The Local’s Quick Guide to Stockholm’s Culture Festival 2011

The Local’s Quick Guide to Stockholm’s Culture Festival 2011

As the Stockholm Culture Festival gets set to kick on Tuesday, The Local's Caroline Bursell offers up a few suggestions to help visitors get the most out of the Swedish capital's annual cultural odessy.

YouTube talking twins celebs to pitch Swedish broadband service

YouTube talking twins celebs to pitch Swedish broadband service

A viral clip of babies in conversation is Com Hem’s latest YouTube-inspired commercial, which premieres on television on Wednesday as the start of their autumn campaign.

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Teenage boy suspected of sand box blast

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing the sand box blast that injured a 4-year-old girl in the Stockholm district of Sköndal on Thursday.

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Trucker goes berserk in bizarre berry picker blitz

A 42-year-old truck driver is being questioned by police in central Sweden after he tried to run down two berry pickers and then used a truck to drag their car 700 metres before dumping it in a ditch.

Students jailed for killing former teacher

Students jailed for killing former teacher

The three young adults charged with beating a 54-year-old Swedish schoolteacher to death in Hofors, in eastern Sweden, in April were on Monday sentenced to nine years, three years and eight months respectively.

‘Sex chamber’ rapist gets five years in prison

‘Sex chamber’ rapist gets five years in prison

The 47-year-old charged with kidnapping a woman and keeping her prisoner in an underground sex chamber in western Sweden was sentenced to 5 years in prison on Monday.

New share issue to help raise quick cash for Saab

New share issue to help raise quick cash for Saab

Swedish Automobile, owner of under-pressure carmaker Saab, said Monday it had issued a subscription notice for four million shares under an agreement with US-based GEM Global Yield Fund Limited.

‘Skinny ideal’ worries Swedish 7-year-olds

‘Skinny ideal’ worries Swedish 7-year-olds

A new Swedish study shows that one in five 7-year-old girls want to lose weight but that it generally takes a year or two before they actively try to do something about it.

‘We never had a single conversation with a Swede’

‘We never had a single conversation with a Swede’

UK native Suhail Din reflects on why Swedes refused to talk to him and his family during their recent visit to Stockholm on holiday.

CIA rendition deportee: ‘Sweden is responsible’

CIA rendition deportee: ‘Sweden is responsible’

Ahmed Agiza, who was flown out of Sweden to Egypt by the CIA in 2001 where he was imprisoned until last week, has claimed that Sweden needs to take responsibility for what happened to him.

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New rains prompt west Sweden flood warning

Heavy rains that caused flooding in parts of southern and western Sweden on Sunday are expected to continue on Monday, prompting a warning from Swedish meteorological agency SMHI.

Missing Malmö woman found unharmed

Missing Malmö woman found unharmed

Jenny Persson, a 30-year-old woman who was reported missing on August 2nd, was found in good health Sunday afternoon in Lomma, 10 kilometres north of Malmö in southern Sweden.