Stockholm film festival honours Huppert

Stockholm film festival honours Huppert

The Stockholm film festival on Friday honoured French actress Isabelle Huppert, who starred in "8 Women" alongside Catherine Deneuve, with its Bronze Horse in a tribute to her lifetime achievement.

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Swedish man charged with killing girlfriend

The ex-boyfriend of 31-year-old Marina Johansson from Spekeröd on the west coast, missing for a year, has been charged with her murder, even though police have still not found her body.

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Swedes develop sci-fi style car test site

A Swedish company has become the first in the world to develop a so-called active safety test site, which it is hoped will ultimately drastically reduce the number of car accidents.

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Man suspected of raping 12-year-old girl

A 41-year-old man has been apprehended by police, suspected of raping a 12-year-old girl in central Stockholm in July.

Cupcake ‘orgy’ awaits Uppsala students

Cupcake ‘orgy’ awaits Uppsala students

In an experiment to measure the effects of fat on the human body, students at Uppsala University have volunteered to eat four cupcakes every day for six weeks.

Windfall on the cards for Spotify staff

Windfall on the cards for Spotify staff

Employees of online music streaming service Spotify who took up the option to buy shares are set for a huge windfall.

Swedish realtors fear falling property prices

Swedish realtors fear falling property prices

The continuing financial uncertainty looks set to have a bearing on what is traditionally one of the busiest weekends of the year for real estate agents in Sweden.

Volvo cuts safety features on India market

Volvo cuts safety features on India market

In a bid to increase its automobile market share in India, Volvo has announced that it will make more low specification versions of its range available, with fewer safety features and smaller engines.

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Homemade firecracker caused sandbox bang

A four-year-old girl was seriously injured when a homemade firecracker blew up in her hands at a pre-school in the Stockholm district of Sköndal on Thursday.

How to survive on a Swedish student budget

How to survive on a Swedish student budget

The Local's Clara Guibourg comes to the rescue of those struggling to get by on a meagre student loan with a survival guide of almost everything you need to know about living in Sweden on the cheap, without missing out on the fun.

SMHI forecasts ‘best-in-test’: survey

SMHI forecasts ‘best-in-test’: survey

Despite a recent slew of criticism against the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) a new survey conducted by Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter (DN) show that the state owned forecasters are still the best source of reliable weather prediction.

US economy crisis causes Pajala panic

US economy crisis causes Pajala panic

The ongoing financial crisis in the US is causing growing concern among locals in the municipality of Pajala in the North of Sweden, whose future is largely dependent on an iron ore ore mine due to be opened by an American company.

Woman calls SOS alarm 2,000 times

Woman calls SOS alarm 2,000 times

A 60-year-old woman from southern Stockholm is suspected of having made between 1,500 and 2,000 calls to emergency services since the beginning of the year, according to a report in Swedish newspaper Metro.

Rotting dill threatens Swedish crayfish fest

Rotting dill threatens Swedish crayfish fest

Following earlier warnings that crayfish prices may rocket after bad weather conditions in China, Swedish crustacean enthusiasts are now facing another threat to their favourite season – summer rains have sabotaged the crown dill harvest.