges Radio's news bulletin Ekot reported on Wednesday.

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Swede caught with 1.4 tonnes of cocaine

A 54-year-old Swedish man is currently in custody on the Caribbean island of Martinique after French customs seized 1.4 tonnes of cocaine on his boat estimated to be worth about 800 million kronor ($109.51 million).

Alliance extends lead ahead of election: poll

Alliance extends lead ahead of election: poll

The ruling centre-right Alliance coalition leads ahead of the general election in September, according to an opinion poll from Skop.

Stieg Larsson first to sell one million Kindle books

Stieg Larsson first to sell one million Kindle books

Sweden's Stieg Larsson is the first author to sell more than one million books in Amazon's Kindle electronic bookstore, the company announced on Tuesday.