‘We are so happy and relieved’: parents

‘We are so happy and relieved’: parents

The 25-year-old man who went missing from his Uppsala flat on December 28th has been found alive in an apartment in Umeå, in the north of Sweden, according to police.

Strip club owner reports politician for libel

Strip club owner reports politician for libel

Strip club owner Dragan Bratic, due to open up a club near the hugely popular Swedish ski resort Åre in the north, is suing the local politician who said his new club would “attract criminal elements” for libel and defamation.

Swedish Soundcloud set to expand with new American investment

Swedish Soundcloud set to expand with new American investment

The Swedish online audio platform Soundcloud announced on Wednesday that they are teaming up with American investment company Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Buyers to further expand their lucrative business.

Few changes in price after restaurant tax cut

Few changes in price after restaurant tax cut

Despite a significant decrease in value added tax, VAT, (moms) for restaurants in Sweden coming into effect at the beginning of the new year, few businesses have lowered their prices accordingly.

Police waive speeding tickets in 120 zones

Police waive speeding tickets in 120 zones

Police have stopped reporting speedsters on certain roads in Sweden after a glitch in the law governing maximum speeds suddenly made it impossible to implement, according to a new report in Swedish paper Teknikens Värld (TV).

Gun laws may be tightened: minister

Gun laws may be tightened: minister

Sweden's minister for justice, Beatrice Ask, says Swedish weapons laws will be looked over, after recent events in Malmö where five people have been shot within the space of a month.

Sweden’s hockey juniors beat Finland in semi-final

Sweden’s hockey juniors beat Finland in semi-final

The Swedish juniors reached the ice hockey world cup finals after a gut wrenching turn against sister nation Finland.

Bursting implants widely unreported in Sweden

Bursting implants widely unreported in Sweden

The Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) does not know how many of the French PIP breast implants used by an estimated 4,000 Swedish women have burst. Despite legislative demands, beauty clinics often fail in reporting potential side effects.

Gastric bypass surgery cuts risk of death: study

Gastric bypass surgery cuts risk of death: study

Obese people who undergo gastric bypass surgery are less likely to die from heart attack and stroke than people who receive more conventional treatment for their weight condition, a Swedish study showed on Tuesday.

Storm ‘Emil’ barrels north over Sweden

Storm ‘Emil’ barrels north over Sweden

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI, issued a Class 2 warning for western and southern Sweden on Tuesday evening, as the new storm approached.