A YouTube salute to Sami National Day

A YouTube salute to Sami National Day

As Sweden's indigenous Sami celebrate their National Day on February 6th, The Local offers up a few video clips highlighting their unique vocal traditions.

School rapped over bullying victim’s suicide

School rapped over bullying victim’s suicide

A 15-year-old girl from southern Sweden took her own life after several years of bullying during which her school's idea of combatting the problem had been to make her go tell the other students that their taunts upset her.

Police teacher warned after ‘monkey’ comments

Police teacher warned after ‘monkey’ comments

An instructor within the Swedish police force has been accused of hate crimes for referring to a trainee officer with a foreign background as a "monkey".

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Fire brigade slammed for ‘renting out’ rooms

Emergency services in Gothenburg have come under fire recently after it came to light that a fire station had been renting out rooms to visiting colleagues.

Agency to cancer victim: ‘go to social services’

Agency to cancer victim: ‘go to social services’

A young Swedish mother, recently diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, was told by National Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan), that she was not eligible for sickness benefits.

10-year-old girl stabbed in the throat at school

10-year-old girl stabbed in the throat at school

A 10-year-old girl had her throat slashed with a knife outside a school in Gothenburg in western Sweden on Monday morning, according to police.

One dead, 70 homeless after Gothenburg blaze

One dead, 70 homeless after Gothenburg blaze

A fire in a Gothenburg apartment building has claimed the life of one and made some 70 people homeless as the re-igniting fire has left the entire building unstable, according to emergency services.

Kinnevik in bid to buy up publisher Metro

Kinnevik in bid to buy up publisher Metro

Swedish investment firm Kinnevik has made an offer to buy up Metro International, a global publisher of free newspapers.

89-year-old convicted for shopping cart assault

89-year-old convicted for shopping cart assault

An 89-year-old man from southern Sweden has been convicted of assault after ramming his shopping cart into that of another shopper.

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Attackers carve ‘whore’ into woman’s arm

A 20-year-old woman had the word “whore” carved into her arm in connection with a knife attack in Landskrona in southern Sweden.

Outage leaves Swedish town without any heat

Outage leaves Swedish town without any heat

A power outage at a district heating plant in northern Sweden cut off heat to nearly all of Sollefteå's 8,000 residents on Sunday night as temperatures dropped below minus 25 degrees Celsius.