Central Gothenburg ‘castle’ put up for sale

Central Gothenburg ‘castle’ put up for sale

A late-19th century castle with more than 3,000 square metres of living space located just a stone’s throw from central Gothenburg, is now on the market.

Jewelry thief dies in getaway car smash-up

Jewelry thief dies in getaway car smash-up

A man who robbed a jewelry shop in western Sweden died after the gang's luxury getaway car smashed into a lamp post. Two of the man’s accomplices were also injured in the violent crash.

Global activists honoured with ‘Alternative Nobel’ prize

Global activists honoured with ‘Alternative Nobel’ prize

Activists from Nepal, Brazilian and Nigerian environmentalists, and Israeli doctors have been awarded the 2010 Rights Livelihood awards, often called the "Alternative Nobel" prize, organisers announced on Thursday.

Fraud trial captivates local Swedish community

Fraud trial captivates local Swedish community

Disgruntled savers from a small Swedish community flooded into a Jönköping court on Thursday to follow the case of Habo Finans, an investment firm which folded taking the savings of almost 780 people with it.

More young Swedes living at home: survey

More young Swedes living at home: survey

An increasing number of young Swedes continue to live with their parents after turning 18 compared with three years ago, a new survey has revealed.

Court affirms pregnancy can be an ‘illness’

Court affirms pregnancy can be an ‘illness’

A landmark court ruling in which four women showed that Sweden’s National Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) discriminated against them by denying them sick benefits during their pregnancies has been upheld on appeal.

What’s On in Sweden: October 1st – 7th

What’s On in Sweden: October 1st – 7th

What’s on in Sweden: Madchester and Action Impro in Stockholm, Open Culture in Gothenburg and The Red Sparowes fly into to Malmö.

Stockholm metro starts to roll after outage

Stockholm metro starts to roll after outage

Stockholm’s metro system was back in operation around midday on Thursday after a seven hour power outage left an estimated 100,000 passengers stranded.

Sweden pays its last respects to the öre

Sweden pays its last respects to the öre

The 50 öre coin took its final breath on Thursday and The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson has had a look at the life and times of Sweden's last remaining copper coin.

‘Pirate Bay earned millions from advertising’

‘Pirate Bay earned millions from advertising’

The Pirate Bay earned up to 35 million kronor ($5.2 million) in advertising revenue from the file sharing website, film companies maintained on the second day of the appeals court trial on Wednesday.

Bouncers remanded for cellar assaults

Bouncers remanded for cellar assaults

Four nightclub bouncers in Gothenburg have been remanded into custody on suspicion of having committed multiple aggravated assaults involving handcuffs and batons.